Liberty Bell/Southwest Face

Trip

Intermediate Alpine Climb - Liberty Bell & Concord Tower

two routes to the summit of two towers in the Liberty Bell group -- a fine day out!

  • Sat, Jul 9, 2016
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,500 ft

Blue Lake TH early, early in the morning.  Headlamp start is required on this one if we want to get on the route before "the hordes".

see https://www.mountaineers.org/explore/activities/basic-alpine-climb-south-early-winter-spire-south-arete-64

Priority will be given on this one to those who are willing to come up the day before and serve as rope leads on our basic climb of SEWS.  

Route/Place

Liberty Bell/Southwest Face



  • USGS Washington Pass

    Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park
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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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