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Washington Bulger List

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RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,210
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area8156
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area858
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range8878
5.Glacier Peak10,560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7538
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3751
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811
9.Goode Mountain9240Central North Cascades3848
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4451
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3074
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains420
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades1527
14.Mount Maude9080Entiat Mountains922
15.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range4211
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range4819
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades3490
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range1689
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains524
20.Dome Peak8960Central North Cascades3120
21.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains4036
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains738
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades894
24.Dragontail Peak8880Wenatchee Mountains1840
25.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2476
26.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades2228
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1095
28.Fortress Mountain8800Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1760
29.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731
29.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades2275
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range3268
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1726
33.Katsuk Peak8720Central North Cascades520
33.Sahale Peak8720Central North Cascades160
35.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains705
36.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1210
37.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4405
38.Kimtah Peak8640Central North Cascades1120
39.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains878
40.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range1270
41.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range934
42.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains445
43.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1562
44.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range1055
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range995
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range1112
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains2110
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range1187
49.Storm King8560Central North Cascades680
49.Enchantment Peak8560Wenatchee Mountains560
51.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak8555Methow Mountains195
52.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1888
53.Mount Rahm8520Skagit Range360
53.Horseshoe Peak8520Central North Cascades160
55.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2072
56.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades2151
57.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades868
58.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range944
58.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades304
60.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains1621
61.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades725
62.Sinister Peak8480Central North Cascades920
62.Dorado Needle8480Central North Cascades880
62.Mount Bigelow8480Methow Mountains840
62.Little Annapurna8480Wenatchee Mountains360
66.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range3110
67.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range1664
67.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains464
69.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1259
70.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains773
71.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range2924
72.Azurite Peak8440Okanogan Range1960
72.Pinnacle Mountain8440Chelan Mountains1800
72.Luahna Peak8440Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area800
75.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains782
76.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1301
77.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains695
78.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range567
79.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains684
80.Devore Peak8400Central North Cascades1762
81.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range437
82.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains1112
82.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains712
84.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains895
85.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range851
86.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range1166
86.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range766
88.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains1284
89.Tupshin Peak8360Central North Cascades1160
90.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range798
91.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2947
92.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades454
93.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area4613
93.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1804
95.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades532
96.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains610
97.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades1925
98.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains841
98.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains481
100.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades1840

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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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