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California Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence

Showing Kathy Wing's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (77 out of 164, or 46.95%)

RankPeak Prom-Ft  Elev-Ft Range (Level 4)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Whitney10,07814,498Sequoia Sierra Nevada1646.3Unknown
1.White Mountain Peak719614,246West Great Basin Ranges67.5Unknown
1.Mount Shasta976214,162California Cascades334.7Unknown
1.Mount Morgan262813,748Central Sierra Nevada9.9Unknown
 Mount Tom197213,652Central Sierra Nevada4.7Unknown
1.Mount Dana241713,057Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada11.4Unknown
1.Mount Conness263012,590Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada7.0Unknown
1.Olancha Peak308312,123Southern Sierra Nevada14.7Unknown
1.San Gorgonio Mountain829411,499Transverse Ranges162.5Unknown
1.Glass Mountain318011,160West Great Basin Ranges16.2Unknown
1.Waucoba Mountain392311,123West Great Basin Ranges20.0Unknown
1.Telescope Peak616811,048West Great Basin Ranges57.2Unknown
1.Freel Peak314610,881Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada23.0Unknown
1.San Jacinto Peak831910,839Peninsular Southern California Ranges20.3Unknown
1.Lassen Peak522910,457California Cascades71.4Unknown
1.Mount San Antonio622410,064Transverse Ranges42.5Unknown
1.Mount Baden-Powell27999399Transverse Ranges7.4Unknown
1.Tin Mountain39938953West Great Basin Ranges28.1Unknown
1.Dry Mountain35948674West Great Basin Ranges7.7Unknown
1.Owens Peak21738453Southern Sierra Nevada17.4Unknown
1.Kingston Peak37277336Mojave Desert Ranges21.9Unknown
1.Scodie Mountain20487294Southern Sierra Nevada5.5Unknown
1.Towne Benchmark23277287West Great Basin Ranges5.4Unknown
1.Granite Mountain27926762Mojave Desert Ranges13.5Unknown
1.Pyramid Peak37036703West Great Basin Ranges24.0Unknown
1.Nopah Range High Point35736394South Great Basin Ranges17.7Unknown
1.Quail Mountain22935813Peninsular Southern California Ranges21.5Unknown
1.Santiago Peak43875687Peninsular Southern California Ranges33.6Unknown
1.Whale Peak27005349Peninsular Southern California Ranges9.5Unknown
1.Caliente Mountain22065106Central California Coast Ranges9.9Unknown
1.Sheep Hole Mountains High Point22184613Mojave Desert Ranges23.7Unknown
1.Black Butte28444504Peninsular Southern California Ranges24.7Unknown
1.Spectre Peak25464482Mojave Desert Ranges21.0Unknown
1.Orocopia Mountains High Point20953815Peninsular Southern California Ranges10.7Unknown
1.Big Maria Mountains High Point22983381Mojave Desert Ranges20.8Unknown
1.Sandstone Peak22013111Transverse Ranges21.4Unknown
36.Cuyamaca Peak28556512Peninsular Southern California Ranges25.42010-01-01
37.Eagle Mountain22305350Peninsular Southern California Ranges21.32010-12-01
38.Old Woman Mountain27335325Mojave Desert Ranges26.32011-01-01
39.Granite Mountain33144331Mojave Desert Ranges19.22011-02-18
40.Turtle Mountains High Point26574298Mojave Desert Ranges22.52011-03-19
41.New York Mountains High Point33337533Mojave Desert Ranges23.72011-10-29
42.Stewart Point23795266South Great Basin Ranges5.22011-11-25
43.Palen Mountains High Point23393848Mojave Desert Ranges8.92011-12-09
44.Hines Peak31966716Transverse Ranges7.02012-01-07
45.Avawatz Peak32956155Mojave Desert Ranges26.72012-02-04
46.Mount Pinos48008831Transverse Ranges82.92012-08-03
47.Junipero Serra Peak44475862Central California Coast Ranges131.82012-11-24
48.Cone Peak29155155Central California Coast Ranges7.32012-11-25
49.Funeral Peak33046384West Great Basin Ranges19.72013-01-04
50.Whipple Mountains High Point27904130Mojave Desert Ranges19.32013-01-19
51.Cady Peak24274627Mojave Desert Ranges19.32013-03-01
52.Edgar Peak22087162Mojave Desert Ranges24.32013-03-02
53.Mount Humphreys256313,986Central Sierra Nevada14.72013-07-07
