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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 Range (Level 4) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte1947Blue Mountains73493 
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak1944Blue Mountains23756 
20.AsotinRay Ridge1884Blue Mountains1853 
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak1490Blue Mountains5142 
35.San JuanMount Constitution734Inside Passage Islands7343782008-05-25
39.IslandCamano Island High Point177Inside Passage Islands177732006-05-06
16.FerryCopper Butte2176Monashee Mountains144592 
3.WhatcomMount Baker3286North Cascades26861313 
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak3206North Cascades2285592 
5.ChelanBonanza Peak2899North Cascades1131119 
6.SkagitMount Buckner2778North Cascades925118 
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain2730North Cascades1218168 
22.KlickitatIndian Rock1782North Columbia Plateau782652008-10-04
26.DouglasBadger Mountain1297North Columbia Plateau815932007-10-06
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain1222North Columbia Plateau33268 
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout1106North Columbia Plateau557672008-10-04
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain1088North Columbia Plateau386432009-03-21
33.GrantBeezley Hills884North Columbia Plateau228622007-10-06
36.AdamsKarakul Hills640North Columbia Plateau58562009-03-21
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point500North Columbia Plateau16550 
10.JeffersonMount Olympus2429Olympic Mountains2389368 
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge2200Olympic Mountains24994 
17.MasonMount Stone2015Olympic Mountains650125 
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point1487Olympic Mountains031 
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak2231Selkirk Mountains52440 
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain2227Selkirk Mountains1575115 
21.SpokaneMount Spokane1793Selkirk Mountains1068196 
1.PierceMount Rainier4392South Washington Cascades40372058 
2.YakimaMount Adams3742South Washington Cascades24741571 
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope2719South Washington Cascades032 
9.LewisBig Horn2438South Washington Cascades7337 
11.KingMount Daniel2426South Washington Cascades1061345 
11.KittitasMount Daniel2426South Washington Cascades1061345 
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain1513South Washington Cascades611622010-07-04
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge1244South Washington Cascades0812009-09-20
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak891South Washington Cascades232532006-04-30
31.PacificPacific County High Point914Washington Coastal Hills451442007-05-05
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge815Washington Coastal Hills120442006-11-10
37.KitsapGold Mountain537Washington Coastal Hills4641112006-10-08

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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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