West Ridge of Forbidden is mostly 4th class with a few pitches of low 5th. Most everyone simul climbs on a rope on the easy stuff because the exposure is significant. This pic just happens to be low on the ridge. The photographer was 1st on the rope and was able to scramble of to the side on the snow to get the shot.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."