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Washington County High Points

Showing Christopher Riedinger's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (6 out of 39, or 15.38%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,24620982015-06-14
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades811616052014-08-16
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades881213462015-06-06
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,520North Cascades74986092015-08-02
5.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407391 
6.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78383752015-07-04
7.KingMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480374 
7.KittitasMount Daniel7960South Washington Cascades3480374 
9.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3503198 
10.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades3996180 
11.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains21321302014-09-07
12.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3711121 
13.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3034119 
14.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1521116 
15.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5168115 
16.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau267496 
17.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains81894 
18.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains474093 
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains240793 
20.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4080South Washington Cascades083 
21.IslandCamano Island High Point580Inside Passage Islands58073 
22.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau256568 
22.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau108968 
22.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau182968 
25.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74965 
26.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades200563 
27.AdamsKarakul Hills2100North Columbia Plateau19058 
28.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains77956 
29.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades76255 
30.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains6054 
31.FranklinFranklin County High Point1640North Columbia Plateau54152 
32.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills39344 
33.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau126843 
33.PacificPacific County High Point3000Washington Coastal Hills148043 
35.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains16842 
36.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7320Selkirk Mountains172041 
37.LewisBig Horn8000South Washington Cascades24037 
38.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades032 
39.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains031 

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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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