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California County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
46.AlamedaDiscovery Peak1172331  
10.AlpineSonora Peak3493554  
16.AmadorThunder Mountain2868101  
28.ButteButte County High Point21700  
26.CalaverasCorral Hollow Hill249064  
29.ColusaSnow Mountain2151761  
45.Contra CostaMount Diablo1173948  
35.Del NorteBear Mountain-Del Norte CoHP19510  
11.El DoradoFreel Peak3317959  
4.FresnoNorth Palisade4341882  
27.GlennBlack Butte2270742  
31.HumboldtSalmon Mountain2120611  
41.ImperialBlue Angels Peak138616  
1.InyoMount Whitney44193072  
23.KernSawmill Mountain2688127  
50.KingsTable Mountain1059102  
29.LakeSnow Mountain2151761  
24.LassenHat Mountain2665361  
14.Los AngelesMount San Antonio30681897  
6.MaderaMount Ritter40061206  
55.MarinMount Tamalpais-West Peak785749  
8.MariposaParsons Peak-Northwest Ridge36700  
32.MendocinoAnthony Peak2120461  
48.MercedLaveaga Peak1159565  
15.ModocEagle Peak30151326  
3.MonoWhite Mountain Peak43422193  
36.MontereyJunipero Serra Peak17871355  
44.NapaMount Saint Helena-East Peak128012  
18.NevadaMount Lola2788630  
37.OrangeSantiago Peak17331337  
19.PlacerMount Baldy-West Ridge27552  
25.PlumasMount Ingalls2552851  
12.RiversideSan Jacinto Peak33042536  
58.SacramentoCarpenter Benchmark25251  
38.San BenitoSan Benito Mountain15971061  
9.San BernardinoSan Gorgonio Mountain35052528  
34.San DiegoHot Springs Mountain1991796  
57.San FranciscoMount Davidson282191  
49.San JoaquinBoardman North110569  
39.San Luis ObispoCaliente Mountain1556672  
54.San MateoLong Ridge79237  
33.Santa BarbaraBig Pine Mountain2073658  
43.Santa ClaraCopernicus Peak1329939  
51.Santa CruzMount Bielawski985509  
13.ShastaLassen Peak31871594  
21.SierraMount Lola-North Ridge Peak26961  
5.SiskiyouMount Shasta43172975  
53.SolanoMount Vaca859597  
42.SonomaCobb Mountain-Southwest Peak136624  
47.StanislausMount Stakes1159428  
56.SutterSouth Butte646625  
17.TehamaBrokeoff Mountain2815279  
20.TrinityMount Eddy27511556  
1.TulareMount Whitney44193072  
7.TuolumneMount Lyell3997577  
22.VenturaMount Pinos26921463  
52.YoloLittle Blue Ridge951207  
40.YubaYuba County High Point14710  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

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