Oubliette Peak
3090m (10138ft.)

Located on the continental divide between upper Geikie Creek Valley and Tonquin Valley. The Ramparts, on the border of Jasper & Mount Robson parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Athabasca & Fraser rivers.
Latitude 52; 40; 55 Longitude 118; 17; 15, Topo map 83D/09


Named by Cyril Wates in 1931. An oubliette is a feature related to castles. Official name.

First ascended in 1932 by W.R. Hainsworth, M.M. Strumia, guided by Hans Fuhrer.

Photo: (l-r) Parapet Mountain, Paragon Peak, Oubliette Peak, Dungeon Peak, Redoubt Peak from the east

Climbing Routes
East Ridge, South Summit IV 5.7
The most popular route in the Tonquin Valley and one of the most aesthetic routes in the Rockies takes a very prominent ridge line almost all the way from Amethyst Lakes to the summit. The positions on the route are superb and the climbing never harder than 5.6/7. A must-do route. Allow a full day. Crampons and axe are useful, at least for the descent. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 272

East Face, North Summit IV 5.9
A recent addition to the rockwall, that takes the buttress leading directly to the N summit of Oubliette. Like the Greenwood route to the S summit, the crux is on the face below the prominent ledge that runs across the face. Very similar in character to the Greenwood route though a little more difficult. Crampons and ice axe are very comforting on the descent. 25 pitches and a full day for an ascent. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 273

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