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, 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. The summit is at 7720'.
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
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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
Thin Red Line (Free Version) 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b WA
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For years this (still) under-appreciated route was one of the go-to routes for northwestern aid climbers looking to cut their teeth. Thankfully for those of us that like to try and climb things with our hands and feet, in 2008, local talent Mikey Schaefer had the vision and ability to unlock a free variation to the one blank pitch. His variation allows the whole line to go free at a relatively moderate grade. While this climb is more or less devoid of steep, clean splitters, it offers pitch a...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
The upper slabs and "headwall" after the...
Opening moves on the 2nd pitch
Liberty Bell. Photo by Blitzo.
Alpenglow on Liberty Bell