North Ridge of Forbidden

Length:3 days
Price:1 climber $1,875
2 $1,275 per climber
Dates:Custom dates available in July and August
Location:Boston Basin, North Cascades National Park

The quintessential alpine route, the North Ridge of Forbidden offers everything an alpine climber dreams of! A strenuous approach, climbing up and over a col, tough glacier travel and a rock ridge leading to the summit. This seldom climbed route is one of the best that the North Cascades has to offer. Once the climber leaves the confines of Boston Basin and crosses over to the wild side, the experience is unforgettable.

Most people need at least 3 days to complete a route of this magnitude. There are several different strategies that can be discussed with the guide to make sure the best possible steps are taken for success. This route is extremely strenuous and normally requires technical climbing with an overnight pack.

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North Ridge of Forbidden

Boston Basin, North Cascades National Park

Elevation:8,816 feet
Style:Many pitches of alpine rock up to 5.6 with a complex glaciated approach
Skill Level:Advanced
Forbidden-North Ridge-Long Row

"I am very happy with my TMG experience. The guides were professional, personable, and extremely concerned about safety. . . I absolutely give highest marks to these guys. If you don't have much Alpine experience, or just want the security of seasoned veterans guiding you up this mountain, then I strongly recommend you sign up with them. Thanks, guys, for a great experience!!"

George C
Highland, UT

"What a fantastic experience gaining the summit of a mountain we've gazed on from Portland for 25 years! . . . We learned a great deal, had a ton of fun, felt in very capable hands, and had the reward of summiting on a beautiful clear day. The value of being with a professional, certified, guide and guiding organization was evident throughout. Kudos to the TMG team who were responsive, supportive, and fun to work with every step of the way."

Malcolm C
Portland, OR

"We booked 2-day overnight program on Mt. Hood with Timberline Mountain Guides. Our guides were great, . . super friendly and reputable. The program did not go as planned due to inclement weather but we still had fun and good experience. The guides were definitely flexible and provided guidance during the trip. I would recommend going with them if it's your first climbing trip on Mt. Hood for sure."

Portland, OR

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  • Climbers must have significant previous alpine rock and glacier climbing experience.
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