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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
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,24624742017-07-23
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area813620102016-06-26
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area838357 
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range884517082017-07-09
5.Glacier Peak10,540Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area75188052019-08-18
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3731147 
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354743 
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811196 
9.Goode Mountain9220Central North Cascades3828139 
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4431717 
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3054151 
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains400356 
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades1507123 
14.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range421192 
15.Mount Maude9060Entiat Mountains902397 
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range4799107 
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34705392019-10-12
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range166997 
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains50475 
20.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains4016235 
21.Dome Peak8940Central North Cascades3080159 
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains718231 
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades874140 
24.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2456417 
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades22087472020-07-05
26.Dragontail Peak8860Wenatchee Mountains18006752018-07-29
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1075285 
28.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731178 
28.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22551052020-09-05
30.Fortress Mountain8780Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1720140 
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range3268113 
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1706172 
33.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6855582018-07-29
34.Katsuk Peak8700Central North Cascades4801022020-09-05
34.Sahale Peak8700Central North Cascades120666 
36.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1190196 
37.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4385133 
38.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8582182021-05-23
39.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range125063 
40.Kimtah Peak8620Central North Cascades108069 
41.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range91484 
42.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains425164 
43.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1542197 
44.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range1022115 
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range97592 
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range109269 
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20901322021-05-29
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range1167124 
49.Raven Ridge8572Methow Mountains1112157 
50.Buck Mountain8560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1920113 
51.Storm King8540Central North Cascades64075 
51.Enchantment Peak8540Wenatchee Mountains520288 
53.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2052134 
54.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades213182 
55.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades848108 
56.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range92469 
56.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades28469 
58.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains16013282020-06-19
59.Mount Rahm8500Skagit Range32068 
59.Horseshoe Peak8500Central North Cascades12083 
61.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades705109 
62.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30901952020-10-17
63.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range164476 
63.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains444199 
65.Sinister Peak8460Central North Cascades88068 
65.Dorado Needle8460Central North Cascades840127 
65.Mount Bigelow8460Methow Mountains800190 
65.Little Annapurna8460Wenatchee Mountains3205912020-06-02
69.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1239172 
70.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains753167 
71.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range29041622020-10-03
72.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7621352021-05-30
73.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1281165 
74.Azurite Peak8420Okanogan Range192084 
74.Pinnacle Mountain8420Chelan Mountains1760113 
74.Luahna Peak8420Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area760114 
77.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains675154 
78.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range54766 
79.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6641312021-05-30
80.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range41785 
81.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains109296 
81.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains692205 
83.Devore Peak8380Central North Cascades174253 
84.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains875188 
85.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range83172 
86.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11461952020-10-03
86.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7461722020-10-17
88.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12642042020-06-02
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range778134 
90.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2927230 
91.Tupshin Peak8340Central North Cascades112055 
92.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades434109 
93.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area459323002020-12-27
93.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1788157 
95.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades51262 
96.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains590134 
97.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades190584 
98.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains821183 
98.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains461204 
100.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades182068 

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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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