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Washington Bulger List

Showing Andy Boos'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 Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45731988-05-08
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81161988-07-09
3.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88121989-05-22
4.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range44111989-07-09
5.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains8821989-07-29
6.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range9891990-07-06
7.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range7581990-07-06
8.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74981990-07-21
9.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15811990-07-26
10.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17601990-07-28 1
11.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2801990-07-28 2
12.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains4801990-07-28 3
13.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains53541990-09-26
14.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains24361991-05-26
15.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2101991-06-23
16.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34501991-08-04
17.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range9551991-08-30
18.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range11471991-08-30
19.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains11701992-05-24
20.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains27311992-05-25
21.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range16491993-05-30
22.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21881993-06-13
23.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades14871993-07-10
24.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12441993-09-23
25.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades10551994-07-15
26.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area12191994-09-05
27.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades801994-09-18
28.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades30401995-05-28
29.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades37111995-07-08
30.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades38081995-09-03
31.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades29071996-06-30
32.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range47791996-07-14
33.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range12301996-07-14
34.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22351996-07-25
35.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades30341996-08-24
36.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains39961996-09-01
37.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains6981996-09-01
38.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains28111996-09-27
39.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains3801996-09-28
40.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area15221997-06-15
41.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20701997-06-25
42.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6651997-07-12
43.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30701997-08-12
44.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7261997-08-12
45.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11261997-08-16
46.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28841997-08-17
47.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area16801997-08-22
48.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades18851997-09-21
49.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range43651998-05-24
50.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area8181998-07-05
51.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains12611998-08-01
52.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range42111998-08-29
53.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range16861998-09-22
54.Raven Ridge8580Methow Mountains11001998-09-23
55.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains20321998-09-24
56.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains4241998-10-04
57.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8381999-05-25
58.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6441999-09-05
59.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area18882000-08-23
60.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains10722000-09-20
61.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains7602001-05-22
62.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains8552001-05-22
63.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains4412001-05-22
64.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range16242001-07-04
65.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range3972001-07-04
66.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range32682001-07-05
67.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range8942001-07-05
68.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range10722001-07-06
69.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range8112001-07-07
70.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades4402004-07-03
71.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range18802004-08-01
72.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains17202005-06-21
73.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7422005-06-22
74.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades10402005-07-03
75.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades4922005-07-03
76.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range17712006-06-20
77.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains6722006-06-21
78.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains8012006-06-22
79.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains4842007-06-19
80.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades21112007-07-01
81.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades18002007-07-02
82.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades10802007-07-04
83.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades17222007-07-05
84.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains7332008-06-27
85.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains4052008-06-29
86.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7202008-07-09
87.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains5702008-07-31
88.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains6552008-09-09
89.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades6852010-07-23
90.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades8002010-07-23
91.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades8282010-07-24
92.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades4142010-07-24
93.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades8402012-07-10
94.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades2642012-07-12
95.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades8542012-08-03
96.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades802012-08-04
97.Storm King8520Central North Cascades6002012-08-16
98.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range2802012-08-26
99.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range5272013-07-07
100.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range9042013-08-06

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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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