Mount Torment & Forbidden Peak Traverse


Intermediate Alpine Climb - Torment-Forbidden Traverse

TFT!! 5.4 multi-pitch climb up Torment and traverse to Forbidden Peak in a two-day trip. Before you register consider simul-climbing as part of this trip on the ridge; we could switch to belay our partners occasionally as needed. Please read the leader notes before registering.

  • Sat, Jul 27, 2024 — Sun, Jul 28, 2024
  • Seattle Climbing
  • Climbing
  • Intermediate Alpine
  • Adults
  • Intermediate Rock Climb
  • Moderate
  • Pace: Aerobic

Will get the permits the day before and have a early start on Saturday. More  details to come as the date nears.

One of the trip reports for your reading (other to be circulated as the date nears):
Sorta-Torment-Forbidden traverse | Dr. Dirtbag (

Participant Expectations:

  • Eligibility: Multi-pitch climbing course graduate or equivalent. An experience with simul-climbing is beneficial. Refrain from registering if simul-climbing on the ridge seems uncomfortable to you.
  • Capability to camp in bivy spots on the rock ledges.
  • All to stick together as a group for our journey to the destination.
  • Pacing will be adjusted to accommodate one having a bad day, but everyone is welcome to self-evaluate if they are fit to join. if you do not know, please reach out to me and we can discuss it further.
  • All decisions shall be made and discussed with a full group.
  • Speaking up in the outdoors is difficult and I understand that, but I hope to be a friend and that you feel open to chatting or speaking up more. I certainly encourage that.
  • I also encourage all of my participants to have their thinking hats on and be equal participants. 
  • Trips tend to get canceled if self-care is not possible. 
  • Destination changes will be discussed in the email if the weather doesn't support this climb. All to participate in the decision-making of the same.
  • Pacing on my trips is to be, near and if possible, in our aerobic zones. Good training and conditioning will allow such to live this expectation on the trip and still have time to attain the summit if weather permits.

Mount Torment & Forbidden Peak Traverse

  • USGS Cascade Pass

    USGS Forbidden Peak

    Trails Illustrated North Cascades National Park

    Green Trails North Cascades Ross Lake No. 16SX
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

to be discussed as the date nears via email.

Trip Reports