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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-Ft
TotalRound 1
1.Mount Rainier14,41113,246  
2.Mount Adams12,2768156  
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.Windy Peak83331804  
93.Mount Saint Helens83334613  
95.Cosho Peak8332532  
96.Big Snagtooth8330610  
97.Mount Formidable83251925  
98.Abernathy Peak8321841  
98.Switchback Mountain8321481  
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 Dylan Suhr, 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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