Liberty Bell Rock Climbing
Liberty Bell is the striking northern summit of the Liberty Bell massif, a group that includes Concord Tower as well as the Early Winter Spires. The east face is home to the famous Liberty Bell Crack, while the south west face is home to the moderate and popular Beckey route. The summit of Liberty Bell was first reached in 1946 by Fred Beckey, Jerry O'Neil and Charles Welsh after a 17 mile approach, prior to construction of the North Cascades Highway. The summit is at 7720'.
For routes on the east side of Liberty Bell, park at an overlook just above the hairpin turn on the east side of Washington Pass. For routes on the west side, park at the Blue Lakes Trail head, 1 mile west of Washington Pass(NW Forest Pass required).
Weather station 12.8 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Liberty Bell
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Liberty Bell:
Overexposure 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200'
NW Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 500'
Freedom Rider 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
R Trad, Alpine, 14 pitches, 1200'
Liberty Crack 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
C2 Trad, Aid, Alpine, 12 pitches, 1200'
Featured Route For Liberty Bell
A Slave To Liberty 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c WA
: Northwest Region
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A Slave To Liberty climbs the first 3 pitches of Freedom or Death (5.10, 5.11, 5.11) but steps right to join Thin Red Line just before the 3rd pitch anchor. It would also be possible to just climb the first 4 pitches of TRL but the nature of the climbing on FOD is more in line with the rest of the climbing on ASTL. Pitch 4 (5.12-) starts up easy terrain until reaching the right leaning overlap that was originally aided on TRL. Tricky locks and smeary feet at first, but it eases off after not t...[more] Browse More Classics in WA
Alpenglow on Liberty Bell
Opening moves on the 2nd pitch
The upper slabs and "headwall" after the...
Liberty Bell. Photo by Blitzo.