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Washington Bulger List

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RankPeak Elev-Ft
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AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2462076 
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81561585 
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area858299 
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88781326 
5.Glacier Peak10,560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7538598 
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3751120 
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354577 
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811131 
9.Goode Mountain9240Central North Cascades3848104 
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4451530 
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3074119 
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains420242 
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades152796 
14.Mount Maude9080Entiat Mountains922271 
15.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range421168 
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range481991 
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades3490390 
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range168986 
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains52459 
20.Dome Peak8960Central North Cascades3120130 
21.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains4036169 
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains738167 
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades894108 
24.Dragontail Peak8880Wenatchee Mountains1840527 
25.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2476309 
26.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades2228579 
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1095220 
28.Fortress Mountain8800Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area176095 
29.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731137 
29.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades227573 
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range326882 
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1726108 
33.Katsuk Peak8720Central North Cascades52071 
33.Sahale Peak8720Central North Cascades160548 
35.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains705427 
36.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1210147 
37.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4405103 
38.Kimtah Peak8640Central North Cascades112052 
39.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains878172 
40.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range127052 
41.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range93460 
42.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains445129 
43.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1562151 
44.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range105578 
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range99570 
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range111252 
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains211090 
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range118794 
49.Raven Ridge8572Methow Mountains1132104 
50.Storm King8560Central North Cascades68054 
50.Enchantment Peak8560Wenatchee Mountains560212 
52.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area188881 
53.Mount Rahm8520Skagit Range36057 
53.Horseshoe Peak8520Central North Cascades16060 
55.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2072106 
56.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades215170 
57.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades86878 
58.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range94459 
58.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades30449 
60.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains1621245 
61.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades72585 
62.Sinister Peak8480Central North Cascades92056 
62.Dorado Needle8480Central North Cascades88089 
62.Mount Bigelow8480Methow Mountains840131 
62.Little Annapurna8480Wenatchee Mountains360470 
66.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range3110143 
67.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range166460 
67.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains464136 
69.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1259121 
70.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains773131 
71.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range2924113 
72.Azurite Peak8440Okanogan Range196052 
72.Pinnacle Mountain8440Chelan Mountains180070 
72.Luahna Peak8440Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area80077 
75.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains78288 
76.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1301121 
77.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains695115 
78.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range56754 
79.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains68487 
80.Devore Peak8400Central North Cascades176238 
81.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range43764 
82.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains111272 
82.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains712150 
84.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains895131 
85.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range85151 
86.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range1166155 
86.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range766127 
88.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains1284156 
89.Tupshin Peak8360Central North Cascades116037 
90.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range79892 
91.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2947164 
92.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades45481 
93.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area46131818 
93.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1804112 
95.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades53246 
96.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains610105 
97.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades192567 
98.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains841133 
98.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains481141 
100.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades184045 

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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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