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

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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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