Forbidden Peak West Ridge

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The West Ridge

Forbidden Peak’s West Ridge ranks among one of the most pure ridges in the Cascades. It also marks the final objective challenge of the infamous Torment-Forbidden Traverse. Ascend a steep trail to a camp in Boston Basin. From here you will be able to see the entire West Ridge and take in the experience that is the North Cascades.

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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.

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