Jul 25

The West Ridge of Forbidden Peak is one of the most sought-after alpine climbs in the North Cascades.  This fine route is included in the legendary “50 Classic Climbs in North America” and it holds all the challenges of a quintessential alpine climb: a glacier approach, steep snow climbing in a skinny couloir, extensive 5th class rock climbing on a supremely exposed ridge, and a technical descent.  Whew!  Last week Gordon, Sonya, and I made a perfect ascent of this fine route.

Exciting climbing on Forbidden Peak's West Ridge

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