S Ridge on TFT.
2016-08-05 Via S Ridge as part of Torment-Forbidden Traverse
This was supposed to be the warm-up for a traverse to Forbidden, but 2-3" fresh snow on the rock made that way too scary, so I looped around to scramble up the walk-off instead. Trip report.
The route up the South Ridge was decent although not as good as Forbidden Peak. The rock quality isn't the best, but is alright for Cascade standards. 4 pitches of goodness. Great views as usual.
Climbed With Anastasia, Oleg, and Tom. Intending to do the Torment Forbidden traverse but it didn't work out. We did summit Torment, bivied near the summit, and had a very interesting descent down the S.E. face the next day.
Wow what a spectacular area, bailed off of Torment-Forbidden traverse after summitting Torment via South Ridge.
Memorable for loose rock and bad pro.
Came up glacier solo from Boston Basin (lower camp) around 7am and scrambled up loose chimney to notch in south ridge, then decided not to go further without a rope / harness (noticed a lot of rap slings). Downclimbed and headed back to camp by noon. Great views. Some haze from fires in eastern Washington.
Fun scrambling on a perfect day. Climbed with dug on the way to Forbidden. I agree with his assessment--getting out of the notch is more like low class 5, while the dihedral above is fourth class.