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    NW Alpine - The NW Alpine Blog of Alpine Pursuits

    Liberty Crack - Liberty Bell


    Bare Bones

    Route: 5.11a C2 Trad, Aid, Alpine, 1200 ft, 12 pitches, Grade V*

    *According to Mountain Project/Summit Post

    Length: Car2Car < 10 hr; Left car 8:30am and got back ~6:30pm (leisurely pace, saying hi to the goats, summited Liberty Bell)

    Dates: August 26, 2020

    Climbing Gear:

    Here’s my regular PSA that just because someone on the internet used a certain rack (or lack thereof) does not...

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    Jason Hardrath Profile

    During the tail end of his infinity loop push Jason found himself on a more mellow portion of the Wonderland trail but his pace could only hit 14:30. He knew he should be going much faster but his body was absolutely exhausted. The night before he had slept only 90 minutes. 


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    The Alaska Range - Katie McKinstry

    "In climbing there is so much you can control. From training, to the food you eat, the gear you buy, the knowledge you learn, the skills you possess.... but the weather is that almighty being which ultimately controls all."


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    Mt. Adams, Washington - Adams Glacier Headwall "Ice Extension" (IV, AI3+, 55 deg snow) 06/09/2019 - A perspective by Eric Hardson and Noah Kimmes

    Approach was straightforward from Killen Creek TH. Open air bivy at 7,000'. Minor glacier travel with little to no crevasse danger to base of the route. A long, moderate snow slope began at about 9000'. Some rock and ice fall as the sun hit the cliffs on the upper headwall. We solo'd a short WI2 pitch on the left side of the lowest cliff band at 10,400'. The WI3+ pitch began at just below...

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    The Ruth: A Perspective experience of the Alaska Range By Samuel F. Wilson

    I knew visiting the Ruth Gorge for the first time would be awesome, but years of reading, watching, listening, and dreaming about the Alaska Range might as well have been fiction. It reminded me of the first time I walked through New York’s Times Square in person, overwhelmed with familiarity and yet unprepared for the scale and realness.

    Chris, Garrett and I were in Alaska for five days...

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