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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Ben Kunz's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 28 out of 100, or 28%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
Round 2
1.Mount Rainier14,41113,2461 2005-11-08  
2.Mount Adams12,27681161 2006-05-27  
3.Little Tahoma11,1388181 2011-06-09  
4.Mount Baker10,78188121 2005-06-24  
5.Glacier Peak10,52074981 2017-08-26  
6.Bonanza Peak95113711   
7.Mount Stuart941553542 2011-06-17  2013-07-12 
8.Mount Fernow92492811   
9.Goode Mountain920038081 2007-08-09  
10.Mount Shuksan913144111 2010-07-28  
11.Mount Buckner91143034   
12.Seven Fingered Jack91003801 2004-08-14  
13.Mount Logan90871487   
14.Jack Mountain90664211   
15.Mount Maude90408821 2017-06-17  
16.Mount Spickard89794779   
17.Black Peak897034501 2004-05-17  
18.Mount Redoubt89691649   
19.Copper Peak8964484   
20.North Gardner Mountain895639961 2013-06-28  
21.Dome Peak892030401 2017-07-22  
22.Gardner Mountain8898698   
23.Boston Peak8894854   
24.Silver Star Mountain887624361 2008-04-15  
25.Eldorado Peak886821881 2006-08-17  
26.Dragontail Peak884017601 2007-08-15  
27.Forbidden Peak881510551 2008-08-29  
28.Oval Peak87952731   
28.Mesahchie Peak87952235   
30.Fortress Mountain87601680   
31.Mount Lago87453268   
32.Robinson Mountain87261686   
33.Colchuck Peak87056651 2003-03-15  
34.Star Peak86901170   
35.Remmel Mountain86854365   
36.Sahale Peak8680801 2004-06-26  
36.Katsuk Peak8680440   
38.Cannon Mountain86388381 2015-07-03  
39.Mount Custer86301230   
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614894   
41.Sherpa Peak86054051 2008-07-05  
42.Clark Mountain860215221 2016-08-05  
43.Cathedral Peak8601989   
44.Kimtah Peak86001040   
45.Mount Carru8595955   
46.Monument Peak85921072   
47.Cardinal Peak85902070   
48.Osceola Peak85871147   
49.Raven Ridge-Libby Peak8555155   
50.Buck Mountain85281888   
51.Storm King8520600   
51.Enchantment Peak8520480   
53.Reynolds Peak85122032   
54.Martin Peak85112111   
55.Primus Peak8508828   
56.Mox Peaks8504904   
56.Dark Peak8504264   
58.Cashmere Mountain850115811 2011-07-01  
59.Klawatti Peak8485685   
60.Horseshoe Peak848080   
60.Mount Rahm8480280   
62.Big Craggy Peak84703070   
63.Lost Peak84641624   
63.Hoodoo Peak8464424   
65.Chiwawa Mountain84591219   
66.Argonaut Peak8453733   
67.Tower Mountain84442884   
68.Mount Bigelow84407601 2011-09-21  
68.Dorado Needle84408001 2014-08-17  
68.Sinister Peak84408401 2017-07-23  
68.Little Annapurna8440280   
72.Emerald Peak8422742   
73.Dumbell Mountain84211261   
74.Greenwood Mountain8415655   
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407527   
76.Saska Peak8404644   
77.Pinnacle Mountain84001720   
77.Azurite Peak84001880   
77.Luahna Peak8400720   
80.Blackcap Mountain8397397   
81.Courtney Peak8392672   
81.Spectacle Buttes83921072   
83.Martin Peak8375855   
84.Lake Mountain8371811   
85.Golden Horn83661126   
85.West Craggy8366726   
87.McClellan Peak83641244   
88.Devore Peak83601722   
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358758   
90.Snowfield Peak834729071 2017-07-16  
91.Austera Peak8334414   
92.Mount Saint Helens833345731 2004-04-24  
92.Windy Peak83331772   
94.Cosho Peak8332492   
95.Big Snagtooth8330570   
96.Mount Formidable83251885   
97.Switchback Mountain8321441   
97.Abernathy Peak8321801   
99.Flora Mountain83201800   
99.Tupshin Peak83201080   

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Ben Kunz, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

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
     Official Roster of Bulger Completers

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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