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Liberty Bell

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Liberty Bell 


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Elevation: 7,740'
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Submitted By: ScottH on Feb 17, 2006
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Description 

Liberty Bell is the striking northern summit of the Liberty Bell massif, a group that includes Concord Tower as well as the Early Winter Spires. The east face is home to the famous Liberty Bell Crack (V 5.9 A2), while the south west face is home to the moderate and popular Beckey route. The summit of Liberty Bell was first reached in 1946 by Fred Beckey, Jerry O'Neil and Charles Welsh after a 17 mile approach, prior to construction of the North Cascades Highway.


Getting There 

For routes on the east side of Liberty Bell, park at an overlook just above the hairpin turn on the east side of Washington Pass. For routes on the west side, park at the Blue Lakes Trail head, 1 mile west of Washington Pass(NW Forest Pass required).


Climbing Season


8 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Liberty Bell:
Beckey Route (SW Face)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   
Rapple Grapple   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   
Overexposure   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200'   
NW Face   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 500'   
Liberty Crack   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c C2     Trad, Aid, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200'   
Serpentine Crack   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   
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The 3rd class ledge system is clearly visible at the base of the Liberty Crack. The Lithuaniun Lip roof is clearly visible 2 pitches up.

Liberty Crack 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c C2  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Liberty Bell
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Liberty Bell. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Liberty Bell.
Photo by Blitzo.
The upper slabs and "headwall" after the chimney pitch. <br /> <br />
The upper slabs and "headwall" after the chimney p...
Opening moves on the 2nd pitch <br />
Opening moves on the 2nd pitch
Liberty Bell summit
Liberty Bell summit
Moving up the 3rd pitch
Moving up the 3rd pitch
Alpenglow on Liberty Bell
Alpenglow on Liberty Bell
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