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%)
|Rank||Peak|| Elev-Ft || Prom-Ft ||Range (Level 5)||Isol-Mi||Ascent Date|
|1.||Mount Shasta||14,162||9762||Mount Shasta Area||334.7||2009-06-24|
|2.||San Gorgonio Mountain||11,499||8294||San Bernardino Mountains||162.5||2006-10-24|
|3.||Lassen Peak||10,457||5229||Lassen Peak Area||71.4||2009-06-23|
|4.||White Mountain Peak||14,246||7196||White Mountains||67.5||2009-08-02|
|5.||Telescope Peak||11,048||6168||Panamint Range||57.2||2010-07-04|
|6.||Mount San Antonio||10,064||6224||San Gabriel Mountains||42.5||2005-12-26|
|7.||San Jacinto Peak||10,839||8319||San Jacinto Mountains||20.3||2002-11|
|8.||Waucoba Mountain||11,123||3923||Inyo Mountains||20.0||2011-07-10|
|9.||Mount Patterson||11,673||4153||Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges||18.5|| |
|10.||Keynot Peak||11,101||3030||Inyo Mountains||17.1||2009-05-24|
|11.||Glass Mountain||11,160||3180||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||16.2||2010-06-20|
|12.||Potato Peak||10,237||2557||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||14.2|| |
|13.||Mount Dubois||13,559||2319||White Mountains||9.6||2010-05-29|
|14.||Cold Benchmark||11,040||840||White Mountains||4.9||2009-08-01|
|15.||Inyo Peak 3341||10,961||1184||Inyo Mountains||4.6||2011-07-09|
|16.||New York Butte||10,668||1148||Inyo Mountains||4.4||2009-05-24|
|17.||Mount Hogue||12,751||351||White Mountains||4.1||2013-06-15|
|18.||Tres Plumas Peak||10,592||312||White Mountains||4.1|| |
|19.||Sentinel Meadow Peak||10,200||620||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||3.7||2012-05-19|
|20.||Mount Barcroft||13,040||440||White Mountains||3.6||2009-08-02|
|21.||Anderson Peak||10,840||840||San Bernardino Mountains||3.2||2008-10-17|
|22.||Piute Mountain||12,560||880||White Mountains||3.2||2009-08-01|
|23.||Blanco Mountain||11,280||840||White Mountains||3.1|| |
|24.||South Sister||11,360||760||Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges||2.7|| |
|25.||Station Peak||10,316||596||White Mountains||2.7|| |
|26.||Peak 10452||10,452||372||Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges||2.7|| |
|27.||White Mountains Peak 10920||10,920||560||White Mountains||2.6||2009-08-01|
|28.||Mount Inyo||10,975||975||Inyo Mountains||2.3||2009-05-25|
|29.||Squaw Peak||10,358||678||Inyo Mountains||2.2||2011-07-10|
|30.||Campito Mountain||11,560||1120||White Mountains||2.2||2009-08-01|
|31.||Grinnell Mountain||10,284||479||San Bernardino Mountains||2.1||2006-10-23|
|32.||Cone Peak||10,151||440||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||2.0||2012-05-19|
|33.||Benton Point||11,512||472||White Mountains||1.8||2012-05-20|
|34.||Montgomery Peak||13,441||1266||White Mountains||1.8||2013-09-22|
|35.||Inyo Peak 10307||10,327||447||Inyo Mountains||1.8||2010-11-18|
|36.||Inyo Peak 10414||10,414||694||Inyo Mountains||1.7||2009-05-24|
|37.||Middle Sister||10,854||854||Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges||1.7|| |
|38.||Peak 3198||10,492||387||Inyo Mountains||1.5|| |
|39.||Wheeler Peak||11,663||343||Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges||1.5|| |
|40.||Indian Peak||11,297||497||White Mountains||1.5||2013-06-15|
|41.||Bucks Peak||10,868||428||White Mountains||1.4|| |
|42.||Sunrise Mountain||10,640||560||White Mountains||1.4|| |
|43.||Shastina||12,330||450||Mount Shasta Area||1.4|| |
|44.||White Mountains Radio Facility||10,840||320||White Mountains||1.3||2009-08-01|
|45.||County Line Hill||11,240||640||White Mountains||1.3|| |
|46.||Blue Benchmark-North Peak||10,760||300||Inyo Mountains||1.1||2011-07-09|
|47.||Sheep Mountain||12,497||497||White Mountains||1.1||2009-08-01|
|48.||Bodie Mountain||10,168||328||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||1.1|| |
|49.||White Mountains Peak 13615||13,615||385||White Mountains||1.0||2009-08-02|
|50.||Wilfred Peak||10,138||427||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||.9||2012-05-19|
|51.||Glass Mountain Ridge||10,840||348||Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area||.8||2010-06-20|
|52.||Lake Peak||10,161||321||San Bernardino Mountains||.8||2006-10-24|
|53.||Bighorn Mountain||10,997||357||San Bernardino Mountains||.7||2009-04-05|
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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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