Type: Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, Grade III
FA: Eli Helmuth
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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure at Newhalem Crags March 1st to mid-July Details


A 4 pitch route that rejoins liberty crack just above the P2 anchor. Identify the start as small leftward trending ramp leading to a face, bolts should be visible above.

Pitches break down to.

P1. 5.10b/c, Climb up through face and crack system to bolts on a slab. Requires 4-5 pieces of gear before the first bolt. Dont go to far left at the beginning, trend more or less straight up.
P2 5.11c, step left from the anchor and follow bolts upward trending slightly right, a finger size piece or two could be placed, but is not necessary.
P3 5.12a, follow bolts up and left, sustained climbing, hard to aid. bring a .5, .75, and #1 camalot.
P4 5.10c, awkward rough traverse to the left, with some spicy moves to get into liberty crack, you will rejoin just above the P2 anchor. The remaining crack to the P3 anchor is rated 11+ R, but felt PG13 to me. Offset nuts, and finger size pieces will protect this piece well.

It is also possible to link Pitch 3 into the adjacent Thin Red Line P4. To do this step right and gain Juggy flake on right side of slab before clipping the final bolt on Freedom or Death. Use runners well to avoid rope drag.


East face of Liberty Bell, starts just to the right of Lib Crack, look for leftward trending ramp.


All belays are bolted and route can be rappelled with a 60m rope from the top of P3. I am not sure if you can rappel from the top of P2 of Liberty crack (with a 60m), as I have not climbed it.