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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Paul McClellan's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 23 out of 100, or 23%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
1.Mount Rainier14,41113,2464 1980-08-10  1987-07-14  1989-07-23  1991-07-06  
2.Mount Adams12,27681165 1977-07-24  1979-07-29  1987-07-04  1993-08-22  1996-07-14 
3.Little Tahoma11,138818      
4.Mount Baker10,78188124 1993-07-04  1993-07-25  1994-07-10  1997-07-08  
5.Glacier Peak10,52074982 1985-09-01  1992-08-08    
6.Bonanza Peak951137111 1996-08-09     
7.Mount Stuart941553545 1982-07-11  1983-07-23  1987-09-06  1991-07-28  2002-09-15 
8.Mount Fernow924928111 1995-09-10     
9.Goode Mountain920038081 1998-08-01     
10.Mount Shuksan913144111 1993-08-29     
11.Mount Buckner911430341 1996-08-24     
12.Seven Fingered Jack91003801 1997-09-21     
13.Mount Logan908714871 1997-08-02     
14.Jack Mountain90664211      
15.Mount Maude90408821 1994-09-13     
16.Mount Spickard897947791 2003-08-01     
17.Black Peak897034501 2001-08-12     
18.Mount Redoubt89691649      
19.Copper Peak8964484      
20.North Gardner Mountain89563996      
21.Dome Peak892030401 1999-07-29     
22.Gardner Mountain8898698      
23.Boston Peak8894854      
24.Silver Star Mountain887624361 2003-06-14     
25.Eldorado Peak886821881 1994-08-06     
26.Dragontail Peak884017601 1989-08-06     
27.Forbidden Peak881510551 1988-07-30     
28.Oval Peak87952731      
28.Mesahchie Peak87952235      
30.Fortress Mountain87601680      
31.Mount Lago87453268      
32.Robinson Mountain87261686      
33.Colchuck Peak8705665      
34.Star Peak86901170      
35.Remmel Mountain86854365      
36.Sahale Peak8680801 1996-08-25     
36.Katsuk Peak8680440      
38.Cannon Mountain8638838      
39.Mount Custer86301230      
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614894      
41.Sherpa Peak8605405      
42.Clark Mountain860215221 1995-07-30     
43.Cathedral Peak8601989      
44.Kimtah Peak86001040      
45.Mount Carru8595955      
46.Monument Peak85921072      
47.Cardinal Peak85902070      
48.Osceola Peak85871147      
49.Raven Ridge85721092      
50.Buck Mountain85281888      
51.Storm King8520600      
51.Enchantment Peak8520480      
53.Reynolds Peak85122032      
54.Martin Peak85112111      
55.Primus Peak8508828      
56.Mox Peaks8504904      
56.Dark Peak8504264      
58.Cashmere Mountain85011581      
59.Klawatti Peak8485685      
60.Horseshoe Peak848080      
60.Mount Rahm8480280      
62.Big Craggy Peak84703070      
63.Lost Peak84641624      
63.Hoodoo Peak8464424      
65.Chiwawa Mountain84591219      
66.Argonaut Peak8453733      
67.Tower Mountain84442884      
68.Mount Bigelow8440760      
68.Dorado Needle8440800      
68.Sinister Peak8440840      
68.Little Annapurna8440280      
72.Emerald Peak8422742      
73.Dumbell Mountain84211261      
74.Greenwood Mountain8415655      
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407527      
76.Saska Peak8404644      
77.Pinnacle Mountain84001720      
77.Azurite Peak84001880      
77.Luahna Peak8400720      
80.Blackcap Mountain8397397      
81.Courtney Peak8392672      
81.Spectacle Buttes83921072      
83.Martin Peak8375855      
84.Lake Mountain8371811      
85.Golden Horn83661126      
85.West Craggy8366726      
87.McClellan Peak83641244      
88.Devore Peak83601722      
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358758      
90.Snowfield Peak83472907      
91.Austera Peak8334414      
92.Mount Saint Helens833345731 1993-02-14     
92.Windy Peak83331772      
94.Cosho Peak8332492      
95.Big Snagtooth8330570      
96.Mount Formidable83251885      
97.Switchback Mountain8321441      
97.Abernathy Peak8321801      
99.Flora Mountain83201800      
99.Tupshin Peak83201080      

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Paul McClellan, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

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
     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.


Map Showing Location of Peaks

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