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Washington Bulger List

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RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2462037 
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81361548 
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area838298 
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88451302 
5.Glacier Peak10,540Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7518590 
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3731118 
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354564 
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811130 
9.Goode Mountain9220Central North Cascades3828101 
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4431522 
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3054118 
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains400236 
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades150794 
14.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range421166 
15.Mount Maude9060Entiat Mountains902266 
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range479990 
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades3470381 
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range166985 
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains50458 
20.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains4016166 
21.Dome Peak8940Central North Cascades3080129 
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains718164 
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades874107 
24.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2456305 
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades2208569 
26.Dragontail Peak8860Wenatchee Mountains1800511 
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1075216 
28.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731134 
28.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades225572 
30.Fortress Mountain8780Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area172094 
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range326881 
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1706106 
33.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains685420 
34.Katsuk Peak8700Central North Cascades48070 
34.Sahale Peak8700Central North Cascades120541 
36.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1190144 
37.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4385101 
38.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains858167 
39.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range125051 
40.Kimtah Peak8620Central North Cascades108051 
41.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range91459 
42.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains425126 
43.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1542150 
44.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range102276 
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range97569 
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range109251 
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains209086 
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range116793 
49.Raven Ridge8572Methow Mountains111299 
50.Storm King8540Central North Cascades64052 
50.Enchantment Peak8540Wenatchee Mountains520210 
52.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area188880 
53.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2052102 
54.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades213169 
55.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades84877 
56.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range92458 
56.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades28448 
58.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains1601237 
59.Mount Rahm8500Skagit Range32056 
59.Horseshoe Peak8500Central North Cascades12059 
61.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades70584 
62.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range3090138 
63.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range164459 
63.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains444132 
65.Sinister Peak8460Central North Cascades88055 
65.Dorado Needle8460Central North Cascades84087 
65.Mount Bigelow8460Methow Mountains800126 
65.Little Annapurna8460Wenatchee Mountains320456 
69.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1239117 
70.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains753130 
71.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range2904110 
72.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains76284 
73.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1281117 
74.Azurite Peak8420Okanogan Range192050 
74.Pinnacle Mountain8420Chelan Mountains176068 
74.Luahna Peak8420Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area76076 
77.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains675112 
78.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range54753 
79.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains66483 
80.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range41763 
81.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains109269 
81.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains692147 
83.Devore Peak8380Central North Cascades174237 
84.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains875126 
85.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range83150 
86.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range1146152 
86.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range746123 
88.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains1264151 
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range77890 
90.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2927160 
91.Tupshin Peak8340Central North Cascades112036 
92.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades43480 
93.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45931763 
93.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1788108 
95.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades51245 
96.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains590103 
97.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades190566 
98.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains821132 
98.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains461136 
100.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades182044 

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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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