Seasonal Raptor Closure at Newhalem Crags March 1st to mid-July
Peregrine falcons select nest sites on cliffs in the Upper Skagit Valley, including the Climbing Management Areas of Newhalem West (Ryan’s Wall) and Newhalem East. As required in the NPS Superintendent’s Compendium, these areas will be closed to all public from March 1st to July 15th of each year, or until the young falcons have fledged or NPS staff have determined that nesting will not occur on a specific wall during this period. Access Fund, Washington Climbers Coalition and NPS partner on a volunteer raptor monitoring program to determine nesting activity. Contact the NPS and/or WCC for updates.
Have a bit more energy after following the hordes up the Beckey Route? Overexposure makes for a nice 2-pitch climb at the end of your day. Just watch out for rappel ropes, as this route follows the rappel route off of Liberty Bell.
P1: From the Liberty-Concord notch, you have two options. About midway up the notch ramp, you can head up somewhat frightening rock with poor protection (5.8R) for about 30 feet until you gain more solid blocks, trending right, and a crack system that takes you to a chain-anchor.
Option 2, the original route, starts at top of the notch ramp, climbing up to the same anchors.
P2: Head up and right to the very nice, white dihedral. Follow to the sloping ledge with a chain-anchor.
2 rappels with 1 rope get you back to the notch.
Gear to 2". If you're climbing the left variation for P1, I'd bring a couple of RP's. I would also be very comfortable on runout, difficult to protect 5.8 if you do the left variation.