Forbidden Peak, Washington

Prominence: 1055 ft, 322 m

Elevation: 8815 feet, 2687 meters

True Isolation: 1.51 mi, 2.43 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 8820 ft / 2688 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)48° 30' 42'' N, 121° 3' 31'' W
48.511626, -121.058516 (Dec Deg)
643385 E 5374988 N, Zone 10 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
County/Second Level RegionSkagit

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Lists that contain Forbidden Peak:
     Washington State Top 100 Peaks (Rank #30)
     Mountaineers Cascade Classic Peak Pin (Rank #18)
     Mountaineers Everett Classic Eight (Rank #7)
     Smoot's "Climbing Washington's Mountains" 100 Peaks (Rank #21)
     Washington Bulger List (Rank #27)
     Peaks with Highest Ascent Quality Ratings (Rank #6)
     Washington State Top 200 Peaks (Rank #30)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Climbing Washingtons Mountains (Smoot)
       Summit Routes: Washington's 100 Highest Peaks (Stephenson, Bongiovanni)
       Washington's Highest Mountains: Basic Alpine and Glacier Routes (Goldman)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1987-08-19 by John Anholm
     2005-07-18 by Milda Tautvydas
     2011-09-16 by Dustin Erickson (Unsuccessful)
     2012-08-04 by Sean Albert (Unsuccessful)
     2013-07-13 by Sean Albert
     2014-07-27 by Lou Hibbard
     2014-08-09 by Priti Wright
     2014-09-14 by Stacia Glenn
     2015-06-13 by Jaime McCandless (GPS Track)
     2015-08-23 by Rob Busack
     2016-06-20 by Jason Curtis (Unsuccessful)
     2016-08-21 by Nick R
     2017-06-03 by Jason Curtis
     2017-06-03 by Russell Bennett (GPS Track)
     2017-07-16 by Evan Battaglia
     2017-08-27 by Steve Brown (GPS Track)
     2017-09-15 by Harvest Mondello (Unsuccessful)
     2018-05-12 by Angus Brookes (Unsuccessful)
     2018-06-17 by Jon Linders (Unsuccessful)
     2018-08-14 by Ryan Rex
     2018-08-28 by Eric Gilbertson

View ascents of peak by registered members (179 total)

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View of Torment rightward to Forbidden traverse. From Quien Sabe Glacier (2016-08-19). Photo by Curt Baxstrom.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1055 ft/322 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1095 ft/334 m
  Line Parent: Boston Peak
  Key Col: Sharkfin Col    7760 ft/2365 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.51 mi/2.43 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 48.4958, -121.0358
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Boston Peak  (SE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Pacific Ranges
Range3: Cascade Range
Range4: North Cascades
Range5: Central North Cascades
Range6: Buckner-Boston Massif
Drainage BasinsSkagit
Puget Sound
Pacific Ocean
OwnershipLand: North Cascades National Park
Wilderness/Special Area: Stephen Mather Wilderness Area
Topo MapForbidden Peak O48121e1 1:24,000
First AscentJune 01, 1940
Fred Beckey (United States)
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Russell on the false summit of Forbidden, which requires a short downclimb before the ascent to the true summit. Torment is below to the left and Eldorado is in the clouds in the background on the right (2017-06-03). Photo by Jason Curtis.
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Rappelling down. (2017-06-03). Photo by Russell Bennett.
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Ascending the couloir (2017-06-03). Photo by Russell Bennett.
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