Liberty Route

Page Type
Route
Location:
California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Mountaineering
Season:
Spring
Time Required:
Most of a day
Difficulty:
4500' 40-65 Degree Snow M1
Rock Difficulty:
Class 4

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Liberty Route
Created On: Apr 12, 2016
Last Edited On: Apr 23, 2017

Overview

The route follows a prominent and aesthetic snow couloir that sweeps back and forth across the southeast face of Mount Tom.

Getting There

Park at the Horton Lakes trailhead. Follow the Horton Lakes trail for approximately half a mile, then bushwhack north to the base of the col.

Route Description

From Horton Lakes Trailhead, follow the trail until the crossing at Horton Creek. Head north along the creek, bushwhacking until the entrance of the col can be seen. Head up the col until the start of the snow. Follow the most obvious line, and avoid the bowl on the right. The slope gradually steepens from 30 degrees to 65 degrees, before depositing you on a rock band (snowfall dependent) just below the summit. Climb through the rock band, being cautious of loose rock, until the summit is reached. Descend off the backside using the Horton Lakes trail.

Essential Gear

Crampons, ice tools






Liberty Route

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