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Washington Bulger List

Showing Andy Dewey's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (100 out of 100, or 100%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81161999-08-22
2.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45732000-05-13
3.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains53542006-08-09
4.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range44112006-08-16
5.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74982006-09-01
6.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88122007-05-28
7.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2102007-06-26
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains28112007-08-18
9.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades802007-08-25
10.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34502008-05-31 a
11.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6652008-06-04 a
12.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17602008-06-04 b
13.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2802008-06-04 d
14.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12442008-06-04 e
15.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains4802008-06-05 a
16.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8382008-06-05 b
17.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains3802008-07-09 a
18.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains8822008-07-09 b
19.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains24362008-08-26 a
20.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak8555Methow Mountains1552008-08-29 a
21.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains4242008-08-29 b
22.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains7602008-08-30
23.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains8012008-08-31
24.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains20322008-09-01
25.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains6722008-10-27 b
26.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains11702008-10-28 a
27.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains27312008-10-28 c
28.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains8552008-10-29 b
29.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains4412008-10-29 c
30.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains5702009-05-15
31.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15812009-05-20
32.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11262009-05-27 b
33.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28842009-05-28
34.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades29072009-06-16 a
35.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades8542009-07-14 a
36.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades30342009-07-15 a
37.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades802009-07-15 b
38.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range42112009-08-17
39.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area16802009-08-22 a
40.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area12192009-08-22 b
41.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains12612009-09-16 a
42.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains6552009-09-16 b
43.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22352009-09-23 a
44.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades4402009-09-23 b
45.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades10402009-09-24 a
46.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades4922009-09-24 b
47.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range16862009-11-03
48.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7262009-11-04 a
49.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30702009-11-04 b
50.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains39962010-05-25 a
51.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains6982010-05-25 b
52.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area8182010-07-07 a
53.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21882010-07-23 a
54.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades8002010-07-23 b
55.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades6852010-07-23 c
56.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades4142010-07-24 a
57.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades8282010-07-24 b
58.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area15222010-07-29
59.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7202010-07-30 a
60.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area18882010-07-30 b
61.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range5272010-08-19
62.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range9042010-08-20
63.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range16492010-08-21 a
64.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range47792010-08-21 b
65.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20702010-09-29 a
66.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7422010-09-29 b
67.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6442010-09-29 c
68.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains17202010-09-29 d
69.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains10722010-09-30
70.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range11472010-10-05 a
71.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range9552010-10-05 b
72.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range8942010-10-06 b
73.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range32682010-10-06 c
74.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range3972010-10-07 a
75.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range10722010-10-07 b
76.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range8112010-10-07 c
77.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range16242010-10-08 b
78.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range18802011-07-04 c
79.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades37112011-07-23 a
80.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades21112011-07-23 b
81.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains4842011-07-24
82.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades18852011-08-03
83.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains7332011-08-28
84.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades38082011-09-03
85.Storm King8520Central North Cascades6002011-09-04
86.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades14872011-09-05
87.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades10552011-09-14
88.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains4052011-09-16
89.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range2802011-09-24 a
90.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range12302011-09-24 b
91.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range43652011-10-07
92.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range17722011-10-08
93.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades8402012-07-10 a
94.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades30402012-07-10 b
95.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades2642012-07-12
96.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades10802012-08-08
97.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades17222012-08-09
98.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades18002012-08-10 b
99.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range7582012-09-04 a
100.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range9892012-09-04 b

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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.



     Summit Routes: Washington's Highest Peaks

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.


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