Kaleetan Peak

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Kaleetan Peak is located 3.7 miles northwest of Snoqualmie Pass within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness which is administered by Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. The name kaleetan translates from the Native American Chinook jargon meaning arrow, which is an appropriate description of the sharp horn once known as The Matterhorn. The peak was first climbed by Sidney V. Bryant of the Mountaineers organization who made the first ascent in 1914. Kaleetan Peak is situated west of Snow Lake, east of Kaleetan Lake, and north of Melakwa Lake. Chair Peak is immediately east of Kaleetan Peak and they are separated by Melakwa Pass. Kaleetan is a one day scramble with the standard approach made via the Denny Creek Trailhead to Melakwa Lake, and then locating the climber's path from the lake up the South Ridge.

Refer to Fred Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 1, for information on the other established climbing routes via the North Ridge or East Face.

Elevation (feet): 6,259
Elevation (meters): 1,908
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 47.462509
Longitude: -121.478062
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1914
First successful climber(s): Sidney V. Bryant
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: North Bend

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