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Washington Bulger List

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

RankPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
6.Bonanza Peak2899Central North Cascades11312008-07-04
9.Goode Mountain2804Central North Cascades11612014-07-26
11.Mount Buckner2778Central North Cascades9252010-07-18
13.Mount Logan2770Central North Cascades4532013-09-08
17.Black Peak2734Central North Cascades10522009-06-28
21.Dome Peak2719Central North Cascades9272014-08-23
23.Boston Peak2711Central North Cascades2602014-09-20
25.Eldorado Peak2703Central North Cascades6672010-05-15
27.Forbidden Peak2687Central North Cascades3222010-06-27
28.Mesahchie Peak2681Central North Cascades6812012-08-27
36.Katsuk Peak2646Central North Cascades1342012-08-27
36.Sahale Peak2646Central North Cascades242010-07-17
44.Kimtah Peak2621Central North Cascades3172015-09-27
51.Storm King2597Central North Cascades1832014-07-27
54.Martin Peak2594Central North Cascades6432016-07-23
55.Primus Peak2593Central North Cascades2522011-07-02
56.Dark Peak2592Central North Cascades802015-05-09
59.Klawatti Peak2586Central North Cascades2092011-07-03
60.Horseshoe Peak2585Central North Cascades242013-06-22
68.Dorado Needle2573Central North Cascades2442010-08-15
68.Sinister Peak2573Central North Cascades2562015-06-07
88.Devore Peak2548Central North Cascades5252013-07-28
90.Snowfield Peak2544Central North Cascades8862013-03-31
91.Austera Peak2540Central North Cascades1262011-07-02
94.Cosho Peak2540Central North Cascades1502012-08-26
96.Mount Formidable2537Central North Cascades5752016-07-30
99.Tupshin Peak2536Central North Cascades3292013-07-28
99.Flora Mountain2536Central North Cascades5492013-07-29
47.Cardinal Peak2618Chelan Mountains6312016-08-07
72.Emerald Peak2567Chelan Mountains2262016-08-06
76.Saska Peak2562Chelan Mountains1962016-08-06
77.Pinnacle Mountain2560Chelan Mountains5242016-08-07
8.Mount Fernow2819Entiat Mountains8572008-08-30
12.Seven Fingered Jack2774Entiat Mountains1162008-08-31
15.Mount Maude2755Entiat Mountains2692008-08-29
19.Copper Peak2732Entiat Mountains1482017-07-09
73.Dumbell Mountain2567Entiat Mountains3842012-07-28
74.Greenwood Mountain2565Entiat Mountains2002012-07-28
81.Spectacle Buttes2558Entiat Mountains3272014-09-01
5.Glacier Peak3206Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area22852009-07-05
30.Fortress Mountain2670Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area5122009-08-08
42.Clark Mountain2622Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area4642012-09-03
50.Buck Mountain2599Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area5752010-10-16
65.Chiwawa Mountain2578Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area3722008-08-24
77.Luahna Peak2560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area2192012-09-03
14.Jack Mountain2763Hozameen Range12842015-08-01
20.North Gardner Mountain2730Methow Mountains12182011-06-04
22.Gardner Mountain2712Methow Mountains2132011-06-04
24.Silver Star Mountain2705Methow Mountains7422010-07-10
28.Oval Peak2681Methow Mountains8322010-09-05
34.Star Peak2649Methow Mountains3572010-09-05
49.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak2608Methow Mountains472012-07-05
53.Reynolds Peak2594Methow Mountains6192010-08-08
63.Hoodoo Peak2580Methow Mountains1292012-07-04
68.Mount Bigelow2573Methow Mountains2322011-09-03
81.Courtney Peak2558Methow Mountains2052010-09-04
83.Martin Peak2553Methow Mountains2612011-09-04
95.Big Snagtooth2539Methow Mountains1742011-06-19
97.Abernathy Peak2536Methow Mountains2442011-08-14
97.Switchback Mountain2536Methow Mountains1342011-09-04
2.Mount Adams3742Mount Adams Area24742007-06-23
1.Mount Rainier4392Mount Rainier Area40262008-06-16
3.Little Tahoma3395Mount Rainier Area2492009-07-19
92.Mount Saint Helens2540Mount Saint Helens Area13942010-01-24
31.Mount Lago2665Okanogan Range9962010-09-11
32.Robinson Mountain2660Okanogan Range5142008-09-07
35.Remmel Mountain2647Okanogan Range13302017-07-22
40.Ptarmigan Peak2626Okanogan Range2722010-09-11
43.Cathedral Peak2622Okanogan Range3022017-07-21
45.Mount Carru2620Okanogan Range2912010-09-11
46.Monument Peak2619Okanogan Range3272013-08-17
48.Osceola Peak2617Okanogan Range3502010-09-10
62.Big Craggy Peak2582Okanogan Range9362012-06-10
63.Lost Peak2580Okanogan Range4952013-08-18
67.Tower Mountain2574Okanogan Range8792009-08-15
77.Azurite Peak2560Okanogan Range5732014-06-21
80.Blackcap Mountain2559Okanogan Range1212013-08-18
84.Lake Mountain2551Okanogan Range2472013-08-17
85.Golden Horn2550Okanogan Range3432009-08-16
85.West Craggy2550Okanogan Range2212012-06-10
89.Amphitheater Mountain2548Okanogan Range2312017-07-21
92.Windy Peak2540Okanogan Range5402014-08-09
4.Mount Baker3286Skagit Range26862007-06-03
10.Mount Shuksan2783Skagit Range13442008-08-10
16.Mount Spickard2737Skagit Range14572013-07-06
18.Mount Redoubt2734Skagit Range5032013-07-04
39.Mount Custer2630Skagit Range3752014-07-12
56.Mox Peaks2592Skagit Range2762013-07-05
60.Mount Rahm2585Skagit Range852014-07-12
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak2562Skagit Range1612013-07-06
7.Mount Stuart2870Wenatchee Mountains16322009-10-11
26.Dragontail Peak2694Wenatchee Mountains5362008-07-11
33.Colchuck Peak2653Wenatchee Mountains2032008-07-12
38.Cannon Mountain2633Wenatchee Mountains2552009-07-11
41.Sherpa Peak2623Wenatchee Mountains1232011-06-26
51.Enchantment Peak2597Wenatchee Mountains1462009-07-10
58.Cashmere Mountain2591Wenatchee Mountains4822008-06-07
66.Argonaut Peak2576Wenatchee Mountains2232009-08-01
68.Little Annapurna2573Wenatchee Mountains852008-07-11
87.McClellan Peak2549Wenatchee Mountains3792009-07-11

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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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