CLIMBER INJURED ON LIBERTY BELL MOUNTAIN
WENATCHEE, Wash. - A rock climber suffered injuries and had to be rescued off Liberty Bell Mountain in north central Washington.
Investigator says Benjamin Antonio, 67, of Yakima, WA was injured when a hand hold broke loose as he was climbing the Beckey’s Notch route along the northeast aspect of the mountain - approx. 7,000ft elevation.
According to a witness, Antonio’s rope system held, but he dropped about 10 – 15 feet before slamming into the side of the mountain causing hip and back injuries.