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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 Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,24624742017-07-23
2.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range881217082017-07-09
3.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area811620102016-06-26
4.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74988052019-08-18
5.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354743 
6.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range4779107 
7.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area457323002020-12-27
8.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4411717 
9.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4365133 
10.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range421192 
11.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains3996235 
12.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades3808139 
13.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3711147 
14.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34505392019-10-12
15.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range3268113 
16.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30701952020-10-17
17.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades3040159 
18.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3034151 
19.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2907230 
20.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28841622020-10-03
21.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811196 
22.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731178 
23.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2436417 
24.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22351052020-09-05
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21887472020-07-05
26.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades211182 
27.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20701322021-05-29
28.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2032134 
29.Buck Mountain8560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1920113 
30.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades188584 
31.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range188084 
32.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades180068 
33.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1772157 
34.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17606752018-07-29
35.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades172253 
36.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains1720113 
37.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1686172 
38.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1680140 
39.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range164997 
40.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range162476 
41.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15813282020-06-19
42.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1522197 
43.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades1487123 
44.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1261165 
45.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12442042020-06-02
46.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range123063 
47.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1219172 
48.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1170196 
49.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range1147124 
50.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11261952020-10-03
51.Raven Ridge8572Methow Mountains1092157 
52.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades108055 
53.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range107269 
53.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains107296 
55.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1055285 
56.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades104069 
57.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range989115 
58.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range95592 
59.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range90469 
60.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range89484 
61.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains882397 
62.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains855188 
63.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades854140 
64.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades84068 
65.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8382182021-05-23
66.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades828108 
67.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area818357 
68.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range81172 
69.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains801183 
70.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades800127 
71.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains760190 
72.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range758134 
73.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7421352021-05-30
74.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains733167 
75.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7261722020-10-17
76.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area720114 
77.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains698231 
78.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades685109 
79.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains672205 
80.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6655582018-07-29
81.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains655154 
82.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6441312021-05-30
83.Storm King8520Central North Cascades60075 
84.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains570134 
85.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range52766 
86.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades49262 
87.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains48475 
88.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains480288 
89.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains441204 
90.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades4401022020-09-05
91.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains424199 
92.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades414109 
93.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains405164 
94.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range39785 
95.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains380356 
96.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range28068 
96.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2805912020-06-02
98.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades26469 
99.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades80666 
99.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades8083 

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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.



     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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