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Washington Bulger List

RankPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
(Avg)
98.Abernathy PeakNullMethow MountainsNull
89.Amphitheater MountainNullOkanogan RangeNull
70.Argonaut PeakNullWenatchee MountainsNull
92.Austera PeakNullCentral North CascadesNull
74.Azurite Peak2566Okanogan Range585
62.Big Craggy PeakNullOkanogan RangeNull
96.Big SnagtoothNullMethow MountainsNull
17.Black PeakNullCentral North CascadesNull
80.Blackcap MountainNullOkanogan RangeNull
6.Bonanza PeakNullCentral North CascadesNull
23.Boston PeakNullCentral North CascadesNull
52.Buck MountainNullGlacier Peak-North Stevens Pass AreaNull
38.Cannon MountainNullWenatchee MountainsNull
47.Cardinal PeakNullChelan MountainsNull
58.Cashmere MountainNullWenatchee MountainsNull
44.Cathedral PeakNullOkanogan RangeNull
69.Chiwawa MountainNullGlacier Peak-North Stevens Pass AreaNull
43.Clark MountainNullGlacier Peak-North Stevens Pass AreaNull
33.Colchuck PeakNullWenatchee MountainsNull
19.Copper PeakNullEntiat MountainsNull
95.Cosho PeakNullCentral North CascadesNull
81.Courtney PeakNullMethow MountainsNull
56.Dark PeakNullCentral North CascadesNull
83.Devore Peak2554Central North CascadesNull
21.Dome Peak2725Central North Cascades939
65.Dorado Needle2579Central North Cascades256
26.Dragontail Peak2701Wenatchee Mountains549
73.Dumbell MountainNullEntiat MountainsNull
25.Eldorado PeakNullCentral North CascadesNull
72.Emerald PeakNullChelan MountainsNull
50.Enchantment Peak2603Wenatchee Mountains158
100.Flora MountainNullCentral North CascadesNull
27.Forbidden PeakNullCentral North CascadesNull
30.Fortress Mountain2676Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area524
22.Gardner MountainNullMethow MountainsNull
5.Glacier Peak3213Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass AreaNull
86.Golden HornNullOkanogan RangeNull
9.Goode Mountain2810Central North CascadesNull
77.Greenwood MountainNullEntiat MountainsNull
63.Hoodoo PeakNullMethow MountainsNull
59.Horseshoe Peak2591Central North Cascades37
14.Jack MountainNullHozameen RangeNull
34.Katsuk Peak2652Central North Cascades146
40.Kimtah Peak2627Central North Cascades329
61.Klawatti PeakNullCentral North CascadesNull
85.Lake MountainNullOkanogan RangeNull
65.Little Annapurna2579Wenatchee Mountains98
3.Little TahomaNullMount Rainier AreaNull
63.Lost PeakNullOkanogan RangeNull
74.Luahna Peak2566Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area232
84.Martin PeakNullMethow MountainsNull
54.Martin PeakNullCentral North CascadesNull
88.McClellan PeakNullWenatchee MountainsNull
28.Mesahchie PeakNullCentral North CascadesNull
46.Monument PeakNullOkanogan RangeNull
2.Mount AdamsNullMount Adams AreaNull
4.Mount BakerNullSkagit RangeNull
65.Mount Bigelow2579Methow Mountains244
11.Mount BucknerNullCentral North CascadesNull
45.Mount CarruNullOkanogan RangeNull
39.Mount CusterNullSkagit RangeNull
8.Mount FernowNullEntiat MountainsNull
97.Mount FormidableNullCentral North CascadesNull
31.Mount LagoNullOkanogan RangeNull
13.Mount LoganNullCentral North CascadesNull
15.Mount Maude2761Entiat MountainsNull
59.Mount Rahm2591Skagit Range98
1.Mount RainierNullMount Rainier AreaNull
18.Mount RedoubtNullSkagit RangeNull
93.Mount Saint HelensNullMount Saint Helens AreaNull
10.Mount ShuksanNullSkagit RangeNull
16.Mount SpickardNullSkagit RangeNull
7.Mount StuartNullWenatchee MountainsNull
56.Mox PeaksNullSkagit RangeNull
78.Mox Peaks-Northwest PeakNullSkagit RangeNull
20.North Gardner MountainNullMethow MountainsNull
48.Osceola PeakNullOkanogan RangeNull
28.Oval PeakNullMethow MountainsNull
74.Pinnacle Mountain2566Chelan Mountains536
55.Primus PeakNullCentral North CascadesNull
41.Ptarmigan PeakNullOkanogan RangeNull
49.Raven Ridge-Libby PeakNullMethow MountainsNull
37.Remmel MountainNullOkanogan RangeNull
53.Reynolds PeakNullMethow MountainsNull
32.Robinson MountainNullOkanogan RangeNull
34.Sahale Peak2652Central North Cascades37
79.Saska PeakNullChelan MountainsNull
12.Seven Fingered JackNullEntiat MountainsNull
42.Sherpa PeakNullWenatchee MountainsNull
24.Silver Star MountainNullMethow MountainsNull
65.Sinister Peak2579Central North Cascades268
90.Snowfield PeakNullCentral North CascadesNull
81.Spectacle ButtesNullEntiat MountainsNull
36.Star PeakNullMethow MountainsNull
50.Storm King2603Central North Cascades195
98.Switchback MountainNullMethow MountainsNull
71.Tower MountainNullOkanogan RangeNull
91.Tupshin Peak2542Central North Cascades341
86.West CraggyNullOkanogan RangeNull
93.Windy PeakNullOkanogan RangeNull

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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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