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Washington Bulger List

Showing Abrahm Rollins's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (22 out of 100, or 22%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,24624282017-07-23
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area811619632016-06-26
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area818351 
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range881216702017-07-09
5.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74987762019-08-18
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3711143 
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354714 
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811180 
9.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades3808132 
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4411693 
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3034150 
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains380325 
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades1487121 
14.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range421188 
15.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains882365 
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range4779107 
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34505122019-10-12
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range164997 
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains48474 
20.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains3996234 
21.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades3040158 
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains698230 
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades854138 
24.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2436412 
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21887342020-07-05
26.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17606652018-07-29
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1055283 
28.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731173 
28.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades2235992020-09-05
30.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1680134 
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range3268113 
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1686169 
33.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6655482018-07-29
34.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1170191 
35.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4365131 
36.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades440972020-09-05
36.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades80658 
38.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8382092021-05-23
39.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range123059 
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range89484 
41.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains405155 
42.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1522189 
43.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range989113 
44.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades104067 
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range95591 
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range107265 
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20701222021-05-29
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range1147123 
49.Raven Ridge8572Methow Mountains1092149 
50.Buck Mountain8560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1920104 
51.Storm King8520Central North Cascades60072 
51.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains480278 
53.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2032133 
54.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades211181 
55.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades828105 
56.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range90469 
56.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades26466 
58.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15813122020-06-19
59.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades685108 
60.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range28064 
60.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades8083 
62.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30701932020-10-17
63.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range162475 
63.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains424190 
65.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1219165 
66.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains733162 
67.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28841552020-10-03
68.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades84068 
68.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades800124 
68.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains760186 
68.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2805692020-06-02
72.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7421252021-05-30
73.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1261150 
74.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains655141 
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range52766 
76.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6441222021-05-30
77.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range188076 
77.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains1720104 
77.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area720108 
80.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range39784 
81.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains107287 
81.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains672197 
83.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains855183 
84.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range81167 
85.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11261902020-10-03
85.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7261702020-10-17
87.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12441962020-06-02
88.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades172252 
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range758132 
90.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2907226 
91.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades414107 
92.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area457322492020-12-27
92.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1772152 
94.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades49260 
95.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains570134 
96.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades188583 
97.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains801181 
97.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains441198 
99.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades180064 
99.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades108054 

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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.

Sources

Links

     Summit Routes: Washington's Highest Peaks
     Official Roster of Bulger Completers

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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