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Washington Bulger List

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RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft 
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,246
2.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range8812
3.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area8116
4.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7498
5.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354
6.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range4779
7.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area4573
8.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4411
9.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4365
10.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range4211
11.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains3996
12.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades3808
13.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3711
14.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades3450
15.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range3268
16.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range3070
17.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades3040
18.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3034
19.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2907
20.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range2884
21.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811
22.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731
23.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2436
24.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades2235
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades2188
26.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades2111
27.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains2070
28.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2032
29.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1888
30.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades1885
31.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range1880
32.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades1800
33.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1772
34.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains1760
35.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades1722
36.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains1720
37.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1686
38.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1680
39.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range1649
40.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range1624
41.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains1581
42.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1522
43.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades1487
44.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1261
45.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains1244
46.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range1230
47.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1219
48.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1170
49.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range1147
50.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range1126
51.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades1080
52.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range1072
52.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains1072
54.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1055
55.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades1040
56.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range989
57.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range955
58.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range904
59.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range894
60.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains882
61.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains855
62.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades854
63.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades840
64.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains838
65.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades828
66.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area818
67.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range811
68.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains801
69.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades800
70.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains760
71.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range758
72.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains742
73.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains733
74.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range726
75.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area720
76.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains698
77.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades685
78.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains672
79.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains665
80.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains655
81.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains644
82.Storm King8520Central North Cascades600
83.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains570
84.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range527
85.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades492
86.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains484
87.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains480
88.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains441
89.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades440
90.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains424
91.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades414
92.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains405
93.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range397
94.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains380
95.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range280
95.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains280
97.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades264
98.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak8555Methow Mountains155
99.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades80
99.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades80

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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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