Forbidden Peak/West Ridge

Trip

Intermediate Alpine Climb - Forbidden Peak/West Ridge

One of the 50 Classics.

Info
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  • Sun, Aug 1, 2021 — Mon, Aug 2, 2021
  • Tacoma Basic Alpine Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Challenging
  • Elevation Gain: 5,600 ft

TBD over email. 

Important note:  Just a heads up that the Cascade River Road is blocked 5 miles from Forbidden trailhead, adding 10 miles roundtrip. We are going to have to decide if we can mitigate this, say by taking mountain bikes for the parts of the road that are rideable, or if we suck it up and walk it, or consider other options.

Intermediate students or grads only.

Route/Place

Forbidden Peak/West Ridge



  • Green Trails Cascade Pass No. 80

    USGS Forbidden Peak

    Green Trails Diablo Dam No. 48

    USGS Cascade Pass
  • See full route/place details.
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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • The Ten Essentials
  • Mountain boots that can accept crampons (not hiking boots)
  • Crampons
  • An ice axe (not technical ice tools)
  • A sleeping bag rated to +20 degrees or colder
  • A sleeping pad
  • A back pack (40 to 60 liters)
  • Webbing and accessory cords
  • 6 straight gate carabiners
  • 2 locking carabiners
  • Large pear-shaped locking carabiner
  • Belay device
  • Climbing harness
  • Helmet
  • Chock pick (nut tool)
  • Rescue pulley
  • Fleece or puffy jacket
  • Rain jacket and full-zip rain pants
  • Belay gloves
  • Warm gloves or mittens
  • Cordellete
  • Picket or other relevant protection
  • Extra webbing or cord
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