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Forbidden Peak West Ridge

Intermediate Summit Climb

Locat­ed in a vig­or­ous alpine set­ting in the heart of the North Cas­cade Nation­al Park, an ascent of 8,815 foot For­bid­den Peak offers excel­lent views of the sur­round­ing peaks and the mas­sive Boston Glac­i­er and is one of the most clas­sic climbs in the park. Her­ald­ed as one of the Fifty Clas­sic Climbs in North Amer­i­ca,” our route on the West Ridge is an aspir­ing alpinist’s dream. The route con­sists of mid-fifth class climb­ing and 40°-50° snow and ice before join­ing an exposed rock ridge. Join us on this rugged North Cas­cades clas­sic for an unfor­get­table experience.

Each year we offer one sched­uled climb at a dis­count­ed rate and dur­ing the prime” of the sea­son. Oth­er­wise, all oth­er climbs can be sched­uled and priced on a cus­tom basis.

Video by Big City Moun­taineers Guest Scott Wiseman


  • For­bid­den Peak West Ridge

    from $1,275 – 3 Days

    • 1:1 - $1,785 per person
    • 2:1 - $1,275 per person


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Flight Information

For sched­uled cours­es and climbs, you should fly into Seat­tle-Taco­ma Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (SeaT­ac). You are respon­si­ble for your trans­porta­tion to down­town Seat­tle. You will meet as a group with your guide(s) ear­ly morn­ing on Day 1 for an ori­en­ta­tion meet­ing and equip­ment check. 


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  • For­bid­den Peak West Ridge

    from $1,275

    3 Days

    • 1:1 - $1,785 per person
    • 2:1 - $1,275 per person
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8,816 ft / 2,687 m


West Ridge


III 5.6



Depending on the objective, climbers should be comfortable on steeper snow/ice slopes and/or 5.5-5.7 rock climbing experience. You should have a past climbing experience with proven skills. Certain climbs may require only snow/ice skills, but not require rock skills; and vice-versa.

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