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Washington Bulger List

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

RankPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Rainier4392Mount Rainier Area40372014 
2.Mount Adams3742Mount Adams Area24741528 
3.Little Tahoma3395Mount Rainier Area249296 
4.Mount Baker3286Skagit Range26861284 
5.Glacier Peak3206Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area2285584 
6.Bonanza Peak2899Central North Cascades1131119 
7.Mount Stuart2870Wenatchee Mountains1632559 
8.Mount Fernow2819Entiat Mountains857128 
9.Goode Mountain2804Central North Cascades1161101 
10.Mount Shuksan2783Skagit Range1344517 
11.Mount Buckner2778Central North Cascades925117 
12.Seven Fingered Jack2774Entiat Mountains116233 
13.Mount Logan2770Central North Cascades45394 
14.Jack Mountain2763Hozameen Range128466 
15.Mount Maude2755Entiat Mountains269261 
16.Mount Spickard2737Skagit Range145790 
17.Black Peak2734Central North Cascades1052372 
18.Mount Redoubt2734Skagit Range50385 
19.Copper Peak2732Entiat Mountains14858 
20.North Gardner Mountain2730Methow Mountains1218164 
21.Dome Peak2719Central North Cascades927129 
22.Gardner Mountain2712Methow Mountains213161 
23.Boston Peak2711Central North Cascades260106 
24.Silver Star Mountain2705Methow Mountains742302 
25.Eldorado Peak2703Central North Cascades667563 
26.Dragontail Peak2694Wenatchee Mountains536503 
27.Forbidden Peak2687Central North Cascades322215 
28.Oval Peak2681Methow Mountains832128 
28.Mesahchie Peak2681Central North Cascades68171 
30.Fortress Mountain2670Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area51293 
31.Mount Lago2665Okanogan Range99679 
32.Robinson Mountain2660Okanogan Range514104 
33.Colchuck Peak2653Wenatchee Mountains203416 
34.Star Peak2649Methow Mountains357139 
35.Remmel Mountain2647Okanogan Range133099 
36.Katsuk Peak2646Central North Cascades13469 
36.Sahale Peak2646Central North Cascades24534 
38.Cannon Mountain2633Wenatchee Mountains255163 
39.Mount Custer2630Skagit Range37551 
40.Ptarmigan Peak2626Okanogan Range27258 
41.Sherpa Peak2623Wenatchee Mountains123126 
42.Clark Mountain2622Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area464148 
43.Cathedral Peak2622Okanogan Range30275 
44.Kimtah Peak2621Central North Cascades31750 
45.Mount Carru2620Okanogan Range29168 
46.Monument Peak2619Okanogan Range32751 
47.Cardinal Peak2618Chelan Mountains63184 
48.Osceola Peak2617Okanogan Range35089 
49.Raven Ridge2613Methow Mountains33398 
50.Buck Mountain2599Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area57578 
51.Storm King2597Central North Cascades18352 
51.Enchantment Peak2597Wenatchee Mountains146206 
53.Reynolds Peak2594Methow Mountains61998 
54.Martin Peak2594Central North Cascades64369 
55.Primus Peak2593Central North Cascades25277 
56.Mox Peaks2592Skagit Range27658 
56.Dark Peak2592Central North Cascades8048 
58.Cashmere Mountain2591Wenatchee Mountains482233 
59.Klawatti Peak2586Central North Cascades20984 
60.Mount Rahm2585Skagit Range8556 
60.Horseshoe Peak2585Central North Cascades2459 
62.Big Craggy Peak2582Okanogan Range936134 
63.Lost Peak2580Okanogan Range49558 
63.Hoodoo Peak2580Methow Mountains129129 
65.Chiwawa Mountain2578Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area372116 
66.Argonaut Peak2576Wenatchee Mountains223129 
67.Tower Mountain2574Okanogan Range879104 
68.Sinister Peak2573Central North Cascades25655 
68.Dorado Needle2573Central North Cascades24487 
68.Mount Bigelow2573Methow Mountains232125 
68.Little Annapurna2573Wenatchee Mountains85448 
72.Emerald Peak2567Chelan Mountains22684 
73.Dumbell Mountain2567Entiat Mountains384117 
74.Greenwood Mountain2565Entiat Mountains200112 
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak2562Skagit Range16153 
76.Saska Peak2562Chelan Mountains19682 
77.Azurite Peak2560Okanogan Range57350 
77.Pinnacle Mountain2560Chelan Mountains52467 
77.Luahna Peak2560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area21976 
80.Blackcap Mountain2559Okanogan Range12162 
81.Spectacle Buttes2558Entiat Mountains32766 
81.Courtney Peak2558Methow Mountains205141 
83.Martin Peak2553Methow Mountains261125 
84.Lake Mountain2551Okanogan Range24750 
85.Golden Horn2550Okanogan Range343145 
85.West Craggy2550Okanogan Range221117 
87.McClellan Peak2549Wenatchee Mountains379149 
88.Devore Peak2548Central North Cascades52537 
89.Amphitheater Mountain2548Okanogan Range23188 
90.Snowfield Peak2544Central North Cascades886160 
91.Austera Peak2540Central North Cascades12679 
92.Mount Saint Helens2540Mount Saint Helens Area13941729 
92.Windy Peak2540Okanogan Range540107 
94.Cosho Peak2540Central North Cascades15044 
95.Big Snagtooth2539Methow Mountains174102 
96.Mount Formidable2537Central North Cascades57566 
97.Abernathy Peak2536Methow Mountains244123 
97.Switchback Mountain2536Methow Mountains134135 
99.Flora Mountain2536Central North Cascades54944 
99.Tupshin Peak2536Central North Cascades32936 

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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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