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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  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
Round 2
Round 3
1.Mount Rainier14,41113,246    
2.Mount Adams12,27681163 2009-07-18  2012-07-28  2015-07-11 
3.Little Tahoma11,138818    
4.Mount Baker10,7818812    
5.Glacier Peak10,5207498    
6.Bonanza Peak95113711    
7.Mount Stuart94155354    
8.Mount Fernow92492811    
9.Goode Mountain92003808    
10.Mount Shuksan91314411    
11.Mount Buckner91143034    
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100380    
13.Mount Logan90871487    
14.Jack Mountain90664211    
15.Mount Maude9040882    
16.Mount Spickard89794779    
17.Black Peak89703450    
18.Mount Redoubt89691649    
19.Copper Peak8964484    
20.North Gardner Mountain89563996    
21.Dome Peak89203040    
22.Gardner Mountain8898698    
23.Boston Peak8894854    
24.Silver Star Mountain88762436    
25.Eldorado Peak88682188    
26.Dragontail Peak88401760    
27.Forbidden Peak88151055    
28.Oval Peak87952731    
28.Mesahchie Peak87952235    
30.Fortress Mountain87601680    
31.Mount Lago87453268    
32.Robinson Mountain87261686    
33.Colchuck Peak8705665    
34.Star Peak86901170    
35.Remmel Mountain86854365    
36.Katsuk Peak8680440    
36.Sahale Peak868080    
38.Cannon Mountain8638838    
39.Mount Custer86301230    
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614894    
41.Sherpa Peak8605405    
42.Clark Mountain86021522    
43.Cathedral Peak8601989    
44.Kimtah Peak86001040    
45.Mount Carru8595955    
46.Monument Peak85921072    
47.Cardinal Peak85902070    
48.Osceola Peak85871147    
49.Raven Ridge85721092    
50.Buck Mountain85281888    
51.Storm King8520600    
51.Enchantment Peak8520480    
53.Reynolds Peak85122032    
54.Martin Peak85112111    
55.Primus Peak8508828    
56.Mox Peaks8504904    
56.Dark Peak8504264    
58.Cashmere Mountain85011581    
59.Klawatti Peak8485685    
60.Horseshoe Peak848080    
60.Mount Rahm8480280    
62.Big Craggy Peak84703070    
63.Lost Peak84641624    
63.Hoodoo Peak8464424    
65.Chiwawa Mountain84591219    
66.Argonaut Peak8453733    
67.Tower Mountain84442884    
68.Mount Bigelow8440760    
68.Dorado Needle8440800    
68.Sinister Peak8440840    
68.Little Annapurna8440280    
72.Emerald Peak8422742    
73.Dumbell Mountain84211261    
74.Greenwood Mountain8415655    
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407527    
76.Saska Peak8404644    
77.Pinnacle Mountain84001720    
77.Azurite Peak84001880    
77.Luahna Peak8400720    
80.Blackcap Mountain8397397    
81.Courtney Peak8392672    
81.Spectacle Buttes83921072    
83.Martin Peak8375855    
84.Lake Mountain8371811    
85.Golden Horn83661126    
85.West Craggy8366726    
87.McClellan Peak83641244    
88.Devore Peak83601722    
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358758    
90.Snowfield Peak83472907    
91.Austera Peak8334414    
92.Mount Saint Helens833345731 2010-07-17   
92.Windy Peak83331772    
94.Cosho Peak8332492    
95.Big Snagtooth8330570    
96.Mount Formidable83251885    
97.Switchback Mountain8321441    
97.Abernathy Peak8321801    
99.Flora Mountain83201800    
99.Tupshin Peak83201080    

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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