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Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 300 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Gordon MacLeod's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (42 out of 61, or 68.85%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294San Bernardino Mountains162.51961-08-20
2.Telescope Peak11,0486168Panamint Range57.21962-04-28
 Jepson Peak11,205125San Bernardino Mountains.61962-07-01
3.Anderson Peak10,840840San Bernardino Mountains2.81962-07-01
 Charlton Peak10,806246San Bernardino Mountains.71962-07-01
 San Bernardino East Peak10,691171San Bernardino Mountains.71962-07-01
 Shields Peak10,68080San Bernardino Mountains.71962-07-01
 San Bernardino Peak10,649209San Bernardino Mountains.71962-07-01
4.San Jacinto Peak10,8398319San Jacinto Mountains20.31962-08-12
 Jean Peak10,670190San Jacinto Mountains.61962-08-12
 Marion Mountain10,362202San Jacinto Mountains.41962-08-12
5.Mount San Antonio10,0646224San Gabriel Mountains42.51962-12-02
6.Montgomery Peak13,4411266White Mountains1.71963-06-30
6.Mount Patterson11,6734153Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.51963-06-30
8.Mount Inyo10,975935Inyo Mountains2.31963-11-02
9.Keynot Peak11,1013030Inyo Mountains17.11963-11-03
10.White Mountain Peak14,2467196White Mountains67.51964-05-17
10.White Mountains Radio Facility10,840320White Mountains1.21964-05-17
12.Waucoba Mountain11,1233923Inyo Mountains20.01964-10-31
13.New York Butte10,6681148Inyo Mountains4.11964-11-08
14.Glass Mountain11,1603180Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area16.21965-05-01
15.Mount Dubois13,5592319White Mountains9.61965-06-20
16.Mount Shasta14,1629762Mount Shasta Area334.71965-08-17
17.Grinnell Mountain10,284479San Bernardino Mountains1.61965-10-16
17.Lake Peak10,161321San Bernardino Mountains.21965-10-16
 Dobbs Peak10,45959San Bernardino Mountains.41966-11-19
 Little Charlton Peak10,69696San Bernardino Mountains.31967-03-19
 Ten Thousand Foot Ridge10,09494San Bernardino Mountains.81975-11-02
19.Squaw Peak10,358678Inyo Mountains1.21976-05-08
20.Inyo Peak 334110,9611184Inyo Mountains4.11976-11-06
21.Bighorn Mountain10,997357San Bernardino Mountains.41976-12-18
 Dragons Head10,866186San Bernardino Mountains.31976-12-18
22.White Mountains Peak 1361513,615385White Mountains.71977-10-30
 The Jumpoff13,48040White Mountains.71977-10-30
 East Headley Peak12,751231White Mountains.91977-10-30
23.Mount Barcroft13,040440White Mountains2.51978-09-30
23.Piute Mountain12,560880White Mountains2.61978-09-30
23.Sheep Mountain12,497497White Mountains1.01978-09-30
26.Campito Mountain11,560720White Mountains1.31978-10-01
26.Blanco Mountain11,280840White Mountains2.91978-10-01
26.County Line Hill11,240640White Mountains1.31978-10-01
29.Bucks Peak10,868428White Mountains1.21979-09-29
 Red Peak10,121161White Mountains.41979-09-29
30.Station Peak10,316596White Mountains1.51979-09-30
31.Inyo Peak 1030710,327447Inyo Mountains1.61980-04-13
32.Inyo Peak 1041410,414694Inyo Mountains1.31980-10-13
 Inyo Peak 1019210,192192Inyo Mountains.91982-05-16
 Inyo Peak 1015110,151271Inyo Mountains.51982-05-22
 White Mountains Peak 1390813,908148White Mountains.51982-05-30
33.Mount Hogue12,751351White Mountains1.91984-05-27
 Headley Peak12,676156White Mountains.41984-05-27
34.Cold Benchmark11,040840White Mountains4.71985-05-26
34.White Mountains Peak 1092010,920560White Mountains1.91985-05-26
36.Potato Peak10,2372557Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area13.51986-05-26
36.Bodie Mountain10,168328Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.11986-05-26
38.Middle Sister10,854854Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.31987-05-18
