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Liberty Ridge Pics

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Here are some photo’s from last week’s climb, June 5-6. Cheers to shredmaximus for the web server bigdrink.gif

 

Sunrise just below St Elmo’s Pass

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The long traverse

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The team – Jay, Sarah, Jarred, Tim

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Coming up the lower ridge:

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Thumb Rock or Camp Muir??? You decide.

(population 16 midweek with another 2-4 below)

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We left Thumb Rock 12:30 Fri morning and reached the top of Liberty cap at 6:30

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This short vertical step over the bergrchund was the only time we roped up:

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The Summit:

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bigdrink.gif to all camasites & fat climbs (that's at least 2 good ones for you lately, no?)

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You know, all you people that depart Thumb Rock 4 hours before the crack of dawn mostly miss seeing the wonderful 5000 feet of exposure above the Carbon. Accidentally over sleep! Then be the last party to leave Thumb Rock at 7 AM or so, and see what a fantastic climb the ridge is during the daylight. grin.gif

 

The shrud looks quite a bit different than last year.

 

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HernyG said:

You know, all you people that depart Thumb Rock 4 hours before the crack of dawn mostly miss seeing the wonderful 5000 feet of exposure above the Carbon. Accidentally over sleep! Then be the last party to leave Thumb Rock at 7 AM or so, and see what a fantastic climb the ridge is during the daylight. grin.gif

 

First LR climb I dropped a powerbar into the inky abyss during a rest atop the black pyramid. Couldn't believe the view from there during an afternoon ascent on the next trip. You do miss ALOT between the Thumb and the scrund in the dark.

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With the heat we had the only thing we missed was 6 hours of slogging up 40-45 degree slopes in 80 degree heat. The night time is the right time! Thanks for the pics Tim!

 

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Sure looks differnt from when my friends and I did i a way back

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