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Liberty Bell Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,740'
Location: 48.51548, -120.65874 View Map  Incorrect?
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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 12.8 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Liberty Bell

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Liberty Bell:
Beckey Route (SW Face)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   
Overexposure   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200'   
Rapple Grapple   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   
NW Face   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 500'   
Freedom Rider   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R     Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 1200'   
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   
Freedom or Death   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   
Liberty and Injustice for All   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 650'   
Thin Red Line (Free Version)   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1100'   
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Featured Route For Liberty Bell
Rock Climbing Photo: 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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Rock Climbing Photo: Independence route
Independence route
Rock Climbing Photo: The upper slabs and "headwall" after the...
The upper slabs and "headwall" after the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Opening moves on the 2nd pitch
Opening moves on the 2nd pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: Liberty Bell summit
Liberty Bell summit
Rock Climbing Photo: Liberty Bell. Photo by Blitzo.
Liberty Bell. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Alpenglow on Liberty Bell
Alpenglow on Liberty Bell
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving up the 3rd pitch
Moving up the 3rd pitch

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