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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-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Rainier4392Mount Rainier Area403724742017-07-23
2.Mount Adams3742Mount Adams Area247420102016-06-26
3.Little Tahoma3395Mount Rainier Area249357 
4.Mount Baker3286Skagit Range268617082017-07-09
5.Glacier Peak3206Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area22858052019-08-18
6.Bonanza Peak2899Central North Cascades1131147 
7.Mount Stuart2870Wenatchee Mountains1632743 
8.Mount Fernow2819Entiat Mountains857196 
9.Goode Mountain2804Central North Cascades1161139 
10.Mount Shuksan2783Skagit Range1344717 
11.Mount Buckner2778Central North Cascades925151 
12.Seven Fingered Jack2774Entiat Mountains116356 
13.Mount Logan2770Central North Cascades453123 
14.Jack Mountain2763Hozameen Range128492 
15.Mount Maude2755Entiat Mountains269397 
16.Mount Spickard2737Skagit Range1457107 
17.Black Peak2734Central North Cascades10525392019-10-12
18.Mount Redoubt2734Skagit Range50397 
19.Copper Peak2732Entiat Mountains14875 
20.North Gardner Mountain2730Methow Mountains1218235 
21.Dome Peak2719Central North Cascades927159 
22.Gardner Mountain2712Methow Mountains213231 
23.Boston Peak2711Central North Cascades260140 
24.Silver Star Mountain2705Methow Mountains742417 
25.Eldorado Peak2703Central North Cascades6677472020-07-05
26.Dragontail Peak2694Wenatchee Mountains5366752018-07-29
27.Forbidden Peak2687Central North Cascades322285 
28.Oval Peak2681Methow Mountains832178 
28.Mesahchie Peak2681Central North Cascades6811052020-09-05
30.Fortress Mountain2670Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area512140 
31.Mount Lago2665Okanogan Range996113 
32.Robinson Mountain2660Okanogan Range514172 
33.Colchuck Peak2653Wenatchee Mountains2035582018-07-29
34.Star Peak2649Methow Mountains357196 
35.Remmel Mountain2647Okanogan Range1330133 
36.Katsuk Peak2646Central North Cascades1341022020-09-05
36.Sahale Peak2646Central North Cascades24666 
38.Cannon Mountain2633Wenatchee Mountains2552182021-05-23
39.Mount Custer2630Skagit Range37563 
40.Ptarmigan Peak2626Okanogan Range27284 
41.Sherpa Peak2623Wenatchee Mountains123164 
42.Clark Mountain2622Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area464197 
43.Cathedral Peak2622Okanogan Range302115 
44.Kimtah Peak2621Central North Cascades31769 
45.Mount Carru2620Okanogan Range29192 
46.Monument Peak2619Okanogan Range32769 
47.Cardinal Peak2618Chelan Mountains6311322021-05-29
48.Osceola Peak2617Okanogan Range350124 
49.Raven Ridge2613Methow Mountains333157 
50.Buck Mountain2609Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area585113 
51.Storm King2597Central North Cascades18375 
51.Enchantment Peak2597Wenatchee Mountains146288 
53.Reynolds Peak2594Methow Mountains619134 
54.Martin Peak2594Central North Cascades64382 
55.Primus Peak2593Central North Cascades252108 
56.Mox Peaks2592Skagit Range27669 
56.Dark Peak2592Central North Cascades8069 
58.Cashmere Mountain2591Wenatchee Mountains4823282020-06-19
59.Klawatti Peak2586Central North Cascades209109 
60.Mount Rahm2585Skagit Range8568 
60.Horseshoe Peak2585Central North Cascades2483 
62.Big Craggy Peak2582Okanogan Range9361952020-10-17
63.Lost Peak2580Okanogan Range49576 
63.Hoodoo Peak2580Methow Mountains129199 
65.Chiwawa Mountain2578Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area372172 
66.Argonaut Peak2576Wenatchee Mountains223167 
67.Tower Mountain2574Okanogan Range8791622020-10-03
68.Sinister Peak2573Central North Cascades25668 
68.Dorado Needle2573Central North Cascades244127 
68.Mount Bigelow2573Methow Mountains232190 
68.Little Annapurna2573Wenatchee Mountains855912020-06-02
72.Emerald Peak2567Chelan Mountains2261352021-05-30
73.Dumbell Mountain2567Entiat Mountains384165 
74.Greenwood Mountain2565Entiat Mountains200154 
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak2562Skagit Range16166 
76.Saska Peak2562Chelan Mountains1961312021-05-30
77.Azurite Peak2560Okanogan Range57384 
77.Pinnacle Mountain2560Chelan Mountains524113 
77.Luahna Peak2560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area219114 
80.Blackcap Mountain2559Okanogan Range12185 
81.Spectacle Buttes2558Entiat Mountains32796 
81.Courtney Peak2558Methow Mountains205205 
83.Martin Peak2553Methow Mountains261188 
84.Lake Mountain2551Okanogan Range24772 
85.Golden Horn2550Okanogan Range3431952020-10-03
85.West Craggy2550Okanogan Range2211722020-10-17
87.McClellan Peak2549Wenatchee Mountains3792042020-06-02
88.Devore Peak2548Central North Cascades52553 
89.Amphitheater Mountain2548Okanogan Range231134 
90.Snowfield Peak2544Central North Cascades886230 
91.Austera Peak2540Central North Cascades126109 
92.Mount Saint Helens2540Mount Saint Helens Area139423002020-12-27
92.Windy Peak2540Okanogan Range540157 
94.Cosho Peak2540Central North Cascades15062 
95.Big Snagtooth2539Methow Mountains174134 
96.Mount Formidable2537Central North Cascades57584 
97.Abernathy Peak2536Methow Mountains244183 
97.Switchback Mountain2536Methow Mountains134204 
99.Flora Mountain2536Central North Cascades54968 
99.Tupshin Peak2536Central North Cascades32955 

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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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