54.Clipper Mountain20514593Mojave Desert Ranges10.42013-10-12
55.Reyes Peak20747514Transverse Ranges12.62013-11-24
56.Ord Mountain32496309Mojave Desert Ranges22.82013-11-27
56.Rodman Mountains High Point20106010Mojave Desert Ranges7.62013-11-27
58.Palomar Mountain28566140Peninsular Southern California Ranges13.52013-12-02
59.Last Chance Mountain23768456West Great Basin Ranges11.32014-01-18
60.Mount Diablo31093849Central California Coast Ranges32.82014-01-31
61.Double Mountain38217981Southern Sierra Nevada28.82014-02-15
62.Kern Peak256011,480Southern Sierra Nevada9.52014-05-25
63.Potato Peak255710,237West Great Basin Ranges13.52014-07-06
64.Pyramid Peak25839983Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada12.22014-08-03
65.Mount Lola20689148Northern Sierra Nevada22.12014-08-06
66.Mount Warren200712,327Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada5.02014-10-12
67.Burnt Peak24485788Transverse Ranges14.52014-11-28
68.Providence Benchmark21496611Mojave Desert Ranges4.82015-02-01
69.Big Pine Mountain21606800Transverse Ranges19.42015-05-10
70.Frazier Mountain24408000Transverse Ranges8.72015-05-24
70.Alamo Mountain24877367Transverse Ranges6.62015-05-24
72.Leavitt Peak204911,569Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada11.32015-08-17
73.Tower Peak218311,755Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada7.92015-09-07
74.Red Mountain20615261Mojave Desert Ranges20.42016-01-02
75.Manly Peak25367195West Great Basin Ranges4.32016-03-26
76.Mount Patterson415311,673West Great Basin Ranges18.52016-09-24
77.Pinto Peak21887508West Great Basin Ranges8.92017-03-11
 North Palisade289414,242Central Sierra Nevada32.2 
 Mount Kaweah202713,802Sequoia Sierra Nevada10.5 
 Mount Gabb258113,741Central Sierra Nevada4.3 
 Mount Dubois231913,559West Great Basin Ranges9.6 
 Mount Pinchot207713,494Central Sierra Nevada4.7 
 Mount Ritter395713,143Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada29.9 
 Twin Peaks212312,323Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada4.8 
 Eagle Peak235811,847Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada5.8 
 Keynot Peak303011,101West Great Basin Ranges17.1 
 Highland Peak245610,936Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada10.6 
 Mount Hoffmann229010,850Yosemite-Ritter Sierra Nevada5.7 
 Round Top254110,381Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada13.7 
 Hawkins Peak214410,024Lake Tahoe-Sonora Pass Sierra Nevada6.0 
 Eagle Peak43529892Northwest Great Basin Ranges87.4 
 Slate Mountain21429302Sequoia Sierra Nevada9.6 
 Mount Eddy51059025Klamath Mountains13.3 
 Thompson Peak39148994Klamath Mountains37.0 
 Maturango Peak36398839West Great Basin Ranges21.6 
 Babbitt Peak23608760Northern Sierra Nevada13.6 
 Toro Peak39968716Peninsular Southern California Ranges20.7 
 Crater Peak29238683California Cascades14.9 
 The Whaleback24888528California Cascades5.7 
 Piute Peak34808440Southern Sierra Nevada25.1 
 Ash Creek Butte22588378California Cascades5.4 
 Mount Ingalls27928372Northern Sierra Nevada27.5 
 Dixie Mountain24078327Northern Sierra Nevada18.5 
 Boulder Peak28998299Klamath Mountains30.1 
 Goosenest31608280California Cascades13.6 
 Adams Peak21978197Northern Sierra Nevada9.9 
 Russian Peak22308190Klamath Mountains17.2 
 Coso Peak24898160West Great Basin Ranges12.9 
 South Yolla Bolly Mountain48148094Northern California Coast Range61.5 
 Observation Peak23647964Northwest Great Basin Ranges22.1 
 Fredonyer Peak24237943Northwest Great Basin Ranges23.2 
 Mount Hoffman23537913California Cascades21.8 
 Clark Mountain42327907Mojave Desert Ranges29.1 
 Butt Mountain29507870Northern Sierra Nevada15.4 
 North Yolla Bolly Mountain21567864Northern California Coast Range12.3 
 Burney Mountain28637863California Cascades7.3 
