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Washington County High Points

Showing Ken Russell's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (34 out of 39, or 87.18%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau541482003
1.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands580702003
3.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24073722003-06-28
4.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains168412003-10-19
5.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills1480432003-11-08
6.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills15211092004-02-10
7.AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau190552004-02-21
8.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau749602004-03-14
9.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades762522004-03-27
10.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau1268422004-04-09
11.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau2565642004-05
12.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau1829632004-05-01
13.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains35031952004-05-15
14.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau1089672004-05-16
15.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades0802004-07-17
16.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills393422004-10-16
17.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau2674902004-10-30
18.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades2005612005-02-26
19.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains0302005-05-30
20.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains60512005-08-05
21.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains2407922005-08-06
21.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains779542005-08-06
23.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains21321252005-09-03
24.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains4740922005-10-23
25.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains818922006-08-27
26.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains51681152006-10-08
27.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades811615492008-07-07
28.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades0312008-07-19
29.KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades34803412008-08-03
29.KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades34803412008-08-03
31.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains1720402009-06-20
32.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78383652009-08-17
33.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades39961662009-09-13
34.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades74985902012-09-07
 PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2462038 
 WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88121302 
 ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3711118 
 SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3034118 
 LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades24036 

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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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