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Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 300 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing John Stolk's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (14 out of 53, or 26.42%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
 2 O'Clock Peak9960240Panamint Range.7 
 Alto Diablo10,563123San Bernardino Mountains.5 
31.Anderson Peak10,840840San Bernardino Mountains3.2 
14.Benton Point11,512472White Mountains1.8 
25.Bighorn Mountain10,997357San Bernardino Mountains.7 
18.Blanco Mountain11,280840White Mountains3.1 
 Blue Benchmark10,72529Inyo Mountains.4 
35.Blue Benchmark-North Peak10,760300Inyo Mountains1.1 
49.Bodie Mountain10,168328Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.12008-06-04
29.Bucks Peak10,868428White Mountains1.4 
13.Campito Mountain11,5601120White Mountains2.2 
 Carmen Peak10,07510San Bernardino Mountains.1 
 Charlton Peak10,806246San Bernardino Mountains1.0 
24.Cold Benchmark11,040840White Mountains4.9 
51.Cone Peak10,151440Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area2.0 
 Cottonwood Benchmark11,71070White Mountains1.2 
19.County Line Hill11,240640White Mountains1.3 
 Dave's Peak10,60080White Mountains.4 
 Dobbs Peak10,45959San Bernardino Mountains.6 
 Dragons Head10,866186San Bernardino Mountains.7 
 East Headley Peak12,751231White Mountains2.2 
20.Glass Mountain11,1603180Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area16.22007-05-21
31.Glass Mountain Ridge10,840348Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.8 
 Glass Mountain-North Peak11,123203Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.6 
46.Grinnell Mountain10,284479San Bernardino Mountains2.1 
 Headley Peak12,676156White Mountains.4 
17.Indian Peak11,297497White Mountains1.5 
 Inyo Peak 1015110,151271Inyo Mountains1.0 
 Inyo Peak 1019210,192192Inyo Mountains1.0 
44.Inyo Peak 1030710,327447Inyo Mountains1.8 
42.Inyo Peak 1041410,414694Inyo Mountains1.7 
27.Inyo Peak 334110,9611184Inyo Mountains4.6 
 Jean Peak10,670190San Jacinto Mountains.6 
 Jepson Peak11,205125San Bernardino Mountains.9 
 Kelty Peak10,597230Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.8 
22.Keynot Peak11,1013030Inyo Mountains17.1 
50.Lake Peak10,161321San Bernardino Mountains.8 
40.Lassen Peak10,4575229Lassen Peak Area71.41980-07-12
 Limestone Peak12,24040White Mountains.5 
 Little Charlton Peak10,69696San Bernardino Mountains.4 
 Little Dobbs Peak10,52040San Bernardino Mountains.5 
 Marion Mountain10,362202San Jacinto Mountains.4 
 Mexican Mine Peak10,64040White Mountains1.2 
30.Middle Sister10,854854Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.7 
5.Montgomery Peak13,4411266White Mountains1.8 
6.Mount Barcroft13,040440White Mountains3.62007-05-26
4.Mount Dubois13,5592319White Mountains9.6 
7.Mount Hogue12,751351White Mountains4.1 
26.Mount Inyo10,975975Inyo Mountains2.3 
11.Mount Patterson11,6734153Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.52008-06-06
 Mount Patterson-Northwest Peak11,400200Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges.8 
53.Mount San Antonio10,0646224San Gabriel Mountains42.52005-12-18
2.Mount Shasta14,1629762Mount Shasta Area334.71982-09-05
36.New York Butte10,6681148Inyo Mountains4.4 
 Newton Drury Peak10,16080San Jacinto Mountains.4 
 Peak 1005510,05560San Bernardino Mountains.2 
41.Peak 1045210,452372Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.7 
 Peak 1178411,784224White Mountains1.7 
 Peak 312110,240135Inyo Mountains.6 
 Peak 314610,322217Inyo Mountains.6 
39.Peak 319810,492387Inyo Mountains1.5 
8.Piute Mountain12,560880White Mountains3.2 
47.Potato Peak10,2372557Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area14.22008-06-04
 Red Peak10,121161White Mountains1.5 
 Rogers Peak9960360Panamint Range.92015-03-30
 San Bernardino East Peak10,691171San Bernardino Mountains.9 
 San Bernardino Peak10,649209San Bernardino Mountains.7 
15.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294San Bernardino Mountains162.52005-12-19
34.San Jacinto Peak10,8398319San Jacinto Mountains20.32005-12-20
48.Sentinel Meadow Peak10,200620Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area3.7 
 Shastarama Point11,13595Mount Shasta Area.9 
10.Shastina12,330450Mount Shasta Area1.41983-08-12
9.Sheep Mountain12,497497White Mountains1.1 
 Shields Peak10,68080San Bernardino Mountains.7 
 Shirley Peak10,38868San Jacinto Mountains.5 
16.South Sister11,360760Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.7 
 South Telescope Peak10,450250Panamint Range1.4 
43.Squaw Peak10,358678Inyo Mountains2.2 
45.Station Peak10,316596White Mountains2.7 
37.Sunrise Mountain10,640560White Mountains1.4 
23.Telescope Peak11,0486168Panamint Range57.21984-04
 Ten Thousand Foot Ridge10,09494San Bernardino Mountains1.1 
 The Jumpoff13,48040White Mountains2.1 
 Thumb Rock12,92383Mount Shasta Area.51983-08-11
38.Tres Plumas Peak10,592312White Mountains4.1 
21.Waucoba Mountain11,1233923Inyo Mountains20.02015-03-27
12.Wheeler Peak11,663343Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.5 
1.White Mountain Peak14,2467196White Mountains67.51993-07-07
28.White Mountains Peak 1092010,920560White Mountains2.6 
3.White Mountains Peak 1361513,615385White Mountains1.0 
 White Mountains Peak 1390813,908148White Mountains.8 
31.White Mountains Radio Facility10,840320White Mountains1.3 
52.Wilfred Peak10,138427Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.9 
 Zahniser Peak10,056120San Bernardino Mountains.7 

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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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