Castle Mountain Hut

At a Glance


On Goat Plateau, halfway up the south face of Castle Mountain

82 O/5 (Castle Mountain). Grid Ref 743836

2,390 m (7,850 ft)

NAD27 11U 535296 5720566

Banff National Park


Summer only

$30 members, $40 others

ACC National


National park trails, scrambling and a short section (20m) of technical climbing.

915 m (3,000 ft)

3 to 4 hours

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Rock Climbing and Stunning Views

On Goat Plateau, half-way up the south face of Castle Mountain, is a small tin shack used by rock climbers. The hut boasts one of the most exhilarating views in the Rockies and is the perfect base for climbing classic 5.6 traditional routes such as Brewer’s Buttress, Bass Buttress and Eisenhower Tower. There are also many harder traditional routes on the walls both below and above the hut.

The hut is not open in the winter months.

Castle Mountain Hut Fact: The hut can be seen from the Trans-Canada Highway as a small white speck on the sixth buttress from the east.


Per NightAdultMember$30
Per NightAdultNon-Member$40
Per NightChildMember$15
Per NightChildNon-Member$20
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Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag
Coleman lanterns – bring white gas and spare mantels
Snow melt

Recreational Opportunities