Over Exposure, Liberty Bell II 5.8

   
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Washington Pass, Washington, USA

  • Currently 3.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 1-2 hours
Approach time: 1.5-3 hours
Descent time: 1.5-3 hours
Number of pitches: 4
Height of route: 350'
Overview
This is a route of mixed quality, with one mediocre pitch and one fun pitch that it is the descent route for Liberty Bell. After rappelling over the upper corner so many times, inevitably you want to climb it. Pitch 2 is quite good, but the first is slightly runout on mediocre rock. The Overexposure Route is the shortest route to the summit of Liberty Bell. Itís a good alternative if the Beckey Route, the Girl Next Door and Rapple Grapple are too crowded, or if you just want to get one more climb in that day. If there is no one around, the upper pitch is certainly worth top roping on your descent.
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Route History
First Climbed in 1966 by famous Washington Pass pioneers, Ron Burgner and Don McPherson. Little is known about their ascent.

Strategy
Crowds are unlikely. However, this is the descent route for all other Liberty Bell routes and is rappelled constantly. Climb Overexposure mid-week or early or late in the day on weekends before or after the hordes have come down it.
This route is only for solid 5.8 climbers. Pitch 1 is a little runout, and you could hit the ground if you fall at the cr...   [full history for SuperTopo members only!]

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Liberty Bell - Over Exposure II 5.8 - Washington Pass, Washington, USA. Click to Enlarge
Liberty Bell Over Exposure
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