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RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Rainier14,411Mount Rainier Area13,2462237 
2.Mount Adams12,276Mount Adams Area81161768 
3.Little Tahoma11,138Mount Rainier Area818321 
4.Mount Baker10,781Skagit Range88121502 
5.Glacier Peak10,520Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area7498702 
6.Bonanza Peak9511Central North Cascades3711131 
7.Mount Stuart9415Wenatchee Mountains5354671 
8.Mount Fernow9249Entiat Mountains2811155 
9.Goode Mountain9200Central North Cascades3808118 
10.Mount Shuksan9131Skagit Range4411619 
11.Mount Buckner9114Central North Cascades3034142 
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100Entiat Mountains380295 
13.Mount Logan9087Central North Cascades1487111 
14.Jack Mountain9066Hozameen Range421180 
15.Mount Maude9040Entiat Mountains882338 
16.Mount Spickard8979Skagit Range477997 
17.Black Peak8970Central North Cascades3450473 
18.Mount Redoubt8969Skagit Range164990 
19.Copper Peak8964Entiat Mountains48462 
20.North Gardner Mountain8956Methow Mountains3996203 
21.Dome Peak8920Central North Cascades3040151 
22.Gardner Mountain8898Methow Mountains698200 
23.Boston Peak8894Central North Cascades854129 
24.Silver Star Mountain8876Methow Mountains2436357 
25.Eldorado Peak8868Central North Cascades2188660 
26.Dragontail Peak8840Wenatchee Mountains1760605 
27.Forbidden Peak8815Central North Cascades1055263 
28.Oval Peak8795Methow Mountains2731154 
28.Mesahchie Peak8795Central North Cascades223594 
30.Fortress Mountain8760Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1680121 
31.Mount Lago8745Okanogan Range3268104 
32.Robinson Mountain8726Okanogan Range1686137 
33.Colchuck Peak8705Wenatchee Mountains665479 
34.Star Peak8690Methow Mountains1170172 
35.Remmel Mountain8685Okanogan Range4365123 
36.Katsuk Peak8680Central North Cascades44090 
36.Sahale Peak8680Central North Cascades80619 
38.Cannon Mountain8638Wenatchee Mountains838184 
39.Mount Custer8630Skagit Range123056 
40.Ptarmigan Peak8614Okanogan Range89477 
41.Sherpa Peak8605Wenatchee Mountains405141 
42.Clark Mountain8602Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1522174 
43.Cathedral Peak8601Okanogan Range989108 
44.Kimtah Peak8600Central North Cascades104060 
45.Mount Carru8595Okanogan Range95584 
46.Monument Peak8592Okanogan Range107261 
47.Cardinal Peak8590Chelan Mountains2070115 
48.Osceola Peak8587Okanogan Range1147112 
49.Raven Ridge8572Methow Mountains1092126 
50.Buck Mountain8528Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area188896 
51.Storm King8520Central North Cascades60061 
51.Enchantment Peak8520Wenatchee Mountains480255 
53.Reynolds Peak8512Methow Mountains2032122 
54.Martin Peak8511Central North Cascades211175 
55.Primus Peak8508Central North Cascades82890 
56.Mox Peaks8504Skagit Range90462 
56.Dark Peak8504Central North Cascades26454 
58.Cashmere Mountain8501Wenatchee Mountains1581276 
59.Klawatti Peak8485Central North Cascades68598 
60.Mount Rahm8480Skagit Range28060 
60.Horseshoe Peak8480Central North Cascades8074 
62.Big Craggy Peak8470Okanogan Range3070170 
63.Lost Peak8464Okanogan Range162470 
63.Hoodoo Peak8464Methow Mountains424167 
65.Chiwawa Mountain8459Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area1219144 
66.Argonaut Peak8453Wenatchee Mountains733148 
67.Tower Mountain8444Okanogan Range2884141 
68.Sinister Peak8440Central North Cascades84065 
68.Dorado Needle8440Central North Cascades800105 
68.Mount Bigelow8440Methow Mountains760157 
68.Little Annapurna8440Wenatchee Mountains280535 
72.Emerald Peak8422Chelan Mountains742117 
73.Dumbell Mountain8421Entiat Mountains1261137 
74.Greenwood Mountain8415Entiat Mountains655128 
75.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407Skagit Range52758 
76.Saska Peak8404Chelan Mountains644113 
77.Azurite Peak8400Okanogan Range188072 
77.Pinnacle Mountain8400Chelan Mountains172094 
77.Luahna Peak8400Glacier Peak-North Stevens Pass Area72095 
80.Blackcap Mountain8397Okanogan Range39776 
81.Spectacle Buttes8392Entiat Mountains107283 
81.Courtney Peak8392Methow Mountains672175 
83.Martin Peak8375Methow Mountains855157 
84.Lake Mountain8371Okanogan Range81163 
85.Golden Horn8366Okanogan Range1126179 
85.West Craggy8366Okanogan Range726150 
87.McClellan Peak8364Wenatchee Mountains1244180 
88.Devore Peak8360Central North Cascades172245 
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358Okanogan Range758126 
90.Snowfield Peak8347Central North Cascades2907200 
91.Austera Peak8334Central North Cascades41493 
92.Mount Saint Helens8333Mount Saint Helens Area45731972 
92.Windy Peak8333Okanogan Range1772131 
94.Cosho Peak8332Central North Cascades49253 
95.Big Snagtooth8330Methow Mountains570119 
96.Mount Formidable8325Central North Cascades188577 
97.Abernathy Peak8321Methow Mountains801163 
97.Switchback Mountain8321Methow Mountains441171 
99.Flora Mountain8320Central North Cascades180057 
99.Tupshin Peak8320Central North Cascades108044 

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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.

Sources

Links

     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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