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Liberty Ridge - WI3 AD

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty WI2
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 1.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

multiday route crossing glaciers with steep snow and ice up to 55 degrees a serious route with a long approach.

Submitted by: wet_buffalo on 2004-08-16
Last Modified: 2014-06-20
Views: 725
Route ID: 58081

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Ratings
  Difficulty WI2 AD
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2014-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great Snow Climb

This is a great alpine climb, big too. We took a leisurely pace choosing to complete it in 5 days. Summited on the 4th and hiked out from Camp Sherman the 5th. Cold and snow on the first and last days. Almost all snow climbing. Advise getting to the ridge on the climbers right side of it. Didn't summit Rainier, just Liberty Cap. Whatever, I'll get it some other time. It's an alpine route but can be kept reasonably safe with pickets and ice screws.

Added: 2014-06-17

Ratings
  Difficulty WI3
  Safety Rating X
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cporter on 2007-05-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Liberty Ridge

Best climb of my life. Ice pitches at the top were the most fun climbing ive ever done. Climbed them with two mountaineering axes! Get your helmet on early, almost took one to the head.

Added: 2007-11-21

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: vw4ever on 2005-07-03 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Nice route, bit late in the season. Glad I did it; would like to do it again someday, earlier in the season. Very changeable snow conditions, and rockfall lower on the Ridge.

Added: 2005-07-03

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: rocknap on 2005-05-13 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

I almost died. it was fun.

Added: 2005-05-13

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: alpinfox on 2003-06-28 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Rockfall punctured our tent at Thumb Rock during the night. My closest call while "climbing".

Added: 2003-06-28

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