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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 Area13,2462057 
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81561571 
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area858301 
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88781312 
5.Glacier Peak10,560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7538592 
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3751119 
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354571 
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811130 
9.Goode Mountain9240Central North Cascades3848102 
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4451525 
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3074118 
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains420240 
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades152795 
14.Mount Maude9080Entiat Mountains922269 
15.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range421167 
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range481990 
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades3490387 
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range168985 
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains52458 
20.Dome Peak8960Central North Cascades3120129 
21.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains4036168 
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains738166 
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades894107 
24.Dragontail Peak8880Wenatchee Mountains1840524 
25.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2476308 
26.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades2228574 
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1095217 
28.Fortress Mountain8800Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area176094 
29.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731136 
29.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades227572 
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range326881 
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1726107 
33.Katsuk Peak8720Central North Cascades52070 
33.Sahale Peak8720Central North Cascades160544 
35.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains705425 
36.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1210146 
37.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4405102 
38.Kimtah Peak8640Central North Cascades112051 
39.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains878170 
40.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range127051 
41.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range93459 
42.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains445128 
43.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1562150 
44.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range105577 
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range99569 
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range111251 
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains211087 
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range118793 
49.Raven Ridge8572Methow Mountains1132102 
50.Storm King8560Central North Cascades68053 
50.Enchantment Peak8560Wenatchee Mountains560211 
52.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area188880 
53.Mount Rahm8520Skagit Range36056 
53.Horseshoe Peak8520Central North Cascades16059 
55.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2072105 
56.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades215169 
57.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades86877 
58.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range94458 
58.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades30448 
60.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains1621243 
61.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades72584 
62.Sinister Peak8480Central North Cascades92055 
62.Dorado Needle8480Central North Cascades88088 
62.Mount Bigelow8480Methow Mountains840128 
62.Little Annapurna8480Wenatchee Mountains360464 
66.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range3110140 
67.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range166459 
67.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains464135 
69.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1259120 
70.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains773130 
71.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range2924112 
72.Azurite Peak8440Okanogan Range196051 
72.Pinnacle Mountain8440Chelan Mountains180069 
72.Luahna Peak8440Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area80076 
75.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains78285 
76.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1301120 
77.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains695114 
78.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range56753 
79.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains68484 
80.Devore Peak8400Central North Cascades176237 
81.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range43763 
82.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains111271 
82.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains712149 
84.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains895128 
85.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range85150 
86.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range1166154 
86.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range766125 
88.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains1284154 
89.Tupshin Peak8360Central North Cascades116036 
90.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range79891 
91.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2947163 
92.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades45480 
93.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area46131788 
93.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1804110 
95.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades53245 
96.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains610104 
97.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades192566 
98.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains841132 
98.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains481138 
100.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades184044 

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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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