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Matt_Anderson

best month for Liberty Ridge?

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I did Lib Ridge July 5-7, 2006. There was decent ice above thumb rock, but there was plenty of rock/ice fall too. Saw a good sized ice fall/avy off of ptarmigan ridge. Willis Wall was alive with rock fall. Also, crossing the Carbon glacier was a bit of a chore, a lot of crevasses had opened up. I would say July is pushing it, and June would probably be better. When we did it there weren't any tracks or signs of other teams having gone up it recently. I think we might have been one of the last parties of the season to go up it. The weather was nice though, got a summit. :)

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We headed up the first weekend in June 2007. We had huge clouds move in over the top of us on the summit, but the ice was in good shape for the section above thumb, and the crevasse travel was straight forward for the approach/descent. Have fun!

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Mid to late May has always been the best and most stable conditions. Before the holiday (memorial) weekend, cuz after that it's all tourists.

 

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I have done Liberty ridge twice---by far the best and most consistant conditions but not the best weather was in May. I have also done Libert ridge in January---exepct a possible epic with this winter climb.

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I have done Liberty ridge twice---by far the best and most consistant conditions but not the best weather was in May. I have also done Libert ridge in January---exepct a possible epic with this winter climb.

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