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Forbidden Peak Climb

Regular price
$1,350.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$1,350.00 USD

Forbidden Peak is one of the North Cascades classic moderate alpine climbs. Ascending from camp across the Pocket Glacier we reach the toe of the Cat Scratch Gullies and climb moderate rock or snow on our way to the West Ridge of Forbidden Peak. Here we climb pitch after pitch of classic ridge climbing up the Gendarme and to the summit. From here we reverse the route and down climb and rappel back to the pocket glacier then back to camp.

We offer 3 options for climbs with in Boston Basin. Our 3 day climbs are focused primarily on ascending the West Ridge of Forbidden Peak. The 4 day Adventure includes additional climbs on Shark Fin Tower, Aguile D'Is, Sahale, or the North Ridge of Forbidden. The 5 Day Adventure offers a combination of climbs including Shark Fin, West Ridge, Torment, or Sahale. 

Client to Guide Ratios are 2:1 with 6 spaces available. Prices are for 2 people minimum.



Day 1- Gear check, hike into camp, introduce & rehearse multipitch climbing techniques. 

Day 2- Climb the West Ridge and descend the Cat Scratch Gullies back to camp, or weather day.

Day 3- Hike out to trailhead, or climb the West Ridge if weather was poor on day 2.

Best For

  • strong fitness for 3 consecutive days
  • prior rock climbing experience up to 5.7
  • experience with ice axe and crampons 

Cancellation Policy

Domestic trips and courses cancelled more than 21 days before the start date will be refunded minus 3% and $75 processing fee. Cancellations 20 days or less in advance of the start date will be given a Guided Exposure Credit, minus a $75 processing fee. Cancelling a trip or course in 13 days or less of the start date will not be refunded. International trips have a 90 day cancellation policy.

Domestic Cancellation Policy
21 or more days before course or trip Full Refund minus 3% & $75 processing fee
20 to 14 days before course or trip Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee 
13 or less before course start No Refund


   International & Trips Abroad: Japan & Alaska
90 days before trip departure  Full Refund minus 3% & $75 processing fee
89 to 60 days before trip  Guided Exposure Credit minus $75 fee
59 days or less before trip departure  No Refund