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California County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
1.InyoMount Whitney14,49810,078  
1.TulareMount Whitney14,49810,078  
3.MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,2467196  
4.FresnoNorth Palisade14,2422894  
5.SiskiyouMount Shasta14,1629762  
6.MaderaMount Ritter13,1433957  
7.TuolumneMount Lyell13,1141894  
8.MariposaParsons Peak-Northwest Ridge12,0400  
9.San BernardinoSan Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294  
10.AlpineSonora Peak11,4591816  
11.El DoradoFreel Peak10,8813146  
12.RiversideSan Jacinto Peak10,8398319  
13.ShastaLassen Peak10,4575229  
14.Los AngelesMount San Antonio10,0646224  
15.ModocEagle Peak98924352  
16.AmadorThunder Mountain9410330  
17.TehamaBrokeoff Mountain9235915  
18.NevadaMount Lola91482068  
19.PlacerMount Baldy-West Ridge90405  
20.TrinityMount Eddy90255105  
21.SierraMount Lola-North Ridge Peak88444  
22.VenturaMount Pinos88314800  
23.KernSawmill Mountain8818418  
24.LassenHat Mountain87451185  
25.PlumasMount Ingalls83722792  
26.CalaverasCorral Hollow Hill8170210  
27.GlennBlack Butte74482436  
28.ButteButte County High Point71200  
29.ColusaSnow Mountain70562496  
29.LakeSnow Mountain70562496  
31.HumboldtSalmon Mountain69562006  
32.MendocinoAnthony Peak69541514  
33.Santa BarbaraBig Pine Mountain68002160  
34.San DiegoHot Springs Mountain65332613  
35.Del NorteBear Mountain-Del Norte CoHP64000  
36.MontereyJunipero Serra Peak58624447  
37.OrangeSantiago Peak56874387  
38.San BenitoSan Benito Mountain52413481  
39.San Luis ObispoCaliente Mountain51062206  
40.YubaYuba County High Point48250  
41.ImperialBlue Angels Peak454853  
42.SonomaCobb Mountain-Southwest Peak448080  
43.Santa ClaraCopernicus Peak43603080  
44.NapaMount Saint Helena-East Peak420040  
45.Contra CostaMount Diablo38493109  
46.AlamedaDiscovery Peak38461086  
47.StanislausMount Stakes38041404  
48.MercedLaveaga Peak38011853  
49.San JoaquinBoardman North3626226  
50.KingsTable Mountain3473335  
51.Santa CruzMount Bielawski32311671  
52.YoloLittle Blue Ridge3120680  
53.SolanoMount Vaca28191959  
54.San MateoLong Ridge2600120  
55.MarinMount Tamalpais-West Peak25762456  
56.SutterSouth Butte21202050  
57.San FranciscoMount Davidson925628  
58.SacramentoCarpenter Benchmark828168  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Jason Potkay, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

There are 58 counties in California, and their high points reflect the tremendous variety of the Golden State. The top of the list is dominated by the high peaks in the Sierra Nevada, plus the two 14,000-foot non-Sierra peaks in the state, Shasta and White Montain Peak. From the deserts a few miles from the Mexcian border, to deeply forested coastal hills in the state's northwest corner, to lonely and remote summits along the central coast, to the urban parks of the Bay Area, there is something for almost anyone on this list.

North Palisade, by consensus, is the most difficult climb technically on this list as a class 4 scramble. However, a number of lower peaks are on private land where you need to arrange for access.


  • By 1990 I had determined several of these high points by personal research.
  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled by Dinesh Desai, with generous help from Joy Desai, Bill Hauser, John Sarna, and Gary Suttle.
  • Book California County Summits by Garry Suttle (see link below).
  • In September, 2008, Jerry Brekhus of Montana determined the new Placer County high point, long thought to be Granite Chief Mountain.


     California County High Points

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       California County Summits (Suttle)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.


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