38.Glass Mountain Ridge10,840348Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.81987-05-18
40.South Sister11,360760Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.71992-05-27
41.Wheeler Peak11,663343Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.51994-07-06
42.Lassen Peak10,4575229Lassen Peak Area71.42000-08-27
 Newton Drury Peak10,16080San Jacinto Mountains.22002-06-04
 Thumb Rock12,92383Mount Shasta Area.1 
 Shastina12,330450Mount Shasta Area.7 
 Limestone Peak12,24040White Mountains.0 
 Peak 1178411,784224White Mountains.6 
 Cottonwood Benchmark11,71070White Mountains.4 
 Benton Point11,512472White Mountains1.1 
 Peak 1144011,440320White Mountains.5 
 Mount Patterson-Northwest Peak11,400200Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges.5 
 Indian Peak11,297497White Mountains.8 
 Big Draw Peak11,17111San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Shastarama Point11,13595Mount Shasta Area.2 
 Glass Mountain-North Peak11,123203Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.6 
 Peak 1092010,920440White Mountains.7 
 Peak 1080010,800320White Mountains.9 
 Peak 1076010,760280White Mountains.5 
 Blue Benchmark-North Peak10,760300Inyo Mountains.8 
 Blue Benchmark10,72530Inyo Mountains.4 
 Mexican Mine Peak10,64040White Mountains.8 
 Sunrise Mountain10,640560White Mountains1.0 
 Dave's Peak10,60080White Mountains.2 
 Peak 1060010,600320White Mountains.7 
 Kelty Peak10,597230Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.4 
 Tres Plumas Peak10,592312White Mountains1.9 
 Alto Diablo10,563123San Bernardino Mountains.4 
 Little Dobbs Peak10,52040San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Peak 319810,492387Inyo Mountains.7 
 Peak 1045210,452372Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.3 
 South Telescope Peak10,450250Panamint Range.9 
 Peak 1044010,440280White Mountains1.1 
 Peak 1040010,400320White Mountains.7 
 Shirley Peak10,38868San Jacinto Mountains.2 
 Peak 314610,322217Inyo Mountains.5 
 Peak 1032010,320280White Mountains.4 
 Peak 312110,240135Inyo Mountains.4 
 Peak 1024010,240400White Mountains.9 
 Sentinel Meadow Peak10,200620Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area2.7 
 Cone Peak10,151440Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.7 
 Wilfred Peak10,138427Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.8 
 Peak 1012010,120560White Mountains1.1 
 Red Rock Flat10,11636San Bernardino Mountains.1 
 Peak 307510,089574Inyo Mountains3.0 
 Carmen Peak10,07510San Bernardino Mountains.1 
 Zahniser Peak10,056120San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Peak 1005510,05560San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Rogers Peak9960360Panamint Range.9 
 2 O'Clock Peak9960240Panamint Range.5 

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List Description

Any list of the highest peaks in California is dominated by the Sierra Nevada, where thousands of summits rise to over 10,000 feet. This list, however, excludes the Sierra Nevada peaks, providing a relatively short, geographically scattered list. These 10,000 footers range from the volcanoes of the Cascades in Northern California, through the higher fault-block ranges of the Great Basin, and down to the high summits of the San Bernardino, San Gabriel, and San Jacinto ranges near Los Angeles.

For anyone who thinks that high-altitude hiking and scrambling in California is equivalent to the Sierra, this list emphatically disproves that notion. The variety here makes for a unique and challenging list, but one requiring no special mountaineering skills. Mount Shasta is probably the hardest summit of the list, and it can be scrambled in a day by strong hikers.


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