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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-Ft
TotalRound 1
1.Mount Rainier14,41113,246  
2.Mount Adams12,2768136  
3.Little Tahoma11,138838  
4.Mount Baker10,7818845  
5.Glacier Peak10,5407518  
6.Bonanza Peak95113731  
7.Mount Stuart94155354  
8.Mount Fernow92492811  
9.Goode Mountain92203828  
10.Mount Shuksan91314431  
11.Mount Buckner91143054  
12.Seven Fingered Jack9100400  
13.Mount Logan90871507  
14.Jack Mountain90664211  
15.Mount Maude9060902  
16.Mount Spickard89794799  
17.Black Peak89703470  
18.Mount Redoubt89691669  
19.Copper Peak8964504  
20.North Gardner Mountain89564016  
21.Dome Peak89403080  
22.Gardner Mountain8898718  
23.Boston Peak8894874  
24.Silver Star Mountain88762456  
25.Eldorado Peak88682208  
26.Dragontail Peak88601800  
27.Forbidden Peak88151075  
28.Oval Peak87952731  
28.Mesahchie Peak87952255  
30.Fortress Mountain87801720  
31.Mount Lago87453268  
32.Robinson Mountain87261706  
33.Colchuck Peak8705685  
34.Katsuk Peak8700480  
34.Sahale Peak8700120  
36.Star Peak86901190  
37.Remmel Mountain86854385  
38.Cannon Mountain8638858  
39.Mount Custer86301250  
40.Kimtah Peak86201080  
41.Ptarmigan Peak8614914  
42.Sherpa Peak8605425  
43.Clark Mountain86021542  
44.Cathedral Peak86011022  
45.Mount Carru8595975  
46.Monument Peak85921092  
47.Cardinal Peak85902090  
48.Osceola Peak85871167  
49.Raven Ridge85721112  
50.Enchantment Peak8540520  
50.Storm King8540640  
52.Buck Mountain85281888  
53.Reynolds Peak85122052  
54.Martin Peak85112131  
55.Primus Peak8508848  
56.Mox Peaks8504924  
56.Dark Peak8504284  
58.Cashmere Mountain85011601  
59.Horseshoe Peak8500120  
59.Mount Rahm8500320  
61.Klawatti Peak8485705  
62.Big Craggy Peak84703090  
63.Lost Peak84641644  
63.Hoodoo Peak8464444  
65.Mount Bigelow8460800  
65.Sinister Peak8460880  
65.Dorado Needle8460840  
65.Little Annapurna8460320  
69.Chiwawa Mountain84591239  
70.Argonaut Peak8453753  
71.Tower Mountain84442904  
72.Emerald Peak8422762  
73.Dumbell Mountain84211281  
74.Luahna Peak8420760  
74.Azurite Peak84201920  
74.Pinnacle Mountain84201760  
77.Greenwood Mountain8415675  
78.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407547  
79.Saska Peak8404664  
80.Blackcap Mountain8397417  
81.Courtney Peak8392692  
81.Spectacle Buttes83921092  
83.Devore Peak83801742  
84.Martin Peak8375875  
85.Lake Mountain8371831  
86.Golden Horn83661146  
86.West Craggy8366746  
88.McClellan Peak83641264  
89.Amphitheater Mountain8358778  
90.Snowfield Peak83472927  
91.Tupshin Peak83401120  
92.Austera Peak8334434  
93.Windy Peak83331788  
93.Mount Saint Helens83334593  
95.Cosho Peak8332512  
96.Big Snagtooth8330590  
97.Mount Formidable83251905  
98.Abernathy Peak8321821  
98.Switchback Mountain8321461  
100.Flora Mountain83201820  

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Eric Higginbotham, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

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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