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Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 300 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Keith Christensen's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (38 out of 53, or 71.7%)

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M Range (Level 5)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.San Jacinto Peak33042536San Jacinto Mountains32.72002-11
 San Bernardino East Peak325952San Bernardino Mountains1.42003-08
 San Bernardino Peak324664San Bernardino Mountains1.22003-08
2.Mount San Antonio30681897San Gabriel Mountains68.42005-12-26
3.Grinnell Mountain3135146San Bernardino Mountains3.32006-10-23
4.San Gorgonio Mountain35052528San Bernardino Mountains261.52006-10-24
4.Lake Peak309798San Bernardino Mountains1.32006-10-24
 Ten Thousand Foot Ridge307729San Bernardino Mountains1.82006-10-24
 Jepson Peak341538San Bernardino Mountains1.42008-05-10
 Dobbs Peak318818San Bernardino Mountains1.02008-05-10
 Charlton Peak329475San Bernardino Mountains1.62008-05-11
6.Anderson Peak3304256San Bernardino Mountains5.22008-10-17
 Shields Peak325524San Bernardino Mountains1.22008-10-17
7.Bighorn Mountain3352109San Bernardino Mountains1.12009-04-05
 Dragons Head331257San Bernardino Mountains1.12009-04-05
8.Keynot Peak3384924Inyo Mountains27.52009-05-24
8.New York Butte3252350Inyo Mountains7.12009-05-24
8.Inyo Peak 104143174212Inyo Mountains2.82009-05-24
11.Mount Inyo3345297Inyo Mountains3.72009-05-25
12.Lassen Peak31871594Lassen Peak Area114.92009-06-23
13.Mount Shasta43172975Mount Shasta Area538.72009-06-24
14.Piute Mountain3828268White Mountains5.12009-08-01
14.Sheep Mountain3809151White Mountains1.72009-08-01
 Limestone Peak373112White Mountains.82009-08-01
14.Campito Mountain3523341White Mountains3.52009-08-01
14.Cold Benchmark3365256White Mountains7.92009-08-01
14.White Mountains Peak 109203328171White Mountains4.12009-08-01
14.White Mountains Radio Facility330498White Mountains2.12009-08-01
 Mexican Mine Peak324312White Mountains1.92009-08-01
20.White Mountain Peak43422193White Mountains108.62009-08-02
 White Mountains Peak 13908423945White Mountains1.32009-08-02
20.White Mountains Peak 136154150117White Mountains1.62009-08-02
20.Mount Barcroft3975134White Mountains5.72009-08-02
 Jean Peak325258San Jacinto Mountains1.02009-08-08
 Marion Mountain315862San Jacinto Mountains.72009-08-08
 Newton Drury Peak309724San Jacinto Mountains.72009-08-08
 Zahniser Peak306537San Bernardino Mountains1.02010-03-19
23.Mount Dubois4133707White Mountains15.52010-05-29
24.Glass Mountain3402969Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area26.02010-06-20
24.Glass Mountain Ridge3304106Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.32010-06-20
26.Telescope Peak33671880Panamint Range92.02010-07-04
 South Telescope Peak318576Panamint Range2.32010-07-04
 Rogers Peak3036110Panamint Range1.42010-07-04
 2 O'Clock Peak303673Panamint Range1.22010-07-04
 Little Charlton Peak326029San Bernardino Mountains.62010-07-17
 Alto Diablo322037San Bernardino Mountains.82010-07-17
 Little Dobbs Peak320612San Bernardino Mountains.82010-07-17
27.Inyo Peak 103073148136Inyo Mountains2.82010-11-18
 Inyo Peak 10192310759Inyo Mountains1.62010-11-18
 Inyo Peak 10151309483Inyo Mountains1.62010-11-18
28.Inyo Peak 33413341361Inyo Mountains7.42011-07-09
28.Blue Benchmark-North Peak328091Inyo Mountains1.82011-07-09
 Blue Benchmark32699Inyo Mountains.62011-07-09
30.Waucoba Mountain33901196Inyo Mountains32.22011-07-10
30.Squaw Peak3157207Inyo Mountains3.62011-07-10
 Kelty Peak323070Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.22012-05-19
32.Sentinel Meadow Peak3109189Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area5.92012-05-19
32.Cone Peak3094134Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area3.22012-05-19
32.Wilfred Peak3090130Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.52012-05-19
35.Benton Point3509144White Mountains3.02012-05-20
 East Headley Peak388770White Mountains3.52013-06-15
36.Mount Hogue3887107White Mountains6.62013-06-15
 Headley Peak386448White Mountains.72013-06-15
 Peak 11784359268White Mountains2.72013-06-15
36.Indian Peak3443151White Mountains2.42013-06-15
38.Montgomery Peak4097386White Mountains2.92013-09-22
 Glass Mountain-North Peak339062Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.02014-06-07
 The Jumpoff410912White Mountains3.4 
 Thumb Rock393925Mount Shasta Area.9 
 Shastina3758137Mount Shasta Area2.2 
 Cottonwood Benchmark356921White Mountains1.9 
 Mount Patterson35581266Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges29.8 
 Wheeler Peak3555105Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.5 
 Mount Patterson-Northwest Peak347561Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.2 
 South Sister3463232Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges4.4 
 Blanco Mountain3438256White Mountains4.9 
 County Line Hill3426195White Mountains2.1 
 Shastarama Point339429Mount Shasta Area1.5 
 Bucks Peak3313130White Mountains2.2 
 Middle Sister3308260Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.8 
 Sunrise Mountain3243171White Mountains2.2 
 Dave's Peak323124White Mountains.7 
 Tres Plumas Peak322895White Mountains6.6 
 Peak 31983198118Inyo Mountains2.5 
 Peak 104523186113Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges4.4 
 Shirley Peak316621San Jacinto Mountains.8 
 Peak 3146314666Inyo Mountains1.0 
 Station Peak3144182White Mountains4.4 
 Peak 3121312141Inyo Mountains.9 
 Potato Peak3120779Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area22.8 
 Bodie Mountain3099100Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.7 
 Red Peak308549White Mountains2.5 
 Carmen Peak30713San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Peak 10055306518San Bernardino Mountains.3 

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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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