fun climb. very easy. love this part of the cascades. want to do this one again. some of the anchors for repelling were questionable in my opinion
Beckey - Twice. Classic
Overexposure - Outstanding 2nd pitch. When you are rapping off this mt, definitely pull your rope and lead up that fun corner!
Rapple Grapple - Kind of fun. 2nd pitch crack was entertaining but then the final pitch was dirty and not-so-safe.
8.24: Despite protests, started late (14.40ish?) to do the Beckey route. Enjoyable, but coming from Cali, almost didn't seem worth it (yes, I know the 1st ascent history) compared to what we were used to- climbing time was comparable to the approach/descent time. Whatever- have had worse approaches, climb was fun, we were in the beautiful North Cascades, and we had the most beautiful sunset I'd experienced in Washington that night. Great climb!
8.27: W/ Faith again. Like an alpine Yosemite big wall in foreign territory. Rock (solid granite) was familiar, but snowfield approach added to the allure (shots from above looked like they were straight out of Alpinist; well, maybe not, but you get the idea). Climb not as hard or sustained as what I was used to in the Valley, but regardless- great climbing, exposure, and views! Due to our less-than-F1 pace, we bivied at the spacious ledge below P8. As a result (despite Faith's f&%$ed-up eye, due to her leaving her contacts in, in spite of my warning that we could very well spend the night somewhere on the wall), we had a comparatively "relaxing" (speaking for myself) day after the main climbing day. Views from the top were grand, descent mild, peaches from generous WA climbers at the parking lot delicious, and beer in Winthrop great. Best climb in the North Cascades (so far, at least)!
Heading there for the 3rd time tomorrow to enjoy the great north Cascades views. I don't think I'll ever get tired of this one.
My first "alpine" lead... so I was psyched. Loved the committing slab move!
Perfect climb for us, scenic, challenging, good rock and pro and I didn't loose any gear...that I remember...
Started off with the Becky route before continuing onto the other 4 summits. Great route to cruise on.
North Face (not recommended), Liberty Crack, Thin Red Line, Beckey Route (one of the best for the grade).
Got rained off the Liberty Crack so we went up the other side. Great views!
A very fun climb. Even I (not much of a rock climber) thought the finger traverse pretty easy. Spent too much time on the top on a beautiful day, got caught behind others going down, and had to hike out in the dark. The drive home was by far the hardest part!
Great climb with classic views. A must climb.
With Andy Mac. Fun route (but not as good as north face of Concord Tower).
Two good routes, fun climbing... Just wish it was longer
A very fun route with relatively easy approach. Lots of drag by the end of the 3rd pitch.
Lots of fun, climbed Overexposure, a two pitch 5.8 route that climbs up to the rap anchors that drop you into the Liberty-Concord gully.
Also climbed the Becky route, lots of fun, but not as classic as I was lead to believe.
Also climbed Spontneity arete on the neighboring La Petit Cheval, a 5-7 pitch 5.7 with lots of harder variations. By far one of the best routes in the area for its grade, much more interesting climbing and pitch after pitch goodness than the Becky route in my opinion, very highly recommended.
Good introduction to climbing
Becky route 4 or 5 times, twice solo. 1st '93, last Sept '08.
Liberty Crack, 3 attempts solo DNF all.
July '94 -2 days. July '95(Medusa var), July '00, July '01, all in 1 day.
Loved it! The view from the top is beautiful.