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Washington County High Points

Showing Ken Jones's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (35 out of 39, or 89.74%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,24620511982-05-31
2.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades884513071982-07-18
3.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades813615631982-07-25
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,540North Cascades75185921983-05-29
5.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78383661986-08-23
6.PacificPacific County High Point3020Washington Coastal Hills1520431992-03-15
7.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau2575641992-06-07
8.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills15311091993-03-28
9.IslandCamano Island High Point590Inside Passage Islands590701993-05-09
10.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains21521251994-05-08
11.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades40161671994-10-02 a
12.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24073741996-03-23
13.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau749601996-06-16
14.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau2684901996-06-16 a
15.KingMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades35203441996-07-07 b
15.KittitasMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades35203441996-07-07 b
17.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau1839651997-06-01 a
18.FranklinFranklin County High Point1650North Columbia Plateau551481997-06-01 b
19.AdamsKarakul Hills2105North Columbia Plateau195551997-06-01 c
20.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades772521997-06-08
21.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains4760921997-07-12
22.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains51781151997-07-13 a
23.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7340Selkirk Mountains1760401997-07-13 b
24.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains35081951997-07-14 a
25.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau1099671997-07-14 b
26.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau1273421997-07-14 c
27.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills413431998-06-07
28.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains838921998-07-08 a
29.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4100South Washington Cascades40801998-07-18 a
30.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades2025611998-11-01
31.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains188412000-09-30
32.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains20302001-10-02
33.LewisBig Horn8020South Washington Cascades280362007-07-01
34.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades0312008-07-26
35.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades37311182017-07-11
 SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3054118 
 ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains241792 
 GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains79955 
 AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains8052 

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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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