Malemute Peak  
Condition Updates  
Route: From Cathedral Lake
Posted On: 2022-05-08, By: hr011242
Info: Road leading up to Cathedral Lake TH isn't completely passable yet, but there is some space to park along the road or right off of Castle Creek Rd. Skinable after ~1.5 miles up the trail. Booted up from the north, descended northeast. 
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Route: Castle creek road
Posted On: 2021-07-11, By: Kittenmittenns
Info: Summer conditions from start/finish. Typical loose elk range terrain. 
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Route: West Ridge from Castle Creek RD
Posted On: 2021-06-17, By: Flyingfish
Info: From the upper parking lot we did an ascending traverse over typical loose Elk scree to reach the low point in the saddle between Conundrum and Malemute. From there the start of the ridge is loose but 2+ while staying to the north side of the ridge. Probably 3/4 of the way there are a series of notches in the ridge that require class 3 to 4 down climbs but none are very long. Whole route is dry from the road. 
Route: Castle Creek
Posted On: 2021-05-11, By: angry
Info: Continuous snow from creek crossing to ridge. Ridge to summit, some dry loose rock sections and cornices. Did not use flotation as there was a good freeze. Avy debris across trail at ~11,900. Scrambling required to reach summit. Awesome views of Castle/Conundrum. 
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Route: West Ridge
Posted On: 2019-09-08, By: Grover
Info: Reached the summit of Malemute Peak by gaining the ridge off of the upper Castle Creek TH. Pick the path of least resistance to gain the ridge. There is plenty of loose rock and dirt to hike through to gain the ridge. Once on the ridge, you can bypass the difficulties on the left (north) side, and there are some spots that will make you look for the safest way to go. No snow on the route at all. A very worthy summit, with a suspended view of Castle, Conundrum and Cathedral. The peak register needs to be replaced, as the cap is broken in two, and thus, the paper inside is trashed. 
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Route: From Cathedral Lake
Posted On: 2019-06-27, By: BobbyFinn
Info: See my trail update in my Cathedral Peak update. Here are some pics. First pic is the basin above Cathedral Lake looking at the ridge. Fourth is the face from the upper basin. 
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Route: NW face
Posted On: 2019-06-04, By: SnowAlien
Info: Climbed and skied Malemute from Cathedral lake TH. There's some avalanche debris around 10,600 feet, but it doesn't present a major obstacle. Continuous snow starts around 11k and the summer trail is still covered except for the steep section just before the lake. With the good freeze today, the route was bootable. Without freeze or after snow warms up in the PM you will be swimming in the snow. Cathedral coverage is still good, with some avy debris in both Pearl and East face couloir. Malemute was mostly debris free (NW face). Pix of Castle, Cathedral and the basin are attached. Lake is still frozen (crossed it). Register needs to be replaced. 
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