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Liberty Bell

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Liberty Bell  


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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



Weather station 12.6 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',3],['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',3],['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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Featured Route For Liberty Bell
Topo for Liberty and Injustice for All

Liberty and Injustice for All 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13  WA : Northwest Region : ... : Liberty Bell
Liberty and Injustice takes a line 10m or so to the right of Thin Red Line. It is characterized by solid edges and thin crack features. It has a distinctly different feel than either Liberty Crack of TRL. The cruxes are mostly short boulder problems that lead to good holds and progressively easier climbing. Both of the 5.12- cruxes also come at the beginning of the pitches which should make them fairly easy to workout and then send. Two of the pitches share climbing with Liberty Loop, an o...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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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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