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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
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1.Mount Rahm258585  
2.Mount Custer2630375  
3.Mount Spickard27371457  
4.Mount Redoubt2734503  
5.Mox Peaks2592276  
6.Mount Shuksan27831344  
7.Mount Baker32862686  
8.Jack Mountain27631284  
9.Azurite Peak2560573  
10.Golden Horn2550343  
11.Tower Mountain2574879  
12.Ptarmigan Peak2626272  
13.Mount Carru2620291  
14.Osceola Peak2617350  
15.Mount Lago2665996  
16.Lost Peak2580495  
17.Blackcap Mountain2559121  
18.Monument Peak2619327  
19.Lake Mountain2551247  
20.Big Craggy Peak2582936  
21.Robinson Mountain2660514  
22.Cathedral Peak2622302  
23.Amphitheater Mountain2548231  
24.Remmel Mountain26471330  
25.Windy Peak2540540  
26.Cosho Peak2540150  
27.Kimtah Peak2621317  
28.Mesahchie Peak2681681  
29.Katsuk Peak2646134  
30.Mount Logan2770453  
31.Black Peak27341052  
32.Storm King2597183  
33.Goode Mountain28041161  
34.Snowfield Peak2544886  
35.Primus Peak2593252  
36.Austera Peak2540126  
37.Klawatti Peak2586209  
38.Dorado Needle2573244  
39.Eldorado Peak2703667  
40.Forbidden Peak2687322  
41.Boston Peak2711260  
42.Mount Buckner2778925  
43.Horseshoe Peak258524  
44.Sahale Peak264624  
45.Mount Formidable2537575  
46.Dome Peak2719927  
47.Sinister Peak2573256  
48.Tupshin Peak2536329  
49.Devore Peak2548525  
50.Dark Peak259280  
51.Flora Mountain2536549  
52.Martin Peak2594643  
53.Bonanza Peak28991131  
54.Silver Star Mountain2705742  
55.Big Snagtooth2539174  
56.North Gardner Mountain27301218  
57.Gardner Mountain2712213  
58.Abernathy Peak2536244  
59.Reynolds Peak2594619  
60.Oval Peak2681832  
61.Courtney Peak2558205  
62.Hoodoo Peak2580129  
63.Star Peak2649357  
64.Mount Bigelow2573232  
65.Martin Peak2553261  
66.Switchback Mountain2536134  
67.Glacier Peak32062285  
68.Luahna Peak2560219  
69.Clark Mountain2622464  
70.Chiwawa Mountain2578372  
71.Fortress Mountain2670512  
72.Buck Mountain2599575  
73.Dumbell Mountain2567384  
74.Copper Peak2732148  
75.Mount Fernow2819857  
76.Seven Fingered Jack2774116  
77.Mount Maude2755269  
78.Spectacle Buttes2558327  
79.Pinnacle Mountain2560524  
80.Emerald Peak2567226  
81.Saska Peak2562196  
82.Cardinal Peak2618631  
83.Cashmere Mountain2591482  
84.Cannon Mountain2633255  
85.Enchantment Peak2597146  
86.Dragontail Peak2694536  
87.Colchuck Peak2653203  
88.Mount Stuart28701632  
89.Sherpa Peak2623123  
90.Argonaut Peak2576223  
91.McClellan Peak2549379  
92.Little Annapurna257385  
93.Mount Rainier43924037  
94.Little Tahoma3395249  
95.Mount Saint Helens25401394  
96.Mount Adams37422474  
97.Raven Ridge2613333  
98.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak2562161  
99.West Craggy2550221  
100.Greenwood Mountain2565200  

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

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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.

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.

 


Map Showing Location of Peaks

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