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Washington County High Points

Showing Ken Jones's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (34 out of 39, or 87.18%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2101982-05-31
2.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88121982-07-18
3.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades81161982-07-25
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades74981983-05-29
5.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78381986-08-23
6.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills14801992-03-15
7.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau25651992-06-07
8.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills15211993-03-28
9.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands5801993-05-09
10.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains21321994-05-08
11.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades39961994-10-02 a
12.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24071996-03-23
13.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau7491996-06-16
14.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau26741996-06-16 a
15.KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades34801996-07-07 b
15.KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades34801996-07-07 b
17.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau18291997-06-01 a
18.FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau5411997-06-01 b
19.AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau1901997-06-01 c
20.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades7621997-06-08
21.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains47401997-07-12
22.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains51681997-07-13 a
23.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains17201997-07-13 b
24.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains35031997-07-14 a
25.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau10891997-07-14 b
26.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau12681997-07-14 c
27.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills3931998-06-07
28.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains8181998-07-08 a
29.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades01998-07-18 a
30.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades20051998-11-01
31.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains1682000-09-30
32.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains02001-10-02
33.LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades2402007-07-01
34.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades02008-07-26
 ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3711 
 SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3034 
 ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains2407 
 GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains779 
 AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains60 

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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.


  • 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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