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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-M
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Range (Level 4) Prom-M
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AscentsAscent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier4392South Washington Cascades40372076 
2.YakimaMount Adams3742South Washington Cascades24861585 
3.WhatcomMount Baker3286North Cascades27061326 
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak3219North Cascades2298598 
5.ChelanBonanza Peak2899North Cascades1143120 
6.SkagitMount Buckner2778North Cascades937119 
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain2730North Cascades1230169 
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope2719South Washington Cascades032 
9.LewisBig Horn2451South Washington Cascades9837 
10.KingMount Daniel2438South Washington Cascades1085346 
10.KittitasMount Daniel2438South Washington Cascades1085346 
12.JeffersonMount Olympus2429Olympic Mountains2389370 
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak2243Selkirk Mountains54941 
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain2227Selkirk Mountains1581116 
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge2200Olympic Mountains26295 
16.FerryCopper Butte2176Monashee Mountains145793 
17.MasonMount Stone2015Olympic Mountains662128 
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte1947Blue Mountains74094 
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak1944Blue Mountains25056 
20.AsotinRay Ridge1884Blue Mountains3053 
21.SpokaneMount Spokane1793Selkirk Mountains1071197 
22.KlickitatIndian Rock1782North Columbia Plateau788652008-10-04
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain1513South Washington Cascades623622010-07-04
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak1490Blue Mountains6342 
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point1487Olympic Mountains1231 
26.DouglasBadger Mountain1297North Columbia Plateau821932007-10-06
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge1256South Washington Cascades24812009-09-20
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain1222North Columbia Plateau33868 
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout1106North Columbia Plateau564672008-10-04
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain1088North Columbia Plateau390432009-03-21
31.PacificPacific County High Point927Washington Coastal Hills475442007-05-05
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak891South Washington Cascades238542006-04-30
33.GrantBeezley Hills884North Columbia Plateau228642007-10-06
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge815Washington Coastal Hills132442006-11-10
35.San JuanMount Constitution734Inside Passage Islands7343892008-05-25
36.AdamsKarakul Hills643North Columbia Plateau61582009-03-21
37.KitsapGold Mountain537Washington Coastal Hills4701162006-10-08
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point505North Columbia Plateau17052 
39.IslandCamano Island High Point183Inside Passage Islands183742006-05-06

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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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