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Non-Sierra California 10,000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 300 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Matthew McPherson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (4 out of 64, or 6.25%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount San Antonio10,0646244San Gabriel Mountains42.52009-06-22
2.San Jacinto Peak10,8398339San Jacinto Mountains20.32010-08-27
3.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294San Bernardino Mountains162.52011-09-25
4.Lassen Peak10,4575229Lassen Peak Area71.42012-07-04
 White Mountain Peak14,2467196White Mountains67.5 
 Mount Shasta14,1629772Mount Shasta Area334.7 
 White Mountains Peak 1390813,908168White Mountains.5 
 White Mountains Peak 1361513,615385White Mountains.7 
 Mount Dubois13,5592339White Mountains9.6 
 The Jumpoff13,50080White Mountains.7 
 Montgomery Peak13,4411266White Mountains1.7 
 Mount Barcroft13,040460White Mountains2.5 
 Thumb Rock12,923103Mount Shasta Area.1 
 East Headley Peak12,751251White Mountains.9 
 Mount Hogue12,751371White Mountains1.9 
 Headley Peak12,676176White Mountains.4 
 Piute Mountain12,580920White Mountains2.6 
 Sheep Mountain12,497517White Mountains1.0 
 Shastina12,330470Mount Shasta Area.7 
 Limestone Peak12,26080White Mountains.0 
 Peak 1178411,784244White Mountains.6 
 Cottonwood Benchmark11,71090White Mountains.4 
 Mount Patterson11,6734173Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.5 
 Wheeler Peak11,663363Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.5 
 Campito Mountain11,580760White Mountains1.3 
 Benton Point11,512492White Mountains1.1 
 Peak 1144011,440340White Mountains.5 
 Mount Patterson-Northwest Peak11,420240Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges.5 
 South Sister11,380800Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.7 
 Blanco Mountain11,300880White Mountains2.9 
 Indian Peak11,297517White Mountains.8 
 County Line Hill11,260680White Mountains1.3 
 Jepson Peak11,205145San Bernardino Mountains.6 
 Glass Mountain11,1803210Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area16.2 
 Big Draw Peak11,17131San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Shastarama Point11,135115Mount Shasta Area.2 
 Glass Mountain-North Peak11,123223Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.6 
 Waucoba Mountain11,1233943Inyo Mountains20.0 
 Keynot Peak11,1013063Inyo Mountains17.1 
 Cold Benchmark11,060880White Mountains4.7 
 Telescope Peak11,0486188Panamint Range57.2 
 Bighorn Mountain10,997377San Bernardino Mountains.4 
 Mount Inyo10,975955Inyo Mountains2.3 
 Inyo Peak 334110,9611217Inyo Mountains4.1 
 White Mountains Peak 1092010,940600White Mountains1.9 
 Peak 1092010,920460White Mountains.7 
 Bucks Peak10,868448White Mountains1.2 
 Dragons Head10,866206San Bernardino Mountains.3 
 Anderson Peak10,860880San Bernardino Mountains2.8 
 Glass Mountain Ridge10,860368Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.8 
 White Mountains Radio Facility10,860360White Mountains1.2 
 Middle Sister10,854874Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.3 
 Peak 1080010,820350White Mountains.9 
 Charlton Peak10,806266San Bernardino Mountains.7 
 Blue Benchmark-North Peak10,760300Inyo Mountains.8 
 Peak 1076010,760300White Mountains.5 
 Blue Benchmark10,72546Inyo Mountains.4 
 Shields Peak10,700120San Bernardino Mountains.7 
 Little Charlton Peak10,696116San Bernardino Mountains.3 
 San Bernardino East Peak10,691191San Bernardino Mountains.7 
 Peak 1068010,680280White Mountains2.0 
 Jean Peak10,670230San Jacinto Mountains.6 
 New York Butte10,6681168Inyo Mountains4.1 
 Mexican Mine Peak10,66080White Mountains.8 
 Sunrise Mountain10,660600White Mountains1.0 
 San Bernardino Peak10,649229San Bernardino Mountains.7 
 Peak 1064010,640240White Mountains2.0 
 Peak 1060010,620360White Mountains.7 
 Kelty Peak10,614262Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.4 
 Dave's Peak10,600100White Mountains.2 
 Tres Plumas Peak10,592332White Mountains1.9 
 Alto Diablo10,563143San Bernardino Mountains.4 
 Little Dobbs Peak10,54080San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Peak 319810,492420Inyo Mountains.7 
 Voon Meng Leow Peak10,460760Inyo Mountains1.6 
 Dobbs Peak10,45979San Bernardino Mountains.4 
 Peak 1045210,452392Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.3 
 South Telescope Peak10,450270Panamint Range.9 
 Peak 1044010,440300White Mountains1.1 
 Peak 1040010,420360White Mountains.7 
 Inyo Peak 1041410,41474Inyo Mountains.2 
 Shirley Peak10,388108San Jacinto Mountains.2 
 Marion Mountain10,362242San Jacinto Mountains.4 
 Squaw Peak10,358698Inyo Mountains1.2 
 Peak 1032010,340320White Mountains.4 
 Inyo Peak 1030710,327467Inyo Mountains1.6 
 Peak 314610,322249Inyo Mountains.5 
 Station Peak10,316616White Mountains1.5 
 Grinnell Mountain10,284479San Bernardino Mountains1.6 
 Peak 312110,240167Inyo Mountains.4 
 Peak 1024010,240420White Mountains.9 
 Potato Peak10,2372577Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area13.5 
 Sentinel Meadow Peak10,220640Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area2.7 
 Newton Drury Peak10,200160San Jacinto Mountains.2 
 Inyo Peak 1019210,192212Inyo Mountains.9 
 Bodie Mountain10,168348Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.1 
 Lake Peak10,161341San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Wilfred Peak10,154459Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.8 
 Inyo Peak 1015110,151291Inyo Mountains.5 
 Cone Peak10,151456Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.7 
 Peak 1012010,140600White Mountains1.1 
 Red Peak10,121181White Mountains.4 
 Red Rock Flat10,11656San Bernardino Mountains.1 
 Ten Thousand Foot Ridge10,094114San Bernardino Mountains.8 
 Peak 307510,089607Inyo Mountains3.0 
 Roberts Ridge10,080120White Mountains1.5 
 Carmen Peak10,07510San Bernardino Mountains.1 
 Zahniser Peak10,056120San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Peak 1005510,05560San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Rogers Peak9980400Panamint Range.9 
 2 O'Clock Peak9980280Panamint Range.5 

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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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