Type: Trad, Alpine, 500 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III
FA: Dale Remsberg and Scott Stimpson
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Shared By: Eli B. on Aug 8, 2016
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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An enjoyable variation to the third pitch of the NW Face of Liberty Bell. Rather than moving to the right up the flakes, take the more direct route up a clean looking crack to the left of the flakes, directly above the belay ledge. Begin by moving up the well protected, good quality crack, trending slightly to the left (5.7). After 40 or so feet of climbing the crack will funnel into something more vertical and uniform. At this point you will be able to place one final, very solid piece of 1-2" gear in the vertical crack. The crack then turns into a 5.10 flared groove in the rock. You will move up past two solid bolts and some tricky slab to the belay ledge.


Gear to 2"
Two bolts where it counts


wayne wallace
wayne wallace   Seattle
Very fun route to start the Traverse with ! I did a report on my Personal journal Jul 8, 2017
Diana Y
Diana Y  
This is a super fun variation! The route description as written is spot on. Great jamming underneath the flakes until it becomes a flared crack on slab. Definitely a mental challenge if slab is your weakness. The rock is super rough and grabby. I had a 5.7 climber as a follower and he made it! Aug 5, 2017
Michael T
Michael T   SEATTLE
Either i'm blind, or the bolts blend in perfectly with the rock. I was only barely able to see the second bolt from below, and as I was focusing on not blowing it, somehow passed the first bolt. Can't recommend it, very scary and would be a real nasty fall. Major props to Dale on the unprotected onsight FA. Sep 2, 2017
Not a route for those who are easily intimidated. It's a spectacular route that Dale Remsberg climbed without bolts... so give that some consideration when you're on it. What we thought to be lieback flakes at the top ended up being the 510.d XXX crux. It was severely run out and Dale was looking at a 100 foot leader fall had that been the result. In fact, as he made the delicate left to right foot smear move, shifting his weight from one to the other, his right foot slipped slightly then caught. I was getting ready to reel him in as quickly as possible. One more note, he was one of my Mountaineer Basic Climbing Mentor Students at the time. You can't spell Student without "Stud!" He's certainly one of the best and safest Climbers in the World to date! You da best Dude! Nov 11, 2017