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Washington County High Points

Showing Greg Slayden's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (35 out of 39, or 89.74%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2101994-07-20 b
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades81161997-07-05
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88121995-07-15
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades74982006-07-26 b
5.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades37112009-07-02
6.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades30342008-08-23
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades39962009-05-31
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades02008-07-19
9.LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades2402007-07-01
10.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78382007-09-02
11.KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades34802003-08-08
11.KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades34802003-08-08
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains17202007-08-12
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains51682007-08-11
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains8182008-09-14 b
16.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains47402010-08-12
17.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains21321995-07-30
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains2407 
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains779 
20.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains60 
21.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains35032007-08-22
22.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau25652008-10-04 b
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades20052005-07-01
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains168 
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains02007-05-28 a
26.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau26742007-10-06 a
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades02005-06-30 a
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau10892012-08-11 a
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau18292008-10-04 a
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau12682010-08-13
31.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills14802007-05-05 a
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades7622008-05-10
33.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau7492007-10-06 b
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills3932006-11-10
35.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24071995-03-30
36.AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau1902013-07-10 a
37.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills15212008-11-15
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau5412013-07-13 b
39.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands5802004-03-27

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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.


  • 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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