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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
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Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
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AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,24624742017-07-23
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area815620102016-06-26
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area858357 
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range887817082017-07-09
5.Glacier Peak10,560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area75388052019-08-18
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3751147 
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354743 
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811196 
9.Goode Mountain9240Central North Cascades3848139 
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4451717 
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3074151 
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains420356 
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades1527123 
14.Mount Maude9080Entiat Mountains922397 
15.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range421192 
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range4819107 
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34905392019-10-12
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range168997 
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains52475 
20.Dome Peak8960Central North Cascades3120159 
21.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains4036235 
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains738231 
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades894140 
24.Dragontail Peak8880Wenatchee Mountains18406752018-07-29
25.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2476417 
26.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades22287472020-07-05
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1095285 
28.Fortress Mountain8800Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1760140 
29.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731178 
29.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22751052020-09-05
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range3268113 
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1726172 
33.Katsuk Peak8720Central North Cascades5201022020-09-05
33.Sahale Peak8720Central North Cascades160666 
35.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains7055582018-07-29
36.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1210196 
37.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4405133 
38.Kimtah Peak8640Central North Cascades112069 
39.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8782182021-05-23
40.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range127063 
41.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range93484 
42.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains445164 
43.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1562197 
44.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range1055115 
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range99592 
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range111269 
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains21101322021-05-29
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range1187124 
49.Raven Ridge8572Methow Mountains1132157 
50.Buck Mountain8560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1920113 
50.Storm King8560Central North Cascades68075 
50.Enchantment Peak8560Wenatchee Mountains560288 
53.Mount Rahm8520Skagit Range36068 
53.Horseshoe Peak8520Central North Cascades16083 
55.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2072134 
56.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades215182 
57.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades868108 
58.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range94469 
58.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades30469 
60.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains16213282020-06-19
61.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades725109 
62.Sinister Peak8480Central North Cascades92068 
62.Dorado Needle8480Central North Cascades880127 
62.Mount Bigelow8480Methow Mountains840190 
62.Little Annapurna8480Wenatchee Mountains3605912020-06-02
66.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range31101952020-10-17
67.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range166476 
67.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains464199 
69.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1259172 
70.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains773167 
71.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range29241622020-10-03
72.Azurite Peak8440Okanogan Range196084 
72.Pinnacle Mountain8440Chelan Mountains1800113 
72.Luahna Peak8440Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area800114 
75.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7821352021-05-30
76.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1301165 
77.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains695154 
78.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range56766 
79.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6841312021-05-30
80.Devore Peak8400Central North Cascades176253 
81.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range43785 
82.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains111296 
82.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains712205 
84.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains895188 
85.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range85172 
86.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11661952020-10-03
86.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7661722020-10-17
88.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12842042020-06-02
89.Tupshin Peak8360Central North Cascades116055 
90.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range798134 
91.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2947230 
92.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades454109 
93.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area461323002020-12-27
93.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1804157 
95.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades53262 
96.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains610134 
97.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades192584 
98.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains841183 
98.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains481204 
100.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades184068 

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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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