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CzechMarkSuperb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2011


Very enjoyable hike to the lake and a wonderful scramble up the South gully. However, the hardest part was the climber's path. Absolutely awful, full of loose rocks and dirt. If it weren't for the approach I would do this one again in a heartbeat.
Posted Aug 30, 2011 5:17 pm

RangerMarkLooks are deceiving  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2009


Kaleetan looks intimidating from every angle, but the easy south side scramble belies its spiked shape!
Posted Aug 12, 2011 9:46 pm

BurkeMNo views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2011


Not a single view to be had but the snow conditions were pretty much perfect.
Posted Jul 26, 2011 6:32 pm

belowfellowvery fun day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2008


a great route on a fun peak. need to go back on a better weather day.
Posted Feb 16, 2011 5:06 pm

Snidely WhiplashUp the gully past Melakwa Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 1988

Snidely Whiplash

One of my favorites. A very spectacular peak.
Posted Jan 4, 2011 8:46 pm

breauxtrahnfinally  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2007


been wanting to climb this peak since first started scrambling. with hard snow this scramble was no joke. unfortunately, I wasn't taken with the view from the top.
Posted Dec 8, 2010 9:41 pm

ArkitektFinally!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010


I finally found someone to climb this peak with me. It was a long and tough hike but I've been wanting to do it for a long time. Great views.
From Melakwa Lake I can see how people could be a bit confused where to go. Following the directions on here helps and once you see the sign for the toilet you know you're on the right trail. Just navigate uphill from there.
Posted Aug 13, 2010 2:43 am

leftfieldRidge to South Gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2010


Not what i expected. A late snow year. Took the ridge and just kept taking it until we couldn't figure out where to go next. Dropped down a step gully to a talus field, went up snow to a ridge and found the trail that took us the rest of the way. Marmot peered down from the summit as we approached. Perfect weather.
Posted Jul 27, 2010 12:14 am

Darren9An interesting mountain  Sucess!


Kaleetan held my interest for three separate climbs, all of which were on routes not listed in books, most of which started on the East Face. The rock is not the best, but the peak itself is sharp and interesting. A fun mountain ignored by the masses, which is exactly what I like.
Posted Nov 7, 2009 2:22 am

Bryan KMore than I thought  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Bryan K

I hiked up with somebody new that I met. The summit block looked very scary from a distance but not as bad once I got to the bottom of the gully.
Posted Oct 19, 2009 5:45 pm

ericwillhiteLoved it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 1996


Thought I was getting into the big time doing this scramble, learned later it can get much harder and much more crazy. Still remember being off route, coming over a rocky lip below the summit gulley, running into a mountaineers group who told me "that's not the way up", huh? I just came up it? Trip pictures and map at http://www.willhiteweb.com/snoqualmie_pass/kaleetan_peak/denny_creek_179.htm
Posted Oct 7, 2009 1:44 am

Curtissimoperfect day for us  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009


Following great route description on Summit Post helped us where others failed today. We met two guys following the instructions from Peggy Somthing or Other's 75 Scrambles book who were turned back on the Melakwa Pass route. They were cursing her name all the way down the trail!
Posted Sep 14, 2009 11:55 am

EastKingSouth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009


Great day, hazy but still stellar views and a great little barely Class 3 scramble at the end. Looked a lot more intimidating from a distance than it actually was.
Posted Sep 13, 2009 11:04 pm

cp0915East Face  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009


A beautiful peak I hadn't even heard of 'til I was most of the way there. Climbed it with an arrogant idiot who's gonna get someone killed someday (if he hasn't already).
Posted Aug 2, 2009 12:26 am

mbiropmpath  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2009


turns out the boot path starts just before the second privy sign on the west side of Melakwa Lake. Oh and the toilet is nearly full- looks like I'll be digging a new hole for the privy next time I'm up there in Sept.
Posted Jul 28, 2009 1:26 pm

Martin CashNorth Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Martin Cash

Soloed the north ridge in about 7 hours car to car. A fun scramble. Descended the South Ridge.
Posted Jan 19, 2009 7:10 pm

MjollnirFun day scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2008


Took the 4th class gully down. Wish we had taken it up. Good stuff.
Posted Dec 14, 2008 9:22 pm

WeatherManPerfect day in the Hills  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008


6:00am- Wake up
6:30am- Starbucks
7:15am- Start Hike
8:45am- Melakwa Lake
9:00am-10:30am- Putter around the lake trying to find the 'well beaten' path that leads to the rock gully... ended up going the ridge route
11:50am- Summit Kaleetan
3:45pm- Back to the car
4:30pm- Home, shower change
5:30pm- McCormick & Schmicks Happy Hour ($1.95 burgers with beer) on Lake Union in the sun.
5:31pm- "I love living in Seattle"
Posted Sep 8, 2008 12:48 am

Dan WinterSouth Scramble  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 1998

Dan Winter

Off route and slow party = 13hours 7 minutes.
Posted Apr 28, 2008 9:40 pm

bmwboarder7Beautiful Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007


This was a nice fun hike. The scramble at the top isn't too bad. We took the south ridge up, but then took one of the east gullies on the way home for a nice loop. Beautiful views from the top.
Posted Jul 29, 2007 8:47 pm

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