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Washington Bulger List

Showing Luke Shy's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (86 out of 100, or 86%)

RankPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
97.Abernathy Peak2536Methow Mountains2442011-08-14
89.Amphitheater Mountain2548Okanogan Range232 
66.Argonaut Peak2576Wenatchee Mountains2232009-08-01
91.Austera Peak2540Central North Cascades1262011-07-02
77.Azurite Peak2560Okanogan Range5732014-06-21
62.Big Craggy Peak2582Okanogan Range9362012-06-10
95.Big Snagtooth2539Methow Mountains1742011-06-19
17.Black Peak2734Central North Cascades10522009-06-28
80.Blackcap Mountain2559Okanogan Range1212013-08-18
6.Bonanza Peak2899Central North Cascades11312008-07-04
23.Boston Peak2711Central North Cascades2602014-09-20
50.Buck Mountain2599Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area5752010-10-16
38.Cannon Mountain2633Wenatchee Mountains2562009-07-11
47.Cardinal Peak2618Chelan Mountains631 
58.Cashmere Mountain2591Wenatchee Mountains4822008-06-07
43.Cathedral Peak2622Okanogan Range302 
65.Chiwawa Mountain2578Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area3712008-08-24
42.Clark Mountain2622Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area4642012-09-03
33.Colchuck Peak2653Wenatchee Mountains2022008-07-12
19.Copper Peak2732Entiat Mountains147 
94.Cosho Peak2540Central North Cascades1502012-08-26
81.Courtney Peak2558Methow Mountains2052010-09-04
56.Dark Peak2592Central North Cascades80 
88.Devore Peak2548Central North Cascades5252013-07-28
21.Dome Peak2719Central North Cascades9272014-08-23
68.Dorado Needle2573Central North Cascades2442010-08-15
26.Dragontail Peak2694Wenatchee Mountains5362008-07-11
73.Dumbell Mountain2567Entiat Mountains3852012-07-28
25.Eldorado Peak2703Central North Cascades6672010-05-15
72.Emerald Peak2567Chelan Mountains226 
51.Enchantment Peak2597Wenatchee Mountains1462009-07-10
99.Flora Mountain2536Central North Cascades5492013-07-29
27.Forbidden Peak2687Central North Cascades3222010-06-27
30.Fortress Mountain2670Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area5122009-08-08
22.Gardner Mountain2712Methow Mountains2132011-06-04
5.Glacier Peak3206Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area22852009-07-05
85.Golden Horn2550Okanogan Range3432009-08-16
9.Goode Mountain2804Central North Cascades11612014-07-26
74.Greenwood Mountain2565Entiat Mountains2002012-07-28
63.Hoodoo Peak2580Methow Mountains1292012-07-04
60.Horseshoe Peak2585Central North Cascades252013-06-22
14.Jack Mountain2763Hozameen Range1283 
36.Katsuk Peak2646Central North Cascades1342012-08-27
44.Kimtah Peak2621Central North Cascades317 
59.Klawatti Peak2586Central North Cascades2092011-07-03
84.Lake Mountain2551Okanogan Range2472013-08-17
68.Little Annapurna2573Wenatchee Mountains862008-07-11
3.Little Tahoma3395Mount Rainier Area2492009-07-19
63.Lost Peak2580Okanogan Range4952013-08-18
77.Luahna Peak2560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area2192012-09-03
54.Martin Peak2594Central North Cascades643 
83.Martin Peak2553Methow Mountains2612011-09-04
87.McClellan Peak2549Wenatchee Mountains3792009-07-11
28.Mesahchie Peak2681Central North Cascades6822012-08-27
46.Monument Peak2619Okanogan Range3272013-08-17
2.Mount Adams3742Mount Adams Area24742007-06-23
4.Mount Baker3286Skagit Range26862007-06-03
68.Mount Bigelow2573Methow Mountains2322011-09-03
11.Mount Buckner2778Central North Cascades9252010-07-18
45.Mount Carru2620Okanogan Range2912010-09-11
39.Mount Custer2630Skagit Range3742014-07-12
8.Mount Fernow2819Entiat Mountains8572008-08-30
96.Mount Formidable2537Central North Cascades574 
31.Mount Lago2665Okanogan Range9962010-09-11
13.Mount Logan2770Central North Cascades4542013-09-08
15.Mount Maude2755Entiat Mountains2682008-08-29
60.Mount Rahm2585Skagit Range862014-07-12
1.Mount Rainier4392Mount Rainier Area40262008-06-16
18.Mount Redoubt2734Skagit Range5032013-07-04
92.Mount Saint Helens2540Mount Saint Helens Area13942010-01-24
10.Mount Shuksan2783Skagit Range13442008-08-10
16.Mount Spickard2737Skagit Range14572013-07-06
7.Mount Stuart2870Wenatchee Mountains16322009-10-11
56.Mox Peaks2592Skagit Range2762013-07-05
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak2562Skagit Range1602013-07-06
20.North Gardner Mountain2730Methow Mountains12182011-06-04
48.Osceola Peak2617Okanogan Range3492010-09-10
28.Oval Peak2681Methow Mountains8332010-09-05
77.Pinnacle Mountain2560Chelan Mountains524 
55.Primus Peak2593Central North Cascades2522011-07-02
40.Ptarmigan Peak2626Okanogan Range2732010-09-11
49.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak2608Methow Mountains482012-07-05
35.Remmel Mountain2647Okanogan Range1330 
53.Reynolds Peak2594Methow Mountains6192010-08-08
32.Robinson Mountain2660Okanogan Range5142008-09-07
36.Sahale Peak2646Central North Cascades252010-07-17
76.Saska Peak2562Chelan Mountains197 
12.Seven Fingered Jack2774Entiat Mountains1162008-08-31
41.Sherpa Peak2623Wenatchee Mountains1242011-06-26
24.Silver Star Mountain2705Methow Mountains7422010-07-10
68.Sinister Peak2573Central North Cascades257 
90.Snowfield Peak2544Central North Cascades8862013-03-31
81.Spectacle Buttes2558Entiat Mountains3272014-09-01
34.Star Peak2649Methow Mountains3572010-09-05
51.Storm King2597Central North Cascades1832014-07-27
97.Switchback Mountain2536Methow Mountains1342011-09-04
67.Tower Mountain2574Okanogan Range8792009-08-15
99.Tupshin Peak2536Central North Cascades3292013-07-28
85.West Craggy2550Okanogan Range2212012-06-10
92.Windy Peak2540Okanogan Range5402014-08-09

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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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