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Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 300 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Keith Christensen's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (49 out of 64, or 76.56%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Grinnell Mountain10,284479San Bernardino Mountains1.62006-10-23
2.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294San Bernardino Mountains162.52006-10-24
2.Lake Peak10,161341San Bernardino Mountains.22006-10-24
4.Anderson Peak10,860880San Bernardino Mountains2.82008-10-17
5.Bighorn Mountain10,997377San Bernardino Mountains.42009-04-05
6.Keynot Peak11,1013063Inyo Mountains17.12009-05-24
6.Voon Meng Leow Peak10,460760Inyo Mountains1.62009-05-24
8.Mount Inyo10,975955Inyo Mountains2.32009-05-25
9.Mount Shasta14,1629772Mount Shasta Area334.72009-06-24
10.Piute Mountain12,580920White Mountains2.62009-08-01
10.Sheep Mountain12,497517White Mountains1.02009-08-01
10.Campito Mountain11,580760White Mountains1.32009-08-01
10.Cold Benchmark11,060880White Mountains4.72009-08-01
10.White Mountains Peak 1092010,940600White Mountains1.92009-08-01
10.White Mountains Radio Facility10,860360White Mountains1.22009-08-01
10.Sunrise Mountain10,660600White Mountains1.02009-08-01
17.White Mountain Peak14,2467196White Mountains67.52009-08-02
17.White Mountains Peak 1361513,615385White Mountains.72009-08-02
17.Mount Barcroft13,040460White Mountains2.52009-08-02
20.San Jacinto Peak10,8398339San Jacinto Mountains20.32009-08-08 3x
21.Mount Dubois13,5592339White Mountains9.62010-05-29
22.Telescope Peak11,0486188Panamint Range57.22010-07-04
23.Inyo Peak 1030710,327467Inyo Mountains1.62010-11-18
24.New York Butte10,6681168Inyo Mountains4.12010-11-18 2x
25.Inyo Peak 334110,9611217Inyo Mountains4.12011-07-09
25.Blue Benchmark-North Peak10,760300Inyo Mountains.82011-07-09
27.Waucoba Mountain11,1233943Inyo Mountains20.02011-07-10
27.Squaw Peak10,358698Inyo Mountains1.22011-07-10
29.Sentinel Meadow Peak10,220640Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area2.72012-05-19
29.Wilfred Peak10,154459Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.82012-05-19
29.Cone Peak10,151456Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.72012-05-19
32.Benton Point11,512492White Mountains1.12012-05-20
33.Mount Hogue12,751371White Mountains1.92013-06-15
33.Indian Peak11,297517White Mountains.82013-06-15
35.Montgomery Peak13,4411266White Mountains1.72013-09-22
36.Glass Mountain11,1803210Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area16.22014-06-07 2x
36.Glass Mountain Ridge10,860368Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.82014-06-07 2x
38.Lassen Peak10,4575229Lassen Peak Area71.42014-08-30 2x
39.Peak 307510,089607Inyo Mountains3.02016-09-10
40.Middle Sister10,854874Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.32016-10-08
41.Mount Patterson11,6734173Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.52017-07-31
41.Wheeler Peak11,663363Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.52017-07-31
41.South Sister11,380800Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.72017-07-31
44.Peak 1045210,452392Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.32017-08-01
45.Shastina12,330470Mount Shasta Area.72017-08-08
46.Mount San Antonio10,0646244San Gabriel Mountains42.52017-12-30 5x
47.Peak 319810,492420Inyo Mountains.72018-05-12
48.Potato Peak10,2372577Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area13.52018-09-14
48.Bodie Mountain10,168348Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.12018-09-14
 Peak 1144011,440340White Mountains.5 
 Blanco Mountain11,300880White Mountains2.9 
 County Line Hill11,260680White Mountains1.3 
 Peak 1092010,920460White Mountains.7 
 Bucks Peak10,868448White Mountains1.2 
 Peak 1080010,820350White Mountains.9 
 Peak 1076010,760300White Mountains.5 
 Peak 1060010,620360White Mountains.7 
 Tres Plumas Peak10,592332White Mountains1.9 
 Peak 1044010,440300White Mountains1.1 
 Peak 1040010,420360White Mountains.7 
 Peak 1032010,340320White Mountains.4 
 Station Peak10,316616White Mountains1.5 
 Peak 1024010,240420White Mountains.9 
 Peak 1012010,140600White Mountains1.1 

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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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