Mount Mellenthin Climber's Log

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jlockwood114 - Dec 29, 2018 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2017

0 bottle of beer on the wall  Sucess!

Set up camp the night before by a beautiful lake just North north-east of the summit. Left about 4 in the morning towards geysers pass. Hit a barring straight for the north ridge line. Lost sometime due to darkness and navigating through the trees but eventually made it to the talus field. Climbed up the West side of the northern ridge line. Very windy but oh so beautiful views of Moab and the surrounding desert. Also very fun to watch as all the lights on in town started turn on as people woke up around 6 and 7. Sunrise was remarkable. To get to the true summit you have to navigate a windy narrow ridge line. No snow on the north side this time of year (October). Managed to complete the old "100 bottles of beer on the wall" song on the long trip down with my buddy Ethan.


voxnihili - Jun 21, 2015 8:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2015

Middle Traverse  Sucess!

Last point on traverse from Gold Basin. Perfect weather for hiking.


scgrant - Aug 12, 2014 12:20 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2014

Mount Mellenthin  Sucess!

From La Sal Pass, along with Mount Peale, Mount Laurel, Mount Peale NW peak, and Mount Tukuhnikivatz. Great ridge hiking.

Alex Wood

Alex Wood - Mar 26, 2013 2:46 am Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2013

Wrong Peak  Sucess!

We were trying for Tuk but got lost in the woods on our skis. Ended up popping out on treeline below Mellenthin and decided to climb it! Left the skis about 300ft above tree lins because it was scoured pretty bad (lotta rocks). I guess we went up the "west ridge". The final 200 yrds to the summit were pretty cool; it was a narrow, corniced ridge. The winds were in excess of 50 mph and it was definitely sub zero. Totally worth it though! We could see Castleton from the peak (we climbed it the day before. It was around 6 hrs round trip for us


Scott - Nov 1, 2012 12:42 pm

Mellenthin  Sucess!

Via Geyser Pass.


kteichert - Jul 25, 2012 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2012

Happy Pioneer Day  Sucess!

Did this in a combo with Peale, and Tuk. Did Peale first in 1 hour 15 mins from the dirt road just before Medicine Lake. Then did Mellenthin in 1 hour 15 from the top of Peale. It was a LOT steeper than it looked from Peale.


jhardink - Jun 12, 2012 4:56 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2010

Great Climb  Sucess!

Arrived at Geyser Pass in the afternoon and climbed the NE ridge of Mellenthin- fantastic trip...


ZeeJay - May 31, 2012 3:35 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2012

Tuk, Peale, Mellenthin  Sucess!

Started from Gold Basin. Climbed Little Tuk, Tuk, Peale, Laurel, and Mellenthin and then returned via Laurel's west ridge.


JDrake - Aug 23, 2011 7:55 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2011

NW Ridge  Sucess!

Crazy, gusting winds made the Moab valley a dustbowl and the final bit painful as bits of snow and dirt were stinging all the way up. Attempting the winter route for Peale, but the amount of snow forced us to change plans and hit the much easier Mellenthin.


altitude14er - Jan 14, 2011 11:43 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

Route Climbed: La Sal Pass, Peale Traverse  Sucess!

What an arduos traverse...a long ridge of ups and downs from Mt Peales summit : )


jamesmc2 - Jul 4, 2010 11:32 pm

Triple Crown  Sucess!

Climbed in conjunction with Tuk and Peale from Geyser Pass.


Pfeiffer75 - May 9, 2010 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2009

La Sal Traverse  Sucess!

Traversed from Mt. Peale and over Laurel Peak. With the strong wind, it was bitter cold. But the views were beautiful.

utclimber - Nov 23, 2009 11:54 pm Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2009

3 Peaks in a Day  Sucess!

Started at Geyser Pass Winter Parking, followed the road to the pass, and climbed through deep snow to the North Ridge of Mellenthin. Traversed over to Peale next. After that I scrambled over the Razor Fang to Tuk, and descended north into Gold Basin and back to the car.


Britette - Feb 22, 2009 10:15 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2009

North Face  Sucess!

Traversed from Mount Laurel and skied north face. Caannn you ssayy sssasstruuggii?


byates - Nov 28, 2008 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008

North West Ridge

Mucho pot holing, wished I'd had ski's like the two we meet on top, had a great glissade though down the north face in a great shoot. I tried to do the triple in July 97, made Tuk and Peale but the thunder bumpers got to intense by about noon.


Britette - Jun 4, 2007 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2004

Skied NW Ridge  Sucess!

Climbed NW ridge, but left skis at base of rock section. Got to summit and thought 'dang how stupid were we?'as the North face looked to be full of consolidated stable powder. Sadly downclimbed to skis and skied through Horse Gulch back to Geyser Pass. But - beautiful sunny day on a summit in La Sals in the winter, with the desert below - can't ask for more.


Britette - Jun 4, 2007 12:33 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2005

Skied North Face  Sucess!

Climbed NW ridge and skied north face. Weather wasn't great so not perfect corn but still fun anyway.


CubicleSlave - Mar 22, 2007 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2007

West Face Too  Sucess!

Climbed the large shale all the way up the west face to the peak. A lot of effort, but it was probably a unique way to go.


soccerman - Mar 19, 2007 3:10 am Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2007

Route Climbed: West Face  Sucess!

We were heading towards peak 12271, but got on the ridge heading directly to Mellenthin, so we decided to just scramble up the west face. It was great weather and a great hike. We were too tired to do Tuk and Peale that day.

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Oct 23, 2006 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2006

Goats  Sucess!

Summitted as part of Middle La Sal Traverse, last peak of the day, summitted at 6:30 PM. Perfect weather all day. Herd of domestic (not mountain) goats at the summit, staring curiously. As you would expect given the late summit time, bushwhacking below treeline in the dark was interesting. Don't miss nearby Mt. Laurel!

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