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Washington Bulger List

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
97.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains801
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range758
66.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains733
91.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades414
77.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range1880
62.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range3070
95.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains570
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades3450
80.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range397
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3711
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades854
50.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1888
38.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains838
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains2070
58.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains1581
43.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range989
65.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1219
42.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1522
33.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains665
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains484
94.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades492
81.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains672
56.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades264
88.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades1722
21.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades3040
68.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades800
26.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains1760
73.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1261
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades2188
72.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains742
51.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains480
99.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades1800
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1055
30.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1680
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains698
5.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7498
85.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range1126
9.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades3808
74.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains655
63.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains424
60.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades80
14.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range4211
36.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades440
44.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades1040
59.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades685
84.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range811
68.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains280
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area818
63.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range1624
77.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area720
54.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades2111
83.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains855
87.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains1244
28.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades2235
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range1072
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area8116
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range8812
68.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains760
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3034
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range955
39.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range1230
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811
96.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades1885
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range3268
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades1487
15.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains882
60.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range280
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,210
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range1649
92.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area4573
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4411
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range4779
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354
56.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range904
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range527
20.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains3996
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range1147
28.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731
77.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains1720
55.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades828
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range894
49.Raven Ridge8580Methow Mountains1100
35.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4365
53.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2032
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1686
36.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades80
76.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains644
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains380
41.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains405
24.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2436
68.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades840
90.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2907
81.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains1072
34.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1170
51.Storm King8520Central North Cascades600
97.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains441
67.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range2884
99.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades1080
85.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range726
92.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1771

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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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