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A Slave To Liberty T 
Beckey Route (SW Face) T 
Freedom or Death T 
Freedom Rider T 
Girl Next Door, The T 
Liberty and Injustice for All T 
Liberty Crack T 
NW Face T 
NW Face Var. (Remsberg Variation) T 
Overexposure T 
Rapple Grapple T 
Serpentine Crack T 
Thin Red Line (Free Version) T 

Liberty Bell Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 7,740'
Location: 48.51548, -120.65874 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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'.

Getting There 

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).

Climbing Season



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]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Liberty Bell

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Liberty Bell:
Beckey Route (SW Face)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   
Rapple Grapple   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   
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'   
Serpentine Crack   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   
Freedom or Death   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches   
Liberty and Injustice for All   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 650'   
Thin Red Line (Free Version)   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, Alpine, 11 pitches, 1100'   
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Featured Route For Liberty Bell
Rock Climbing Photo: Freedom or Death Overlay. Yellow is route and bela...

Freedom or Death 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Liberty Bell
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 coul...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

Photos of Liberty Bell Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit panorama
Summit panorama
Rock Climbing Photo: Liberty Bell queue July 2016
Liberty Bell queue July 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Alpenglow on Liberty Bell
Alpenglow on Liberty Bell
Rock Climbing Photo: Liberty Bell summit
Liberty Bell summit
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving up the 3rd pitch
Moving up the 3rd pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: Opening moves on the 2nd pitch
Opening moves on the 2nd pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: The upper slabs and "headwall" after the...
The upper slabs and "headwall" after the...
Rock Climbing Photo: Liberty Bell. Photo by Blitzo.
Liberty Bell. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Ilya
4 days ago
Curious about a route not listed here on the NW side of Liberty Bell. When continuing north past Serpentine Crack from the main gully, there are a few sets of anchors. We climbed to the second set of anchors and saw a third set higher above. First pitch was .9/10- stem/layback and the second pitch was ~.9 thin hands to fist. There was a third set of anchors observed past a roof which appeared to take hand?? sizes but we weren't sure. Seems like a really great line, and somebody clearly put some work into putting up the hardware. Any beta on the rest of the route would be appreciated!

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