Don't know about earlier ascents. I climbed it in 1983 by several ways and with or without a rope all the crack routes are X without giant cams or tubes. North side is short and similar rock to Pinnacle Buttress, Huntington Ravine, Mt Washington and has the best protection. North side lines utilize smaller protection and center and south side are wide granite cracks that would require the largest cams or tubes.
Hike four miles on Liberty Spring Trail (AT) and water can be had at Liberty Spring 1.5? from summit. Turn right or south on Franconia Ridge Trail and walk short distance to near summit of Mt. Liberty ledge. When it is easily had go beneath ledge.
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North one 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 30'
North Too 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 40'
Favorite 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
The Deceiving Off Width 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a R Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 100'
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