Concord Tower/North Face

Concord Tower via the North Face is a Grade II, 5.6 rock climb.

Temporary Closure

Update 7/13/21: SR-20 between milepost 170 and 177 (Silver Star to Early Winters) closed at 10 a.m. Monday, July 12 for fire activities in the area. There is no scheduled time to reopen. Visit the WSDOT SR 20 - North Cascades Highway web page for more information.


Drive SR 20 to the Blue Lakes Trailhead (5,200 ft), 1.5 mi west of Washington Pass.


Follow the Blue Lake Trail about 1.5 miles to a small meadow. Locate the climbers path left, just after a small stream. Follow path up through slabs, talus and meadow to below the gully descending from between Liberty Bell and Concord Tower.

The route begins at the top of the notch between Concord Tower and Liberty Bell. The climber's trail up the gully is usually snow filled and can be icy until late June. Rockfall is high after snow melt.

information for leaders

This route can be combined with a climb of Liberty Bell or Lexington Tower. If doing one of these combos, please use the Liberty Bell/Southwest Face or Lexington Tower/North Face route/place and choose an appropriate title from them.

  • Suitable Activities: Climbing
  • Climbing Category: Intermediate Alpine
  • Seasons: May, June, July, August, September, October
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Rock Climb
  • 7,560 ft
  • USGS Washington Pass
  • Green Trails Washington Pass No. 50
  • Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park

Upcoming Activities

Multi Pitch Climb - Weekend Field Trip 1 - Concord Tower/North Face

Climbing Field trip: Leading on Rock
For the Leading on Rock Module led by Juliet and Moa: 2 teams to climb
Difficulty: Intermediate Rock Climb
Sat, Aug 28, 2021 - Sun, Aug 29, 2021
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
0 participants 2 instructors
Registration closes Jul 25
Seattle Branch
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