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.
|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|
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