Liberty Crack 5.9 C2 or 5.13b

 
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Liberty Bell


North Cascades, Washington, USA


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Liberty Crack, Liberty Bell
Monday June 13, 2011 5:04pm
approaching the Lithuanian Lip
Credit: Studly
Tim getting to the top of the 4th pitch which is a beautiful 10 a splitter handcrack
Tim Brown, 4th pitch of Liberty Crack.
Tim Brown, 4th pitch of Liberty Crack.
Credit: Studly
Getting near the top, just a few more pitchs before the storm!
Credit: Studly
and the video!! http://www.vimeo.com/14495666

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Studly
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Studly is a trad climber from WA.

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couchmaster

climber
  Jun 13, 2011 - 05:08pm PT
Nice Steve! Was this last weekend? There seems like less snow than I figured there should be, they say that the road to Coethedral still is covered and it's only 3500' elevation on the top.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
  Jun 13, 2011 - 05:10pm PT
Nice pix, yep, I"m also wondering about the lack of snow !!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
  Jun 13, 2011 - 05:14pm PT
Doesn't look like much snow there! I thought the Cascades got a lot
this winter? Oh, and don't talk to me about Lib Crack and storms.
I still wake up at night screaming. You wouldn't believe how that
route turns into a giant funnel.

It started out so pleasantly...and I'm glad to see the little pine is still thriving after __ years.
Credit: Reilly
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
  Jun 13, 2011 - 05:14pm PT
Well played!
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Author's Reply  Jun 14, 2011 - 12:46am PT
actually it was from last Fall. I just got around to posting it as I noticed that Chris Mac didn't have any TR's for Liberty Crack. We got into a little storm at the summit, which made it exciting. Thank goodness no lighting, as I was nervous as a sheep in Idaho.
cowpoke

climber
  Jun 13, 2011 - 07:54pm PT
very nice...that last pic, alone, was worth a report. thanks!
Mangy Peasant

Social climber
Riverside, CA
  Jun 13, 2011 - 08:12pm PT
Videos was great! Well done!
doc bs

Social climber
Northwest
  Jun 13, 2011 - 11:02pm PT
Steve!

Yesterday 6/12/11 on Hwy 2, we skinned right from the car at 3400' Smithbrook Creek TH to ski Union Peak and Jobe Peak. Really fun day and still tons of snow!

Today you would have had to approach Liberty Bell on SKIS - much more polite than the dirty scree scramble.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Author's Reply  Jun 14, 2011 - 01:29am PT
Alisa, my big wall mentor, you're awesome! Way to be getting after it!
MisterE

climber
Bishop, CA
  Jun 14, 2011 - 01:11am PT
Great climb, stellar position. Classic.

Note: If you solo this route, travel light: hauling through the upper pitches with a pig is a bitch, due to the snaggy groove.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Jun 19, 2011 - 07:57pm PT
Awesome, TFPU, just don't go knocking Ideeho 'till you've climbed here ok?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
  Jun 19, 2011 - 08:24pm PT
EE - the Studmuffin was typing about DATING in Idaho. Not CLIMBING.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Author's Reply  Jun 19, 2011 - 08:51pm PT
I was referring to our own Roxjox dating. and I have climbed in Idaho, just not onto the back of a sheep. ewe!
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