West Ridge of Forbidden

Ratio: 2:1
Length: 1 day
Price:
Dates: Custom dates are available after July 4th
Location: Boston Basin

Come and find out for yourself why this climb is one of the 50 classics in North America!  Our first day of this program we will hike in to the popular Boston Basin to set up our camp.  We will depart camp early the next morning and ascend up to the West Ridge Notch as we gain the West Ridge proper.  Once on the ridge climbers can expect more than a handful of fifth class rock pitches with some up to the 5.6 range.  We will descend back to our camp and hike out on day three or prepare for another great climb in the area the following day.

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West Ridge of Forbidden Peak

Boston Basin

This route is one of the 50 Classic Climbs in North America. Come with us to find out why. Mostly an alpine rock climb, with a glaciated approach. Moats can be a challenge in later season, but the 5th class rock ridge is the real deal.

Elevation: 8,816 feet
Style: Alpine rock with a moderate glacier guarding the approach
Skill Level: Advanced
ForbiddenWR- Mtn (1)
george

"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
malcom

"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
Lucyan

"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."

Lucyan
Portland, OR

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Next Steps

  • The Jefferson Park Glacier is a step up in glacier travel with a memorable knife-edged rock ridge and a classic 5th class summit pinnacle

Know Before You Go

Prerequisites
  • Climbers should have significant alpine rock climbing experience before joining this trip
  • Prepare for this trip with a climb on the West Ridge of Mount Washington
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