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Washington County High Points

Showing Paul Michelson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (39 out of 39, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2461983-09-25
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades81161983-08-13
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88121998-06-14
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades74981985-06-30
5.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades37111996-07-27
6.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades30341990-09-09
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades39961991-07-14
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades02010-08-12
9.LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades2402010-08-24
10.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78382010-07-29
11.KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades34801985-08-29
11.KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades34801985-08-29
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains17202010-07-23
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains51682010-07-22
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains8182006-07-15
16.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains47402010-07-22
17.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains21321991-01-26
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains24072010-07-24
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains7792010-07-23
20.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains602010-07-23
21.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains35032006-02-20
22.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau25652010-06-12
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades20052010-05-30
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains1682010-07-24
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains02010-05-07
26.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau26742010-02-19
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades02006-09-09
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau10892010-05-16
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau18292010-01-09
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau12682010-02-19
31.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills14802009-11-14
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades7622005-10-10
33.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau7492010-02-19
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills3932009-11-14
35.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24071990-06-20
36.AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau1902006-02-19
37.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills15212006-02-04
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau5412010-05-19
39.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands5802006-01-07

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List Description

There are 39 counties in Washington, and their high points make up the most serious collection of alpine challenges for county highpointers of any state except Alaska. The big volcanoes--Rainier, Adams, Baker, and Glacier Peak--are actually easier to climb than rocky, remote, and rugged giants like Bonanza, Buckner, and Olympus. Throw in a class-4 rock climb (Big Horn), more monster Cascade summits (Daniel, North Gardner), a few forested logging-road points in the southwest, flat farmland points in the east, and other random mountains, and you have a murderer's row line-up of peaks.


  • By 1995 I had a self-researched verision of this list, with 32 of the 39 points correct.
  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1993 by Andy Martin, reviewed by Steve Fry, Ken Jones, and John Roper.


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