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Washington County High Points

Showing Richard Carey's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (17 out of 39, or 43.59%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 4) Prom-M
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.San JuanMount Constitution734Inside Passage Islands7343771976-08
2.YakimaMount Adams3742South Washington Cascades248015711998-09-25
3.PierceMount Rainier4392South Washington Cascades403720582004-06-16
4.CowlitzGoat Mountain1513South Washington Cascades617612005-08-08
4.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge1250South Washington Cascades12802005-08-08
6.KitsapGold Mountain537Washington Coastal Hills4671102009-04-24
7.IslandCamano Island High Point180Inside Passage Islands180722009-04-30
8.JeffersonMount Olympus2429Olympic Mountains23893682009-08-17
9.PacificPacific County High Point920Washington Coastal Hills463432009-11-07
10.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge815Washington Coastal Hills126432009-11-08
11.GarfieldDiamond Peak1944Blue Mountains244552010-07-21
11.AsotinRay Ridge1884Blue Mountains24522010-07-21
13.ColumbiaOregon Butte1947Blue Mountains737922010-07-22
14.SpokaneMount Spokane1793Selkirk Mountains10691952015-06-23
15.WhitmanTekoa Mountain1222North Columbia Plateau335672015-06-24
16.StevensAbercrombie Mountain2227Selkirk Mountains15781152019-08-28
17.FerryCopper Butte2176Monashee Mountains1451922019-09-03
 WhatcomMount Baker3286North Cascades26961313 
 SnohomishGlacier Peak3213North Cascades2291592 
 ChelanBonanza Peak2899North Cascades1137119 
 SkagitMount Buckner2778North Cascades931118 
 OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain2730North Cascades1224168 
 SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope2719South Washington Cascades031 
 LewisBig Horn2444South Washington Cascades8536 
 KingMount Daniel2432South Washington Cascades1073345 
 KittitasMount Daniel2432South Washington Cascades1073345 
 Pend OreilleGypsy Peak2237Selkirk Mountains53640 
 ClallamGray Wolf Ridge2200Olympic Mountains25593 
 MasonMount Stone2015Olympic Mountains656125 
 KlickitatIndian Rock1782North Columbia Plateau78565 
 Walla WallaLewis Peak1490Blue Mountains5741 
 Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point1487Olympic Mountains630 
 DouglasBadger Mountain1297North Columbia Plateau81892 
 BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout1106North Columbia Plateau56166 
 LincolnLilienthal Mountain1088North Columbia Plateau38842 
 ThurstonQuiemuth Peak891South Washington Cascades23552 
 GrantBeezley Hills884North Columbia Plateau22860 
 AdamsKarakul Hills642North Columbia Plateau5955 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point503North Columbia Plateau16849 

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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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