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Washington Bulger List

Showing Sandy Sherman's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 100, or 0%)

RankPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Rainier4392Mount Rainier Area40372012 
2.Mount Adams3742Mount Adams Area24801526 
3.Little Tahoma3395Mount Rainier Area255296 
4.Mount Baker3286Skagit Range26961284 
5.Glacier Peak3213Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area2291584 
6.Bonanza Peak2899Central North Cascades1137119 
7.Mount Stuart2870Wenatchee Mountains1632558 
8.Mount Fernow2819Entiat Mountains857127 
9.Goode Mountain2810Central North Cascades1167101 
10.Mount Shuksan2783Skagit Range1351517 
11.Mount Buckner2778Central North Cascades931117 
12.Seven Fingered Jack2774Entiat Mountains122233 
13.Mount Logan2770Central North Cascades45994 
14.Jack Mountain2763Hozameen Range128466 
15.Mount Maude2761Entiat Mountains275261 
16.Mount Spickard2737Skagit Range146390 
17.Black Peak2734Central North Cascades1058371 
18.Mount Redoubt2734Skagit Range50985 
19.Copper Peak2732Entiat Mountains15458 
20.North Gardner Mountain2730Methow Mountains1224164 
21.Dome Peak2725Central North Cascades939129 
22.Gardner Mountain2712Methow Mountains219161 
23.Boston Peak2711Central North Cascades266106 
24.Silver Star Mountain2705Methow Mountains749302 
25.Eldorado Peak2703Central North Cascades673563 
26.Dragontail Peak2701Wenatchee Mountains549503 
27.Forbidden Peak2687Central North Cascades328215 
28.Oval Peak2681Methow Mountains832128 
28.Mesahchie Peak2681Central North Cascades68771 
30.Fortress Mountain2676Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area52493 
31.Mount Lago2665Okanogan Range99679 
32.Robinson Mountain2660Okanogan Range520104 
33.Colchuck Peak2653Wenatchee Mountains209416 
34.Katsuk Peak2652Central North Cascades14669 
34.Sahale Peak2652Central North Cascades37534 
36.Star Peak2649Methow Mountains363139 
37.Remmel Mountain2647Okanogan Range133798 
38.Cannon Mountain2633Wenatchee Mountains262163 
39.Mount Custer2630Skagit Range38151 
40.Kimtah Peak2627Central North Cascades32950 
41.Ptarmigan Peak2626Okanogan Range27958 
42.Sherpa Peak2623Wenatchee Mountains130126 
43.Clark Mountain2622Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area470148 
44.Cathedral Peak2622Okanogan Range31274 
45.Mount Carru2620Okanogan Range29768 
46.Monument Peak2619Okanogan Range33351 
47.Cardinal Peak2618Chelan Mountains63784 
48.Osceola Peak2617Okanogan Range35689 
49.Raven Ridge2613Methow Mountains33998 
50.Storm King2603Central North Cascades19552 
50.Enchantment Peak2603Wenatchee Mountains158206 
52.Buck Mountain2599Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area57578 
53.Reynolds Peak2594Methow Mountains62598 
54.Martin Peak2594Central North Cascades65069 
55.Primus Peak2593Central North Cascades25877 
56.Mox Peaks2592Skagit Range28258 
56.Dark Peak2592Central North Cascades8748 
58.Cashmere Mountain2591Wenatchee Mountains488233 
59.Mount Rahm2591Skagit Range9856 
59.Horseshoe Peak2591Central North Cascades3759 
61.Klawatti Peak2586Central North Cascades21584 
62.Big Craggy Peak2582Okanogan Range942134 
63.Lost Peak2580Okanogan Range50158 
63.Hoodoo Peak2580Methow Mountains135129 
65.Sinister Peak2579Central North Cascades26855 
65.Dorado Needle2579Central North Cascades25687 
65.Mount Bigelow2579Methow Mountains244125 
65.Little Annapurna2579Wenatchee Mountains98445 
69.Chiwawa Mountain2578Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area378116 
70.Argonaut Peak2576Wenatchee Mountains230129 
71.Tower Mountain2574Okanogan Range885104 
72.Emerald Peak2567Chelan Mountains23284 
73.Dumbell Mountain2567Entiat Mountains390117 
74.Azurite Peak2566Okanogan Range58550 
74.Pinnacle Mountain2566Chelan Mountains53667 
74.Luahna Peak2566Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area23276 
77.Greenwood Mountain2565Entiat Mountains206112 
78.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak2562Skagit Range16753 
79.Saska Peak2562Chelan Mountains20282 
80.Blackcap Mountain2559Okanogan Range12762 
81.Spectacle Buttes2558Entiat Mountains33366 
81.Courtney Peak2558Methow Mountains211141 
83.Devore Peak2554Central North Cascades53137 
84.Martin Peak2553Methow Mountains267125 
85.Lake Mountain2551Okanogan Range25350 
86.Golden Horn2550Okanogan Range349144 
86.West Craggy2550Okanogan Range227117 
88.McClellan Peak2549Wenatchee Mountains385149 
89.Amphitheater Mountain2548Okanogan Range23787 
90.Snowfield Peak2544Central North Cascades892160 
91.Tupshin Peak2542Central North Cascades34136 
92.Austera Peak2540Central North Cascades13279 
93.Mount Saint Helens2540Mount Saint Helens Area14001726 
93.Windy Peak2540Okanogan Range545107 
95.Cosho Peak2540Central North Cascades15644 
96.Big Snagtooth2539Methow Mountains180102 
97.Mount Formidable2537Central North Cascades58166 
98.Abernathy Peak2536Methow Mountains250123 
98.Switchback Mountain2536Methow Mountains141135 
100.Flora Mountain2536Central North Cascades55544 

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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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