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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 61, or 6.56%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount San Antonio10,0646224San Gabriel Mountains42.52009-06-22
2.San Jacinto Peak10,8398319San 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 Shasta14,1629762Mount Shasta Area334.7 
 White Mountains Peak 1361513,615385White Mountains.7 
 Mount Dubois13,5592319White Mountains9.6 
 Montgomery Peak13,4411241White Mountains1.7 
 Mount Barcroft13,040440White Mountains2.5 
 Mount Hogue12,751351White Mountains1.9 
 Piute Mountain12,560880White Mountains2.6 
 Sheep Mountain12,497497White Mountains1.0 
 Shastina12,330450Mount Shasta Area.7 
 Mount Patterson11,6734153Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.5 
 Wheeler Peak11,663343Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.5 
 Campito Mountain11,560720White Mountains1.3 
 Benton Point11,512472White Mountains1.1 
 Peak 1144011,440320White Mountains.5 
 South Sister11,360760Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.7 
 Indian Peak11,297497White Mountains.8 
 Blanco Mountain11,280840White Mountains2.9 
 County Line Hill11,240640White Mountains1.3 
 Glass Mountain11,1603180Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area16.2 
 Waucoba Mountain11,1233923Inyo Mountains20.0 
 Keynot Peak11,1013030Inyo Mountains17.1 
 Telescope Peak11,0486168Panamint Range57.2 
 Cold Benchmark11,040840White Mountains4.7 
 Bighorn Mountain10,997357San Bernardino Mountains.4 
 Mount Inyo10,975935Inyo Mountains2.3 
 Inyo Peak 334110,9611184Inyo Mountains4.1 
 White Mountains Peak 1092010,920560White Mountains1.9 
 Peak 1092010,920440White Mountains.7 
 Bucks Peak10,868428White Mountains1.2 
 Middle Sister10,854854Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.3 
 Anderson Peak10,840840San Bernardino Mountains2.8 
 Glass Mountain Ridge10,840348Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.8 
 White Mountains Radio Facility10,840320White Mountains1.2 
 Peak 1080010,800320White Mountains.9 
 Blue Benchmark-North Peak10,760300Inyo Mountains.8 
 New York Butte10,6681148Inyo Mountains4.1 
 Sunrise Mountain10,640560White Mountains1.0 
 Peak 1060010,600320White Mountains.7 
 Tres Plumas Peak10,592312White Mountains1.9 
 Peak 319810,492387Inyo Mountains.7 
 Peak 1045210,452372Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.3 
 Voon Meng Leow Peak10,440720Inyo Mountains1.6 
 Peak 1040010,400320White Mountains.7 
 Squaw Peak10,358678Inyo Mountains1.2 
 Inyo Peak 1030710,327447Inyo Mountains1.6 
 Station Peak10,316596White Mountains1.5 
 Grinnell Mountain10,284479San Bernardino Mountains1.6 
 Peak 1024010,240400White Mountains.9 
 Potato Peak10,2372557Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area13.5 
 Sentinel Meadow Peak10,200620Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area2.7 
 Bodie Mountain10,168328Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.1 
 Lake Peak10,161321San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Cone Peak10,151440Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.7 
 Wilfred Peak10,138427Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.8 
 Peak 1012010,120560White Mountains1.1 
 Peak 307510,089574Inyo Mountains3.0 

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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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