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!
Here is a view of Liberty Bell from the approach trail to Blue Lake
We bivied in the basin below the Early Winter Spires and woke to the sunrise...
You gotta have a shot of the classic first pitch belay... a la Greg.
Ok, we did some posing... Here is Neil at his best.
And some more posing... Dave. Pitch two actually heads up the blocky chimney on the right.
Neil and the view North from the summit.
The whole crew from the summit and the only proof that I was there.
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