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California Wilderness High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Matt Varney's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 3 out of 152, or 1.97%)

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
Round 2
1.Mount ShastaMount Shasta14,16297622 2011-07-30  2015-07-18 
2.Sequoia-Kings CanyonMount Whitney14,49810,0781 2014-08-21  
3.John MuirMount Whitney14,49810,0781 2014-08-21  
4.DesolationPyramid Peak99832583   
5.CucamongaTelegraph Peak89851183   
6.VentanaJunipero Serra Peak58624447   
7.HooverMount Conness12,5902630   
8.Bucks LakeMount Pleasant7120640   
9.KaiserKaiser Peak10,3101310   
10.DomelandDomeland Wilderness High Point9724164   
11.Lava BedsCallahan Flow56800   
12.Marble MountainBoulder Peak82992899   
13.South WarnerEagle Peak98924352   
14.MokelumneRound Top10,3812541   
15.EmigrantLeavitt Peak11,5692049   
16.Yolla Bolly-Middle EelSouth Yolla Bolly Mountain80944814   
17.PinnaclesSouth Chalone Peak3269629   
18.San RafaelSan Rafael Mountain65931273   
19.San GabrielWaterman Mountain80381438   
20.San GorgonioSan Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294   
21.Agua TibiaEagle Crag-Southeast Ridge50800   
22.Santa RosaToro Peak-North Summit80000   
23.San JacintoSan Jacinto Wilderness High Point92200   
24.Thousand LakesCrater Peak86832923   
25.Joshua TreeQuail Mountain58132293   
26.CaribouRed Cinder83751735   
27.Lassen VolcanicLassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point10,4000   
28.IshiBarkley Mountain-West Slope43200   
29.Ansel AdamsMount Ritter13,1433957   
30.Coyote MountainsCoyote Mountains Wilderness High Point197515   
31.SanhedrinSanhedrin Wilderness High Point61200   
32.YukiYuki Wilderness High Point65200   
33.Mount LassicSignal Peak5876276   
34.Cache CreekBrushy Sky High31961596   
35.Cedar RoughsCedar Roughs23681328   
36.South Fork Eel RiverCahto Peak-North Slope4160150   
37.King RangeKing Peak40882928   
38.Beauty MountainIron Spring Mountain57551075   
39.Granite MountainGranite Mountain89201110   
40.John KrebsFlorence Peak12,4321033   
41.Magic MountainMagic Mountain Wilderness High Point470525   
42.Owens River HeadwatersSan Joaquin Mountain11,5491674   
43.Pinto MountainsPinto Mountains Wilderness High Point384040   
44.Pleasant View RidgeMount Lewis8396493   
45.South Fork San JacintoSouth Fork San Jacinto Wilderness High Point54470   
46.White MountainsWhite Mountains Wilderness High Point14,0800   
47.Cahuilla MountainCahuilla Mountain56351555   
48.Elkhorn RidgeBrush Mountain37611971   
49.Avawatz MountainsAvawatz Peak61553295   
50.Buzzards PeakWell Benchmark1604484   
51.Great Falls BasinCrow Canyon Point4678    
52.Milpitas WashMilpitas Wash Wilderness High Point8750   
53.Soda MountainsSoda Mountains High Point36611781   
54.Sawtooth MountainsSawtooth Mountains Wilderness High Point5960    
55.Santa LuciaHi Mountain-Southeast Ridge31600   
56.San Mateo CanyonSan Mateo Peak3591911   
57.Saddle Peak HillsSaddle Peak Hills High Point2280188   
58.Sacatar TrailSacatar Trail Wilderness High Point8840360   
59.RussianRussian Peak81902230   
60.Rodman MountainsRodman Mountains Wilderness High Point5240139   
61.Riverside MountainsRiverside 2 Benchmark22541134   
62.Rice ValleyWest Maria Benchmark28871567   
63.Resting Spring RangeStewart Point52662379   
64.Red ButtesRed Butte67391579   
65.Piute MountainsPiute Mountains High Point41991066   
66.Piper MountainJuniper Benchmark-Northeast Slope88400   
67.Pine CreekPine Creek Wilderness High Point4424384   
68.Picacho PeakPicacho Peak Wilderness High Point1430390   
69.Phillip BurtonMount Wittenberg14071007   
70.Palo Verde MountainsPalo Verde Peak17601000   
71.Palen/McCoyGranite Mountain43313314   
72.Pahrump ValleyPahrump Valley Wilderness High Point515133   
73.Owens PeakOwens Peak84532173   
74.Otay MountainOtay Mountain Wilderness High Point3551271   
75.Orocopia MountainsOrocopia Mountains High Point38152095   
76.Old Woman MountainsOld Woman Mountain53252733   
77.North Mesquite MountainsNorth Mesquite Mountains Wilderness High Point4701715   
78.North ForkNorth Fork Wilderness High Point36077   
79.North Algodones DunesNorth Algodones Dunes Wilderness High Point500126   
80.Nopah RangeNopah Range High Point63943573   
81.Newberry MountainsNewberry Mountains High Point51171117   
82.San Jacinto State WildernessSan Jacinto Peak10,8398319   
83.YosemiteMount Lyell13,1141894   
84.Whipple MountainsWhipple Mountains High Point41302790   
85.Turtle MountainsTurtle Mountains High Point42982657   
