Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks
Ranked Peaks have 300 feet of Clean Prominence
Showing Victor Henney's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (34 out of 53, or 64.15%)
|Rank||Peak|| Elev-Ft || Prom-Ft ||Range (Level 5)||Isol-Mi||Ascent Date|
|1.||White Mountain Peak||14,246||7196||White Mountains||67.5||1985-09-07 |
|2.||Mount Shasta||14,162||9762||Mount Shasta Area||334.7||1985-05-25|
|3.||White Mountains Peak 13615||13,615||385||White Mountains||1.0|| |
|4.||Mount Dubois||13,559||2319||White Mountains||9.6||1985-07-28|
|5.||Montgomery Peak||13,441||1266||White Mountains||1.8||1982-05-16|
|6.||Mount Barcroft||13,040||440||White Mountains||3.6|| |
|7.||Mount Hogue||12,751||351||White Mountains||4.1|| |
|8.||Piute Mountain||12,560||880||White Mountains||3.2||2011-06-25 b|
|9.||Sheep Mountain||12,497||497||White Mountains||1.1||2011-06-25 a|
|10.||Shastina||12,330||450||Mount Shasta Area||1.4|| |
|11.||Mount Patterson||11,673||4153||Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges||18.5||1985-09-07|
|12.||Wheeler Peak||11,663||343||Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges||1.5||2011-09-01|
|13.||Campito Mountain||11,560||1120||White Mountains||2.2||2011-06-25 d|
|14.||Benton Point||11,512||472||White Mountains||1.8|| |
|15.||San Gorgonio Mountain||11,499||8294||San Bernardino Mountains||162.5||1980-09-28 d|
|16.||South Sister||11,360||760||Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges||2.7||2011-08-17|
|17.||Indian Peak||11,297||497||White Mountains||1.5|| |
|18.||Blanco Mountain||11,280||840||White Mountains||3.1||2011-08-19 a|
|19.||County Line Hill||11,240||640||White Mountains||1.3||2011-08-19 b|
|20.||Glass Mountain||11,160||3180||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||16.2||1994-09-18|
|21.||Waucoba Mountain||11,123||3923||Inyo Mountains||20.0||1988-10-22|
|22.||Keynot Peak||11,101||3030||Inyo Mountains||17.1||1982-05-08|
|23.||Telescope Peak||11,048||6168||Panamint Range||57.2||1982-05-12|
|24.||Cold Benchmark||11,040||840||White Mountains||4.9||2011-06-24|
|25.||Bighorn Mountain||10,997||357||San Bernardino Mountains||.7||2014-06-23|
|26.||Mount Inyo||10,975||975||Inyo Mountains||2.3||1982-05-09|
|27.||Inyo Peak 3341||10,961||1184||Inyo Mountains||4.6|| |
|28.||White Mountains Peak 10920||10,920||560||White Mountains||2.6|| |
|29.||Bucks Peak||10,868||428||White Mountains||1.4||2011-06-26|
|30.||Middle Sister||10,854||854||Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges||1.7||2010-06-18|
|31.||Anderson Peak||10,840||840||San Bernardino Mountains||3.2||1980-09-27 b|
|31.||Glass Mountain Ridge||10,840||348||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||.8|| |
|31.||White Mountains Radio Facility||10,840||320||White Mountains||1.3|| |
|34.||San Jacinto Peak||10,839||8319||San Jacinto Mountains||20.3||1980-06-14 b|
|35.||Blue Benchmark-North Peak||10,760||300||Inyo Mountains||1.1|| |
|36.||New York Butte||10,668||1148||Inyo Mountains||4.4||1982-05-08|
|37.||Sunrise Mountain||10,640||560||White Mountains||1.4|| |
|38.||Tres Plumas Peak||10,592||312||White Mountains||4.1|| |
|39.||Peak 3198||10,492||387||Inyo Mountains||1.5|| |
|40.||Lassen Peak||10,457||5229||Lassen Peak Area||71.4|| |
|41.||Peak 10452||10,452||372||Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges||2.7|| |
|42.||Inyo Peak 10414||10,414||694||Inyo Mountains||1.7|| |
|43.||Squaw Peak||10,358||678||Inyo Mountains||2.2||2011-10-19|
|44.||Inyo Peak 10307||10,327||447||Inyo Mountains||1.8|| |
|45.||Station Peak||10,316||596||White Mountains||2.7||2011-08-20 c|
|46.||Grinnell Mountain||10,284||479||San Bernardino Mountains||2.1||1980-11-15 a|
|47.||Potato Peak||10,237||2557||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||14.2||2011-07-16 d|
|48.||Sentinel Meadow Peak||10,200||620||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||3.7|| |
|49.||Bodie Mountain||10,168||328||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||1.1||2011-07-16 c|
|50.||Lake Peak||10,161||321||San Bernardino Mountains||.8||1980-11-15 b|
|51.||Cone Peak||10,151||440||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||2.0||2011-07-13 c|
|52.||Wilfred Peak||10,138||427||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||.9||2011-07-14 b|
|53.||Mount San Antonio||10,064||6224||San Gabriel Mountains||42.5||1980-07-22|
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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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