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Liberty Bell

Becky Route - Sep 22 1997

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This trip was the first trad climb I've done in a while... (probably since Didre in ~93)

Party: Neil Fried, Dave Ryan, Greg Veintimilla and I. Dave and Neil lead our two rope teams.

Weather: After a week of nasty rain, during which I was backpacking in the alpine lakes for 5 days, this weekend was glorious, sunny and hot!

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Here is a view of Liberty Bell from the approach trail to Blue Lake

morning scene

We bivied in the basin below the Early Winter Spires and woke to the sunrise...

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You gotta have a shot of the classic first pitch belay... a la Greg.

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Ok, we did some posing... Here is Neil at his best.

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And some more posing... Dave. Pitch two actually heads up the blocky chimney on the right.

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Neil and the view North from the summit.

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The whole crew from the summit and the only proof that I was there.

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