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California County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Matt Varney's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 4 out of 58, or 6.9%)

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
Round 2
1.InyoMount Whitney14,49810,0781 2014-08-21  
1.TulareMount Whitney14,49810,0781 2014-08-21  
3.MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,24671961 2019-10-02  
4.FresnoNorth Palisade14,2422894   
5.SiskiyouMount Shasta14,16297622 2011-07-30  2015-07-18 
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   

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Matt Varney, 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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