Bell Rock

There's a story that goes with this photo. While we were in Arizona on our recent trip I hiked the Courthouse Butte trail in the Sedona area and halfway along the loop decided to do the Bell Rock climb, but misunderstood the information I had. The climb was actually just a short and easy climb to a flat area on the north side of the butte. From there, instead of going back down, I followed what I thought was a trail and ended up on this side, the south side of the butte on the fold about two thirds of the way up which proved rather narrow and precarious. I ended up scrambling to the notch on the west (left side of the photo) and climbing down from there. The inset shows how narrow and steep the "trail" this side of the butte was. The photo was taken from the Courthouse Butte loop, a trail I hiked by myself while my wife relaxed in a hotel room in Flagstaff.
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Malik Raoulda said:

Une admirable et excellente prise de vue rocailleuse bien présentée et bien renseignée.
Je vous souhaite une bonne et heureuse fin de semaine paisible et festive.
2 months ago ( translate )

aNNa schramm said:

an exciting story, good shoes, a firm footing and a head for heights!!!
2 months ago

Don Sutherland said:

Spectacular photo.
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Fred Fouarge said:

gevaarlijk pad
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Jaap van 't Veen said:

Wonderful rock formation !!
2 months ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

a wonderful image, and a great story to go with
2 months ago

Esther said:

Yikes! That is a difficult route.
2 months ago

Jocelyne Villoing said:

Toujours aussi impressionnant ces mastodontes !
Bon dimanche Ron
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Patrick Brandy said:

Belle ascension et courageux bonne journée.
2 months ago ( translate )

tiabunna said:

A very striking rock face there.
2 months ago