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Washington Bulger List

Showing Grant Myers's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (91 out of 100, or 91%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2101988-07-17
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81161981-06
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area8181996-07-14
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88121980-07 b
5.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74981985-08-23
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades37112009-07-02
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains53541984-06-15
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains28111990-07-07
9.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades3808 
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range44111980-07 a
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades30341986-07-22
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains3801986-06-29
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades14871988-08-13
14.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range42111990-08-03
15.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains8821987-07-11
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range47792000-07-19
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34501983-07-24
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range16491986-08-13
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains4841990-07-08
20.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains39961990-06-25
21.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades30401994-07-24
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains6981990-06-25
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades854 
24.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains24361984-06
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21881986-07-09
26.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17601990-09-14
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades10551985-07-20
28.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains27311988-07-11
28.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22351991-07-11
30.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area16801987-09-13
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range32681988-06-28
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range16861988-06-19
33.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6651990-09-14
34.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains11701988-07-10
35.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range43651988-09-03
36.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades4401991-07-11
36.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades801980-07
38.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8381990-09-15
39.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range12302005-08-06
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range8941991-08-11
41.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains4051994-07-10
42.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area15221988-08-07
43.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range9891988-09-04
44.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades10401997-07-20
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range9551988-06-28
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range10721994-09-19
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20701987-07-25
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range11471988-06-28
49.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak8555Methow Mountains1551987-08-29
50.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area18881988-10-10
51.Storm King8520Central North Cascades600 
51.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains4801990-09-13
53.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains20321989-06-11
54.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades2111 
55.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades8282001-07-10
56.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range9041986-08-14
56.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades264 
58.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15811987-08-16
59.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades6851986-07-08
60.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range2802000-07-18
60.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades80 
62.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30701987-07-04
63.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range16241991-08-12
63.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains4241990-10-06
65.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area12191989-08-12
66.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains7332000-09-17
67.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28841987-09-06
68.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades840 
68.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades800 
68.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains7601989-06-23
68.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2801984-08
72.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7421989-07-17
73.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains12611989-08-13
74.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains6551989-08-13
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range5271986-08-15
76.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6441989-07-17
77.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range18801988-10-02
77.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains17201989-07-16
77.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7201994-08-28
80.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range3971994-09-18
81.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains10721989-10-01
81.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains6721993-10-15
83.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains8551989-06-24
84.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range8111994-09-18
85.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11261987-09-06
85.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7261990-07-03
87.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12441990-09-14
88.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades17222002-09-22
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range7581988-09-04
90.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades29071988-07-31
91.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades4142001-07-10
92.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45731988-05-01
92.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range17711994-06-19
94.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades4921997-07-20
95.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains5701991-07-19
96.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades1885 
97.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains8011987-09-27
97.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains4411989-06-24
99.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades18002011-07-24 a
99.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades10802002-09-21

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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 Washington Peaks over 8200 feet, showing 130 summits in the state over 8200 feet and having a 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

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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