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Washington Bulger List

Showing Eric Eames'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 Baker10,781Skagit Range88122007-06-02
2.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range44112008-06-28
3.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45732008-08-01
4.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30702009-06-13
5.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17602009-06-20
5.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6652009-06-20
7.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades802009-07-11
8.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74982009-07-26
9.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains3802009-10-08
9.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains8822009-10-08
11.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21882010-02-20
12.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area8182010-05-13
13.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8382010-06-05
14.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7262010-06-19
15.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains53542010-06-26
16.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains24362010-07-03
17.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades8542010-07-17
18.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades8282010-07-24
19.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades18852010-08-15
20.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range17712010-08-21
21.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34502010-09-04
22.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains8012010-09-05
23.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains4242010-09-24
24.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains12612010-10-02
24.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains6552010-10-02
26.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area18882010-10-06
27.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15812010-10-16
28.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains4802010-11-04
29.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains20322011-05-20
30.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range16862011-06-04
31.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades29072011-06-22
32.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2102011-06-26
33.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains8552011-07-02
33.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains4412011-07-02
35.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains7602011-07-03
36.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains5702011-07-09
37.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades30342011-07-17
37.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades802011-07-17
39.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains6722011-07-23
40.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains11702011-07-24
41.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area16802011-07-30
41.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area12192011-07-30
43.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains28112011-08-13
44.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak8555Methow Mountains1552011-08-20
45.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area15222011-09-05
45.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7202011-09-05
47.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range11472011-09-10
48.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range32682011-09-11
48.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range9552011-09-11
48.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range3972011-09-11
51.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains27312011-09-24
52.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12442011-10-02
53.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains17202011-10-27
54.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains39962012-05-19
54.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains6982012-05-19
56.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range43652012-06-16
57.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains7332012-07-01
58.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades14872012-07-07
59.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range47792012-07-28
59.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range12302012-07-28
59.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range2802012-07-28
62.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22352012-08-04
62.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades4402012-08-04
64.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains10722012-08-13
65.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades8002012-08-18
66.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades6852013-05-09
66.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades4142013-05-09
68.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains4052013-06-01
69.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range42112013-06-08
70.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2802013-06-15
71.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades30402013-06-30
71.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades8402013-06-30
73.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28842013-07-06
73.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11262013-07-06
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range5272013-07-13
76.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range16492013-07-14
76.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range9042013-07-14
78.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades10402013-07-27
78.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades4922013-07-27
80.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range18802013-08-03
81.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81162013-08-17
82.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7422013-08-31
83.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20702013-09-01
83.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6442013-09-01
85.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades10552013-09-14
86.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range8942013-10-05
87.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range9892013-10-26
88.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range7582013-10-27
89.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades2642014-05-24
90.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades17222014-06-07
90.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades10802014-06-07
92.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades18002014-06-08
93.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades21112014-07-05
94.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades37112014-07-06
95.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades38082014-07-18
95.Storm King8520Central North Cascades6002014-07-18
97.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range16242014-08-03
98.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range10722014-08-04
98.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range8112014-08-04
100.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains4842014-08-17

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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.

Sources

Links

     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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