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Washington County High Points

Showing John Stolk's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (32 out of 39, or 82.05%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2101989-06-25
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades81361990-09-16
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88451990-07-08
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,540North Cascades75181988-06-23
5.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3731 
6.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades30541995-09-14
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades40161995-08-21
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades02009-07-14
9.LewisBig Horn8020South Washington Cascades280 
10.KingMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades35201996-07-06
10.KittitasMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades35201996-07-06
12.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78381990-07-03
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7340Selkirk Mountains1760 
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains51782005-08-31
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains8381997-04-26
16.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains47602005-09-01
17.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains21522006-08-04
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains24172007-06-09
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains7992007-06-10
20.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains802008-06-22
21.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains35082005-08-29
22.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau25752006-08-25
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades20252008-11-15
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains1682007-06-08
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains20 
26.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau26842007-07-24
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4100South Washington Cascades402010-06-04
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau1099 
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau18392009-04-04
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau1273 
31.PacificPacific County High Point3020Washington Coastal Hills15002010-03-26
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades7722009-03-22
33.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau7492009-07-27
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills3932010-04-06
35.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24072006-10-04
36.AdamsKarakul Hills2105North Columbia Plateau1952009-07-27
37.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills15312009-02-28
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point1648North Columbia Plateau549 
39.IslandCamano Island High Point590Inside Passage Islands5902009-03-26

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List Description

There are 39 counties in Washington, and their high points make up the most serious collection of alpine challenges for county highpointers of any state except Alaska. The big volcanoes--Rainier, Adams, Baker, and Glacier Peak--are actually easier to climb than rocky, remote, and rugged giants like Bonanza, Buckner, and Olympus. Throw in a class-4 rock climb (Big Horn), more monster Cascade summits (Daniel, North Gardner), a few forested logging-road points in the southwest, flat farmland points in the east, and other random mountains, and you have a murderer's row line-up of peaks. As of early 2008, only four people were known to have climbed all these summits.

Acknowledgements

  • By 1995 I had a self-researched verision of this list, with 32 of the 39 points correct.
  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1993 by Andy Martin, reviewed by Steve Fry, Ken Jones, and John Roper.

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