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

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 Peakbagger.com.

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.

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

 = Peaks climbed by François Desaulniers   = Unclimbed peaks

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