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Washington Bulger List

RankPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
(Avg)
97.Abernathy Peak2536Methow Mountains250
89.Amphitheater Mountain2548Okanogan Range238
66.Argonaut Peak2576Wenatchee Mountains229
91.Austera Peak2540Central North Cascades132
77.Azurite Peak2566Okanogan Range585
62.Big Craggy Peak2582Okanogan Range942
95.Big Snagtooth2539Methow Mountains180
17.Black Peak2734Central North Cascades1058
80.Blackcap Mountain2559Okanogan Range127
6.Bonanza Peak2899Central North Cascades1137
23.Boston Peak2711Central North Cascades266
50.Buck Mountain2599Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area575
38.Cannon Mountain2633Wenatchee Mountains262
47.Cardinal Peak2618Chelan Mountains637
58.Cashmere Mountain2591Wenatchee Mountains488
43.Cathedral Peak2622Okanogan Range312
65.Chiwawa Mountain2578Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area377
42.Clark Mountain2622Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area470
33.Colchuck Peak2653Wenatchee Mountains264
19.Copper Peak2732Entiat Mountains153
94.Cosho Peak2540Central North Cascades156
81.Courtney Peak2558Methow Mountains211
56.Dark Peak2592Central North Cascades86
88.Devore Peak2554Central North Cascades531
21.Dome Peak2725Central North Cascades939
68.Dorado Needle2579Central North Cascades256
26.Dragontail Peak2700Wenatchee Mountains548
73.Dumbell Mountain2567Entiat Mountains391
25.Eldorado Peak2703Central North Cascades673
72.Emerald Peak2567Chelan Mountains232
51.Enchantment Peak2603Wenatchee Mountains158
99.Flora Mountain2536Central North Cascades555
27.Forbidden Peak2687Central North Cascades328
30.Fortress Mountain2676Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area524
22.Gardner Mountain2712Methow Mountains219
5.Glacier Peak3212Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area2291
85.Golden Horn2550Okanogan Range349
9.Goode Mountain2810Central North Cascades1167
74.Greenwood Mountain2565Entiat Mountains206
63.Hoodoo Peak2580Methow Mountains135
60.Horseshoe Peak2591Central North Cascades37
14.Jack Mountain2763Hozameen Range1283
36.Katsuk Peak2652Central North Cascades146
44.Kimtah Peak2627Central North Cascades329
59.Klawatti Peak2586Central North Cascades215
84.Lake Mountain2551Okanogan Range253
68.Little Annapurna2579Wenatchee Mountains98
3.Little Tahoma3395Mount Rainier Area255
63.Lost Peak2580Okanogan Range501
77.Luahna Peak2566Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area231
54.Martin Peak2594Central North Cascades649
83.Martin Peak2553Methow Mountains267
87.McClellan Peak2549Wenatchee Mountains385
28.Mesahchie Peak2681Central North Cascades688
46.Monument Peak2619Okanogan Range333
2.Mount Adams3742Mount Adams Area2480
4.Mount Baker3286Skagit Range2696
68.Mount Bigelow2579Methow Mountains244
11.Mount Buckner2778Central North Cascades931
45.Mount Carru2620Okanogan Range297
39.Mount Custer2630Skagit Range380
8.Mount Fernow2819Entiat Mountains857
96.Mount Formidable2537Central North Cascades580
31.Mount Lago2665Okanogan Range996
13.Mount Logan2770Central North Cascades460
15.Mount Maude2761Entiat Mountains274
60.Mount Rahm2591Skagit Range98
1.Mount Rainier4392Mount Rainier Area4026
18.Mount Redoubt2734Skagit Range509
92.Mount Saint Helens2540Mount Saint Helens Area1400
10.Mount Shuksan2783Skagit Range1350
16.Mount Spickard2737Skagit Range1463
7.Mount Stuart2870Wenatchee Mountains1632
56.Mox Peaks2592Skagit Range282
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak2562Skagit Range166
20.North Gardner Mountain2730Methow Mountains1224
48.Osceola Peak2617Okanogan Range355
28.Oval Peak2681Methow Mountains833
77.Pinnacle Mountain2566Chelan Mountains536
55.Primus Peak2593Central North Cascades258
40.Ptarmigan Peak2626Okanogan Range279
49.Raven Ridge2615Methow Mountains341
35.Remmel Mountain2647Okanogan Range1336
53.Reynolds Peak2594Methow Mountains625
32.Robinson Mountain2660Okanogan Range520
36.Sahale Peak2652Central North Cascades37
76.Saska Peak2562Chelan Mountains203
12.Seven Fingered Jack2774Entiat Mountains122
41.Sherpa Peak2623Wenatchee Mountains130
24.Silver Star Mountain2705Methow Mountains748
68.Sinister Peak2579Central North Cascades269
90.Snowfield Peak2544Central North Cascades892
81.Spectacle Buttes2558Entiat Mountains333
34.Star Peak2649Methow Mountains363
51.Storm King2603Central North Cascades195
97.Switchback Mountain2536Methow Mountains140
67.Tower Mountain2574Okanogan Range885
99.Tupshin Peak2542Central North Cascades341
85.West Craggy2550Okanogan Range227
92.Windy Peak2540Okanogan Range545

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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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