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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-Ft
TotalRound 1
1.Mount Rahm8520360  
2.Mount Custer86301270  
3.Mount Spickard89794819  
4.Mount Redoubt89691689  
5.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407567  
6.Mox Peaks8504944  
7.Mount Shuksan91314451  
8.Mount Baker10,7818878  
9.Jack Mountain90664211  
10.Azurite Peak84401960  
11.Golden Horn83661166  
12.Tower Mountain84442924  
13.Ptarmigan Peak8614934  
14.Mount Carru8595995  
15.Osceola Peak85871187  
16.Mount Lago87453268  
17.Lost Peak84641664  
18.Blackcap Mountain8397437  
19.Monument Peak85921112  
20.Lake Mountain8371851  
21.Big Craggy Peak84703110  
22.West Craggy8366766  
23.Robinson Mountain87261726  
24.Cathedral Peak86011055  
25.Amphitheater Mountain8358798  
26.Remmel Mountain86854405  
27.Windy Peak83331804  
28.Cosho Peak8332532  
29.Kimtah Peak86401120  
30.Mesahchie Peak87952275  
31.Katsuk Peak8720520  
32.Mount Logan90871527  
33.Black Peak89703490  
34.Storm King8560680  
35.Goode Mountain92403848  
36.Snowfield Peak83472947  
37.Primus Peak8508868  
38.Austera Peak8334454  
39.Klawatti Peak8485725  
40.Dorado Needle8480880  
41.Eldorado Peak88682228  
42.Forbidden Peak88151095  
43.Boston Peak8894894  
44.Mount Buckner91143074  
45.Horseshoe Peak8520160  
46.Sahale Peak8720160  
47.Mount Formidable83251925  
48.Dome Peak89603120  
49.Sinister Peak8480920  
50.Tupshin Peak83601160  
51.Devore Peak84001762  
52.Dark Peak8504304  
53.Flora Mountain83201840  
54.Martin Peak85112151  
55.Bonanza Peak95113751  
56.Silver Star Mountain88762476  
57.Big Snagtooth8330610  
58.North Gardner Mountain89564036  
59.Gardner Mountain8898738  
60.Abernathy Peak8321841  
61.Reynolds Peak85122072  
62.Oval Peak87952731  
63.Courtney Peak8392712  
64.Hoodoo Peak8464464  
65.Star Peak86901210  
66.Mount Bigelow8480840  
67.Martin Peak8375895  
68.Switchback Mountain8321481  
69.Glacier Peak10,5607538  
70.Luahna Peak8440800  
71.Clark Mountain86021562  
72.Chiwawa Mountain84591259  
73.Fortress Mountain88001760  
74.Buck Mountain85281888  
75.Greenwood Mountain8415695  
76.Dumbell Mountain84211301  
77.Copper Peak8964524  
78.Mount Fernow92492811  
79.Seven Fingered Jack9100420  
80.Mount Maude9080922  
81.Spectacle Buttes83921112  
82.Pinnacle Mountain84401800  
83.Emerald Peak8422782  
84.Saska Peak8404684  
85.Cardinal Peak85902110  
86.Cashmere Mountain85011621  
87.Cannon Mountain8638878  
88.Enchantment Peak8560560  
89.Dragontail Peak88801840  
90.Colchuck Peak8705705  
91.Mount Stuart94155354  
92.Sherpa Peak8605445  
93.Argonaut Peak8453773  
94.McClellan Peak83641284  
95.Little Annapurna8480360  
96.Mount Rainier14,41113,246  
97.Little Tahoma11,138858  
98.Mount Saint Helens83334613  
99.Mount Adams12,2768156  
100.Raven Ridge85721132  

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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