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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Ira Rushwald's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 70 out of 100, or 70%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
1.Mount Rainier14,41113,2461 2015-08-02     
2.Mount Adams12,27681161 2008-07     
3.Little Tahoma11,1388181 2010-07     
4.Mount Baker10,78188125 2001-06  2002-06  2004-06  2009-06  2011-06 
5.Glacier Peak10,52074981 2010-08     
6.Bonanza Peak95113711      
7.Mount Stuart941553542 2008-08  2016-05-30    
8.Mount Fernow924928111 2015-06-27     
9.Goode Mountain92003808      
10.Mount Shuksan913144111 2012-09-08     
11.Mount Buckner911430341 2011-08     
12.Seven Fingered Jack91003801 2010-07     
13.Mount Logan90871487      
14.Jack Mountain90664211      
15.Mount Maude90408821 2007-06     
16.Mount Spickard89794779      
17.Black Peak897034501 2005-08     
18.Mount Redoubt896916491 2018-07-10     
19.Copper Peak8964484      
20.North Gardner Mountain895639961 2015-10-03     
21.Dome Peak89203040      
22.Gardner Mountain88986981 2012-11-17     
23.Boston Peak88948541 2015-06-26     
24.Silver Star Mountain887624362 2002-08  2018-06-19    
25.Eldorado Peak886821882 2011-07  2017-07-30    
26.Dragontail Peak884017604 1988-10-15  2005-07  2006-08  2008-07  
27.Forbidden Peak881510551 2010-07     
28.Oval Peak879527311 2018-06-30     
28.Mesahchie Peak87952235      
30.Fortress Mountain876016801 2009-08     
31.Mount Lago874532681 2018-08-06     
32.Robinson Mountain872616861 2005-07     
33.Colchuck Peak87056652 2010-09  2012-05-25    
34.Star Peak869011701 2018-06-28     
35.Remmel Mountain86854365      
36.Sahale Peak8680804 1999-10-02  2007-07  2011-08  2015-06-26  
36.Katsuk Peak8680440      
38.Cannon Mountain86388381 2010-10     
39.Mount Custer86301230      
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614894      
41.Sherpa Peak86054051 2011-09     
42.Clark Mountain860215222 2012-09-01  2014-08-09    
43.Cathedral Peak8601989      
44.Kimtah Peak86001040      
45.Mount Carru85959551 2018-08-06     
46.Monument Peak85921072      
47.Cardinal Peak859020701 2016-08-06     
48.Osceola Peak858711471 2018-08-08     
49.Raven Ridge85721092      
50.Buck Mountain85281888      
51.Enchantment Peak85204801 1988-10     
51.Storm King85206001 2017-09-02     
53.Reynolds Peak851220321 2017-06-17     
54.Martin Peak85112111      
55.Primus Peak85088281 2017-07-29     
56.Dark Peak85042641 2015-05-23     
56.Mox Peaks85049041 2018-07-11     
58.Cashmere Mountain850115811 2011-07     
59.Klawatti Peak84856851 2015-03-07     
60.Horseshoe Peak8480801 2017-08-19     
60.Mount Rahm8480280      
62.Big Craggy Peak847030701 2011-10     
63.Hoodoo Peak84644241 2012-06-30     
63.Lost Peak84641624      
65.Chiwawa Mountain845912191 2015-07-22     
66.Argonaut Peak84537331 2011-08     
67.Tower Mountain844428841 2013-08-30     
68.Little Annapurna84402803 1988-10  2005-07  2008-07   
68.Dorado Needle84408001 2011-07     
68.Mount Bigelow84407601 2012-08-03     
68.Sinister Peak8440840      
72.Emerald Peak84227421 2016-08-06     
73.Dumbell Mountain842112611 2010-09     
74.Greenwood Mountain84156551 2010-09     
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak84075271 2017-07-15     
76.Saska Peak84046441 2016-08-06     
77.Luahna Peak84007201 2014-08-09     
77.Azurite Peak84001880      
77.Pinnacle Mountain84001720      
80.Blackcap Mountain83973971 2018-08-07     
81.Spectacle Buttes839210721 2014-08-23     
81.Courtney Peak83926721 2018-06-29     
83.Martin Peak83758551 2012-08-04     
84.Lake Mountain8371811      
85.West Craggy83667261 2011-10     
85.Golden Horn836611261 2013-08-31     
87.McClellan Peak836412441 2015-07-18     
88.Devore Peak83601722      
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358758      
90.Snowfield Peak834729071 2008-09     
91.Austera Peak83344141 2017-07-29     
92.Mount Saint Helens833345732 1993-06  2004-04    
92.Windy Peak83331772      
94.Cosho Peak8332492      
95.Big Snagtooth83305701 2013-06-07     
96.Mount Formidable832518851 2013-07-12     
97.Switchback Mountain83214411 2012-08-04     
97.Abernathy Peak83218011 2014-06-28     
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 Ira Rushwald, 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.


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