Katsuk Peak

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Katsuk Peak is located on Ragged Ridge in North Cascades National Park. It's situated .4 mile west of Mesahchie Peak, between Mesahchie and Kimtah peaks. Katsuk (pronounced CAT-suck) ranks #39 on Washington's Top 100 Peaks (elevation 8680+ ft). Katsuk is a non-technical climb, but a multi-day strenuous scramble with difficult approach access. Best weather conditions for climbing in summer. The name Katsuk comes from the Chinook jargon for the word "center" as in the center of Ragged Ridge. It was a name applied by guidebook author Fred Beckey, but not to the approval of the Roper first ascent party who named it Mount Holyoke for his college alma mater. The large Katsuk Glacier lies on the north flank of the peak and drains into Panther Creek. Water on the south slope drains into Fisher Creek. 

Prominence: 440 feet.

Refer to Fred Beckey's "Cascade Alpine Guide, Volume 2" for approach and route information. 

Elevation (feet): 8,680
Elevation (meters): 2,646
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Cascade Range
State: Washington
Latitude: 48.578467
Longitude: -120.888566
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: August 22, 1968
First successful climber(s): John Roper, Chris Roper
Nearest major airport: Seattle-Tacoma
Convenient Center: Marblemount, Winthrop

Thanks to theyogiclimber for adding this peak.

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