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NW Face Var. (Remsberg Variation) 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 500', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Dale Remsberg and Scott Stimpson
Season: Summer, Fall
Page Views: 515
Submitted By: Eli B. on Aug 9, 2016

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BETA PHOTO: Route Overlay for NW Face.

Description 

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.

Protection 

Gear to 2"
Two bolts where it counts


Photos of NW Face Var. (Remsberg Variation) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Flaring cracks on the upper half of the Remsberg V...
BETA PHOTO: Flaring cracks on the upper half of the Remsberg V...
Rock Climbing Photo: About to start the Remsberg Variation.
BETA PHOTO: About to start the Remsberg Variation.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing the Remsberg Variation for the NW Face. &...
BETA PHOTO: Climbing the Remsberg Variation for the NW Face. &...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down from the top of the third pitch
Looking down from the top of the third pitch

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By wayne wallace
From: Seattle
Jul 8, 2017

Very fun route to start the Traverse with ! I did a report on my Personal journal
By Diana Y
Aug 5, 2017
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

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!
By Michael T.
From: Mill Creek, WA
Sep 2, 2017
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

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, it's very scary and would be a very nasty fall.

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