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Washington County High Points

Showing Christopher Riedinger's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (6 out of 39, or 15.38%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M
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Range (Level 4) Prom-M
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AscentsAscent Date
18.ColumbiaOregon Butte1947Blue Mountains74094 
19.GarfieldDiamond Peak1944Blue Mountains25056 
20.AsotinRay Ridge1884Blue Mountains3053 
24.Walla WallaLewis Peak1490Blue Mountains6342 
35.San JuanMount Constitution734Inside Passage Islands734383 
39.IslandCamano Island High Point183Inside Passage Islands18373 
16.FerryCopper Butte2176Monashee Mountains145793 
3.WhatcomMount Baker3286North Cascades270613212015-06-06
4.SnohomishGlacier Peak3219North Cascades22985952015-08-02
5.ChelanBonanza Peak2899North Cascades1143120 
6.SkagitMount Buckner2778North Cascades937119 
7.OkanoganNorth Gardner Mountain2730North Cascades1230169 
22.KlickitatIndian Rock1782North Columbia Plateau78865 
26.DouglasBadger Mountain1297North Columbia Plateau82193 
28.WhitmanTekoa Mountain1222North Columbia Plateau33868 
29.BentonRattlesnake Hills Lookout1106North Columbia Plateau56467 
30.LincolnLilienthal Mountain1088North Columbia Plateau39043 
33.GrantBeezley Hills884North Columbia Plateau22862 
36.AdamsKarakul Hills643North Columbia Plateau6156 
38.FranklinFranklin County High Point505North Columbia Plateau17051 
12.JeffersonMount Olympus2429Olympic Mountains23893692015-07-04
15.ClallamGray Wolf Ridge2200Olympic Mountains26294 
17.MasonMount Stone2015Olympic Mountains6621272014-09-07
25.Grays HarborGrays Harbor County High Point1487Olympic Mountains1231 
13.Pend OreilleGypsy Peak2243Selkirk Mountains54941 
14.StevensAbercrombie Mountain2227Selkirk Mountains1581116 
21.SpokaneMount Spokane1793Selkirk Mountains1071196 
1.PierceMount Rainier4392South Washington Cascades403720662015-06-14
2.YakimaMount Adams3742South Washington Cascades248615792014-08-16
8.SkamaniaMount Adams-West Slope2719South Washington Cascades032 
9.LewisBig Horn2451South Washington Cascades9837 
10.KingMount Daniel2438South Washington Cascades1085346 
10.KittitasMount Daniel2438South Washington Cascades1085346 
23.CowlitzGoat Mountain1513South Washington Cascades62362 
27.ClarkSturgeon Rock-West Ridge1256South Washington Cascades2481 
32.ThurstonQuiemuth Peak891South Washington Cascades23853 
31.PacificPacific County High Point927Washington Coastal Hills47544 
34.WahkiakumHuckleberry Ridge815Washington Coastal Hills13244 
37.KitsapGold Mountain537Washington Coastal Hills470113 

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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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