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Washington Bulger List

Showing Scott Rice's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (90 out of 100, or 90%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2461997-07-19
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81161996-08-23
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area8182006-06-24
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88122006-07-08
5.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74982002-06-16
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades37112017-07-15
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains53541998-05-24
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains28112005
9.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades38082017-08-07
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range44112000-07-18
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades30342014-08-23 a
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains3802015-07-23 a
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades14872000-07-02
14.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range42112017-08-20
15.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains8822015-07-23 b
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range4779 
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34502015-07-15
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range1649 
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains4842017-08-09
20.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains39962006-07-02
21.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades30402001-08-26
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains6982006-07-02
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades8542014-07-26 b
24.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains24361999-07-18
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21882006-08-06
26.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17602015-08-22 a
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1055 
28.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains27312015-09-23 f
28.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22352014-08-10 b
30.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area16802015-08-16 a
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range32682016-08-29 a
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range16862014-10-03
33.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains665 
34.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains11702015-09-23 b
35.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range43652015-09-06 c
36.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades4402014-08-10 a
36.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades802004-08-01
38.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8382010-05-05
39.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range1230 
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range8942016-08-29 d
41.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains405 
42.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area15222013-09-01 a
43.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range9892015-09-05 b
44.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades10402014-08-10 c
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range9552016-08-28 c
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range10722017-07-29
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20702016-07-31 a
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range11472016-08-28 a
49.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak8555Methow Mountains1552014-09-09 b
50.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area18882015-07-11 a
51.Storm King8520Central North Cascades6002017-08-06
51.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains4802005-08-31
53.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains20322010-08-14
54.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades21112017-07-15
55.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades8282012-08-12 b
56.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range904 
56.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades2642016-07-04
58.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15812005-08-12
59.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades6852012-08-11 b
60.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range280 
60.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades802014-08-23 b
62.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30702015-08-08 a
63.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range16242016-08-31 c
63.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains4242014-09-09 c
65.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area12192015-08-16 b
66.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains7332014-07-12
67.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28842005-08-14
68.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades8402017-07-02
68.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades8002012-08-11 a
68.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains7602014-08-31 c
68.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2802005-08-31
72.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7422016-07-30 c
73.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains12612014-09-20 a
74.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains6552014-09-20 b
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range527 
76.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6442016-07-30 a
77.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range18802016-08-05
77.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains17202016-07-30 b
77.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7202013-09-01 b
80.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range3972016-08-30
81.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains10722017-07-17 a
81.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains6722015-09-23 c
83.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains8552014-08-31 b
84.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range8112017-07-29
85.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11262005-08-13
85.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7262015-08-08 b
87.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12442015-08-22 b
88.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades17222015-07-29 b
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range7582015-09-05 e
90.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2907 
91.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades4142012-08-12 a
92.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45731986
92.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range17722014-10-04
94.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades4922014-08-11
95.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains5702016-06-28 a
96.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades18852017-07-07
97.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains8012014-09-08 a
97.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains4412014-08-31 a
99.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades18002015-07-30 d
99.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades10802015-07-28 a

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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 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

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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