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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-M
TotalRound 1
1.Mount Rahm259198  
2.Mount Custer2630381  
3.Mount Spickard27371463  
4.Mount Redoubt2734509  
5.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak2562167  
6.Mox Peaks2592282  
7.Mount Shuksan27831351  
8.Mount Baker32862696  
9.Jack Mountain27631284  
10.Azurite Peak2566585  
11.Golden Horn2550349  
12.Tower Mountain2574885  
13.Ptarmigan Peak2626279  
14.Mount Carru2620297  
15.Osceola Peak2617356  
16.Mount Lago2665996  
17.Lost Peak2580501  
18.Blackcap Mountain2559127  
19.Monument Peak2619333  
20.Lake Mountain2551253  
21.Big Craggy Peak2582942  
22.West Craggy2550227  
23.Robinson Mountain2660520  
24.Cathedral Peak2622312  
25.Amphitheater Mountain2548237  
26.Remmel Mountain26471337  
27.Windy Peak2540545  
28.Cosho Peak2540156  
29.Kimtah Peak2627329  
30.Mesahchie Peak2681687  
31.Katsuk Peak2652146  
32.Mount Logan2770459  
33.Black Peak27341058  
34.Storm King2603195  
35.Goode Mountain28101167  
36.Snowfield Peak2544892  
37.Primus Peak2593258  
38.Austera Peak2540132  
39.Klawatti Peak2586215  
40.Dorado Needle2579256  
41.Eldorado Peak2703673  
42.Forbidden Peak2687328  
43.Boston Peak2711266  
44.Mount Buckner2778931  
45.Horseshoe Peak259137  
46.Sahale Peak265237  
47.Mount Formidable2537581  
48.Dome Peak2725939  
49.Sinister Peak2579268  
50.Tupshin Peak2542341  
51.Devore Peak2554531  
52.Dark Peak259287  
53.Flora Mountain2536555  
54.Martin Peak2594650  
55.Bonanza Peak28991137  
56.Silver Star Mountain2705749  
57.Big Snagtooth2539180  
58.North Gardner Mountain27301224  
59.Gardner Mountain2712219  
60.Abernathy Peak2536250  
61.Reynolds Peak2594625  
62.Oval Peak2681832  
63.Courtney Peak2558211  
64.Hoodoo Peak2580135  
65.Star Peak2649363  
66.Mount Bigelow2579244  
67.Martin Peak2553267  
68.Switchback Mountain2536141  
69.Glacier Peak32132291  
70.Luahna Peak2566232  
71.Clark Mountain2622470  
72.Chiwawa Mountain2578378  
73.Fortress Mountain2676524  
74.Buck Mountain2599575  
75.Greenwood Mountain2565206  
76.Dumbell Mountain2567390  
77.Copper Peak2732154  
78.Mount Fernow2819857  
79.Seven Fingered Jack2774122  
80.Mount Maude2761275  
81.Spectacle Buttes2558333  
82.Pinnacle Mountain2566536  
83.Emerald Peak2567232  
84.Saska Peak2562202  
85.Cardinal Peak2618637  
86.Cashmere Mountain2591488  
87.Cannon Mountain2633262  
88.Enchantment Peak2603158  
89.Dragontail Peak2701549  
90.Colchuck Peak2653209  
91.Mount Stuart28701632  
92.Sherpa Peak2623130  
93.Argonaut Peak2576230  
94.McClellan Peak2549385  
95.Little Annapurna257998  
96.Mount Rainier43924037  
97.Little Tahoma3395255  
98.Mount Saint Helens25401400  
99.Mount Adams37422480  
100.Raven Ridge2613339  

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 François Desaulniers, 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.


Map Showing Location of Peaks

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