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Washington Bulger List

Showing Abrahm Rollins's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (9 out of 100, or 9%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,24620412017-07-23
2.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range881213042017-07-09
3.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area811615552016-06-26
4.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74985902019-08-18
5.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354565 
6.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range477990 
7.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area457317682016-05-01
8.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4411522 
9.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4365101 
10.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range421166 
11.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains3996166 
12.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades3808102 
13.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3711118 
14.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34503832019-10-12
15.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range326881 
16.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range3070139 
17.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades3040129 
18.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3034118 
19.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2907160 
20.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range2884110 
21.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811130 
22.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731134 
23.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2436306 
24.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades223572 
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21885702019-10-26
26.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades211169 
27.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains207086 
28.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2032102 
29.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area188880 
30.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades188566 
31.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range188050 
32.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades180044 
33.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1772108 
34.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17605142018-07-29
35.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades172237 
36.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains172068 
37.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1686106 
38.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area168094 
39.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range164985 
40.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range162459 
41.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains1581238 
42.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1522150 
43.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades148794 
44.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1261118 
45.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains1244151 
46.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range123051 
47.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1219117 
48.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1170145 
49.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range114793 
50.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range1126152 
51.Raven Ridge8572Methow Mountains1092100 
52.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades108036 
53.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range107251 
53.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains107270 
55.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1055216 
56.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades104051 
57.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range98976 
58.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range95569 
59.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range90458 
60.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range89459 
61.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains882267 
62.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains855127 
63.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades854107 
64.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades84055 
65.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains838167 
66.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades82877 
67.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area818299 
68.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range81150 
69.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains801132 
70.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades80088 
71.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains760126 
72.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range75890 
73.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains74284 
74.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains733130 
75.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range726124 
76.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area72076 
77.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains698164 
78.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades68584 
79.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains672148 
80.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6654222018-07-29
81.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains655113 
82.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains64483 
83.Storm King8520Central North Cascades60052 
84.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains570103 
85.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range52753 
86.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades49245 
87.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains48458 
88.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains480210 
89.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains441137 
90.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades44070 
91.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains424133 
92.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades41480 
93.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains405127 
94.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range39763 
95.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains380237 
96.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range28056 
96.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains280458 
98.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades26448 
99.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades80542 
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.



     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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