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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 (39 out of 52, or 75%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Opt)
 Prom-Ft
(Opt)
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.San Jacinto Peak10,8398359San Jacinto Mountains20.32002-11
 San Bernardino East Peak10,691211San Bernardino Mountains.92003-08
 San Bernardino Peak10,649249San Bernardino Mountains.72003-08
2.Mount San Antonio10,0646264San Gabriel Mountains42.52005-12-26
3.Grinnell Mountain10,284479San Bernardino Mountains2.12006-10-23
4.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294San Bernardino Mountains162.52006-10-24
5.Lake Peak10,161361San Bernardino Mountains.82006-10-24
 Ten Thousand Foot Ridge10,094134San Bernardino Mountains1.12006-10-24
 Jepson Peak11,205165San Bernardino Mountains.92008-05-10
 Dobbs Peak10,45999San Bernardino Mountains.62008-05-10
 Charlton Peak10,806286San Bernardino Mountains1.02008-05-11
6.Anderson Peak10,880920San Bernardino Mountains3.22008-10-17
 Shields Peak10,720160San Bernardino Mountains.72008-10-17
7.Bighorn Mountain10,997397San Bernardino Mountains.72009-04-05
 Dragons Head10,866226San Bernardino Mountains.72009-04-05
8.Keynot Peak11,1013096Inyo Mountains17.12009-05-24
9.New York Butte10,6681188Inyo Mountains4.42009-05-24
10.Inyo Peak 1041410,414734Inyo Mountains1.72009-05-24
11.Mount Inyo10,9751015Inyo Mountains2.32009-05-25
12.Lassen Peak10,4575229Lassen Peak Area71.42009-06-23
13.Mount Shasta14,1629782Mount Shasta Area334.72009-06-24
14.Piute Mountain12,600960White Mountains3.22009-08-01
15.Sheep Mountain12,497537White Mountains1.12009-08-01
 Limestone Peak12,280120White Mountains.52009-08-01
16.Campito Mountain11,6001200White Mountains2.22009-08-01
17.Cold Benchmark11,080920White Mountains4.92009-08-01
18.White Mountains Peak 1092010,960640White Mountains2.62009-08-01
19.White Mountains Radio Facility10,880400White Mountains1.32009-08-01
20.Mexican Mine Peak10,680640White Mountains1.22009-08-01
21.White Mountain Peak14,2467196White Mountains67.52009-08-02
 White Mountains Peak 1390813,908188White Mountains.82009-08-02
22.White Mountains Peak 1361513,615385White Mountains1.02009-08-02
23.Mount Barcroft13,040480White Mountains3.62009-08-02
 Jean Peak10,670270San Jacinto Mountains.62009-08-08
 Marion Mountain10,362282San Jacinto Mountains.82009-08-08
 Newton Drury Peak10,240240San Jacinto Mountains.42009-08-08
 Zahniser Peak10,056120San Bernardino Mountains.72010-03-19
24.Mount Dubois13,5592359White Mountains9.62010-05-29
25.Glass Mountain11,2003240Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area16.22010-06-20
26.Glass Mountain Ridge10,880388Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.82010-06-20
27.Telescope Peak11,0486208Panamint Range57.22010-07-04
 South Telescope Peak10,450290Panamint Range1.42010-07-04
28.Rogers Peak10,000440Panamint Range.92010-07-04
28.2 O'Clock Peak10,000320Panamint Range.72010-07-04
 Little Charlton Peak10,696136San Bernardino Mountains.42010-07-17
 Alto Diablo10,563163San Bernardino Mountains.52010-07-17
 Little Dobbs Peak10,560120San Bernardino Mountains.52010-07-17
30.Inyo Peak 1030710,327487Inyo Mountains1.82010-11-18
 Inyo Peak 1019210,192232Inyo Mountains1.02010-11-18
31.Inyo Peak 1015110,151311Inyo Mountains1.02010-11-18
32.Inyo Peak 334110,9611250Inyo Mountains4.62011-07-09
33.Blue Benchmark-North Peak10,760300Inyo Mountains1.12011-07-09
 Blue Benchmark10,72562Inyo Mountains.42011-07-09
34.Waucoba Mountain11,1233963Inyo Mountains20.02011-07-10
35.Squaw Peak10,358718Inyo Mountains2.22011-07-10
 Kelty Peak10,630296Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.82012-05-19
36.Sentinel Meadow Peak10,240660Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area3.72012-05-19
37.Wilfred Peak10,171493Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.92012-05-19
38.Cone Peak10,151473Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area2.02012-05-19
39.Benton Point11,512512White Mountains1.82012-05-20
 East Headley Peak12,751271White Mountains2.22013-06-15
40.Mount Hogue12,751391White Mountains4.12013-06-15
 Headley Peak12,676196White Mountains.42013-06-15
 Peak 1178411,784264White Mountains1.72013-06-15
41.Indian Peak11,297537White Mountains1.52013-06-15
42.Montgomery Peak13,4411266White Mountains1.82013-09-22
 Glass Mountain-North Peak11,123243Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.62014-06-07
 The Jumpoff13,520120White Mountains2.1 
 Thumb Rock12,923123Mount Shasta Area.5 
 Shastina12,330490Mount Shasta Area1.4 
 Cottonwood Benchmark11,710110White Mountains1.2 
 Mount Patterson11,6734193Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.5 
 Wheeler Peak11,663383Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.5 
 Mount Patterson-Northwest Peak11,440280Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges.8 
 South Sister11,400840Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.7 
 Blanco Mountain11,320920White Mountains3.1 
 County Line Hill11,280720White Mountains1.3 
 Shastarama Point11,135135Mount Shasta Area.9 
 Bucks Peak10,868468White Mountains1.4 
 Middle Sister10,854894Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.7 
 Tres Plumas Peak10,592352White Mountains4.1 
 Peak 319810,492453Inyo Mountains1.5 
 Peak 1045210,452312Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.7 
 Peak 314610,322283Inyo Mountains.6 
 Station Peak10,316636White Mountains2.7 
 Peak 312110,240201Inyo Mountains.6 
 Potato Peak10,2372597Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area14.2 
 Bodie Mountain10,168368Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.1 
 Red Peak10,121201White Mountains1.8 

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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 Bernadino, 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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