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Liberty Bell & Concord Tower

  • Thu, Oct 15, 2015
  • Climbing

Dennis and I did a Liberty Group traverse on 08/16/2015. We chose the easiest/shortest route on each peak:

Becky Route on Liberty Bell, 3P
North Face on Concord, 3P
North Face on Lexington, 3P
Chockstone Route on NEWS, 6P
S Arete on SEWS, 3P

5:35: take off from TH
7:30: Start at the base of Liberty Bell. I led the first 2 pitches without placing pros and placed a couple pieces on the 3rd pitch. We made good time and got to the summit at 8:30, passing a team on pitch 2.
Dennis led the next two peaks and we passed a couple of teams on Concord. A team offered us to use their double rope to rappel on Concord which saved us a little time. We were on the summit of Concord at 11 and Lexington at 12.
We rappeled to the south side of Lexington, scrambled a little to the notch between Lexington and NEWS, did another rappel into the gully and down scrambled the loose gully to the base of NEWS.
13:30 Started on NEWS.
15:30 On the summit of NEWS. We took a short break, knowing we only had SEWS left.
16:30 Back to the base of NEWS
17:00 Start on SEWS. We placed a piece on the crux off the ground and soloed the rest of the route.
17:50 On the summit of SEWS
18:40 Back to the base.
20:10 Back to the car.

 

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