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Castle Mountain  

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Elevation: 9,000'
Location: 51.3006, -115.9301 View Map  Incorrect?
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Brewer Buttress climbs the corner to the left of E...


There are many routes on Castle Mountain (see tabvar.org/ for excellent topos) but by far the most popular are Brewer Buttress and Eisenhower Tower. All (most?) routes face south for the most part.

The rock is typical Rockies limestone, meaning that it can be loose and crumbly, although the steeper/difficult sections tend to be quite solid.

Getting There 

Castle Mountain is the obvious peak located at Castle Junction, about midway between Lake Louise and Banff. A hostel and campgrounds are nearby. All routes can be climbed in a day from the campground (or even from Calgary), although there is a really cool hut located on the peak which makes for a really short approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

1 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Castle Mountain:
Brewer Buttress   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, Alpine, 13 pitches   
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Brewer Buttress climbs the corner to the left of E...

Brewer Buttress 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  North America : Canada : ... : Castle Mountain
Brewer Buttress is an excellent easy multipitch with relatively good rock, great views, and fun climbing.The gear is there when you need it, but as is typical with Rockies limestone you should expect to have to run it out from time to time.Pitches are described as per the topo given below.P1-2 40m, 30m. Follow broken rock up and left in two pitches to a belay at the top of a pedestal. These are the only bad pitches on the route. P3-4 55m. Follow a break up and right past a station ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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