Liberty Bell Mountain
|Liberty Bell Mountain|
Liberty Bell Mountain above Washington Pass
|Elevation||7,720+ft (2,350+m) NGVD 29|
|Prominence||200 ft (60 m) |
|Location||near Washington Pass,
Chelan / Okanogan counties, Washington, U.S.
|Parent range||North Cascades|
|Topo map||USGS Washington Pass|
|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.
|This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (November 2011)|
Rock Climbing Routes
Liberty Bell Mountain features 18 named traditional climbing routes. Liberty Crack is featured in Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. 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.
- "Liberty Bell Mountain, Washington". Peakbagger.com.
- "Liberty Bell Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Liberty Bell Mountain." : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2015. <http://www.summitpost.org/liberty-bell-mountain/150250>.
- 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.
- Roper, Steve; Steck, Allen (1979). Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. pp. 133–137. ISBN 0-87156-292-8.
|This Chelan County, Washington state location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This Okanogan County, Washington state location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|