86.Trinity AlpsThompson Peak89943914   
87.TrilobiteMarble Mountains High Point3842906   
88.Sylvania MountainsSylvania Mountains Wilderness High Point797050   
89.Surprise CanyonSurprise Canyon Wilderness High Point7770170   
90.Stepladder MountainsStepladder Mountains2940726   
91.StatelineStateline Wilderness High Point4928975   
92.South SierraOlancha Peak12,1233083   
93.South Nopah RangeNoon Benchmark42391349   
94.Snow MountainSnow Mountain70562496   
95.SiskiyouPreston Peak73092509   
96.Silver PeakSilver Peak3590610   
97.Sheephole ValleySheep Hole Mountains High Point46132218   
98.Sheep MountainMount San Antonio10,0646224   
99.SespeReyes Peak75142074   
100.MonarchHogback Peak11,080400   
101.MojaveClark Mountain79074232   
102.MesquiteKeany Benchmark-North Peak53810   
103.Mecca HillsMecca Hills Wilderness High Point1814251   
104.MatilijaMatilija Wilderness High Point5938538   
105.Manly PeakManly Peak71952536   
106.Malpais MesaMalpais Mesa High Point7731651   
107.Machesna MountainMachesna Mountain40631623   
108.Little PicachoMala Pais Benchmark1474694   
109.Little Chuckwalla MountainsLittle Chuckwalla Mountains High Point2160760   
110.Kingston RangeKingston Peak73363727   
111.KiavahScodie Mountain72942048   
112.Kelso DunesBristol Mountains High Point38711328   
113.Jennie LakesMitchell Peak10,3651205   
114.JacumbaJacumba Wilderness High Point4038238   
115.Inyo MountainsWaucoba Mountain11,1233923   
116.Indian PassQuartz Peak21601040   
117.IbexIbex Peak47511461   
118.Hollow HillsSilver Lake Benchmark3773640   
119.HauserMorena Butte3920680   
120.Grass ValleyGrass Valley Wilderness High Point4681821   
121.Granite ChiefGranite Chief90061846   
122.Golden ValleyDome Mountain49741657   
123.Golden TroutCirque Peak12,900900   
124.GarciaPine Ridge32001280   
125.Funeral MountainsFuneral Mountains Wilderness High Point53201320   
126.Fish Creek MountainsEagle Benchmark23711651   
127.FarallonMaintop Island High Point223223   
128.El Paso MountainsBlack Mountain52441944   
129.Dinkey LakesThree Sisters10,6121412   
130.Dick SmithBig Pine Mountain68002160   
131.Death ValleyTelescope Peak11,0486168   
132.Dead MountainsMount Manchester36001287   
133.Darwin FallsDarwin Falls Wilderness High Point569919   
134.Coso RangeCoso Range Wilderness High Point758179   
135.Clipper MountainClipper Mountain45932051   
136.Cleghorn LakesBald Benchmark40791039   
137.ChumashSawmill Mountain8818418   
138.Chuckwalla MountainsBlack Butte45042844   
139.Chimney PeakChimney Peak7994794   
140.Chemehuevi MountainsChemehuevi Peak36941774   
141.ChanchelullaChanchelulla Peak64012398   
142.Castle CragsCastle Crags High Point7200720   
143.Carson-IcebergSonora Peak11,4591816   
144.Carrizo GorgeMount Tule4647727   
145.Cadiz DunesCadiz Dunes Wilderness High Point9740   
146.Bristol MountainsOld Dad Mountains High Point3914601   
147.Bright StarBright Star Wilderness High Point60800   
148.Black MountainBlack Mountain3939519   
149.Bighorn MountainBighorn Mountain Wilderness High Point75600   
150.Bigelow Cholla GardenBannock Benchmark3314709   
151.Big Maria MountainsBig Maria Mountains High Point33812298   
152.Argus RangeArgus Range Wilderness High Point77200   

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

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

California has more wilderness areas than any other state--148--and they include areas in every major mountain range between Mexico and Oregon. Many famous peaks are on this list, but it also includes many "liners" near summits, where the summit area has a road or radio tower, forcing the wilderness boundary and high point to a random slope point.

Also, note that there are two wilderness areas in California that are closed to public entry. The first is the Fallaron Islands, and the second is the Rocks and Islands wilderness off the northern coast. This latter area is largely marine and I could not find any discernable high point on its tiny offshore rocks, so it is not listed here, making the list total 147.

There are also two wilderness areas (Havasu and Imperial Refuge) located parly in California and party in Arizona, and their high points are in Arizona. They are not on this list either--see the Arizona Wilderness High Point List on this site for these peaks.


A big thank you to Daryn Dodge, who researched many of these points and supplied a detailed Excel file that allowed me to easily update the preliminary list of 75 peaks that was here. Appreciate it, Daryn!


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