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
$30 members, $40 others
National park trails, scrambling and a short section (20m) of technical climbing.
915 m (3,000 ft)
3 to 4 hoursHow to Book Check Availability
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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.
|Mattress pads provided, bring your own sleeping bag|
|Coleman lanterns – bring white gas and spare mantels|