Saturday, July 24, 2010


On my first mission to the North Cascades, my first guiding objective was the West Ridge of Forbidden peak. Forbidden peak is located on heart of Boston Basin witch is located in the center of the North Cascades. This ridge is consider one of the 50 classics climbs in North America. This climb it is a relatively easy climb in terms of modern Rock climbing grades a 5.6 it is the grade for the crux of the route. Although climbing with packs and boots plus the long approach can make feel this grade a bit harder. Besides the technical difficulty, you will have lots of super cool exposure. Like in most sports conditions have to be good in order to be able to get it done and in our case, we had lots and lots of rain :(

(This photos was taking after this trip when weather was awesome)
Andres Marin Collection.

And for us it was pretty wet. Even the Marmots wore complaining about the weather!!!!!
We waited for 2 days, the weather did not improve and after a very cold night, we decided that it was time to go down :(

Here is how the upper camp in Boston Basin looks early this July.
Usually is very nice platforms for tents in the dirt but this time was lots and lots of wet snow.

Sucks having this weather, but thats how it goes in the Mountains.

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