Stuart Knob

elevation: 2,850 m. height gain: 230 m.
area: Banff/Bow Valley,AB map 82 O/5

Ref: Alan Kane's Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies

A very familiar trailhead.
Scramble: RT 6.5; 4.0 up (combined with Helena Ridge). From the top of Helena Ridge it only took an hour to include this lovely viewpoint. Travelling on the connecting ridge is enjoyable and care free. The traverse around the summit block to the backside is short but miserably loose. Once on the west shoulder, the scramble up the backside is short and easy. From what I recall, the summit is not very spacious. Television still looks very far, no doubt that's for another day! The pictures were taken on a later trip to Television Peak (Josée) and Castle Mountain (Fab) in 2006.
ascent gully

The ascent gully from Rockbound Lake.

scree ascent

The scree trail leading to Helena, Stuart and TV.

easy addition

The route from Helena and my return on the upper terrace.

stuart knob

Stuart Knob with Television Peak in the background.


A close look at the short but very loose traverse below the summit block.

looking back

Looking back at the upper terrace and Stuart.
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