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California County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Laura Newman's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 51 out of 58, or 87.93%)

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
Round 2
Round 3
1.InyoMount Whitney14,49810,0783 2004-08-02  2006-09-04  2008-08-31 
1.TulareMount Whitney14,49810,0783 2004-08-02  2006-09-04  2008-08-31 
3.MonoWhite Mountain Peak14,24671961 2010-09-19   
4.FresnoNorth Palisade14,2422894    
5.SiskiyouMount Shasta14,16297621 2007-05-27   
6.MaderaMount Ritter13,14339571 2016-09-16   
7.TuolumneMount Lyell13,11418941 2016-06-25   
8.MariposaParsons Peak-Northwest Ridge12,0400    
9.San BernardinoSan Gorgonio Mountain11,49982942 2004-07-18  2007-08  
10.AlpineSonora Peak11,45918161 2013-07-10   
11.El DoradoFreel Peak10,88131461 2012-09-09   
12.RiversideSan Jacinto Peak10,83983191 2004-07-03   
13.ShastaLassen Peak10,45752291 2014-08-30   
14.Los AngelesMount San Antonio10,06462243 2004-07  2006-12-02  2012-11-04 
15.ModocEagle Peak98924352    
16.AmadorThunder Mountain94103301 2013-07-10   
17.TehamaBrokeoff Mountain92359151 2014-08-30   
18.NevadaMount Lola914820681 2016-07-17   
19.PlacerMount Baldy-West Ridge904051 2012-08-11   
20.TrinityMount Eddy902551051 2018-08-18   
21.SierraMount Lola-North Ridge Peak884441 2016-07-17   
22.VenturaMount Pinos883148002 2011-03-12  2019-03-03  
23.KernSawmill Mountain88184181 2011-03-12   
24.LassenHat Mountain87451185    
25.PlumasMount Ingalls837227921 2014-08-31   
26.CalaverasCorral Hollow Hill81702101 2012-09-08   
27.GlennBlack Butte744824361 2011-10-29   
28.ButteButte County High Point712001 2016-06-27   
29.ColusaSnow Mountain705624961 2017-05-07   
29.LakeSnow Mountain705624961 2017-05-07   
31.HumboldtSalmon Mountain69562006    
32.MendocinoAnthony Peak695415141 2011-10-29   
33.Santa BarbaraBig Pine Mountain680021602 2013-05-26  2016-11-12  
34.San DiegoHot Springs Mountain653326131 2011-10-09   
35.Del NorteBear Mountain-Del Norte CoHP64000    
36.MontereyJunipero Serra Peak586244471 2013-10-26   
37.OrangeSantiago Peak568743871 2011-09-18   
38.San BenitoSan Benito Mountain524134811 2012-05-20   
39.San Luis ObispoCaliente Mountain510622061 2011-10-15   
40.YubaYuba County High Point482501 2014-09-01   
41.ImperialBlue Angels Peak4548531 2012-02-29   
42.SonomaCobb Mountain-Southwest Peak4480801 2013-12-04   
43.Santa ClaraCopernicus Peak436030801 2011-10-30   
44.NapaMount Saint Helena-East Peak4200401 2017-05-12   
45.Contra CostaMount Diablo384931091 2010-12-17   
46.AlamedaDiscovery Peak384610861 2018-01-13   
47.StanislausMount Stakes380414041 2018-01-15   
48.MercedLaveaga Peak38011853    
49.San JoaquinBoardman North36262261 2018-01-14   
50.KingsTable Mountain34733351 2018-02-09   
51.Santa CruzMount Bielawski323116711 2011-12-07   
52.YoloLittle Blue Ridge31206801 2016-02-29   
53.SolanoMount Vaca281919591 2011-10-29   
54.San MateoLong Ridge26001201 2016-02-28   
55.MarinMount Tamalpais-West Peak257624561 2016-07-27   
56.SutterSouth Butte212020501 2013-12-04   
57.San FranciscoMount Davidson9256281 2011-10-30   
58.SacramentoCarpenter Benchmark8281681 2010-12-17   

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

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