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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
97.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains8011987-09-27
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range7581988-09-04
66.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains7332000-09-17
91.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades4142001-07-10
77.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range18801988-10-02
62.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30701987-07-04
95.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains5701991-07-19
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34501983-07-24
80.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range3971994-09-18
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades37112009-07-02
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades854 
50.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area18881988-10-10
38.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8381990-09-15
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains20701987-07-25
58.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15811987-08-16
43.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range9891988-09-04
65.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area12191989-08-12
42.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area15221988-08-07
33.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6651990-09-14
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains4841990-07-08
94.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades4921997-07-20
81.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains6721993-10-15
56.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades264 
88.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades17222002-09-22
21.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades30401994-07-24
68.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades800 
26.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains17601990-09-14
73.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains12611989-08-13
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21881986-07-09
72.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains7421989-07-17
51.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains4801990-09-13
99.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades18002011-07-24 a
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades10551985-07-20
30.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area16801987-09-13
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains6981990-06-25
5.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74981985-08-23
85.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range11261987-09-06
9.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades3808 
74.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains6551989-08-13
63.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains4241990-10-06
60.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades80 
14.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range42111990-08-03
36.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades4401991-07-11
44.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades10401997-07-20
59.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades6851986-07-08
84.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range8111994-09-18
68.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2801984-08
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area8181996-07-14
63.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range16241991-08-12
77.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7201994-08-28
54.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades2111 
83.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains8551989-06-24
87.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains12441990-09-14
28.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22351991-07-11
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range10721994-09-19
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81161981-06
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88121980-07 b
68.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains7601989-06-23
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades30341986-07-22
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range9551988-06-28
39.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range12302005-08-06
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains28111990-07-07
96.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades1885 
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range32681988-06-28
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades14871988-08-13
15.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains8821987-07-11
60.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range2802000-07-18
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2461988-07-17
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range16491986-08-13
92.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45731988-05-01
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range44111980-07 a
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range47792000-07-19
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains53541984-06-15
56.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range9041986-08-14
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range5271986-08-15
20.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains39961990-06-25
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range11471988-06-28
28.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains27311988-07-11
77.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains17201989-07-16
55.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades8282001-07-10
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range8941991-08-11
49.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak8555Methow Mountains1551987-08-29
35.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range43651988-09-03
53.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains20321989-06-11
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range16861988-06-19
36.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades801980-07
76.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains6441989-07-17
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains3801986-06-29
41.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains4051994-07-10
24.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains24361984-06
68.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades840 
90.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades29071988-07-31
81.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains10721989-10-01
34.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains11701988-07-10
51.Storm King8520Central North Cascades600 
97.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains4411989-06-24
67.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28841987-09-06
99.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades10802002-09-21
85.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range7261990-07-03
92.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range17721994-06-19

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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.

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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