Liberty Bell Rock Climbing
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.
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).
Weather station 12.8 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Liberty Bell
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Liberty Bell:
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'
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'
Featured Route For Liberty Bell
Liberty and Injustice for All 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
: Northwest Region
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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. Photo by Blitzo.
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