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 12.6 miles from here
11 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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'
Liberty Crack 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
C2 Trad, Aid, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200'
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Beckey Route (SW Face) 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b WA
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The Beckey route is a very moderate route to the spectacular summit of the Liberty Bell. The summit is the best part of the route, offering panoramic views of the peaks of the North Cascades, the Wine Spires, and the Early Winter Spires.To reach the climb (~2.5mi), hike up the Blue Lake trail until it breaks into a small meadow and begins to curl east toward the lake. Branch off left on a climbers trail that ascends boulder strewn terrain to the base of the gully between Liberty Bell and Concor...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
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