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Washington County High Points

Showing Bob Schwab's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (24 out of 39, or 61.54%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2101993-07-27
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades81161981-09-13
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades8812 
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades7498 
5.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3711 
6.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3034 
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades3996 
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades0 
9.LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades240 
10.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838 
11.KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480 
11.KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480 
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains1720 
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5168 
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains818 
16.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains47402003-07-24
17.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2132 
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains2407Unknown
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains779Unknown
20.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains60Unknown
21.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3503Unknown
22.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau2565Unknown
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades2005Unknown
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains168Unknown
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains0 
26.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau26742003-07-23
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades02003-07-21
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau1089Unknown
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau1829Unknown
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau12682003-08-08
31.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills1480Unknown
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades762Unknown
33.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau7492003-08-07
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills393Unknown
35.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24072001-07-29
36.AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau1902003-08-07
37.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1521Unknown
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau5412003-08-08
39.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands580Unknown

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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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