West Ridge of Forbidden Peak | Miyar Adventures
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$375 │ Washington - 2 Days
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$795 │ Washington - 4 Days
West Ridge of Forbidden Peak

PRICE PER PERSON

$795


DURATION

2 Days


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PRICE PER PERSON

$795


DURATION

2Days


BOOK NOW

PRICE PER PERSON

$795

DURATION

2Days

BOOK NOW
DETAILS

Often touted as the best alpine rock route in the North Cascades, the West Ridge of Forbidden Peak features high quality rock climbing on a beautifully positioned ridge overlooking steep alpine faces, enormous glaciers, and aqua-blue lakes.  It’s no wonder this climb was included in the book “Fifty Classic Climbs of North America” by Steve Roper and Allen Steck.  During this two-day climb we approach the impressive triangular summit on low angle snow and ice climbing before climbing rock up to 5.6 in difficulty.  This is a perfect climb for those interested in having a first alpine rock climbing experience, and those with previous rock climbing experience who are interested in exploring the world of alpinism.
 
Skills Covered During the Climb:

  • Packing for an alpine rock climb
  • Campsite selection and set-up
  • Route finding
  • Anchoring using alpine rock anchors
  • Belay station management
  • Stacking and flaking a rope
  • Belaying a lead climber
  • Rock Climbing Technique
  • Rappelling
Duration
2 Days 1 Night Camping
Passport
Not Required for Americans

PRICE BASIS

Cost: $950 1:1 guide to client ratio -or- $795 1:2 guide to client ratio

PRICE INCLUDES

  • All permits and fees
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Chai/Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate
  • Stoves/Cook Kits
  • Tents
  • Group climbing equipment
  • Guide Services
  • Pre-trip Planning/Information session on packing and gear
  • Backpacking, mountaineering, and general outdoor safety skills
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Transportation (We will help arrange carpools or transportation can be provided for extra fees)
  • Lunches/Snacks
  • Gratuities for Guides
ITINERARY
Day 1:
Meet at a convenient Park and Ride in the Seattle Area around 7am or at a location along the route to the trailhead. Drive 2.5 hrs. from Seattle to the trailhead. Hike three to four hours to camp. Set-up camp and enjoy some rest. Practice rope management, connecting to an alpine rock anchor, and belaying a lead climber. Make a hot dinner and head to bed early.
Day 2:
Wake-up just before sunrise. Eat a quick breakfast and begin hiking steeply up toward the notch where the West Ridge begins. Our exact route of ascent will depend on how much snow is along the route. Once at the notch we multi-pitch climb eight pitches of beautiful rock to the summit. To descend we either rappel rock or rappel into a snow-filled gully and walk down to camp. We take down camp and hike back to the car.
UPCOMING DATES
Testimonials
  • If you are interested in doing any climbing or hiking but need a guide , I highly recommend Miyar Adventures...Sandeep is a wonderful person and you will actually learn (and practice ) climbing and crevasse rescue techniques in addition to the trip/climb ...it is definitely beyond a just a "get you to the summit" experience. He genuinely cares and brings in other excellent guides for bigger groups. My husband and I recently successfully made it to the summit of Mount Baker with Sandeep, two other guides and a group of friends and we had a fantastic experience. He and the guides he works with are very knowledgeable so I had confidence in their abilities to lead us but they are also very friendly and fun so that overall trip was enjoyable. I will definitely climb with Miyar Adventures again!

    Monica Henry
  • What an awesome experience to go on climbing Mt. Rainier with Miyar Adventures. Sandeep and his team of guides ( Kirk, Alexis, Joe, Ben, Chris, Jasmin ) did an awesome job to lead the multiple rope teams trough snow skill preparations and guiding through safely on glacier journey. The amount of efforts put into multi-month preparation, pre-trip meetings, accessibility to gears for rent and attention to details with food/weight/personal gears were all instrumental in almost all of us (in a group of 24) able to summit Mt. Rainier and have wonderful memories. We knew we were in best company and safe hands with prior experience with Miyar Adventures led climb to Mt. Baker and few other preparation trips. And guides calibrated their approach from novice climbers to experienced climbers to push enough to have an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend to go with Miyar Adventures on amazing trips they have lined up around the Puget Sound Area and internationally.

    Harshit Shah
  • Sandeep is possibly the best person (Miyar and guides) in the business to take you on the mountains. Anyone who has trained with him to summit Rainier over the years can tell you how much he cares about his peeps. Talk to him and he can always find a way to make it happen. I have been trying to climb Rainier for few years with personal constraints (need to be always available, can return anytime, 24*7 sat phone access etc) and many times I had to return mid climb from big ones like Baker and Rainier. It was really easy to talk to the guides about this situation. I never once felt unsafe on the mountains. This is a big deal given how much we learnt when it comes to snow skills and glacier training. Be safe and go with Miyar!

    Vivek Garg