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Washington Bulger List

RankPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M 
1.Mount Rainier4392Mount Rainier Area4026
2.Mount Adams3742Mount Adams Area2474
3.Little Tahoma3395Mount Rainier Area249
4.Mount Baker3286Skagit Range2686
5.Glacier Peak3206Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area2285
6.Bonanza Peak2899Central North Cascades1131
7.Mount Stuart2870Wenatchee Mountains1632
8.Mount Fernow2819Entiat Mountains857
9.Goode Mountain2804Central North Cascades1161
10.Mount Shuksan2783Skagit Range1344
11.Mount Buckner2778Central North Cascades925
12.Seven Fingered Jack2774Entiat Mountains116
13.Mount Logan2770Central North Cascades454
14.Jack Mountain2763Hozameen Range1283
15.Mount Maude2755Entiat Mountains268
16.Mount Spickard2737Skagit Range1457
17.Black Peak2734Central North Cascades1052
18.Mount Redoubt2734Skagit Range503
19.Copper Peak2732Entiat Mountains147
20.North Gardner Mountain2730Methow Mountains1218
21.Dome Peak2719Central North Cascades927
22.Gardner Mountain2712Methow Mountains213
23.Boston Peak2711Central North Cascades260
24.Silver Star Mountain2705Methow Mountains742
25.Eldorado Peak2703Central North Cascades667
26.Dragontail Peak2694Wenatchee Mountains536
27.Forbidden Peak2687Central North Cascades322
28.Oval Peak2681Methow Mountains833
29.Mesahchie Peak2681Central North Cascades682
30.Fortress Mountain2670Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area512
31.Mount Lago2665Okanogan Range996
32.Robinson Mountain2660Okanogan Range514
33.Colchuck Peak2653Wenatchee Mountains202
34.Star Peak2649Methow Mountains357
35.Remmel Mountain2647Okanogan Range1330
36.Katsuk Peak2646Central North Cascades134
37.Sahale Peak2646Central North Cascades25
38.Cannon Mountain2633Wenatchee Mountains256
39.Mount Custer2630Skagit Range374
40.Ptarmigan Peak2626Okanogan Range273
41.Sherpa Peak2623Wenatchee Mountains124
42.Clark Mountain2622Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area464
43.Cathedral Peak2622Okanogan Range302
44.Kimtah Peak2621Central North Cascades317
45.Mount Carru2620Okanogan Range291
46.Monument Peak2619Okanogan Range327
47.Cardinal Peak2618Chelan Mountains631
48.Osceola Peak2617Okanogan Range349
49.Raven Ridge2615Methow Mountains335
50.Buck Mountain2599Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area575
51.Storm King2597Central North Cascades183
52.Enchantment Peak2597Wenatchee Mountains146
53.Reynolds Peak2594Methow Mountains619
54.Martin Peak2594Central North Cascades643
55.Primus Peak2593Central North Cascades252
56.Mox Peaks2592Skagit Range276
57.Dark Peak2592Central North Cascades80
58.Cashmere Mountain2591Wenatchee Mountains482
59.Klawatti Peak2586Central North Cascades209
60.Mount Rahm2585Skagit Range86
61.Horseshoe Peak2585Central North Cascades25
62.Big Craggy Peak2582Okanogan Range936
63.Lost Peak2580Okanogan Range495
64.Hoodoo Peak2580Methow Mountains129
65.Chiwawa Mountain2578Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area371
66.Argonaut Peak2576Wenatchee Mountains223
67.Tower Mountain2574Okanogan Range879
68.Sinister Peak2573Central North Cascades257
69.Dorado Needle2573Central North Cascades244
70.Mount Bigelow2573Methow Mountains232
71.Little Annapurna2573Wenatchee Mountains86
72.Emerald Peak2567Chelan Mountains226
73.Dumbell Mountain2567Entiat Mountains385
74.Greenwood Mountain2565Entiat Mountains200
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak2562Skagit Range160
76.Saska Peak2562Chelan Mountains197
77.Azurite Peak2560Okanogan Range573
78.Pinnacle Mountain2560Chelan Mountains524
79.Luahna Peak2560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area219
80.Blackcap Mountain2559Okanogan Range121
81.Spectacle Buttes2558Entiat Mountains327
82.Courtney Peak2558Methow Mountains205
83.Martin Peak2553Methow Mountains261
84.Lake Mountain2551Okanogan Range247
85.Golden Horn2550Okanogan Range343
86.West Craggy2550Okanogan Range221
87.McClellan Peak2549Wenatchee Mountains379
88.Devore Peak2548Central North Cascades525
89.Amphitheater Mountain2548Okanogan Range232
90.Snowfield Peak2544Central North Cascades886
91.Austera Peak2540Central North Cascades126
92.Mount Saint Helens2540Mount Saint Helens Area1394
93.Windy Peak2540Okanogan Range540
94.Cosho Peak2540Central North Cascades150
95.Big Snagtooth2539Methow Mountains174
96.Mount Formidable2537Central North Cascades574
97.Abernathy Peak2536Methow Mountains244
98.Switchback Mountain2536Methow Mountains134
99.Flora Mountain2536Central North Cascades549
100.Tupshin Peak2536Central North Cascades329

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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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