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California Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence

Showing Arthur Josephson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 164, or 0%)

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 4)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Mount Whitney30724419Sequoia Sierra Nevada2649.5 
2.Mount Shasta29754317California Cascades538.7 
3.San Jacinto Peak25363304Peninsular Southern California Ranges32.7 
4.San Gorgonio Mountain25283505Transverse Ranges261.5 
5.White Mountain Peak21934342West Great Basin Ranges108.6 
6.Mount San Antonio18973068Transverse Ranges68.4 
7.Telescope Peak18803367West Great Basin Ranges92.0 
8.Lassen Peak15943187California Cascades114.9 
9.Mount Eddy15562751Klamath Mountains21.4 
10.South Yolla Bolly Mountain14672467Northern California Coast Range98.9 
11.Mount Pinos14632692Transverse Ranges133.5 
12.Junipero Serra Peak13551787Central California Coast Ranges212.1 
13.Santiago Peak13371733Peninsular Southern California Ranges54.1 
14.Eagle Peak13263015Northwest Great Basin Ranges140.6 
15.Clark Mountain12902410Mojave Desert Ranges46.9 
16.Mount Patterson12663558West Great Basin Ranges29.8 
17.Toro Peak12182657Peninsular Southern California Ranges33.4 
18.Tin Mountain12172729West Great Basin Ranges45.1 
19.Mount Ritter12064006Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada48.2 
20.Waucoba Mountain11963390West Great Basin Ranges32.2 
21.Thompson Peak11932741Klamath Mountains59.5 
22.Double Mountain11652433Southern Sierra Nevada46.3 
23.Kingston Peak11362236Mojave Desert Ranges35.2 
24.Pyramid Peak11292043West Great Basin Ranges38.7 
25.Maturango Peak11092694West Great Basin Ranges34.7 
26.Dry Mountain10952644West Great Basin Ranges12.4 
27.Nopah Range High Point10891949South Great Basin Ranges28.6 
28.San Benito Mountain10611597Central California Coast Ranges69.6 
29.Piute Peak10612573Southern Sierra Nevada40.3 
30.Loma Prieta10441154Central California Coast Ranges30.5 
31.New York Mountains High Point10162296Mojave Desert Ranges38.2 
32.Granite Mountain10101320Mojave Desert Ranges30.8 
33.Funeral Peak10071946West Great Basin Ranges31.7 
34.Avawatz Peak10041876Mojave Desert Ranges43.0 
35.Breckenridge Mountain10002304Southern Sierra Nevada14.6 
36.Ord Mountain9901923Mojave Desert Ranges36.7 
37.Hines Peak9742047Transverse Ranges11.3 
38.Glass Mountain9693402West Great Basin Ranges26.0 
39.Goosenest9632524California Cascades22.0 
39.Cobb Mountain9631439Northern California Coast Range41.7 
41.Freel Peak9593317Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada36.9 
42.Mount Diablo9481173Central California Coast Ranges52.8 
43.Bully Choop Mountain9462126Northern California Coast Range33.3 
44.Olancha Peak9403695Southern Sierra Nevada23.7 
45.Copernicus Peak9391329Central California Coast Ranges104.9 
46.Keynot Peak9243384West Great Basin Ranges27.5 
47.Butt Mountain8992399Northern Sierra Nevada24.7 
48.King Peak8921246Northern California Coast Range45.5 
49.Crater Peak8912647California Cascades24.0 
50.Cone Peak8881571Central California Coast Ranges11.8 
51.Boulder Peak8842530Klamath Mountains48.4 
52.North Palisade8824341Central Sierra Nevada51.8 
52.Hot Springs Peak8822333Northwest Great Basin Ranges39.0 
54.Burney Mountain8732397California Cascades11.7 
55.Palomar Mountain8711871Peninsular Southern California Ranges21.7 
56.Cuyamaca Peak8701985Peninsular Southern California Ranges40.9 
57.Black Butte8671373Peninsular Southern California Ranges39.8 
58.Hull Mountain8632095Northern California Coast Range21.7 
59.Mount Baden-Powell8532865Transverse Ranges11.9 
