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Washington County High Points

Showing Richard Carey's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (17 out of 39, or 43.59%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
AscentsAscent Date
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,24620582004-06-16
2.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88451313 
3.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades813615711998-09-25
4.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains78383682009-08-17
5.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,540North Cascades7518592 
6.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains51781152019-08-28
7.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains4760922019-09-03
8.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades4016168 
9.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3731119 
10.KingMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520345 
10.KittitasMount Daniel7980South Washington Cascades3520345 
12.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains35081962015-06-23
13.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3054118 
14.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau268493 
15.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau257565 
16.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains2417932010-07-22
17.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24073781976-08
18.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2152125 
19.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades2025622005-08-08
20.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau183967 
21.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7340Selkirk Mountains176040 
22.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills15311112009-04-24
23.PacificPacific County High Point3020Washington Coastal Hills1520442009-11-07
24.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau127343 
25.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau1099682015-06-24
26.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains83894 
27.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains799562010-07-21
28.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades77253 
29.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau74962 
30.IslandCamano Island High Point590Inside Passage Islands590732009-04-30
31.FranklinFranklin County High Point1650North Columbia Plateau55150 
32.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills413442009-11-08
33.LewisBig Horn8020South Washington Cascades28037 
34.AdamsKarakul Hills2105North Columbia Plateau19556 
35.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains18842 
36.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains80532010-07-21
37.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4100South Washington Cascades40812005-08-08
38.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains2031 
39.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades032 

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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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