North Face on Concord Tower

Kelsey following pitch 2

Kelsey following pitch 2

This was a quick, straightforward route starting from the Concord-Liberty Bell notch. We chose it as a fun afternoon jaunt after driving up to the pass from Seattle in the morning. The sun had swung around enough to warm the route up despite being north-facing and we had a great time chatting up a party ahead of us.

Pitch 1 is very short and leads to a nice ledge. Pitch 2 had some fun moves and jams leading to a few pockets and huecos through a thinner crux. From there, Pitch 3 traversed out left and up some really fun terrain to a final tricky move right at the summit block. Three short raps straight down the face got us back to the col and a view of an exceptionally regal-looking goat. Win.