Photo by theyogiclimber
|Best months for climbing:||Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1946|
|First successful climber(s):||Jack Schwabland & Herb Staley|
|Nearest major airport:||Seattle-Tacoma|
Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.
Mount Torment is located in the spectacular alpine setting of North Cascades National Park. Torment is situated 1 mile west of Forbidden Peak, 3 miles southeast of Eldorado Peak, and directly south of Moraine Lake. Torment has gained popularity as part of the Torment-Forbidden Traverse, an exposed alpine route. The rock on Torment is solid Eldorado Orthogneiss and many routes have been established. Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 2, for a listing of all the established climbing routes. According to the Beckey guidebook: "The name Torment was originated by the first ascent party because of the torture of a hot day with only one orange for quenching thirst." First ascent by Jack Schwabland and Herb Staley on August 23, 1946, via the Southwest Face."
Thanks to theyogiclimber for this description.