Redoubt Peak
3115m (10220ft.)

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; 41; 25 Longitude 118; 17; 50, Topo map 83D/09


Named in 1920. The mountain resembles a "redoubt" on a castle. Official name.

First ascended in 1927 by F.H. Slark, guided by F. Rutis.

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

Other Information

In 1927 F.H. Slark and F. Rutis met with a fatal accident while descending the mountain following the first ascent, their summit record being found on the top the following summer. Their bodies were never found.

Note that there is a Redoubt Peak in the Tonquin Valley in Jasper National Park and a Redoubt Mountain in the Slate Range of Banff National Park.

Climbing Routes
North-West Ridge III 5.6
This is the moderate route to the top of Redoubt and a good day outing. The proximity of the E Face routes on Oubliette, Dungeon as well as Redoubt distracts many parties from this climb. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 266

East Face IV 5.7
One of three prominent buttresses on the east side of the rockwall above Amethyst Lakes. Of the three routes, the E Face route on Redoubt is the least popular, in part because of some rockfall hazard. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 266

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