Liberty Cap (3)


Statistics

  • Date - 03/03/2009
  • Elevation 5,900'
  • Route - Liberty Cap Trail
  • Miles - 3.0
  • Elevation Gain - 1,100'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Brandon Garner, Brett McDivitt, Dennis Klingele, Steph Klingele, Jeff Conrad, Nathan Ybarra

Description

After hiking Liberty Cap a couple of times the previous week, I convinced the rest of my co-workers to check it out.  This would actually be the first time that Brandon or Nathan ever hiked in their lives.  I think that everyone had a good time for the most part, although there were a few comments about the steepness and difficulty.  We made the summit plateau above Ute Canyon in just under an hour and then proceeded to scramble to the actual summit of Liberty Cap.  To get to the summit, there is actually a couple of awkward friction moves required and then a bolted ladder leads to the top.  Getting back across a fairly wide crack on the return is actually the crux of the hike.  Since I had already done it, I went across and then spotted others as we worked our way back to the standard trail.

Photos

Brandon and NathanBrett, Steph, Dennis, Nathan and BrandonViewsTrail JunctionViewsHikingJeffGroup PhotoLiberty CapLiberty CapSummit PhotoGroup Summit PhotoGroup Summit PhotoDescent