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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Grant Myers's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 91 out of 100, or 91%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
(91)
1.Mount Rainier14,41113,2461 1988-07-17 
2.Mount Adams12,27681161 1981-06 
3.Little Tahoma11,1388181 1996-07-14 
4.Mount Baker10,78188121 1980-07 b 
5.Glacier Peak10,52074981 1985-08-23 
6.Bonanza Peak951137111 2009-07-02 
7.Mount Stuart941553541 1984-06-15 
8.Mount Fernow924928111 1990-07-07 
9.Goode Mountain92003808  
10.Mount Shuksan913144111 1980-07 a 
11.Mount Buckner911430341 1986-07-22 
12.Seven Fingered Jack91003801 1986-06-29 
13.Mount Logan908714871 1988-08-13 
14.Jack Mountain906642111 1990-08-03 
15.Mount Maude90408821 1987-07-11 
16.Mount Spickard897947791 2000-07-19 
17.Black Peak897034501 1983-07-24 
18.Mount Redoubt896916491 1986-08-13 
19.Copper Peak89644841 1990-07-08 
20.North Gardner Mountain895639961 1990-06-25 
21.Dome Peak892030401 1994-07-24 
22.Gardner Mountain88986981 1990-06-25 
23.Boston Peak8894854  
24.Silver Star Mountain887624361 1984-06 
25.Eldorado Peak886821881 1986-07-09 
26.Dragontail Peak884017601 1990-09-14 
27.Forbidden Peak881510551 1985-07-20 
28.Oval Peak879527311 1988-07-11 
28.Mesahchie Peak879522351 1991-07-11 
30.Fortress Mountain876016801 1987-09-13 
31.Mount Lago874532681 1988-06-28 
32.Robinson Mountain872616861 1988-06-19 
33.Colchuck Peak87056651 1990-09-14 
34.Star Peak869011701 1988-07-10 
35.Remmel Mountain868543651 1988-09-03 
36.Sahale Peak8680801 1980-07 
36.Katsuk Peak86804401 1991-07-11 
38.Cannon Mountain86388381 1990-09-15 
39.Mount Custer863012301 2005-08-06 
40.Ptarmigan Peak86148941 1991-08-11 
41.Sherpa Peak86054051 1994-07-10 
42.Clark Mountain860215221 1988-08-07 
43.Cathedral Peak86019891 1988-09-04 
44.Kimtah Peak860010401 1997-07-20 
45.Mount Carru85959551 1988-06-28 
46.Monument Peak859210721 1994-09-19 
47.Cardinal Peak859020701 1987-07-25 
48.Osceola Peak858711471 1988-06-28 
49.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak85551551 1987-08-29 
50.Buck Mountain852818881 1988-10-10 
51.Enchantment Peak85204801 1990-09-13 
51.Storm King8520600  
53.Reynolds Peak851220321 1989-06-11 
54.Martin Peak85112111  
55.Primus Peak85088281 2001-07-10 
56.Mox Peaks85049041 1986-08-14 
56.Dark Peak8504264  
58.Cashmere Mountain850115811 1987-08-16 
59.Klawatti Peak84856851 1986-07-08 
60.Mount Rahm84802801 2000-07-18 
60.Horseshoe Peak848080  
62.Big Craggy Peak847030701 1987-07-04 
63.Hoodoo Peak84644241 1990-10-06 
63.Lost Peak846416241 1991-08-12 
65.Chiwawa Mountain845912191 1989-08-12 
66.Argonaut Peak84537331 2000-09-17 
67.Tower Mountain844428841 1987-09-06 
68.Little Annapurna84402801 1984-08 
68.Mount Bigelow84407601 1989-06-23 
68.Sinister Peak8440840  
68.Dorado Needle8440800  
72.Emerald Peak84227421 1989-07-17 
73.Dumbell Mountain842112611 1989-08-13 
74.Greenwood Mountain84156551 1989-08-13 
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak84075271 1986-08-15 
76.Saska Peak84046441 1989-07-17 
77.Azurite Peak840018801 1988-10-02 
77.Pinnacle Mountain840017201 1989-07-16 
77.Luahna Peak84007201 1994-08-28 
80.Blackcap Mountain83973971 1994-09-18 
81.Spectacle Buttes839210721 1989-10-01 
81.Courtney Peak83926721 1993-10-15 
83.Martin Peak83758551 1989-06-24 
84.Lake Mountain83718111 1994-09-18 
85.Golden Horn836611261 1987-09-06 
85.West Craggy83667261 1990-07-03 
87.McClellan Peak836412441 1990-09-14 
88.Devore Peak836017221 2002-09-22 
89.Amphitheater Mountain83587581 1988-09-04 
90.Snowfield Peak834729071 1988-07-31 
91.Austera Peak83344141 2001-07-10 
92.Mount Saint Helens833345731 1988-05-01 
92.Windy Peak833317721 1994-06-19 
94.Cosho Peak83324921 1997-07-20 
95.Big Snagtooth83305701 1991-07-19 
96.Mount Formidable83251885  
97.Abernathy Peak83218011 1987-09-27 
97.Switchback Mountain83214411 1989-06-24 
99.Tupshin Peak832010801 2002-09-21 
99.Flora Mountain832018001 2011-07-24 a 

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

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Grant Myers, 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.

Sources

Links

     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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