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Washington Bulger List

Showing Devin Monas's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (40 out of 100, or 40%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
97.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains801 
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range758 
66.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains733 
91.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades414 
77.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range1880 
62.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30702015-09-26
95.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains570 
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34502013-07-28
80.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range397 
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3711 
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades854 
50.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1888 
38.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains838 
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20702014-07-04
58.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15812011-08-20
43.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range989 
65.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area12192011-08-06
42.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1522 
33.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6652010-08-14
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains484 
94.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades492 
81.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains6722013-08-31
56.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades264 
88.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades1722 
21.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades3040 
68.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades8002016-08-21
26.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17602011-10-09
73.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1261 
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21882011-06-06
72.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7422014-07-05
51.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains4802013-10-19
99.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades1800 
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades10552014-08-09
30.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1680 
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains6982012-05-27
5.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7498 
85.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11262013-09-15
9.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades3808 
74.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains655 
63.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains424 
60.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades802014-05-31
14.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range4211 
36.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades440 
44.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades1040 
59.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades6852011-06-05
84.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range811 
68.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains280 
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area8182013-05-19
63.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range1624 
77.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area720 
54.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades2111 
83.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains8552011-09-04
87.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12442013-10-20
28.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades2235 
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range1072 
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area8116 
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range8812 
68.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains7602011-09-03
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades30342012-07-22
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range955 
39.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range1230 
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains28112011-07-03
96.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades1885 
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range3268 
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades1487 
15.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains8822014-10-11
60.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range280 
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2102011-06-26
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range1649 
92.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45732011-05-30
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range44112012-08-12
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range4779 
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains53542015-07-11
56.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range904 
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range527 
20.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains39962012-05-27
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range1147 
28.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains27312013-09-01
77.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains17202014-07-06
55.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades828 
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range894 
49.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak8555Methow Mountains1552012-06-09
35.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4365 
53.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2032 
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1686 
36.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades802011-07-23
76.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6442014-07-05
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains3802011-07-04
41.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains405 
24.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains24362012-08-05
68.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades840 
90.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2907 
81.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains1072 
34.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains11702013-09-01
51.Storm King8520Central North Cascades600 
97.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains4412011-09-04
67.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28842013-09-14
99.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades1080 
85.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7262015-09-27
92.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1772 

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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.

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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