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Washington Bulger List

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RankPeak Elev-M
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
1.Mount Rainier4392Mount Rainier Area4037
2.Mount Adams3742Mount Adams Area2480
3.Little Tahoma3395Mount Rainier Area255
4.Mount Baker3286Skagit Range2696
5.Glacier Peak3213Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area2291
6.Bonanza Peak2899Central North Cascades1137
7.Mount Stuart2870Wenatchee Mountains1632
8.Mount Fernow2819Entiat Mountains857
9.Goode Mountain2810Central North Cascades1167
10.Mount Shuksan2783Skagit Range1351
11.Mount Buckner2778Central North Cascades931
12.Seven Fingered Jack2774Entiat Mountains122
13.Mount Logan2770Central North Cascades459
14.Jack Mountain2763Hozameen Range1284
15.Mount Maude2761Entiat Mountains275
16.Mount Spickard2737Skagit Range1463
17.Black Peak2734Central North Cascades1058
18.Mount Redoubt2734Skagit Range509
19.Copper Peak2732Entiat Mountains154
20.North Gardner Mountain2730Methow Mountains1224
21.Dome Peak2725Central North Cascades939
22.Gardner Mountain2712Methow Mountains219
23.Boston Peak2711Central North Cascades266
24.Silver Star Mountain2705Methow Mountains749
25.Eldorado Peak2703Central North Cascades673
26.Dragontail Peak2701Wenatchee Mountains549
27.Forbidden Peak2687Central North Cascades328
28.Oval Peak2681Methow Mountains832
28.Mesahchie Peak2681Central North Cascades687
30.Fortress Mountain2676Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area524
31.Mount Lago2665Okanogan Range996
32.Robinson Mountain2660Okanogan Range520
33.Colchuck Peak2653Wenatchee Mountains209
34.Katsuk Peak2652Central North Cascades146
34.Sahale Peak2652Central North Cascades37
36.Star Peak2649Methow Mountains363
37.Remmel Mountain2647Okanogan Range1337
38.Cannon Mountain2633Wenatchee Mountains262
39.Mount Custer2630Skagit Range381
40.Kimtah Peak2627Central North Cascades329
41.Ptarmigan Peak2626Okanogan Range279
42.Sherpa Peak2623Wenatchee Mountains130
43.Clark Mountain2622Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area470
44.Cathedral Peak2622Okanogan Range312
45.Mount Carru2620Okanogan Range297
46.Monument Peak2619Okanogan Range333
47.Cardinal Peak2618Chelan Mountains637
48.Osceola Peak2617Okanogan Range356
49.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak2608Methow Mountains53
50.Storm King2603Central North Cascades195
50.Enchantment Peak2603Wenatchee Mountains158
52.Buck Mountain2599Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area575
53.Reynolds Peak2594Methow Mountains625
54.Martin Peak2594Central North Cascades650
55.Primus Peak2593Central North Cascades258
56.Mox Peaks2592Skagit Range282
56.Dark Peak2592Central North Cascades87
58.Cashmere Mountain2591Wenatchee Mountains488
59.Mount Rahm2591Skagit Range98
59.Horseshoe Peak2591Central North Cascades37
61.Klawatti Peak2586Central North Cascades215
62.Big Craggy Peak2582Okanogan Range942
63.Lost Peak2580Okanogan Range501
63.Hoodoo Peak2580Methow Mountains135
65.Sinister Peak2579Central North Cascades268
65.Dorado Needle2579Central North Cascades256
65.Mount Bigelow2579Methow Mountains244
65.Little Annapurna2579Wenatchee Mountains98
69.Chiwawa Mountain2578Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area378
70.Argonaut Peak2576Wenatchee Mountains230
71.Tower Mountain2574Okanogan Range885
72.Emerald Peak2567Chelan Mountains232
73.Dumbell Mountain2567Entiat Mountains390
74.Azurite Peak2566Okanogan Range585
74.Pinnacle Mountain2566Chelan Mountains536
74.Luahna Peak2566Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area232
77.Greenwood Mountain2565Entiat Mountains206
78.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak2562Skagit Range167
79.Saska Peak2562Chelan Mountains202
80.Blackcap Mountain2559Okanogan Range127
81.Spectacle Buttes2558Entiat Mountains333
81.Courtney Peak2558Methow Mountains211
83.Devore Peak2554Central North Cascades531
84.Martin Peak2553Methow Mountains267
85.Lake Mountain2551Okanogan Range253
86.Golden Horn2550Okanogan Range349
86.West Craggy2550Okanogan Range227
88.McClellan Peak2549Wenatchee Mountains385
89.Amphitheater Mountain2548Okanogan Range237
90.Snowfield Peak2544Central North Cascades892
91.Tupshin Peak2542Central North Cascades341
92.Austera Peak2540Central North Cascades132
93.Mount Saint Helens2540Mount Saint Helens Area1400
93.Windy Peak2540Okanogan Range545
95.Cosho Peak2540Central North Cascades156
96.Big Snagtooth2539Methow Mountains180
97.Mount Formidable2537Central North Cascades581
98.Abernathy Peak2536Methow Mountains250
98.Switchback Mountain2536Methow Mountains141
100.Flora Mountain2536Central North Cascades555

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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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