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Washington Bulger List

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RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2462012 
2.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88121284 
3.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81161526 
4.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7498584 
5.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354558 
6.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range477990 
7.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45731726 
8.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4411517 
9.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range436598 
10.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range421166 
11.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains3996164 
12.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades3808101 
13.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3711119 
14.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades3450371 
15.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range326879 
16.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range3070134 
17.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades3040129 
18.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3034117 
19.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2907160 
20.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range2884104 
21.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811127 
22.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731128 
23.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2436302 
24.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades223571 
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades2188563 
26.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades211169 
27.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains207084 
28.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains203298 
29.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area188878 
30.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades188566 
31.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range188050 
32.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades180044 
33.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1772107 
34.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains1760503 
35.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades172237 
36.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains172067 
37.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1686104 
38.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area168093 
39.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range164985 
40.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range162458 
41.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains1581233 
42.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1522148 
43.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades148794 
44.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1261117 
45.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains1244149 
46.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range123051 
47.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1219116 
48.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1170139 
49.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range114789 
50.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range1126144 
51.Raven Ridge8572Methow Mountains109298 
52.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades108036 
53.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range107251 
53.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains107266 
55.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1055215 
56.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades104050 
57.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range98974 
58.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range95568 
59.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range90458 
60.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range89458 
61.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains882261 
62.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains855125 
63.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades854106 
64.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades84055 
65.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains838163 
66.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades82877 
67.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area818296 
68.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range81150 
69.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains801123 
70.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades80087 
71.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains760125 
72.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range75887 
73.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains74284 
74.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains733129 
75.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range726117 
76.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area72076 
77.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains698161 
78.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades68584 
79.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains672141 
80.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains665416 
81.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains655112 
82.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains64482 
83.Storm King8520Central North Cascades60052 
84.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains570102 
85.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range52753 
86.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades49244 
87.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains48458 
88.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains480206 
89.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains441135 
90.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades44069 
91.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains424129 
92.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades41479 
93.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains405126 
94.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range39762 
95.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains380233 
96.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range28056 
96.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains280446 
98.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades26448 
99.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades80534 
99.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades8059 

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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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