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California County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Brian Browning's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 10 out of 58, or 17.24%)

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7
Round 8
Round 9
1.InyoMount Whitney14,49810,0782 2007-08-14  2012-08-06        
1.TulareMount Whitney14,49810,0782 2007-08-14  2012-08-06        
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 Mountain11,49982943 2006-09-10  2007-11-09  2012-07-27       
10.AlpineSonora Peak11,4591816          
11.El DoradoFreel Peak10,8813146          
12.RiversideSan Jacinto Peak10,83983199 2006-05-29  2006-08-19  2007-07-05  2008-05-18  2009-10-03  2012-06-30  2013-09-16  2014-06-13  2015-08-01 
13.ShastaLassen Peak10,4575229          
14.Los AngelesMount San Antonio10,06462243 2007-06-30  2014-05-24  2015-04-18       
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 Mountain653326132 2011-05-28  2014-04-05        
35.Del NorteBear Mountain-Del Norte CoHP64000          
36.MontereyJunipero Serra Peak58624447          
37.OrangeSantiago Peak568743871 2009-12-05         
38.San BenitoSan Benito Mountain52413481          
39.San Luis ObispoCaliente Mountain51062206          
40.YubaYuba County High Point48250          
41.ImperialBlue Angels Peak4548531 2007-03-31         
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 Bielawski323116711 2019-02-01         
52.YoloLittle Blue Ridge3120680          
53.SolanoMount Vaca28191959          
54.San MateoLong Ridge2600120          
55.MarinMount Tamalpais-West Peak25762456          
56.SutterSouth Butte21202050          
57.San FranciscoMount Davidson9256281 2018-02-02         
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 Brian Browning, 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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