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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 Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area811620102016-06-26
2.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range881217082017-07-09
3.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,24624742017-07-23
4.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17606752018-07-29
4.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6655582018-07-29
6.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74988052019-08-18
7.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34505392019-10-12
8.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2805912020-06-02
8.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12442042020-06-02
10.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15813282020-06-19
11.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21887472020-07-05
12.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22351052020-09-05
12.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades4401022020-09-05
14.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28841622020-10-03
14.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11261952020-10-03
16.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30701952020-10-17
16.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7261722020-10-17
18.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area457323002020-12-27
19.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8382182021-05-23
20.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20701322021-05-29
21.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7421352021-05-30
21.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6441312021-05-30
 Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area818357 
 Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3711147 
 Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354743 
 Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811196 
 Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades3808139 
 Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4411717 
 Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3034151 
 Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains380356 
 Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades1487123 
 Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range421192 
 Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains882397 
 Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range4779107 
 Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range164997 
 Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains48475 
 North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains3996235 
 Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades3040159 
 Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains698231 
 Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades854140 
 Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2436417 
 Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1055285 
 Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731178 
 Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1680140 
 Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range3268113 
 Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1686172 
 Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1170196 
 Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4365133 
 Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades80666 
 Mount Custer8630Skagit Range123063 
 Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range89484 
 Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains405164 
 Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1522197 
 Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range989115 
 Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades104069 
 Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range95592 
 Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range107269 
 Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range1147124 
 Raven Ridge8572Methow Mountains1092157 
 Buck Mountain8560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1920113 
 Storm King8520Central North Cascades60075 
 Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains480288 
 Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2032134 
 Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades211182 
 Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades828108 
 Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range90469 
 Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades26469 
 Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades685109 
 Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range28068 
 Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades8083 
 Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range162476 
 Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains424199 
 Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1219172 
 Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains733167 
 Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades800127 
 Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades84068 
 Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains760190 
 Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1261165 
 Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains655154 
 Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range52766 
 Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range188084 
 Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area720114 
 Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains1720113 
 Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range39785 
 Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains672205 
 Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains107296 
 Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains855188 
 Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range81172 
 Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades172253 
 Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range758134 
 Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2907230 
 Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades414109 
 Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1772157 
 Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades49262 
 Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains570134 
 Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades188584 
 Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains801183 
 Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains441204 
 Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades108055 
 Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades180068 

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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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