60.Black Lassic8521803Northern California Coast Range23.9 
61.Mount Ingalls8512552Northern Sierra Nevada44.3 
61.Granite Mountain8512061Mojave Desert Ranges21.7 
63.Whipple Mountains High Point8501259Mojave Desert Ranges31.1 
64.Iron Peak8491367Northern California Coast Range11.7 
65.Old Woman Mountain8331623Mojave Desert Ranges42.3 
66.Straw Peak8261703Mojave Desert Ranges30.4 
67.Bald Eagle Mountain8242189Northern Sierra Nevada31.3 
68.Whale Peak8231630Peninsular Southern California Ranges15.2 
69.Turtle Mountains High Point8101310Mojave Desert Ranges36.1 
70.Sanhedrin Mountain8091882Northern California Coast Range12.1 
71.Mount Conness8023837Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada11.3 
72.Mount Morgan8014190Central Sierra Nevada15.9 
73.Tiefort Mountains High Point7991543Mojave Desert Ranges18.8 
74.Rainbow Ridge South7971102Northern California Coast Range18.7 
75.Hot Springs Mountain7961991Peninsular Southern California Ranges25.1 
76.Bear Mountain7922109Southern Sierra Nevada17.6 
77.Hayfork Bally7921912Northern California Coast Range23.1 
78.Pyramid Peak7873043Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada19.6 
79.Mount Gabb7874188Central Sierra Nevada6.9 
80.Mount Humphreys7814263Central Sierra Nevada23.7 
81.Kern Peak7803499Southern Sierra Nevada15.3 
82.Potato Peak7793120West Great Basin Ranges21.7 
83.Spectre Peak7761366Mojave Desert Ranges33.8 
84.Round Top7743164Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada22.0 
85.Manly Peak7732193West Great Basin Ranges6.9 
86.Preston Peak7652228Klamath Mountains40.5 
87.Snow Mountain7612151Northern California Coast Range39.0 
88.Coso Peak7592487West Great Basin Ranges20.7 
89.The Whaleback7582599California Cascades9.2 
90.Alamo Mountain7582245Transverse Ranges10.7 
91.Highland Peak7493333Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada17.0 
91.Mount Tamalpais-West Peak749785Northern California Coast Range51.7 
93.Devils Peak747747Peninsular Southern California Ranges50.1 
94.Burnt Peak7461764Transverse Ranges23.3 
95.Frazier Mountain7442438Transverse Ranges14.0 
96.Black Butte7422270Northern California Coast Range31.1 
97.Black Mountain7401560California Cascades9.7 
98.Cady Peak7401410Mojave Desert Ranges31.0 
99.Fredonyer Peak7392421Northwest Great Basin Ranges37.3 
100.Mount Dana7373980Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada18.4 
101.Dixie Mountain7342538Northern Sierra Nevada29.7 
102.Chanchelulla Peak7311951Northern California Coast Range20.8 
103.Cahto Peak7291290Northern California Coast Range15.8 
104.Stewart Point7251605South Great Basin Ranges8.4 
105.Last Chance Mountain7242577West Great Basin Ranges18.2 
106.Observation Peak7212427Northwest Great Basin Ranges35.5 
107.Babbitt Peak7192670Northern Sierra Nevada22.0 
108.Eagle Peak7193611Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada9.3 
109.Mount Hoffman7172412California Cascades35.1 
109.Kettle Benchmark7172390Northern Sierra Nevada17.5 
111.Willow Creek Mountain7162386California Cascades10.4 
112.Mount Konocti7131310Northern California Coast Range18.1 
112.Palen Mountains High Point7131173Mojave Desert Ranges14.4 
114.Towne Benchmark7092221West Great Basin Ranges8.7 
115.Mount Dubois7074133West Great Basin Ranges15.5 
116.Big Maria Mountains High Point7011031Mojave Desert Ranges33.5 
117.Quail Mountain6991772Peninsular Southern California Ranges34.7 
118.Mount Hoffmann6983307Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada9.2 
119.Eagle Crags6931680Mojave Desert Ranges26.9 
120.Ash Creek Butte6882554California Cascades8.8 
121.Bear Mountain6861954Klamath Mountains6.0 
122.Russian Peak6802496Klamath Mountains27.7 
