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Ascent of Forbidden Peak on 2014-09-14

Climber: Stacia Glenn

Others in Party:Casey
Date:Sunday, September 14, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Forbidden Peak
    Location:USA-Washington
    Elevation:8815 ft / 2686 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got a much sought-after permit to camp in Boston Basin so we enjoyed a leisure hike in, picked a ton of huckleberries and did some yoga before climbing into our bivouac bags. We decided to get a later start in hopes that we'd be far enough behind other groups to avoid getting rock rained down on us, and our plan worked. We left upper camp about 7 a.m. placed the first piece of gear at 9:30 p.m. It was super fun, easy climbing so we simul-climbed most of it except for the cat scratch. Reached the summit about 1 p.m. and were off the rock just before 7 p.m. We reached camp just after sunset, packed up and were back at the trailhead by 11 p.m. A long day but a small sacrifice for such a classic route!
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:5.4
    Quality:10 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble, Rock Climb
    Gear Used:
Ice Axe, Crampons, Rope, Bivouac
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Perfect bluebird day
Ascent Statistics
    Route:West Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Boston Basin trailhead  
    Time:8 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:Boston Basin trailhead  
    Time:8 Hours 



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