Castle Mountain
Banff, Alberta
June 29, 2001

A long approach leads to Rockbound Lake followed by an easy climb leads to inspiring views on the summit of Castle Mountain. We didn't do any scrambling; this is a trip that's done for the scenery. Dale, Anita, Dinah and I had also planned to climb Stuart Knob, but it was a warm day and we all ran out of water.

KML Track


Rockbound Lake ahead


Near the shore of Rockbound Lake


The view of Castle Mountain after we started climbing above the lake


We'll circumvent the lake on the cliffs above it


Crossing a stream in the basin


Looking southeast at Rockbound Lake


Taking a break below Stuart Knob


Helena Ridge in the background


We encountered deep snow as we neared the summit


Anita peers down at Bow Valley from the ridge


On the summit


Looking north


Eisenhower Tower seen from the summit


When we ran out of water, we had to descend so we could collect water from melting snow using a water filter


Looking at a waterfall


Traversing back across the basin


Crossing a "bridge"


Anita, Carolyn, Dinah and Dale pause by a waterfall on the descent


This scree chute provided a quick return to Rockbound Lake


82 O/5 Castle Mountain

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