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Washington Bulger List

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RankPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Rainier4392Mount Rainier Area40372076 
2.Mount Adams3742Mount Adams Area24741585 
3.Little Tahoma3395Mount Rainier Area249299 
4.Mount Baker3286Skagit Range26861326 
5.Glacier Peak3206Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area2285598 
6.Bonanza Peak2899Central North Cascades1131120 
7.Mount Stuart2870Wenatchee Mountains1632577 
8.Mount Fernow2819Entiat Mountains857131 
9.Goode Mountain2804Central North Cascades1161104 
10.Mount Shuksan2783Skagit Range1344530 
11.Mount Buckner2778Central North Cascades925119 
12.Seven Fingered Jack2774Entiat Mountains116242 
13.Mount Logan2770Central North Cascades45396 
14.Jack Mountain2763Hozameen Range128468 
15.Mount Maude2755Entiat Mountains269271 
16.Mount Spickard2737Skagit Range145791 
17.Black Peak2734Central North Cascades1052390 
18.Mount Redoubt2734Skagit Range50386 
19.Copper Peak2732Entiat Mountains14859 
20.North Gardner Mountain2730Methow Mountains1218169 
21.Dome Peak2719Central North Cascades927130 
22.Gardner Mountain2712Methow Mountains213167 
23.Boston Peak2711Central North Cascades260108 
24.Silver Star Mountain2705Methow Mountains742309 
25.Eldorado Peak2703Central North Cascades667579 
26.Dragontail Peak2694Wenatchee Mountains536527 
27.Forbidden Peak2687Central North Cascades322220 
28.Oval Peak2681Methow Mountains832137 
28.Mesahchie Peak2681Central North Cascades68173 
30.Fortress Mountain2670Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area51295 
31.Mount Lago2665Okanogan Range99682 
32.Robinson Mountain2660Okanogan Range514108 
33.Colchuck Peak2653Wenatchee Mountains203427 
34.Star Peak2649Methow Mountains357147 
35.Remmel Mountain2647Okanogan Range1330103 
36.Katsuk Peak2646Central North Cascades13471 
36.Sahale Peak2646Central North Cascades24548 
38.Cannon Mountain2633Wenatchee Mountains255172 
39.Mount Custer2630Skagit Range37552 
40.Ptarmigan Peak2626Okanogan Range27260 
41.Sherpa Peak2623Wenatchee Mountains123129 
42.Clark Mountain2622Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area464151 
43.Cathedral Peak2622Okanogan Range30278 
44.Kimtah Peak2621Central North Cascades31752 
45.Mount Carru2620Okanogan Range29170 
46.Monument Peak2619Okanogan Range32752 
47.Cardinal Peak2618Chelan Mountains63190 
48.Osceola Peak2617Okanogan Range35094 
49.Raven Ridge2613Methow Mountains333104 
50.Buck Mountain2599Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area57581 
51.Storm King2597Central North Cascades18354 
51.Enchantment Peak2597Wenatchee Mountains146212 
53.Reynolds Peak2594Methow Mountains619106 
54.Martin Peak2594Central North Cascades64370 
55.Primus Peak2593Central North Cascades25278 
56.Mox Peaks2592Skagit Range27659 
56.Dark Peak2592Central North Cascades8049 
58.Cashmere Mountain2591Wenatchee Mountains482245 
59.Klawatti Peak2586Central North Cascades20985 
60.Mount Rahm2585Skagit Range8557 
60.Horseshoe Peak2585Central North Cascades2460 
62.Big Craggy Peak2582Okanogan Range936143 
63.Lost Peak2580Okanogan Range49560 
63.Hoodoo Peak2580Methow Mountains129136 
65.Chiwawa Mountain2578Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area372121 
66.Argonaut Peak2576Wenatchee Mountains223131 
67.Tower Mountain2574Okanogan Range879113 
68.Sinister Peak2573Central North Cascades25656 
68.Dorado Needle2573Central North Cascades24489 
68.Mount Bigelow2573Methow Mountains232131 
68.Little Annapurna2573Wenatchee Mountains85470 
72.Emerald Peak2567Chelan Mountains22688 
73.Dumbell Mountain2567Entiat Mountains384121 
74.Greenwood Mountain2565Entiat Mountains200115 
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak2562Skagit Range16154 
76.Saska Peak2562Chelan Mountains19687 
77.Azurite Peak2560Okanogan Range57352 
77.Pinnacle Mountain2560Chelan Mountains52470 
77.Luahna Peak2560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area21977 
80.Blackcap Mountain2559Okanogan Range12164 
81.Spectacle Buttes2558Entiat Mountains32772 
81.Courtney Peak2558Methow Mountains205150 
83.Martin Peak2553Methow Mountains261131 
84.Lake Mountain2551Okanogan Range24751 
85.Golden Horn2550Okanogan Range343155 
85.West Craggy2550Okanogan Range221127 
87.McClellan Peak2549Wenatchee Mountains379156 
88.Devore Peak2548Central North Cascades52538 
89.Amphitheater Mountain2548Okanogan Range23192 
90.Snowfield Peak2544Central North Cascades886164 
91.Austera Peak2540Central North Cascades12681 
92.Mount Saint Helens2540Mount Saint Helens Area13941818 
92.Windy Peak2540Okanogan Range540112 
94.Cosho Peak2540Central North Cascades15046 
95.Big Snagtooth2539Methow Mountains174105 
96.Mount Formidable2537Central North Cascades57567 
97.Abernathy Peak2536Methow Mountains244133 
97.Switchback Mountain2536Methow Mountains134141 
99.Flora Mountain2536Central North Cascades54945 
99.Tupshin Peak2536Central North Cascades32937 

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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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