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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-Ft
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Range (Level 4) Prom-Ft
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AscentsAscent Date
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte6387Blue Mountains242792 
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak6379Blue Mountains81955 
20.AsotinRay Ridge6180Blue Mountains10052 
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak4888Blue Mountains20841 
35.San JuanMount Constitution2407Inside Passage Islands24073772008-05-25
39.IslandCamano Island High Point600Inside Passage Islands600712006-05-06
16.FerryCopper Butte7140Monashee Mountains478092 
3.WhatcomMount Baker10,781North Cascades88781312 
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak10,560North Cascades7538592 
5.ChelanBonanza Peak9511North Cascades3751119 
6.SkagitMount Buckner9114North Cascades3074118 
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain8956North Cascades4036168 
22.KlickitatIndian Rock5845North Columbia Plateau2585642008-10-04
26.DouglasBadger Mountain4254North Columbia Plateau2694912007-10-06
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain4009North Columbia Plateau110967 
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout3629North Columbia Plateau1849662008-10-04
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain3568North Columbia Plateau1278422009-03-21
33.GrantBeezley Hills2899North Columbia Plateau749602007-10-06
36.AdamsKarakul Hills2110North Columbia Plateau200552009-03-21
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point1657North Columbia Plateau55849 
12.JeffersonMount Olympus7969Olympic Mountains7838368 
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge7218Olympic Mountains85893 
17.MasonMount Stone6612Olympic Mountains2172125 
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point4880Olympic Mountains4030 
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak7360Selkirk Mountains180040 
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain7308Selkirk Mountains5188115 
21.SpokaneMount Spokane5883Selkirk Mountains3513195 
1.PierceMount Rainier14,411South Washington Cascades13,2462056 
2.YakimaMount Adams12,276South Washington Cascades81561569 
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope8920South Washington Cascades031 
9.LewisBig Horn8040South Washington Cascades32036 
10.KingMount Daniel8000South Washington Cascades3560345 
10.KittitasMount Daniel8000South Washington Cascades3560345 
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain4965South Washington Cascades2045612010-07-04
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge4120South Washington Cascades80802009-09-20
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak2922South Washington Cascades782522006-04-30
31.PacificPacific County High Point3040Washington Coastal Hills1560432007-05-05
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge2673Washington Coastal Hills433432006-11-10
37.KitsapGold Mountain1761Washington Coastal Hills15411102006-10-08

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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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