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Forbidden Peak Summit Climbs

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Forbidden Peak Summit Climbs

Forbidden North Ridge Route: Advanced, Grade III, Class 5.6, and Moderate Snow/Glacier Travel
This is an adventurous route up a Cascade classic. This experience offers  extensive glacier travel over 3 glaciers and a rocky ridge traverse to the top of Forbidden Peak.

Forbidden West Ridge: Intermediate, Grade III, Class 5.6, Steep Snow
This climb ranks among one of the most pure ridges in the Cascades. Climb through a steep snow coliour to a granite ridge amoungst giants. It also marks the final objective challenge of the infamous Torment-Forbidden Traverse.

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Our Mountaineering guided climbs allow you access to the greatest experiences the Cascades offer. Many have been curated in guidebooks like Beckey’s 100 Favorite North American Climbs, Kearney’s Classic Climbs of the Northwest, Steck and Roper’s 50 Classic Climbs of North America, and Nelson and Potterfield’s Select Climbs in the Cascades. We’ve carefully chosen objectives that require the perfect balance of challenge and skill. As a result, these trips are all overnight, incorporate movement on snow/glaciated terrain, and varying degrees of 3rd, 4th, and 5th class rock climbing.

Each climb requires different management strategies, so the instructor to participant ratio changes dependent upon the terrain in which you will encounter on your objective. For instance, rock routes are limited to a 2:1 ratio, whereas snow/glaciated routes are 3:1. Please consider these practical limitations when planning your Pacific Northwest experience

Contact us to develop a custom itinerary for you and your party. Forbidden Peak is possible to climb in 2 days with an experienced party. Some may consider the route in a single day push.

These are custom climbs; please visit our custom pricing page for the most accurate cost.

“The date I want isn’t listed.” Please visit our Custom Courses page and contact us to book a private or custom course that fits your needs.

“I don’t see any dates.” Several of our courses run infrequently. We invite you to opt for a waitlist on our courses that do not have visible dates on the course calendar. When enough people sign up for that course, we will select a course date and invite you all to register then.