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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-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
36.AdamsKarakul Hills2105North Columbia Plateau19555 
20.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains8052 
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau183966 
5.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3731119 
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains83893 
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4100South Washington Cascades4080 
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains2417922012-09-04
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades2025612015-10-24
26.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau2684922017-03-27
16.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains476092 
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point1650North Columbia Plateau55149 
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains799552013-06-20 a
33.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74960 
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains2030 
39.IslandCamano Island High Point590Inside Passage Islands59072 
12.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838368 
10.KingMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520345 
37.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1531110 
10.KittitasMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520345 
22.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau2575652016-05-15
9.LewisBig Horn8020South Washington Cascades28036 
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau127342 
17.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains21521252018-06-30
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades4016168 
31.PacificPacific County High Point3020Washington Coastal Hills152043 
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7340Selkirk Mountains176040 
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2462058 
35.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407377 
6.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3054118 
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades031 
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,540North Cascades7518592 
21.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3508195 
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5178115 
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades77252 
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills41343 
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains18841 
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades884513122015-03-01
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau109967 
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades813615712010-07-24

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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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