WASHINGTON'S HIGHEST PEAKS
with 400 Feet of Prominence
Photos © John Roper 2004
|92||94||Ragged End' (Cosho Peak)||8332||492|
|95||97||Switchback (Cooney) Mtn'||8321||441|
m: elevation is from a metric map
WINDY PEAK 8333' P1771
on (R) from ENE. Don Beavon's last Bulger Big Boy in 2003.
Karen and John Roper on Windy Peak, September 21, 1986.
This was Karen's first Top 100. She still has only 99 to go.
Thanks, dear, for this birthday web site, and another excuse
to paw through my slides.
COSHO PEAK (RAGGED END) 8332' P492
from WNW on Red Mountain
Jerry Swanson and John Roper on FA of Ragged End, June 6, 1970.
BIG SNAGTOOTH 8330+ P570
is the highest of the three left crags, then comes Willow, Cedar, Decayed, Red, Milk, and Dog Tooth.
from NE at Silver Star-Silver Moon gap.
Shoulder stand move, Joe Vance on Don Avriett's back, October 24, 1986.
Joe Vance displays the September 29, 1946 FA register of Chuck Welsh, Fred Beckey, and Jerry O'Neil.
came by only 40 years later. Joe has the distinction spreading out the
quest for the Top 100 over the greatest number of years, taking from 1947 to
1988--41 years--to complete, soloing 35 Big Boys. "Reminiscing I
would say that Cathedral, Argonaut and Forbidden were the solo climbs which
made me most uncomfortable. Nervousness on the latter was heightened on reading
in the register that the last party to summit Forbidden included Warren Spickard
who had died a few weeks earlier [8/20/1961] on NW Mox Peak."
MOUNT FORMIDABLE 8325' P1885
from NE. Peggy Goldman's last Big Boy in 2003. On the hike out, Jim Quade tore a plantaris (calf) tendon and got a free helicopter ride out. Hyrax Peak' (L), Ome Dome' (Center).
Winter aerial photos of Formidable by John Scurlock: 1 2 3 4 5
ABERNATHY PEAK 8321' P801
from NE on Big Kangaroo
COONEY (SWITCHBACK) MOUNTAIN 8321' P441
TUPSHIN PEAK 8320+ P1080
(L) from West on Sisi Ridge. White Goat Mountain (R).
FLORA MOUNTAIN 8320' P1800
from NW. This is the lowest Bulger peak. Chris Weber's last Bulger Top 100, in memory.
LUNA PEAK 8311' P3120
from SE on Pumpkin Mountain. McMillan Creek (L), Big Beaver Creek (R).
Don Goodman became the second person to finish the Top 100 by P500 and the third person to finish the Top 100 by P400 on Luna, September 14, 2007.
Winter aerial photo of Luna by John Scurlock: 1
CASTLE PEAK 8306' P3226
from East near Mount Winthrop. Custer, Hozomeen, and Rahm (L). Full Moon Rising (R). Note the huge prominence on this peak, ranking it 20th in this category of the Top 100 peaks.
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