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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 Shasta14,1629762Mount Shasta Area334.7 
2.San Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294San Bernardino Mountains162.52011-09-25
3.Lassen Peak10,4575229Lassen Peak Area71.42012-07-04
4.White Mountain Peak14,2467196White Mountains67.5 
5.Telescope Peak11,0486168Panamint Range57.2 
6.Mount San Antonio10,0646224San Gabriel Mountains42.52009-06-22
7.San Jacinto Peak10,8398319San Jacinto Mountains20.32010-08-27
8.Waucoba Mountain11,1233923Inyo Mountains20.0 
9.Mount Patterson11,6734153Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges18.5 
10.Keynot Peak11,1013030Inyo Mountains17.1 
11.Glass Mountain11,1603180Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area16.2 
12.Potato Peak10,2372557Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area13.5 
13.Mount Dubois13,5592319White Mountains9.6 
14.Cold Benchmark11,040840White Mountains4.7 
15.Inyo Peak 334110,9611184Inyo Mountains4.1 
16.New York Butte10,6681148Inyo Mountains4.1 
17.Peak 307510,089574Inyo Mountains3.0 
18.Blanco Mountain11,280840White Mountains2.9 
19.Anderson Peak10,840840San Bernardino Mountains2.8 
20.South Sister11,360760Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges2.7 
21.Sentinel Meadow Peak10,200620Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area2.7 
22.Piute Mountain12,560880White Mountains2.6 
23.Mount Barcroft13,040440White Mountains2.5 
24.Mount Inyo10,975935Inyo Mountains2.3 
 Peak 1064010,640240White Mountains2.0 
 Peak 1068010,680280White Mountains2.0 
25.Mount Hogue12,751351White Mountains1.9 
26.White Mountains Peak 1092010,920560White Mountains1.9 
27.Tres Plumas Peak10,592312White Mountains1.9 
28.Cone Peak10,151440Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.7 
29.Montgomery Peak13,4411241White Mountains1.7 
30.Inyo Peak 1030710,327447Inyo Mountains1.6 
31.Grinnell Mountain10,284479San Bernardino Mountains1.6 
32.Voon Meng Leow Peak10,440720Inyo Mountains1.6 
33.Wheeler Peak11,663343Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.5 
 Roberts Ridge10,080120White Mountains1.5 
34.Station Peak10,316596White Mountains1.5 
35.County Line Hill11,240640White Mountains1.3 
36.Peak 1045210,452372Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.3 
37.Campito Mountain11,560720White Mountains1.3 
38.Middle Sister10,854854Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges1.3 
39.Bucks Peak10,868428White Mountains1.2 
40.Squaw Peak10,358678Inyo Mountains1.2 
41.White Mountains Radio Facility10,840320White Mountains1.2 
 Peak 1044010,440280White Mountains1.1 
42.Benton Point11,512472White Mountains1.1 
43.Peak 1012010,120560White Mountains1.1 
44.Bodie Mountain10,168328Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area1.1 
45.Sheep Mountain12,497497White Mountains1.0 
46.Sunrise Mountain10,640560White Mountains1.0 
 East Headley Peak12,751231White Mountains.9 
47.Peak 1024010,240400White Mountains.9 
 Inyo Peak 1019210,192192Inyo Mountains.9 
 South Telescope Peak10,450250Panamint Range.9 
48.Peak 1080010,800320White Mountains.9 
 Rogers Peak9960360Panamint Range.9 
49.Indian Peak11,297497White Mountains.8 
 Mexican Mine Peak10,64040White Mountains.8 
50.Blue Benchmark-North Peak10,760300Inyo Mountains.8 
51.Wilfred Peak10,138427Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.8 
52.Glass Mountain Ridge10,840348Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.8 
 Ten Thousand Foot Ridge10,09494San Bernardino Mountains.8 
53.Peak 1040010,400320White Mountains.7 
 San Bernardino Peak10,649209San Bernardino Mountains.7 
54.Peak 1060010,600320White Mountains.7 
 San Bernardino East Peak10,691171San Bernardino Mountains.7 
 The Jumpoff13,48040White Mountains.7 
55.White Mountains Peak 1361513,615385White Mountains.7 
 Charlton Peak10,806246San Bernardino Mountains.7 
56.Peak 319810,492387Inyo Mountains.7 
57.Peak 1092010,920440White Mountains.7 
58.Shastina12,330450Mount Shasta Area.7 
 Shields Peak10,68080San Bernardino Mountains.7 
 Glass Mountain-North Peak11,123203Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.6 
 Jepson Peak11,205125San Bernardino Mountains.6 
 Peak 1178411,784224White Mountains.6 
 Jean Peak10,670190San Jacinto Mountains.6 
 Peak 1076010,760280White Mountains.5 
 Mount Patterson-Northwest Peak11,400200Pine Nut-Sweetwater Ranges.5 
 Peak 314610,322217Inyo Mountains.5 
 White Mountains Peak 1390813,908148White Mountains.5 
59.Peak 1144011,440320White Mountains.5 
 2 O'Clock Peak9960240Panamint Range.5 
 Inyo Peak 1015110,151271Inyo Mountains.5 
 Cottonwood Benchmark11,71070White Mountains.4 
 Peak 312110,240135Inyo Mountains.4 
 Alto Diablo10,563123San Bernardino Mountains.4 
 Red Peak10,121161White Mountains.4 
 Marion Mountain10,362202San Jacinto Mountains.4 
 Headley Peak12,676156White Mountains.4 
 Dobbs Peak10,45959San Bernardino Mountains.4 
 Peak 1032010,320280White Mountains.4 
60.Bighorn Mountain10,997357San Bernardino Mountains.4 
 Blue Benchmark10,72530Inyo Mountains.4 
 Kelty Peak10,597230Mono-Benton-Excelsior Area.4 
 Little Charlton Peak10,69696San Bernardino Mountains.3 
 Dragons Head10,866186San Bernardino Mountains.3 
 Dave's Peak10,60080White Mountains.2 
 Shastarama Point11,13595Mount Shasta Area.2 
 Shirley Peak10,38868San Jacinto Mountains.2 
 Inyo Peak 1041410,41454Inyo Mountains.2 
 Little Dobbs Peak10,52040San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Zahniser Peak10,056120San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Newton Drury Peak10,16080San Jacinto Mountains.2 
 Big Draw Peak11,17111San Bernardino Mountains.2 
61.Lake Peak10,161321San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Peak 1005510,05560San Bernardino Mountains.2 
 Red Rock Flat10,11636San Bernardino Mountains.1 
 Thumb Rock12,92383Mount Shasta Area.1 
 Carmen Peak10,07510San Bernardino Mountains.1 
 Limestone Peak12,24040White Mountains.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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