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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Matt Varney's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 2 out of 100, or 2%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
TotalRound 1
Round 2
Round 3
1.Mount Rainier14,41113,246    
2.Mount Adams12,27681563 2009-07-18  2012-07-28  2015-07-11 
3.Little Tahoma11,138858    
4.Mount Baker10,7818878    
5.Glacier Peak10,5607538    
6.Bonanza Peak95113751    
7.Mount Stuart94155354    
8.Mount Fernow92492811    
9.Goode Mountain92403848    
10.Mount Shuksan91314451    
11.Mount Buckner91143074    
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100420    
13.Mount Logan90871527    
14.Mount Maude9080922    
15.Jack Mountain90664211    
16.Mount Spickard89794819    
17.Black Peak89703490    
18.Mount Redoubt89691689    
19.Copper Peak8964524    
20.Dome Peak89603120    
21.North Gardner Mountain89564036    
22.Gardner Mountain8898738    
23.Boston Peak8894894    
24.Dragontail Peak88801840    
25.Silver Star Mountain88762476    
26.Eldorado Peak88682228    
27.Forbidden Peak88151095    
28.Fortress Mountain88001760    
29.Oval Peak87952731    
29.Mesahchie Peak87952275    
31.Mount Lago87453268    
32.Robinson Mountain87261726    
33.Katsuk Peak8720520    
33.Sahale Peak8720160    
35.Colchuck Peak8705705    
36.Star Peak86901210    
37.Remmel Mountain86854405    
38.Kimtah Peak86401120    
39.Cannon Mountain8638878    
40.Mount Custer86301270    
41.Ptarmigan Peak8614934    
42.Sherpa Peak8605445    
43.Clark Mountain86021562    
44.Cathedral Peak86011055    
45.Mount Carru8595995    
46.Monument Peak85921112    
47.Cardinal Peak85902110    
48.Osceola Peak85871187    
49.Raven Ridge85721132    
50.Enchantment Peak8560560    
50.Storm King8560680    
52.Buck Mountain85281888    
53.Horseshoe Peak8520160    
53.Mount Rahm8520360    
55.Reynolds Peak85122072    
56.Martin Peak85112151    
57.Primus Peak8508868    
58.Mox Peaks8504944    
58.Dark Peak8504304    
60.Cashmere Mountain85011621    
61.Klawatti Peak8485725    
62.Dorado Needle8480880    
62.Sinister Peak8480920    
62.Mount Bigelow8480840    
62.Little Annapurna8480360    
66.Big Craggy Peak84703110    
67.Lost Peak84641664    
67.Hoodoo Peak8464464    
69.Chiwawa Mountain84591259    
70.Argonaut Peak8453773    
71.Tower Mountain84442924    
72.Azurite Peak84401960    
72.Luahna Peak8440800    
72.Pinnacle Mountain84401800    
75.Emerald Peak8422782    
76.Dumbell Mountain84211301    
77.Greenwood Mountain8415695    
78.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407567    
79.Saska Peak8404684    
80.Devore Peak84001762    
81.Blackcap Mountain8397437    
82.Courtney Peak8392712    
82.Spectacle Buttes83921112    
84.Martin Peak8375895    
85.Lake Mountain8371851    
86.Golden Horn83661166    
86.West Craggy8366766    
88.McClellan Peak83641284    
89.Tupshin Peak83601160    
90.Amphitheater Mountain8358798    
91.Snowfield Peak83472947    
92.Austera Peak8334454    
93.Mount Saint Helens833346131 2010-07-17   
93.Windy Peak83331804    
95.Cosho Peak8332532    
96.Big Snagtooth8330610    
97.Mount Formidable83251925    
98.Switchback Mountain8321481    
98.Abernathy Peak8321841    
100.Flora Mountain83201840    

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Matt Varney, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

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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