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Washington Bulger List

Showing Dan Lauren'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 Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2461999-07-04
2.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area8181999-07-11
3.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81162000-07-23
4.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74982001-06-17
5.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains53542001-09-02
6.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88122002-07-07
7.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades10552002-07-11
8.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains4052002-09-08
9.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains8822002-09-18
10.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains39962003-04-19
11.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17602003-05-02
12.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range42112003-07-22
13.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range47792003-08-15
14.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range16492003-08-16
15.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains24362004-06-13
16.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades38082004-07-11
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34502004-08-29
18.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6652005-04-24
18.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2802005-04-24
20.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades14872005-05-28
21.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades37112005-07-01
22.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades30342005-08-21
23.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21882006-07-29
24.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7422006-10-06
25.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6442006-10-07
25.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains17202006-10-07
27.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20702006-10-08
28.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range44112007-07-01
29.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains3802007-09-01
30.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains28112007-09-02
31.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains27312008-07-22
31.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains6722008-07-22
33.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains11702008-07-23
34.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak8555Methow Mountains1552008-07-24
35.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains4242008-07-25
36.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15812009-05-03
37.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45732010-05-09
38.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8382010-05-15
39.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades30402012-07-14
40.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades6852012-08-11
40.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades8002012-08-11
42.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades8282012-08-12
42.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades4142012-08-12
44.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades29072013-06-29
45.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range5272013-07-21
46.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range9042013-07-22
47.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range12302013-07-24
47.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range2802013-07-24
49.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area15222013-09-01
49.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7202013-09-01
51.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains7332014-07-12
52.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades802014-07-25
53.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades8542014-07-26
54.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22352014-08-10
54.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades4402014-08-10
54.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades10402014-08-10
57.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades4922014-08-11
58.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades802014-08-23
59.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains12612014-09-21
59.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains6552014-09-21
61.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains7602014-09-27
61.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains8552014-09-27
61.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains4412014-09-27
64.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range16862014-10-03
65.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range17722014-10-04
66.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area18882015-07-11
67.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades10802015-07-28
68.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades17222015-07-29
69.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades18002015-07-30
70.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30702015-08-08
70.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7262015-08-08
72.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area16802015-08-16
72.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area12192015-08-16
74.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains4802015-08-22
74.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12442015-08-22
76.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range9892015-09-05
76.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range7582015-09-05
78.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range43652015-09-06
79.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains6982015-09-27
80.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains20322015-09-28
81.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains5702016-05-30
82.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades2642016-07-04
83.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28842016-07-14
84.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range18802016-08-05
85.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range9552016-08-28
85.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range11472016-08-28
87.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range32682016-08-29
87.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range8942016-08-29
89.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range3972016-08-30
90.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range16242016-08-31
91.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11262016-09-16
92.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades8402017-07-02
93.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades18852017-07-07
94.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains10722017-07-15
95.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range10722017-07-29
95.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range8112017-07-29
97.Storm King8520Central North Cascades6002017-08-06
98.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades21112017-08-08
99.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains4842017-08-09
100.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains8012017-08-19

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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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