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Routes in Liberty Bell

A Slave To Liberty T 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Beckey Route (SW Face) T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Freedom Rider T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Freedom or Death T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Girl Next Door, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Liberty Crack T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c C2
Liberty Crack Free T 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Liberty and Injustice for All T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Live Free or Die!™ T V5+ 6C+
NW Face T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
NW Face Var. (Remsberg Variation) T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Overexposure T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rapple Grapple T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Serpentine Crack T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Thin Red Line (Free Version) T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Type: Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Justin Slagle on Aug 6, 2009
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Nate Ball

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Description

Original Route (5.8):
After one pitch of the Beckey Route, traverse right on the ledge past a few trees and go up an open book corner system to the top of the buttress rejoining the Beckey Route before attempting the scrabble and 10 foot 5.6 slab to the top.

Direct start (5.8):
Start a few feet to the right of a red blocky overhang and make your way up and left to the ledge previously mentioned and follow the original route rejoining the Beckey Route and finishing to the summit.

Variation (5.8+):
Do the direct start and instead of going to the beckey ledge continue up to a ledge below an overhanging leaning block. There's a tree with a sling to belay from. After leaving the belay spot (crux pitch), continue past the leaning block and move up and left to rejoin the original route, belay before you venture up a ramp to the right, then you'll run into a 10 or 15 foot 5.8 crack with an old piton in it. After the crack you'll rejoin the Beckey route and scramble to the top as per the original route.

Protection

Pro to 4 inches

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While there were lines on the Beckey Route, had Rapple Grapple to ourselves. Consistently more fun and engaging than the Beckey (I thought), I definitely agree this route is worthy of more attention. Jul 1, 2016
Kevin Peter  
 
This is a great variation to the Beckey Route and deserves more traffic. Short punchy cruxes through memorable sections of climbing make this route a fun outing. Sep 4, 2013