Watch Tower
2542m (8340ft.)

Located in the Cataract Brook Valley; theculmination of a ridge trending north west from Collier Peak; 1.4 km south of Narao Peak. Yoho Park, Major headwater Columbia River.
Latitude 51; 24; 05 Longitude 116; 19; 10, Topo map 82N/08


Naming: Shape -The mountain is a striking, tower-shaped spire. Official name.

First ascended in 1932 by J.A. Corry; B.B. Gilman, H.S. WhitneyJournal reference AAJ 2-125; CAJ 21-25.

Photo: Watch Tower from the Cataract Brook valley (courtesy Dave Whiting)

Other Information

This stiking spire marks the halfway point between the Trans-Canada Highway and Lake O'Hara as one travels up the Cataract Brook valley.

The Watchtower in the Maligne Lake Valley of Jasper National Park, Watch Tower in the Cataract Brook Valley of Yoho National Park, and Watchman Peak near Thompson Pass are sometimes confused.

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