Fun climb, good back up plan if liberty bell is too busy. Did it in a day along with Liberty bell.
Best to go early on a week day. Liberty Bell can be done the same day.
While waiting for the slow parties on Liberty Bell we headed up Concord tower. I found the first pitch variation (5.10 lieback?) to be about 5.7 and very enjoyable. Unfortunately on the second pitch we didn't go far enough left and ended up doing a variation of the second pitch that was in a flared crack with minimal protection. It eventually joined up with the final pitch of the regular route.
When Rappelling make SURE you go WAY left to the solid rappel slings along the proper climbing route. We went back the way we came and rappelled off a very tiny bush that had been rappelled from before (two slings on it). Not a bomber anchor.
With Fred and Tanya
1988 with Paul Bishop
1996 with Monica & Tanya Spicker
A nice warm climb in the sunshine.