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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-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 4) Prom-M
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.YakimaMount Adams3742South Washington Cascades248015712014-08-16
2.MasonMount Stone2015Olympic Mountains6561252014-09-07
3.WhatcomMount Baker3286North Cascades269613122015-06-06
4.PierceMount Rainier4392South Washington Cascades403720582015-06-14
5.JeffersonMount Olympus2429Olympic Mountains23893682015-07-04
6.SnohomishGlacier Peak3213North Cascades22915922015-08-02
 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 
 StevensAbercrombie Mountain2227Selkirk Mountains1578115 
 ClallamGray Wolf Ridge2200Olympic Mountains25593 
 FerryCopper Butte2176Monashee Mountains145192 
 ColumbiaOregon Butte1947Blue Mountains73792 
 GarfieldDiamond Peak1944Blue Mountains24455 
 AsotinRay Ridge1884Blue Mountains2452 
 SpokaneMount Spokane1793Selkirk Mountains1069195 
 KlickitatIndian Rock1782North Columbia Plateau78565 
 CowlitzGoat Mountain1513South Washington Cascades61761 
 Walla WallaLewis Peak1490Blue Mountains5741 
 Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point1487Olympic Mountains630 
 DouglasBadger Mountain1297North Columbia Plateau81892 
 ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge1250South Washington Cascades1280 
 WhitmanTekoa Mountain1222North Columbia Plateau33567 
 BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout1106North Columbia Plateau56166 
 LincolnLilienthal Mountain1088North Columbia Plateau38842 
 PacificPacific County High Point920Washington Coastal Hills46343 
 ThurstonQuiemuth Peak891South Washington Cascades23552 
 GrantBeezley Hills884North Columbia Plateau22860 
 WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge815Washington Coastal Hills12643 
 San JuanMount Constitution734Inside Passage Islands734377 
 AdamsKarakul Hills642North Columbia Plateau5955 
 KitsapGold Mountain537Washington Coastal Hills467110 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point503North Columbia Plateau16849 
 IslandCamano Island High Point180Inside Passage Islands18072 

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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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