Monarch Ramparts
2393m (7850ft.)

Located on the continental divide at the head of Healy Creek and the head of East Verdant Creek; southern buttress of Healy Pass; eastern buttress of Redearth Pass. on the border of Banff & Kootenay parks, Alberta/BC border. Major headwaters Bow & Kootenay rivers.
Latitude 51; 04; 40 Longitude 115; 36; 35, Topo map 82O/04


Naming: This long ridge begins at "The Monarch" and trends north-northwest. Cliffs on the Alberta side give it the look of a defensive fortification. Official name.

Photo: Looking south along Monarch Ramparts to The Monarch from Healy Pass (courtesy Gerry Hopkins)
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Photo: Looking south along Monarch Ramparts from Healy Pass; The Monarch at right; Mount Assiniboine in the distance at left (courtesy Denis Longuépée)

This long cliffband begins at Eohippus Lake where it is connected to The Monarch and extends north-northwest some 3.5 kilometres until it descends to Healy Pass and Redearth Pass.

The placing of the interprovincial border through the lake-filled meadows to the west-northwest of Monarch Ramparts must have challenged Richard Cautley and his fellow surveyors. The border winds its way through these meadows prior to climbing up the cliffs to a monument placed on fairly long, level part of Monarch Ramparts that must be the highest point. It then proceeds to the north-northwest end of the ridge.

Monarch Mountain is located in Jasper National Park.

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