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Washington Bulger List - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
1.Mount Rahm8480280  
2.Mount Custer86301230  
3.Mount Spickard89794779  
4.Mount Redoubt89691649  
5.Mox Peaks-Northwest Peak8407527  
6.Mox Peaks8504904  
7.Mount Shuksan91314411  
8.Mount Baker10,7818812  
9.Jack Mountain90664211  
10.Azurite Peak84001880  
11.Golden Horn83661126  
12.Tower Mountain84442884  
13.Ptarmigan Peak8614894  
14.Mount Carru8595955  
15.Osceola Peak85871147  
16.Mount Lago87453268  
17.Lost Peak84641624  
18.Blackcap Mountain8397397  
19.Monument Peak85921072  
20.Lake Mountain8371811  
21.Big Craggy Peak84703070  
22.West Craggy8366726  
23.Robinson Mountain87261686  
24.Cathedral Peak8601989  
25.Amphitheater Mountain8358758  
26.Remmel Mountain86854365  
27.Windy Peak83331772  
28.Cosho Peak8332492  
29.Kimtah Peak86001040  
30.Mesahchie Peak87952235  
31.Katsuk Peak8680440  
32.Mount Logan90871487  
33.Black Peak89703450  
34.Storm King8520600  
35.Goode Mountain92003808  
36.Snowfield Peak83472907  
37.Primus Peak8508828  
38.Austera Peak8334414  
39.Klawatti Peak8485685  
40.Dorado Needle8440800  
41.Eldorado Peak88682188  
42.Forbidden Peak88151055  
43.Boston Peak8894854  
44.Mount Buckner91143034  
45.Horseshoe Peak848080  
46.Sahale Peak868080  
47.Mount Formidable83251885  
48.Dome Peak89203040  
49.Sinister Peak8440840  
50.Tupshin Peak83201080  
51.Devore Peak83601722  
52.Dark Peak8504264  
53.Flora Mountain83201800  
54.Martin Peak85112111  
55.Bonanza Peak95113711  
56.Silver Star Mountain88762436  
57.Big Snagtooth8330570  
58.North Gardner Mountain89563996  
59.Gardner Mountain8898698  
60.Abernathy Peak8321801  
61.Reynolds Peak85122032  
62.Oval Peak87952731  
63.Courtney Peak8392672  
64.Hoodoo Peak8464424  
65.Star Peak86901170  
66.Mount Bigelow8440760  
67.Martin Peak8375855  
68.Switchback Mountain8321441  
69.Glacier Peak10,5207498  
70.Luahna Peak8400720  
71.Clark Mountain86021522  
72.Chiwawa Mountain84591219  
73.Fortress Mountain87601680  
74.Buck Mountain85281888  
75.Greenwood Mountain8415655  
76.Dumbell Mountain84211261  
77.Copper Peak8964484  
78.Mount Fernow92492811  
79.Seven Fingered Jack9100380  
80.Mount Maude9040882  
81.Spectacle Buttes83921072  
82.Pinnacle Mountain84001720  
83.Emerald Peak8422742  
84.Saska Peak8404644  
85.Cardinal Peak85902070  
86.Cashmere Mountain85011581  
87.Cannon Mountain8638838  
88.Enchantment Peak8520480  
89.Dragontail Peak88401760  
90.Colchuck Peak8705665  
91.Mount Stuart94155354  
92.Sherpa Peak8605405  
93.Argonaut Peak8453733  
94.McClellan Peak83641244  
95.Little Annapurna8440280  
96.Mount Rainier14,41113,246  
97.Little Tahoma11,138818  
98.Mount Saint Helens83334573  
99.Mount Adams12,2768116  
100.Raven Ridge85721092  

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 Eric Higginbotham, 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.


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