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Washington County High Points

Showing George Burgess's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (8 out of 39, or 20.51%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
36.AdamsKarakul Hills640North Columbia Plateau5856 
20.AsotinRay Ridge1884Blue Mountains1853 
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout1106North Columbia Plateau55767 
5.ChelanBonanza Peak2899North Cascades1131119 
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge2200Olympic Mountains24994 
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge1244South Washington Cascades081 
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte1947Blue Mountains734932012-09-04
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain1513South Washington Cascades611622015-10-24
26.DouglasBadger Mountain1297North Columbia Plateau815932017-03-27
16.FerryCopper Butte2176Monashee Mountains144592 
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point500North Columbia Plateau16550 
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak1944Blue Mountains237562013-06-20 a
33.GrantBeezley Hills884North Columbia Plateau22862 
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point1487Olympic Mountains031 
39.IslandCamano Island High Point177Inside Passage Islands17773 
10.JeffersonMount Olympus2429Olympic Mountains2389368 
11.KingMount Daniel2426South Washington Cascades1061345 
37.KitsapGold Mountain537Washington Coastal Hills464111 
11.KittitasMount Daniel2426South Washington Cascades1061345 
22.KlickitatIndian Rock1782North Columbia Plateau782652016-05-15
9.LewisBig Horn2438South Washington Cascades7337 
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain1088North Columbia Plateau38643 
17.MasonMount Stone2015Olympic Mountains6501252018-06-30
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain2730North Cascades1218168 
31.PacificPacific County High Point914Washington Coastal Hills45144 
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak2231Selkirk Mountains52440 
1.PierceMount Rainier4392South Washington Cascades40372058 
35.San JuanMount Constitution734Inside Passage Islands734378 
6.SkagitMount Buckner2778North Cascades925118 
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope2719South Washington Cascades032 
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak3206North Cascades2285592 
21.SpokaneMount Spokane1793Selkirk Mountains1068196 
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain2227Selkirk Mountains1575115 
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak891South Washington Cascades23253 
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge815Washington Coastal Hills12044 
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak1490Blue Mountains5142 
3.WhatcomMount Baker3286North Cascades268613132015-03-01
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain1222North Columbia Plateau33268 
2.YakimaMount Adams3742South Washington Cascades247415712010-07-24

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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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