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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
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1.Mount Rainier14,41113,246  
2.Mount Adams12,2768116  
3.Little Tahoma11,138818  
4.Mount Baker10,7818812  
5.Glacier Peak10,5207498  
6.Bonanza Peak95113711  
7.Mount Stuart94155354  
8.Mount Fernow92492811  
9.Goode Mountain92003808  
10.Mount Shuksan91314411  
11.Mount Buckner91143034  
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100380  
13.Mount Logan90871487  
14.Jack Mountain90664211  
15.Mount Maude9040882  
16.Mount Spickard89794779  
17.Black Peak89703450  
18.Mount Redoubt89691649  
19.Copper Peak8964484  
20.North Gardner Mountain89563996  
21.Dome Peak89203040  
22.Gardner Mountain8898698  
23.Boston Peak8894854  
24.Silver Star Mountain88762436  
25.Eldorado Peak88682188  
26.Dragontail Peak88401760  
27.Forbidden Peak88151055  
28.Oval Peak87952731  
28.Mesahchie Peak87952235  
30.Fortress Mountain87601680  
31.Mount Lago87453268  
32.Robinson Mountain87261686  
33.Colchuck Peak8705665  
34.Star Peak86901170  
35.Remmel Mountain86854365  
36.Katsuk Peak8680440  
36.Sahale Peak868080  
38.Cannon Mountain8638838  
39.Mount Custer86301230  
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614894  
41.Sherpa Peak8605405  
42.Clark Mountain86021522  
43.Cathedral Peak8601989  
44.Kimtah Peak86001040  
45.Mount Carru8595955  
46.Monument Peak85921072  
47.Cardinal Peak85902070  
48.Osceola Peak85871147  
49.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak8555155  
50.Buck Mountain85281888  
51.Storm King8520600  
51.Enchantment Peak8520480  
53.Reynolds Peak85122032  
54.Martin Peak85112111  
55.Primus Peak8508828  
56.Mox Peaks8504904  
56.Dark Peak8504264  
58.Cashmere Mountain85011581  
59.Klawatti Peak8485685  
60.Horseshoe Peak848080  
60.Mount Rahm8480280  
62.Big Craggy Peak84703070  
63.Lost Peak84641624  
63.Hoodoo Peak8464424  
65.Chiwawa Mountain84591219  
66.Argonaut Peak8453733  
67.Tower Mountain84442884  
68.Mount Bigelow8440760  
68.Dorado Needle8440800  
68.Sinister Peak8440840  
68.Little Annapurna8440280  
72.Emerald Peak8422742  
73.Dumbell Mountain84211261  
74.Greenwood Mountain8415655  
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407527  
76.Saska Peak8404644  
77.Pinnacle Mountain84001720  
77.Azurite Peak84001880  
77.Luahna Peak8400720  
80.Blackcap Mountain8397397  
81.Courtney Peak8392672  
81.Spectacle Buttes83921072  
83.Martin Peak8375855  
84.Lake Mountain8371811  
85.Golden Horn83661126  
85.West Craggy8366726  
87.McClellan Peak83641244  
88.Devore Peak83601722  
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358758  
90.Snowfield Peak83472907  
91.Austera Peak8334414  
92.Windy Peak83331772  
92.Mount Saint Helens83334573  
94.Cosho Peak8332492  
95.Big Snagtooth8330570  
96.Mount Formidable83251885  
97.Switchback Mountain8321441  
97.Abernathy Peak8321801  
99.Flora Mountain83201800  
99.Tupshin Peak83201080  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Brennan Connelly, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

The Bulgers were a very informal group of climbers who set out to climb the 100 highest peaks in Washington State. This list was never "official", but it has achieved a certain legitimacy among Cascade climbers and it is the usual way to the Washingtion Top 100.

This site also has a list of the strictly defined Washington Top 100, ranking only peaks that have a clean prominence of over 400 feet. These lists are very similar, but do have some differences. While the Bulger list generally uses a 400-foot prominence cutoff, for volcanoes they use an 800-foot threshold, and for other well-known summits with less than 400 feet of prominence they make exceptions.

The differences are (thanks to Jeff Howbert for figuring all this out):

  • The Bulgers drop Liberty Cap, Sherman, Colfax, and Lincoln becasue they are volcanic subpeaks with less than 800 feet of prominence.
  • They also drop Mount Ballard, not realizing that it had a higher unsurveryed point to the north.
  • They add Seven Fingered Jack, Sahale, Dark, Rahm, Horseshoe, Little Annapurna, and Blackcap Mountain, all of which have less than 400 feet of strict prominence.
  • Having dropped five peaks and added seven, they also miss out on the bottom two of the strict 400-foot list, Luna and Castle.

Any way you look at it, this is a very difficult list to complete. Many of these peaks require serious mountaineering skill, including difficult rock-climbing ability. Consensus is that the highest of the Mox Peaks (Southeast Twin Spire) is the hardest to climb, but many of the other summits feature some combination of long approaches, bushwhacking, crevassed glaciers, steep rock pitches, and overall adventure.

The first to complete the Bulger list was Russ Kroeker in 1980.

Sources

Links

     Summit Routes: Washington's Highest Peaks
     Official Roster of Bulger Completers

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Summit Routes: Washington's 100 Highest Peaks (Stephenson, Bongiovanni)
       Washington's Highest Mountains: Basic Alpine and Glacier Routes (Goldman)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.

 


Map Showing Location of Peaks

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