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Liberty Crack (IV 5.11c) - 5.11c popular

Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.67/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

12 pitches of exquisite granite on the huge east face of Liberty Bell. Everything except the Lithuanian Lip can be climbed free at up to 5.11C, except the bolt ladder. One of the fifty classic climbs in North America. The Pacific Northwest's most famous wall climb. Don't miss it. on the third pitch instead of hooking a pink tricam fits in the pocket perfectly. Edit by Alpinfox: I think the grade is better presented as IV, 5.10-/C2. Free climbing up to mid 11 pases most of the aid. The aid sections are quite easy for C2.

Submitted by: david_smithrock on 2006-08-27
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Route ID: 43283

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lithophiliac on 2013-07-21 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Amazing route, but we should have waited for the shade.

Pre fixed the first two pitches on Saturday evening, then sent the route in 10.5 hours car to car the next day. Should have skipped the pre fixing! The early start meant we were in the sun and 90 degree heat all day. Aided pitches 1-3 and the rotten block section. Everything else went free at around .10b max. The upper 5.9 crack was burly yet awesome, one of my more memorable leads in a good while!! Got totally fried, but it was totally worth it!

Added: 2013-07-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: AJones on 1995-08-09 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Classic

Aided the aid pitches (except for the first hard pitch). Loved the last two pitches the best. Very good route - just a shame about the ending; it kind of peters out.

Added: 2010-06-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jand on 2009-07-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars really good

absolutely classic. We french freed the first pitch, aided pitched 2 and 3 and sat back a couple times later on. The moves onto and off the rotten block are kinda trickey.

Added: 2009-07-13

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: buckeeb on 2005-07-26 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

If I make it back I plan on swinging leads. Leading everything is murder for us wimpy girlie men! Stellar!

Added: 2005-07-26

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: alpinfox on 2004-07-24 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

It's not 11c.

The grade should be IV, 5.10-/C2. The more free climbing you can do, the faster the route will go, but if you can only free climb 10-, you will be able to do the route.

Added: 2004-07-24

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