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.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe