Added by Rayne Grein

This isolated pinnacle makes the perfect climbing objective! 

Castle mountain is located within Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies- At the south eastern end stands Eisenhower Tower which is easily viewed from the TransCanada highway.

  • Summit Elevation- 9, 028 ft
  • Named after World War II General Dwight. D Eisenhower.
  • 5.6- 5.7 Alpine Route, Around 8 pitches
  • 10-13 hour day

Starting at Rockbound Lake trailhead follow the path upward towards the tower and Rockbound Lakes for about 2- 2.5 hours until you get to a cairn on the left hand side that starts the climbers trail and a scramble to the dragons back. There seems to be a variety of starts to ascend the dragons back- we went left and started by a cairn that goes up a good chimney.

The classic route makes an aesthetic multi pitch with moderate rock climbing, scrambling and has great exposure.

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