122.Eagle Mountain6801631Peninsular Southern California Ranges34.3 
124.Sheep Hole Mountains High Point6761406Mojave Desert Ranges38.2 
125.Edgar Peak6732183Mojave Desert Ranges39.1 
126.Caliente Mountain6721556Central California Coast Ranges15.9 
127.Sandstone Peak671948Transverse Ranges34.4 
128.Adams Peak-West Peak6702499Northern Sierra Nevada15.9 
129.Pinto Peak6672288West Great Basin Ranges14.4 
130.Tower Peak6653583Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada12.8 
131.Shaffer Mountain6632053Northwest Great Basin Ranges18.9 
132.Owens Peak6622576Southern Sierra Nevada28.0 
133.Big Pine Mountain6582073Transverse Ranges31.3 
134.North Yolla Bolly Mountain6572397Northern California Coast Range19.9 
135.Providence Benchmark6552015Mojave Desert Ranges7.8 
136.Hawkins Peak6533055Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada9.6 
137.Slate Mountain6532835Sequoia Sierra Nevada15.5 
138.Keddie Peak6522286Northern Sierra Nevada14.0 
138.Indian Creek Baldy6521912Klamath Mountains18.6 
140.Tombstone Mountain6501711California Cascades14.7 
141.Mount Orizaba648648Peninsular Southern California Ranges79.4 
142.Twin Peaks6473756Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada7.7 
143.Orocopia Mountains High Point6391163Peninsular Southern California Ranges17.2 
144.Cottonwood Peak6362014Klamath Mountains19.2 
145.Otay Mountain6361087Peninsular Southern California Ranges1.9 
146.Chews Ridge6361538Central California Coast Ranges19.1 
147.Mount Pinchot6334113Central Sierra Nevada7.5 
148.Reyes Peak6322290Transverse Ranges20.3 
149.Mount Lola6302788Northern Sierra Nevada35.5 
150.Palo Escrito Peak6301362Central California Coast Ranges11.5 
151.Red Mountain6281604Mojave Desert Ranges32.9 
152.Santa Ynez Peak6271310Transverse Ranges20.5 
153.Thurston Peaks6262308Klamath Mountains12.4 
154.Brown Mountain6251565Mojave Desert Ranges13.4 
154.Clipper Mountain6251400Mojave Desert Ranges16.8 
156.South Butte625646Northern Sierra Nevada45.8 
157.Leavitt Peak6253526Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada18.2 
158.Scodie Mountain6242223Southern Sierra Nevada8.8 
159.Mount Kaweah6184207Sequoia Sierra Nevada17.0 
160.Salt Creek Mountain6151335California Cascades12.2 
161.Rodman Mountains High Point6131832Mojave Desert Ranges12.3 
162.Mount Warren6123757Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada8.1 
163.Salmon Mountain6112120Klamath Mountains28.3 
164.Sonoma Mountains High Point611751Northern California Coast Range11.7 
 Brushy Mountain6071082Northern California Coast Range9.9 
 Mount Johnson6051056Central California Coast Ranges20.2 
 Mount Tom6014161Central Sierra Nevada7.6 
 Mount Hood600832Northern California Coast Range17.5 
 Bonanza King5972146Klamath Mountains10.4 

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List Description

Note that the unranked peaks on this list have less than 2000 feet of clean prominece, but they do have 2000 feet or more of optimistic prominence. These unranked peaks are "error range" summits, and some of them may have a very good chance of being over the cutoff. Some climbers elect to ascend these unranked peaks for the sake of completeness.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1999 by Edward Earl, Andy Martin, and Aaron Maizlish.
  • List generation helped by Edward Earl's WinProm program.
  • Posts made to the Yahoo Prominence Group online forum, especially by Martin and Maizlish.
  • Prominence values in this list may not agree 100% with sources, due to different interpretations of key col spot elevations and out-dated peak elevations in the PBC Database.


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