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Mount Torment  Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,120'
Location: 48.5123, -121.0768 View Map  Incorrect?
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On top of Torment looking toward Forbidden


Rugged peak on the far west side of the Boston Basin area (technically Torment Basin is separate). Forms the beginning of the popular Torment-Forbidden Traverse.

Getting There 

From Boston Basin, traverse West along snow (early season) or talus past a prominent cliff band marking the end of Boston Basin, into Torment Basin. Follow a faint trail up a 3rd/4th class gulley, and down a similar gulley to find a suitable crossing for the creek. Meander up easy slabs and eventually up the Taboo glacier to the SE Face or S. Ridge route, marking the start of the Torment-Forbidden traverse. Access via the SE or NE is also possible, though presumably better with snow coverage and adequate flotation.

Climbing Season

For the Boston Basin area.

Weather station 15.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Mount Torment

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount Torment :
South Ridge   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 1000'   
Torment-Forbidden Traverse    5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, Grade IV   
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Torment-Forbidden Traverse 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : Mount Torment
Traverses the jagged skyline from Mt. Torment to Forbidden Peak. From the base of Torment, ascend the S. Ridge or the SE face (both loose 4th/low 5th class) to a prominent grassy ledge leading to a V-shaped notch climbers right. Packs can be left here as you summit and downclimb (or rap, though downclimbing is manageable) back, eventually following the grassy ledge to the notch. From here, a wild overhanging rap on obvious slings takes one to the snow traverse on the North side [The entire trave...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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