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Washington County High Points

Showing Steve Trent's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (7 out of 39, or 17.95%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,24620581999-08-07
2.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades884513121992-05-24
3.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades813615712003-06-28
4.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838368 
5.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,540North Cascades75185922010-08-01
6.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5178115 
7.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains476092 
8.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades4016168 
9.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades37311192008-07-05
10.KingMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades35203452005-09-11
10.KittitasMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades35203452005-09-11
12.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3508195 
13.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3054118 
14.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau268492 
15.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau257565 
16.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains241792 
17.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands2407377 
18.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2152125 
19.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades202561 
20.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau183966 
21.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7340Selkirk Mountains176040 
22.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills1531110 
23.PacificPacific County High Point3020Washington Coastal Hills152043 
24.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau127342 
25.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau109967 
26.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains83893 
27.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains79955 
28.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades77252 
29.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74960 
30.IslandCamano Island High Point590Inside Passage Islands59072 
31.FranklinFranklin County High Point1650North Columbia Plateau55149 
32.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills41343 
33.LewisBig Horn8020South Washington Cascades28036 
34.AdamsKarakul Hills2105North Columbia Plateau19555 
35.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains18841 
36.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains8052 
37.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4100South Washington Cascades4080 
38.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains2030 
39.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades031 

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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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