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Washington Bulger List

Showing Tom Nanevicz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (76 out of 100, or 76%)

RankPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier4392Mount Rainier Area40261992-07-22
2.Mount Baker3286Skagit Range26861996-07-15
3.Mount Adams3742Mount Adams Area24741993-07-23
4.Glacier Peak3206Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area22851994-08-29
5.Mount Stuart2870Wenatchee Mountains16322008-09-28
6.Mount Spickard2737Skagit Range1457 
7.Mount Saint Helens2540Mount Saint Helens Area13941992-06-23
8.Mount Shuksan2783Skagit Range13441998-08-03
9.Remmel Mountain2647Okanogan Range1330 
10.Jack Mountain2763Hozameen Range1284 
11.North Gardner Mountain2730Methow Mountains12182011-09-30
12.Goode Mountain2804Central North Cascades1161 
13.Bonanza Peak2899Central North Cascades1131 
14.Black Peak2734Central North Cascades10522009-10-10
15.Mount Lago2665Okanogan Range9962012-08-25
16.Big Craggy Peak2582Okanogan Range9362008-07-26
17.Dome Peak2719Central North Cascades9272017-07-03
18.Mount Buckner2778Central North Cascades9252014-09-07
19.Snowfield Peak2544Central North Cascades8862009-07-25
20.Tower Mountain2574Okanogan Range879 
21.Mount Fernow2819Entiat Mountains8572014-08-10
22.Oval Peak2681Methow Mountains8322011-09-04
23.Silver Star Mountain2705Methow Mountains7422010-07-18
24.Mesahchie Peak2681Central North Cascades6812014-08-21
25.Eldorado Peak2703Central North Cascades6672009-05-31
26.Martin Peak2594Central North Cascades643 
27.Cardinal Peak2618Chelan Mountains6312012-08-10
28.Reynolds Peak2594Methow Mountains6192013-10-26
29.Buck Mountain2599Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area5752014-09-21
30.Mount Formidable2537Central North Cascades575 
31.Azurite Peak2560Okanogan Range5732014-06-30
32.Flora Mountain2536Central North Cascades549 
33.Windy Peak2540Okanogan Range5402011-07-15
34.Dragontail Peak2694Wenatchee Mountains5362009-06-20
35.Devore Peak2548Central North Cascades525 
36.Pinnacle Mountain2560Chelan Mountains5242012-08-11
37.Robinson Mountain2660Okanogan Range5142012-07-02
38.Fortress Mountain2670Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area5122011-08-06
39.Mount Redoubt2734Skagit Range503 
40.Lost Peak2580Okanogan Range4952012-09-16
41.Cashmere Mountain2591Wenatchee Mountains4822010-09-11
42.Clark Mountain2622Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area4642013-08-24
43.Mount Logan2770Central North Cascades453 
44.Dumbell Mountain2567Entiat Mountains3842011-09-11
45.McClellan Peak2549Wenatchee Mountains3792012-07-28
46.Mount Custer2630Skagit Range375 
47.Chiwawa Mountain2578Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area3722011-08-06
48.Star Peak2649Methow Mountains3572009-07-04
49.Osceola Peak2617Okanogan Range3502012-08-24
50.Golden Horn2550Okanogan Range343 
51.Tupshin Peak2536Central North Cascades329 
52.Monument Peak2619Okanogan Range3272012-09-15
52.Spectacle Buttes2558Entiat Mountains3272013-09-01
54.Forbidden Peak2687Central North Cascades322 
55.Kimtah Peak2621Central North Cascades3172014-08-20
56.Cathedral Peak2622Okanogan Range3022013-07-06
57.Mount Carru2620Okanogan Range2912012-08-25
58.Mox Peaks2592Skagit Range276 
59.Ptarmigan Peak2626Okanogan Range2722013-08-09
60.Mount Maude2755Entiat Mountains2692000-07-21
61.Martin Peak2553Methow Mountains2612011-08-21
62.Boston Peak2711Central North Cascades2602017-08-19
63.Sinister Peak2573Central North Cascades2562017-07-03
64.Cannon Mountain2633Wenatchee Mountains2552010-09-22
65.Primus Peak2593Central North Cascades252 
66.Little Tahoma3395Mount Rainier Area2492013-07-13
67.Lake Mountain2551Okanogan Range2472012-09-15
68.Abernathy Peak2536Methow Mountains2442011-07-17
69.Dorado Needle2573Central North Cascades2442015-06-13
70.Mount Bigelow2573Methow Mountains2322010-07-04
71.Amphitheater Mountain2548Okanogan Range2312013-07-05
72.Emerald Peak2567Chelan Mountains2262012-08-09
73.Argonaut Peak2576Wenatchee Mountains2232013-09-14
74.West Craggy2550Okanogan Range2212008-07-27
75.Luahna Peak2560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area2192013-08-24
76.Gardner Mountain2712Methow Mountains2132011-09-30
77.Klawatti Peak2586Central North Cascades2092015-06-13
78.Courtney Peak2558Methow Mountains2052009-07-04
79.Colchuck Peak2653Wenatchee Mountains2032008-06-07
80.Greenwood Mountain2565Entiat Mountains2002011-09-11
81.Saska Peak2562Chelan Mountains1962012-08-10
82.Storm King2597Central North Cascades183 
83.Big Snagtooth2539Methow Mountains1742014-10-03
84.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak2562Skagit Range161 
85.Cosho Peak2540Central North Cascades1502014-08-20
86.Copper Peak2732Entiat Mountains1482017-09-01
87.Enchantment Peak2597Wenatchee Mountains1462012-07-28
88.Switchback Mountain2536Methow Mountains1342010-07-04
89.Katsuk Peak2646Central North Cascades1342014-08-21
90.Hoodoo Peak2580Methow Mountains1292010-10-02
91.Austera Peak2540Central North Cascades126 
92.Sherpa Peak2623Wenatchee Mountains123 
93.Blackcap Mountain2559Okanogan Range1212012-08-26
94.Seven Fingered Jack2774Entiat Mountains1161997-08-05
95.Mount Rahm2585Skagit Range85 
95.Little Annapurna2573Wenatchee Mountains852007-08-07
97.Dark Peak2592Central North Cascades80 
98.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak2608Methow Mountains472011-06-25
99.Sahale Peak2646Central North Cascades242013-07-20
99.Horseshoe Peak2585Central North Cascades242014-09-07

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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.



     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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