 Kettle Benchmark23537840Northern Sierra Nevada10.9 
 Willow Creek Mountain23497829California Cascades6.5 
 Hot Springs Peak28947654Northwest Great Basin Ranges24.2 
 Thurston Peaks20527572Klamath Mountains7.7 
 Breckenridge Mountain32807560Southern Sierra Nevada9.1 
 Keddie Peak21397499Northern Sierra Nevada8.7 
 Black Butte24367448Northern California Coast Range19.3 
 Preston Peak25097309Klamath Mountains25.2 
 Bald Eagle Mountain27037183Northern Sierra Nevada19.4 
 Snow Mountain24967056Northern California Coast Range24.2 
 Bonanza King19607040Klamath Mountains6.5 
 Bully Choop Mountain31046975Northern California Coast Range20.7 
 Salmon Mountain20066956Klamath Mountains17.6 
 Bear Mountain26006920Southern Sierra Nevada10.9 
 Hull Mountain28336873Northern California Coast Range13.5 
 Shaffer Mountain21756735Northwest Great Basin Ranges11.8 
 Cottonwood Peak20886608Klamath Mountains12.0 
 Hot Springs Mountain26136533Peninsular Southern California Ranges15.6 
 Bear Mountain22516411Klamath Mountains3.7 
 Chanchelulla Peak23986401Northern California Coast Range12.9 
 Hayfork Bally25986273Northern California Coast Range14.3 
 Indian Creek Baldy21396273Klamath Mountains11.6 
 Sanhedrin Mountain26556175Northern California Coast Range7.5 
 Black Lassic27965916Northern California Coast Range14.8 
 Tombstone Mountain21335613California Cascades9.1 
 Straw Peak27115587Mojave Desert Ranges18.9 
 Eagle Crags22725512Mojave Desert Ranges16.7 
 San Benito Mountain34815241Central California Coast Ranges43.2 
 Brown Mountain20515135Mojave Desert Ranges8.3 
 Black Mountain24285118California Cascades6.0 
 Tiefort Mountains High Point26235063Mojave Desert Ranges11.7 
 Chews Ridge20855045Central California Coast Ranges11.9 
 Cobb Mountain31604720Northern California Coast Range25.9 
 Iron Peak27854485Northern California Coast Range7.3 
 Palo Escrito Peak20674467Central California Coast Ranges7.2 
 Salt Creek Mountain20194379California Cascades7.6 
 Copernicus Peak30804360Central California Coast Ranges65.2 
 Mount Konocti23394299Northern California Coast Range11.2 
 Santa Ynez Peak20584298Transverse Ranges12.7 
 Cahto Peak23934233Northern California Coast Range9.8 
 King Peak29284088Northern California Coast Range28.3 
 Loma Prieta34263786Central California Coast Ranges18.9 
 Rainbow Ridge26003600Northern California Coast Range1.5 
 Otay Mountain20863566Peninsular Southern California Ranges1.2 
 Brushy Mountain19903550Northern California Coast Range6.1 
 Mount Johnson19853465Central California Coast Ranges12.5 
 Mount Hood19702730Northern California Coast Range10.8 
 Mount Tamalpais-West Peak24562576Northern California Coast Range32.1 
 Sonoma Mountains High Point20032463Northern California Coast Range7.3 
 Devils Peak24502450Peninsular Southern California Ranges31.1 
 Mount Orizaba21252125Peninsular Southern California Ranges49.4 
 South Butte20502120Northern Sierra Nevada28.5 

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List Description

Note that the unranked peaks on this list have less than 2000 feet of clean prominece, but they do have 2000 feet or more of optimistic prominence. These unranked peaks are "error range" summits, and some of them may have a very good chance of being over the cutoff. Some climbers elect to ascend these unranked peaks for the sake of completeness.


  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1999 by Edward Earl, Andy Martin, and Aaron Maizlish.
  • List generation helped by Edward Earl's WinProm program.
  • Posts made to the Yahoo Prominence Group online forum, especially by Martin and Maizlish.
  • Prominence values in this list may not agree 100% with sources, due to different interpretations of key col spot elevations and out-dated peak elevations in the PBC Database.


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