Torment-Forbidden Traverse

Length:3 days
Price:$1,425 per person
Dates:Custom dates are available after the 4th of July
Location:North Cascades National Park

Advanced climbers only! The Torment Forbidden Ridge traverse is spectacular and should be on most advanced climbers must do list!  This route climbs both Torment and Forbidden peaks while throwing in a mile of exposing ridge line traversing.   We will approach the climb from the Boston Basin area as we head for Mt. Torment.  After taking in the views of the route ahead we’ll make our descent from Mount Torment, eventually reaching the base of our traverse between the two peaks.  Our party will climb until darkness as we scope out several spots along the ridge to bivy. Spending the night on an alpine ridge under the stars in unforgettable. The climb ends on the uber-classic West Ridge of Forbidden.

When the weather conditions are settled, the Torment-Forbidden Traverse is one of the best climbs in the range. Rock climbing ability up to 5.6 required with a light overnight pack.

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Torment-Forbidden Traverse

North Cascades National Park

Elevation:8,120' (Torment) and 8,815' (Forbidden)
Style:Alpine ridge traversing up to 5.6, complex glacier and snow travel
Skill Level:Advanced
Torment-Forbidden- Mtn

"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 should have significant previous alpine climbing experience on all mediums
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