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Washington Bulger List

Showing Andy Boos's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (100 out of 100, or 100%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2101991-06-23
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81161988-07-09
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area8181998-07-05
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88121989-05-22
5.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74981990-07-21
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades37111995-07-08
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains53541990-09-26
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains28111996-09-27
9.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades38081995-09-03
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range44111989-07-09
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades30341996-08-24
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains3801996-09-28
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades14871993-07-10
14.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range42111998-08-29
15.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains8821989-07-29
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range47791996-07-14
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34501991-08-04
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range16491993-05-30
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains4842007-06-19
20.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains39961996-09-01
21.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades30401995-05-28
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains6981996-09-01
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades8542012-08-03
24.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains24361991-05-26
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21881993-06-13
26.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17601990-07-28 1
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades10551994-07-15
28.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains27311992-05-25
28.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22351996-07-25
30.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area16801997-08-22
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range32682001-07-05
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range16861998-09-22
33.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6651997-07-12
34.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains11701992-05-24
35.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range43651998-05-24
36.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades4402004-07-03
36.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades801994-09-18
38.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8381999-05-25
39.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range12301996-07-14
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range8942001-07-05
41.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains4052008-06-29
42.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area15221997-06-15
43.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range9891990-07-06
44.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades10402005-07-03
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range9551991-08-30
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range10722001-07-06
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20701997-06-25
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range11471991-08-30
49.Raven Ridge8580Methow Mountains11001998-09-23
50.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area18882000-08-23
51.Storm King8520Central North Cascades6002012-08-16
51.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains4801990-07-28 3
53.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains20321998-09-24
54.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades21112007-07-01
55.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades8282010-07-24
56.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range9042013-08-06
56.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades2642012-07-12
58.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15811990-07-26
59.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades6852010-07-23
60.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range2802012-08-26
60.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades802012-08-04
62.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30701997-08-12
63.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range16242001-07-04
63.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains4241998-10-04
65.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area12191994-09-05
66.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains7332008-06-27
67.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28841997-08-17
68.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades8402012-07-10
68.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades8002010-07-23
68.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains7602001-05-22
68.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2801990-07-28 2
72.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7422005-06-22
73.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains12611998-08-01
74.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains6552008-09-09
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range5272013-07-07
76.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6441999-09-05
77.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range18802004-08-01
77.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains17202005-06-21
77.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7202008-07-09
80.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range3972001-07-04
81.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains10722000-09-20
81.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains6722006-06-21
83.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains8552001-05-22
84.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range8112001-07-07
85.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11261997-08-16
85.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7261997-08-12
87.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12441993-09-23
88.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades17222007-07-05
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range7581990-07-06
90.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades29071996-06-30
91.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades4142010-07-24
92.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45731988-05-08
92.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range17712006-06-20
94.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades4922005-07-03
95.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains5702008-07-31
96.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades18851997-09-21
97.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains8012006-06-22
97.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains4412001-05-22
99.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades18002007-07-02
99.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades10802007-07-04

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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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