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Routes in Concord Tower

Cave Route, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
North Face T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
North Face Var. Right (Directisimo) T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
South Face Center T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Description

Concord Tower is the sharp peak of excellent granite directly south of Liberty Bell. It is about as high as Lexington Tower and provides some optional routes if liberty is packed out or you can double up and combine "The North Face" 5.6, or "The Cave Route" 5.8 with a Liberty Bell climb, which are both across from the Beckey route in the same gully on the north side of Concord.

Fred Beckey and John Parrrott made the first ascent of Concord Tower on 12 June 1956 via the North Face Route. The summit is at 7560'.

Getting There

From the west side, park at the Blue Lakes Trail head (approx. mile marker 161), 1 mile west of Washington Pass (NW Forest Pass required) and hike the Blue Lake trail until a climber's trail breaks off to head up to the liberty-concord gully.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Concord Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 55
North Face
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
The Cave Route
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 30
North Face Var. Right (Directisimo)
Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
North Face
 55
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
The Cave Route
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
North Face Var. Right (Dire…
 30
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine 3 pitches
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On Sept. 25, 1979, I led the South Face Center (Fielding/Tarver) all free (5.9+). Winthrop local Peter Morrison followed. The day was golden, and so were the tamaracks. Jan 4, 2012
Eric Gold
Redmond, WA
Eric Gold   Redmond, WA
While descending via the rappels on the north face, we managed to get our rope stuck. After the first rappel from the summit, you are standing on a small ledge with 2 nice shiny rappel bolts+chains. We pulled the rope from this stance but it got stuck somewhere above us. I re-lead part of the descent with excellent gear and found that our rope was somehow buried behind a large block. After failing to free the rope by hand, I built a quick gear anchor on the block and continued pulling...only to discover that this large block probably weighed about 100lbs and was now moving under the load from my cams. Luckily, I managed to free the rope without trundling a massive rock on my partner.

Be careful when pulling your ropes from the summit! If you find that your rope is stuck, try flicking it out of whatever it may be stuck in before you try the brute-force approach of pulling straight down. Aug 27, 2018

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