Liberty Bell Mountain

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Liberty Bell Mountain
Washington Pass and Liberty Bell Mountain.JPG
Liberty Bell Mountain above Washington Pass
Highest point
Elevation 7,720+ft (2,350+m)  NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 200 ft (60 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°30′55″N 120°39′28″W / 48.5154151°N 120.6578808°W / 48.5154151; -120.6578808Coordinates: 48°30′55″N 120°39′28″W / 48.5154151°N 120.6578808°W / 48.5154151; -120.6578808[2]
Geography
Location near Washington Pass,
Chelan / Okanogan counties, Washington, U.S.
Parent range North Cascades
Topo map USGS Washington Pass
Climbing
First ascent 1944, Fred Beckey, Jack O'Neil, and Charles Welsh
Easiest route 5.6 The Beckey Route

Liberty Bell Mountain is located in the North Cascades, approximately one mile south of Washington Pass on the North Cascades Highway. Liberty Bell is the most northern Spire of the Liberty Bell Group, a group of spires which also includes Concord Tower, Lexington Tower, North Early Winters Spire, and South Early Winters Spire.

A well known peak in Washington, although it lacks high prominence, and elevation. It is well known for having high quality alpine climbing, with a short approach since the completion of The Washington Pass Hwy. A mixture of high quality granite and difficult rock, has made it a very popular weekend climbing area. Routes range from 5.6 class and grade II, to 5.12a class, and grade IV to V.[3]

Geology[edit]

Rock Climbing Routes[edit]

Liberty Bell Mountain features 18 named traditional climbing routes.[4] Liberty Crack is featured in Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.[5] The first ascent was on September 27, 1946 by Fred Beckey, Jerry O’Neil, and Charles Welsh by way of what is now known as the Beckey route.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Liberty Bell Mountain, Washington". Peakbagger.com. 
  2. ^ "Liberty Bell Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "Liberty Bell Mountain." : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015. <http://www.summitpost.org/liberty-bell-mountain/150250>.
  4. ^ a b Beckey, Fred W. (2009). Cascade Alpine Guide: climbing and high routes, Vol. 3, Rainy Pass to Fraser River (3rd ed.). Mountaineers Books. p. 353. ISBN 978-1-59485-136-0. 
  5. ^ Roper, Steve; Steck, Allen (1979). Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. pp. 133–137. ISBN 0-87156-292-8. 

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