Nooksack Tower

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Nooksack Tower
Nooksack Tower is located in Washington (state)
Nooksack Tower
Nooksack Tower
Highest point
Elevation 8,285 ft (2,525 m) [1]
Prominence 325 ft (99 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°50′11″N 121°35′12″W / 48.83639°N 121.58667°W / 48.83639; -121.58667Coordinates: 48°50′11″N 121°35′12″W / 48.83639°N 121.58667°W / 48.83639; -121.58667[2]
Location Whatcom County, Washington, U.S.
Parent range Cascade Range
Topo map USGS Mount Shuksan
First ascent 1946 Fred Beckey
Easiest route class 4-5.4

Nooksack Tower (8,285 feet (2,525 m)) is in North Cascades National Park in the U.S. state of Washington.[3] Nooksack Tower is part of the Mount Shuksan Massif and is .75 mi (1.21 km) northeast of the main summit of Shuksan. Nooksack Tower looms to the west over Nooksack Cirque. The East Nooksack Glacier lies to the southeast, West Nooksack Glacier to the east and Price Glacier is on the north flanks of the tower. Nooksack Tower is one of the most difficult mountains to climb in the Cascade Range, with loose rock, 50-degree or greater slopes and ice ridges as well as accessibility issues and exposure, all weighing into the climbing equation. The descent may require ten or more rappels.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Nooksack Tower, Washington". Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nooksack Tower". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ Mount Shuksan, WA (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ Beckey, Fred (2008). Cascade Alpine Guide: Climbing and High Routes Rainy Pass to Fraser River. The Mountaineers Books. pp. 76–79. ISBN 978-1594851360.