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Washington County High Points

Showing David Olson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (14 out of 39, or 35.9%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2462069 
2.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88451322 
3.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades81361579 
4.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838369 
5.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,540North Cascades7518596 
6.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5178116 
7.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains476093 
8.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades4016169 
9.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3731120 
10.KingMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520346 
10.KittitasMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520346 
12.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3508197 
13.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3054119 
14.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau2684932007-10-06
15.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau2575652008-10-04
16.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains241794 
17.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24073852008-05-25
18.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2152127 
19.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades2025622010-07-04
20.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau1839672008-10-04
21.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7340Selkirk Mountains176041 
22.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills15311142006-10-08
23.PacificPacific County High Point3020Washington Coastal Hills1520442007-05-05
24.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau1273432009-03-21
25.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau109968 
26.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains83894 
27.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains79956 
28.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades772532006-04-30
29.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau749622007-10-06
30.IslandCamano Island High Point590Inside Passage Islands590732006-05-06
31.FranklinFranklin County High Point1650North Columbia Plateau55151 
32.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills413442006-11-10
33.LewisBig Horn8020South Washington Cascades28037 
34.AdamsKarakul Hills2105North Columbia Plateau195562009-03-21
35.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains18842 
36.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains8053 
37.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4100South Washington Cascades40812009-09-20
38.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains2031 
39.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades032 

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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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