Liberty Bell/Southwest Face


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Liberty Bell/Beckey Route

Classic climb at Washington Pass on Summer Solstice!

  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

TBD, but early!

Let's climb classic route at Washingon Pass on the longest day of the year! It doesn't mean we can skip bringing headlamps, but there is a decent chance we may not have to use them :)

If I get one more experienced leader willing to join the roster, I will be able to extend roster for 2 more participants.

Priority for participant spots goes to Foothills Climbing Community, particularly those who are actively involved in Basic Climbing Course.


Liberty Bell/Southwest Face

  • USGS Washington Pass

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped locking carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Cordellete
  • Picket or other relevant protection
  • Extra webbing or cord
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