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Washington Bulger List

Showing Tom Nanevicz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (72 out of 100, or 72%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45731992-06-23
2.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2101992-07-22
3.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81161993-07-23
4.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74981994-08-29
5.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88121996-07-15
6.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains3801997-08-05
7.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range44111998-08-03
8.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains8822000-07-21
9.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2802007-08-07
10.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6652008-06-07
11.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30702008-07-26
12.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7262008-07-27
13.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains53542008-09-28
14.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21882009-05-31
15.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17602009-06-20
16.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains11702009-07-04
16.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains6722009-07-04
18.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades29072009-07-25
19.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34502009-10-10
20.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains7602010-07-04
20.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains4412010-07-04
22.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains24362010-07-18
23.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15812010-09-11
24.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8382010-09-22
25.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains4242010-10-02
26.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak8555Methow Mountains1552011-06-25
27.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range17722011-07-15
28.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains8012011-07-17
29.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area16802011-08-06
29.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area12192011-08-06
31.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains8552011-08-21
32.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains27312011-09-04
33.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains12612011-09-11
33.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains6552011-09-11
35.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains39962011-09-30
35.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains6982011-09-30
37.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range16862012-07-02
38.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains4802012-07-28
38.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12442012-07-28
40.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7422012-08-09
41.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20702012-08-10
41.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6442012-08-10
43.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains17202012-08-11
44.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range11472012-08-24
45.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range32682012-08-25
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range9552012-08-25
47.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range3972012-08-26
48.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range10722012-09-15
48.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range8112012-09-15
50.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range16242012-09-16
51.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range7582013-07-05
52.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range9892013-07-06
53.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area8182013-07-13
54.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades802013-07-20
55.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range8942013-08-09
56.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area15222013-08-24
56.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7202013-08-24
58.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains10722013-09-01
59.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains7332013-09-14
60.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains20322013-10-26
61.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range18802014-06-30
62.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains28112014-08-10
63.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades10402014-08-20
63.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades4922014-08-20
65.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22352014-08-21
65.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades4402014-08-21
67.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades30342014-09-07
67.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades802014-09-07
69.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area18882014-09-21
70.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains5702014-10-03
71.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades6852015-06-13
71.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades8002015-06-13
 Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3711 
 Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades3808 
 Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades1487 
 Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range4211 
 Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range4779 
 Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range1649 
 Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains484 
 Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades3040 
 Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades854 
 Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1055 
 Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4365 
 Mount Custer8630Skagit Range1230 
 Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains405 
 Storm King8520Central North Cascades600 
 Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades2111 
 Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades828 
 Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range904 
 Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades264 
 Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range280 
 Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range2884 
 Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades840 
 Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range527 
 Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range1126 
 Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades1722 
 Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades414 
 Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades1885 
 Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades1080 
 Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades1800 

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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 Washington Peaks over 8200 feet, showing 130 summits in the state over 8200 feet and having a 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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