Concord Tower/North Face

A Grade II, 5.6 rock climb in the Liberty Bell complex near Washington Pass in the North Cascades.


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

APPROACH & Climbing Route

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.


Descend the climbing route.

If descending the South Face of Concord Tower for a Lexington Tower "link up" use a 60m rope and have it aligned at the middle marker since the first rappel is a full 30 m rappel.


  • 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
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