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Washington Bulger List

Showing Nastassia Barber's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (42 out of 100, or 42%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,24627942019-07-14
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area811623102017-06-25
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area8183962019-06-17
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range881220222018-06-23
5.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area74989202020-08-01
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades37111702019-07-06
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains53548752017-07-16
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811226 
9.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades3808169 
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range44118382019-05-18
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3034183 
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains380401 
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades1487154 
14.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range42111012022-08-21
15.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains8824692020-07-04
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range4779123 
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades34506622020-09-13
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range1649104 
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains48485 
20.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains39962672021-06-12
21.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades30401752018-07-14
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains6982622020-06-26
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades8541582020-09-01
24.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains24364802019-06-09
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades21888692018-07-28
26.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains1760800 
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1055329 
28.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731228 
28.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades22351252020-07-11
30.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area16801682020-07-19
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range3268135 
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range16862012020-09-20
33.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains6656512021-06-07
34.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains11702432022-08-27
35.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4365169 
36.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades440117 
36.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades807702018-07-21
38.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains8382752019-08-18
39.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range123069 
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range89498 
41.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains4052002018-09-02
42.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area15222332021-09-06
43.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range989150 
44.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades104079 
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range955105 
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range107295 
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains2070149 
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range1147147 
49.Raven Ridge8572Methow Mountains1092200 
50.Buck Mountain8560Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1920129 
51.Storm King8520Central North Cascades60084 
51.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains480355 
53.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2032153 
54.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades2111101 
55.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades8281242021-05-16
56.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range90473 
56.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades26470 
58.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains15813802019-07-18
59.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades685125 
60.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range28076 
60.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades8099 
62.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range30702462021-05-30
63.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range162492 
63.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains424248 
65.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area12192062020-07-18
66.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains7332092018-09-08
67.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range28842142021-09-14
68.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades84071 
68.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades800143 
68.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains7602482019-09-19
68.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains2807162019-07-10
72.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains742150 
73.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains12611982020-07-05
74.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains655188 
75.Mox Peaks - Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range52770 
76.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains644149 
77.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range1880102 
77.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains1720130 
77.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area720133 
80.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range39799 
81.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains1072116 
81.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains6722612022-08-28
83.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains8552452021-10-09
84.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range81197 
85.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range1126238 
85.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range726201 
87.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains1244250 
88.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades172265 
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range758171 
90.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades29072822019-07-21
91.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades414126 
92.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area457326712018-10-21
92.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range17721852021-06-06
94.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades49269 
95.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains570151 
96.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades188598 
97.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains8012392020-09-19
97.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains4412662021-10-09
99.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades180077 
99.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades108063 

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List Description

The Bulgers were a very informal group of climbers who set out to climb the 100 highest peaks in Washington State. This list was never "official", but it has achieved a certain legitimacy among Cascade climbers and it is the usual way to the Washingtion Top 100.

This site also has a list of the strictly defined Washington Top 100, ranking only peaks that have a clean prominence of over 400 feet. These lists are very similar, but do have some differences. While the Bulger list generally uses a 400-foot prominence cutoff, for volcanoes they use an 800-foot threshold, and for other well-known summits with less than 400 feet of prominence they make exceptions.

The differences are (thanks to Jeff Howbert for figuring all this out):

  • The Bulgers drop Liberty Cap, Sherman, Colfax, and Lincoln becasue they are volcanic subpeaks with less than 800 feet of prominence.
  • They also drop Mount Ballard, not realizing that it had a higher unsurveryed point to the north.
  • They add Seven Fingered Jack, Sahale, Dark, Rahm, Horseshoe, Little Annapurna, and Blackcap Mountain, all of which have less than 400 feet of strict prominence.
  • Having dropped five peaks and added seven, they also miss out on the bottom two of the strict 400-foot list, Luna and Castle.

Any way you look at it, this is a very difficult list to complete. Many of these peaks require serious mountaineering skill, including difficult rock-climbing ability. Consensus is that the highest of the Mox Peaks (Southeast Twin Spire) is the hardest to climb, but many of the other summits feature some combination of long approaches, bushwhacking, crevassed glaciers, steep rock pitches, and overall adventure.

The first to complete the Bulger list was Russ Kroeker in 1980.



     Summit Routes: Washington's Highest Peaks
     Official Roster of Bulger Completers

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Summit Routes: Washington's 100 Highest Peaks (Stephenson, Bongiovanni)
       Washington's Highest Mountains: Basic Alpine and Glacier Routes (Goldman)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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