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Washington County High Points

Showing Fred Beckey's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (5 out of 39, or 12.82%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78383651938 j
2.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades881213021939 e
3.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades74985901940 g
4.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,24620401941 l
5.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades811615511945 e
 ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3711118 
 SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3034118 
 OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades3996166 
 SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades031 
 LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades24036 
 KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480341 
 KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480341 
 Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains172040 
 StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5168115 
 ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains81892 
 FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains474092 
 MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2132125 
 ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains240792 
 GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains77955 
 AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains6052 
 SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3503195 
 KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau256564 
 CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades200561 
 Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains16841 
 Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains030 
 DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau267490 
 ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades080 
 WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau108967 
 BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau182963 
 LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau126842 
 PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills148043 
 ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades76252 
 GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74960 
 WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills39342 
 San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407372 
 AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau19055 
 KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1521109 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau54148 
 IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands58070 

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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.

Acknowledgements

  • 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.

Links

     Washington County High Points
     Official Roster of Washington County Completers

 


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