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Concord Tower Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,560'
Location: 48.51465, -120.65825 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Climbing Season

For the Washington Pass area.

Weather station 12.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Concord Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Concord Tower:
North Face   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 300'   
The Cave Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers on the second pitch of the Directisimo.

North Face Var. Right (Directisimo) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Concord Tower
Begin at the notch between concord tower and liberty bell. Follow a crack system to a large ledge with some small trees (5.6), P1 of the standard N. Face rte. From here, pitch two continues up right to a striking vertical crack. Follow the crack up until the climbing grows strenuous. Traverse up and left across a face, aiming for the huge boulder/chockstone slung with tat. (5.8) Expect rope drag on this long and wandering pitch. The ledge behind the boulder provides an adequate belay station....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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By George Bracksieck
Jan 4, 2012
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.

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