A classic technical Cascade route, this climb has an easy approach (2.5 hours) a spectacular high camp, and demands a variety of climbing skills - glacier travel, good route finding, and efficient fast climbing on 4th and easy 5th class rock. A great alpine route!

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 310 miles
Driving Time from Portland 6 hours
General Route Info Marblemount NPS Ranger Station 360-873-4590 https://www.summitpost.org/west-ridge/155472
Expected Duration Car to car in two or more days
Relevant Books Cascade Alpine Guide: Stevens Pass to Rainy Pass by Fred Beckey Selected Climbs in the North Cascades by Nelson and Potterfield
Relevant Maps USGS, Forbidden Peak and Cascade Pass Google map https://goo.gl/maps/XwffGy6pg7w
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