Kaleetan Peak/S Route
Seattle Alpine Scrambling
Edward R. Dominguez
Denny Creek Th
From the trailhead (2,280 ft) your first objective is Melakwa Lake (4,500 ft). On the way, you will pass Keekwulee Falls (in 2 miles), Snowshoe Falls (in 2.5 miles), and cross Hemlock Pass (in 3.6 miles). From the pass (4,600+ ft), the trail skirts across forest to the lake (4 miles from the car). Chair Peak will be due north of the lake. If you were to walk around the south side of the lake for a couple hundred yards you'd be able to see Kaleetan off to the NNW. From the outlet stream of the lake (a diminutive Pratt River), find a path leading up the ridge to the NNW to Pt. 5700. The path crests Pt. 5700 then continues along the far side for a spell until the ridge gets too craggy to stay on. At this point the path drops several hundred feet into the west-facing basin draining to tiny My Lake. The path crosses talus in the basin before climbing once again to the ridge. The last few hundred yards are back on the ridge until the final summit gully.
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