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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
1.Mount Rahm8480280  
2.Mount Custer86301230  
3.Mount Spickard89794779  
4.Mount Redoubt89691649  
5.Mox Peaks8504904  
6.Mount Shuksan91314411  
7.Mount Baker10,7818812  
8.Jack Mountain90664211  
9.Azurite Peak84001880  
10.Golden Horn83661126  
11.Tower Mountain84442884  
12.Ptarmigan Peak8614894  
13.Mount Carru8595955  
14.Osceola Peak85871147  
15.Mount Lago87453268  
16.Lost Peak84641624  
17.Blackcap Mountain8397397  
18.Monument Peak85921072  
19.Lake Mountain8371811  
20.Big Craggy Peak84703070  
21.Robinson Mountain87261686  
22.Cathedral Peak8601989  
23.Amphitheater Mountain8358758  
24.Remmel Mountain86854365  
25.Windy Peak83331772  
26.Cosho Peak8332492  
27.Kimtah Peak86001040  
28.Mesahchie Peak87952235  
29.Katsuk Peak8680440  
30.Mount Logan90871487  
31.Black Peak89703450  
32.Storm King8520600  
33.Goode Mountain92003808  
34.Snowfield Peak83472907  
35.Primus Peak8508828  
36.Austera Peak8334414  
37.Klawatti Peak8485685  
38.Dorado Needle8440800  
39.Eldorado Peak88682188  
40.Forbidden Peak88151055  
41.Boston Peak8894854  
42.Mount Buckner91143034  
43.Horseshoe Peak848080  
44.Sahale Peak868080  
45.Mount Formidable83251885  
46.Dome Peak89203040  
47.Sinister Peak8440840  
48.Tupshin Peak83201080  
49.Devore Peak83601722  
50.Dark Peak8504264  
51.Flora Mountain83201800  
52.Martin Peak85112111  
53.Bonanza Peak95113711  
54.Silver Star Mountain88762436  
55.Big Snagtooth8330570  
56.North Gardner Mountain89563996  
57.Gardner Mountain8898698  
58.Abernathy Peak8321801  
59.Reynolds Peak85122032  
60.Oval Peak87952731  
61.Courtney Peak8392672  
62.Hoodoo Peak8464424  
63.Star Peak86901170  
64.Mount Bigelow8440760  
65.Martin Peak8375855  
66.Switchback Mountain8321441  
67.Glacier Peak10,5207498  
68.Luahna Peak8400720  
69.Clark Mountain86021522  
70.Chiwawa Mountain84591219  
71.Fortress Mountain87601680  
72.Buck Mountain85281888  
73.Dumbell Mountain84211261  
74.Copper Peak8964484  
75.Mount Fernow92492811  
76.Seven Fingered Jack9100380  
77.Mount Maude9040882  
78.Spectacle Buttes83921072  
79.Pinnacle Mountain84001720  
80.Emerald Peak8422742  
81.Saska Peak8404644  
82.Cardinal Peak85902070  
83.Cashmere Mountain85011581  
84.Cannon Mountain8638838  
85.Enchantment Peak8520480  
86.Dragontail Peak88401760  
87.Colchuck Peak8705665  
88.Mount Stuart94155354  
89.Sherpa Peak8605405  
90.Argonaut Peak8453733  
91.McClellan Peak83641244  
92.Little Annapurna8440280  
93.Mount Rainier14,41113,246  
94.Little Tahoma11,138818  
95.Mount Saint Helens83334573  
96.Mount Adams12,2768116  
97.Raven Ridge85721092  
98.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407527  
99.West Craggy8366726  
100.Greenwood Mountain8415655  

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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