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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
(Avg)
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,24620582015-06-14
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades813615712014-08-16
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades884513132015-06-06
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,540North Cascades75185922015-08-02
5.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3731119 
6.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3054118 
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades4016168 
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades031 
9.LewisBig Horn8020South Washington Cascades28036 
10.KingMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520345 
10.KittitasMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520345 
12.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78383682015-07-04
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7340Selkirk Mountains176040 
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5178115 
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains83893 
16.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains476092 
17.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains21521252014-09-07
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains241792 
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains79955 
20.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains8052 
21.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3508195 
22.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau257565 
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades202561 
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains18841 
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains2030 
26.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau268492 
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4100South Washington Cascades4080 
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau109967 
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau183966 
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau127342 
31.PacificPacific County High Point3020Washington Coastal Hills152043 
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades77252 
33.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74960 
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills41343 
35.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407377 
36.AdamsKarakul Hills2105North Columbia Plateau19555 
37.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1531110 
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point1650North Columbia Plateau55149 
39.IslandCamano Island High Point590Inside Passage Islands59072 

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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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