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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
 Prom-Ft
(Avg)
TotalRound 1
(0)
1.Mount Rahm8500320  
2.Mount Custer86301250  
3.Mount Spickard89794799  
4.Mount Redoubt89691669  
5.Mox Peaks8504924  
6.Mount Shuksan91314431  
7.Mount Baker10,7818845  
8.Jack Mountain90664211  
9.Azurite Peak84201920  
10.Golden Horn83661146  
11.Tower Mountain84442904  
12.Ptarmigan Peak8614914  
13.Mount Carru8595975  
14.Osceola Peak85871167  
15.Mount Lago87453268  
16.Lost Peak84641644  
17.Blackcap Mountain8397417  
18.Monument Peak85921092  
19.Lake Mountain8371831  
20.Big Craggy Peak84703090  
21.Robinson Mountain87261706  
22.Cathedral Peak86011022  
23.Amphitheater Mountain8358778  
24.Remmel Mountain86854385  
25.Windy Peak83331788  
26.Cosho Peak8332512  
27.Kimtah Peak86201080  
28.Mesahchie Peak87952255  
29.Katsuk Peak8700480  
30.Mount Logan90871507  
31.Black Peak89703470  
32.Storm King8540640  
33.Goode Mountain92203828  
34.Snowfield Peak83472927  
35.Primus Peak8508848  
36.Austera Peak8334434  
37.Klawatti Peak8485705  
38.Dorado Needle8460840  
39.Eldorado Peak88682208  
40.Forbidden Peak88151075  
41.Boston Peak8894874  
42.Mount Buckner91143054  
43.Horseshoe Peak8500120  
44.Sahale Peak8700120  
45.Mount Formidable83251905  
46.Dome Peak89403080  
47.Sinister Peak8460880  
48.Tupshin Peak83401120  
49.Devore Peak83801742  
50.Dark Peak8504284  
51.Flora Mountain83201820  
52.Martin Peak85112131  
53.Bonanza Peak95113731  
54.Silver Star Mountain88762456  
55.Big Snagtooth8330590  
56.North Gardner Mountain89564016  
57.Gardner Mountain8898718  
58.Abernathy Peak8321821  
59.Reynolds Peak85122052  
60.Oval Peak87952731  
61.Courtney Peak8392692  
62.Hoodoo Peak8464444  
63.Star Peak86901190  
64.Mount Bigelow8460800  
65.Martin Peak8375875  
66.Switchback Mountain8321461  
67.Glacier Peak10,5407518  
68.Luahna Peak8420760  
69.Clark Mountain86021542  
70.Chiwawa Mountain84591239  
71.Fortress Mountain87801720  
72.Buck Mountain85281888  
73.Dumbell Mountain84211281  
74.Copper Peak8964504  
75.Mount Fernow92492811  
76.Seven Fingered Jack9100400  
77.Mount Maude9060902  
78.Spectacle Buttes83921092  
79.Pinnacle Mountain84201760  
80.Emerald Peak8422762  
81.Saska Peak8404664  
82.Cardinal Peak85902090  
83.Cashmere Mountain85011601  
84.Cannon Mountain8638858  
85.Enchantment Peak8540520  
86.Dragontail Peak88601800  
87.Colchuck Peak8705685  
88.Mount Stuart94155354  
89.Sherpa Peak8605425  
90.Argonaut Peak8453753  
91.McClellan Peak83641264  
92.Little Annapurna8460320  
93.Mount Rainier14,41113,246  
94.Little Tahoma11,138838  
95.Mount Saint Helens83334593  
96.Mount Adams12,2768136  
97.Raven Ridge85721112  
98.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407547  
99.West Craggy8366746  
100.Greenwood Mountain8415675  

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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.

 


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