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Washington Bulger List

Showing Sean Albert's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (100 out of 100, or 100%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88122011-06-12
2.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area8182011-07-02
3.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81162011-08-13
4.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2102011-08-23
5.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21882011-08-27
6.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains3802011-09-03
7.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains8822011-09-04
8.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30702011-09-10
9.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7262011-09-11
10.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2802011-09-23 a
11.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17602011-09-23 b
12.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains4802011-09-24
13.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range47792012-07-06
14.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range16492012-07-07
15.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains7332012-07-15
16.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains4052012-07-24 b
17.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains27312012-08-08
18.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains6722012-08-09 a
19.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains11702012-08-09 b
20.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range44112012-08-31
21.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74982012-09-02 a
22.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range11472012-09-23
23.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range9552012-09-24 a
24.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range3972012-09-24 b
25.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range16242012-09-25
26.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34502012-09-29
27.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains4242012-10-06 a
28.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak8555Methow Mountains1552012-10-06 b
29.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45732013-05-05
30.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6652013-05-26
31.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12442013-06-01
32.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains6982013-06-15 a
33.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains39962013-06-15 b
34.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15812013-06-22
35.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range17722013-06-29
36.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range9892013-06-30
37.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range7582013-07-01
38.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range43652013-07-02
39.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades10552013-07-13
40.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range16862013-07-14
41.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8382013-08-09
42.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains53542013-08-17
43.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range42112013-09-01
44.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area15222013-09-08 a
45.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7202013-09-08 b
46.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains4412013-10-05
47.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area12192013-10-12
48.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains8552013-10-26 a
49.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains7602013-10-26 b
50.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains5702014-05-24
51.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades14872014-06-21
52.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades6852014-07-04
53.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades4142014-07-05 a
54.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades8282014-07-05 b
55.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades29072014-07-12 a
56.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades8542014-07-21 a
57.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades802014-07-21 b
58.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades10402014-08-02 a
59.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades4922014-08-02 b
60.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades4402014-08-03 a
61.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22352014-08-03 b
62.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains12612014-08-17 a
63.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains6552014-08-17 b
64.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range32682014-08-25
65.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range8942014-08-26 b
66.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range10722014-08-31 a
67.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range8112014-08-31 b
68.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades802014-09-06 a
69.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades30342014-09-06 b
70.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range18802014-09-14
71.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11262014-09-20
72.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28842014-09-21
73.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area18882014-09-28
74.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area16802014-09-29
75.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades8002015-05-29
76.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades2642015-06-06
77.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades8402015-06-13 a
78.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades30402015-06-13 b
79.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains10722015-06-20
80.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades37112015-06-28 a
81.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades21112015-06-28 b
82.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range9042015-07-03
83.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range5272015-07-04
84.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range12302015-07-05 a
85.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range2802015-07-05 b
86.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades38082015-07-24
87.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains28112015-07-30 a
88.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains4842015-07-30 b
89.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades18852015-08-16
90.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains24362016-05-30
91.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20702016-06-25
92.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains17202016-06-26 a
93.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6442016-06-26 b
94.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7422016-06-27
95.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades10802016-07-03 a
96.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades17222016-07-03 b
97.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades18002016-07-04
98.Storm King8520Central North Cascades6002016-07-24
99.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains20322016-07-29
100.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains8012016-07-30

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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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