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Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 300 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Keith Christensen's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (47 out of 61, or 77.05%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
 San Bernardino East Peak10,691171San Bernardino Mountains.72003-08
 San Bernardino Peak10,649209San Bernardino Mountains.72003-08
1.Grinnell Mountain10,284479San Bernardino Mountains1.62006-10-23
2.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294San Bernardino Mountains162.52006-10-24
2.Lake Peak10,161321San Bernardino Mountains.22006-10-24
 Ten Thousand Foot Ridge10,09494San Bernardino Mountains.82006-10-24
 Jepson Peak11,205125San Bernardino Mountains.62008-05-10
 Dobbs Peak10,45959San Bernardino Mountains.42008-05-10
 Charlton Peak10,806246San Bernardino Mountains.72008-05-11
4.Anderson Peak10,840840San Bernardino Mountains2.82008-10-17
 Shields Peak10,68080San Bernardino Mountains.72008-10-17
5.Bighorn Mountain10,997357San Bernardino Mountains.42009-04-05
 Dragons Head10,866186San Bernardino Mountains.32009-04-05
6.Keynot Peak11,1013030Inyo Mountains17.12009-05-24
7.Mount Inyo10,975935Inyo Mountains2.32009-05-25
8.Mount Shasta14,1629762Mount Shasta Area334.72009-06-24
9.Piute Mountain12,560880White Mountains2.62009-08-01
9.Sheep Mountain12,497497White Mountains1.02009-08-01
 Limestone Peak12,24040White Mountains.02009-08-01
9.Campito Mountain11,560720White Mountains1.32009-08-01
9.Cold Benchmark11,040840White Mountains4.72009-08-01
9.White Mountains Peak 1092010,920560White Mountains1.92009-08-01
9.White Mountains Radio Facility10,840320White Mountains1.22009-08-01
 Mexican Mine Peak10,64040White Mountains.82009-08-01
9.Sunrise Mountain10,640560White Mountains1.02009-08-01
16.White Mountain Peak14,2467196White Mountains67.52009-08-02
 White Mountains Peak 1390813,908148White Mountains.52009-08-02
16.White Mountains Peak 1361513,615385White Mountains.72009-08-02
16.Mount Barcroft13,040440White Mountains2.52009-08-02
 Jean Peak10,670190San Jacinto Mountains.62009-08-08
 Marion Mountain10,362202San Jacinto Mountains.42009-08-08
 Newton Drury Peak10,16080San Jacinto Mountains.22009-08-08
19.San Jacinto Peak10,8398319San Jacinto Mountains20.32009-08-08 3x
 Zahniser Peak10,056120San Bernardino Mountains.22010-03-19
20.Mount Dubois13,5592319White Mountains9.62010-05-29
21.Telescope Peak11,0486168Panamint Range57.22010-07-04
 South Telescope Peak10,450250Panamint Range.92010-07-04
 Rogers Peak9960360Panamint Range.92010-07-04
 2 O'Clock Peak9960240Panamint Range.52010-07-04
 Little Charlton Peak10,69696San Bernardino Mountains.32010-07-17
 Alto Diablo10,563123San Bernardino Mountains.42010-07-17
 Little Dobbs Peak10,52040San Bernardino Mountains.22010-07-17
22.Inyo Peak 1030710,327447Inyo Mountains1.62010-11-18
 Inyo Peak 1019210,192192Inyo Mountains.92010-11-18
 Inyo Peak 1015110,151271Inyo Mountains.52010-11-18
23.New York Butte10,6681148Inyo Mountains4.12010-11-18 2x
23.Inyo Peak 1041410,414694Inyo Mountains1.32010-11-18 2x
25.Inyo Peak 334110,9611184Inyo Mountains4.12011-07-09
25.Blue Benchmark-North Peak10,760300Inyo Mountains.82011-07-09
 Blue Benchmark10,72530Inyo Mountains.42011-07-09
27.Waucoba Mountain11,1233923Inyo Mountains20.02011-07-10
27.Squaw Peak10,358678Inyo Mountains1.22011-07-10
 Kelty Peak10,597230Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.42012-05-19
29.Sentinel Meadow Peak10,200620Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area2.72012-05-19
29.Cone Peak10,151440Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.72012-05-19
29.Wilfred Peak10,138427Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.82012-05-19
32.Benton Point11,512472White Mountains1.12012-05-20
 East Headley Peak12,751231White Mountains.92013-06-15
33.Mount Hogue12,751351White Mountains1.92013-06-15
 Headley Peak12,676156White Mountains.42013-06-15
 Peak 1178411,784224White Mountains.62013-06-15
33.Indian Peak11,297497White Mountains.82013-06-15
35.Montgomery Peak13,4411266White Mountains1.72013-09-22
 Glass Mountain-North Peak11,123203Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.62014-06-07
36.Glass Mountain11,1603180Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area16.22014-06-07 2x
36.Glass Mountain Ridge10,840348Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.82014-06-07 2x
38.Lassen Peak10,4575229Lassen Peak Area71.42014-08-30 2x
39.Peak 307510,089574Inyo Mountains3.02016-09-10
40.Middle Sister10,854854Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.32016-10-08
41.Mount Patterson11,6734153Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.52017-07-31
41.Wheeler Peak11,663343Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.52017-07-31
41.South Sister11,360760Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.72017-07-31
44.Peak 1045210,452372Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.32017-08-01
45.Shastina12,330450Mount Shasta Area.72017-08-08
46.Mount San Antonio10,0646224San Gabriel Mountains42.52017-12-30 5x
47.Peak 319810,492387Inyo Mountains.72018-05-12
 The Jumpoff13,48040White Mountains.7 
 Thumb Rock12,92383Mount Shasta Area.1 
 Cottonwood Benchmark11,71070White Mountains.4 
 Peak 1144011,440320White Mountains.5 
 Mount Patterson-Northwest Peak11,400200Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges.5 
 Blanco Mountain11,280840White Mountains2.9 
 County Line Hill11,240640White Mountains1.3 
 Big Draw Peak11,17111San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Shastarama Point11,13595Mount Shasta Area.2 
 Peak 1092010,920440White Mountains.7 
 Bucks Peak10,868428White Mountains1.2 
 Peak 1080010,800320White Mountains.9 
 Peak 1076010,760280White Mountains.5 
 Dave's Peak10,60080White Mountains.2 
 Peak 1060010,600320White Mountains.7 
 Tres Plumas Peak10,592312White Mountains1.9 
 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 
 Station Peak10,316596White Mountains1.5 
 Peak 312110,240135Inyo Mountains.4 
 Peak 1024010,240400White Mountains.9 
 Potato Peak10,2372557Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area13.5 
 Bodie Mountain10,168328Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.1 
 Red Peak10,121161White Mountains.4 
 Peak 1012010,120560White Mountains1.1 
 Red Rock Flat10,11636San Bernardino Mountains.1 
 Carmen Peak10,07510San Bernardino Mountains.1 
 Peak 1005510,05560San Bernardino Mountains.2 

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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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