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California County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-M
TotalRound 1
1.HumboldtSalmon Mountain2120633  
2.TrinityMount Eddy27511568  
3.MendocinoAnthony Peak2120474  
4.GlennBlack Butte2270742  
5.ColusaSnow Mountain2151773  
6.LakeSnow Mountain2151773  
7.YoloLittle Blue Ridge963232  
8.SolanoMount Vaca859603  
9.San FranciscoMount Davidson290199  
10.San MateoLong Ridge80561  
11.Santa CruzMount Bielawski985522  
12.MontereyJunipero Serra Peak17871355  
13.Contra CostaMount Diablo1173954  
14.AlamedaDiscovery Peak1172343  
15.San JoaquinBoardman North110581  
16.Santa ClaraCopernicus Peak1341963  
17.StanislausMount Stakes1159440  
18.MercedLaveaga Peak1159565  
19.San BenitoSan Benito Mountain15971067  
20.KingsTable Mountain1059102  
21.San Luis ObispoCaliente Mountain1556688  
22.Santa BarbaraBig Pine Mountain2085683  
23.KernSawmill Mountain2688140  
24.VenturaMount Pinos26921463  
25.Los AngelesMount San Antonio30681909  
26.San BernardinoSan Gorgonio Mountain35052528  
27.OrangeSantiago Peak17331343  
28.San DiegoHot Springs Mountain1991809  
29.RiversideSan Jacinto Peak33042548  
30.ImperialBlue Angels Peak138626  
31.SiskiyouMount Shasta43172982  
32.ShastaLassen Peak31871594  
33.TehamaBrokeoff Mountain2815291  
34.ButteButte County High Point218224  
35.PlumasMount Ingalls2552857  
36.SutterSouth Butte652632  
37.YubaYuba County High Point147815  
38.NevadaMount Lola2788643  
39.El DoradoFreel Peak3317959  
40.AmadorThunder Mountain2868113  
41.SacramentoCarpenter Benchmark25257  
42.CalaverasCorral Hollow Hill249985  
43.AlpineSonora Peak3493554  
44.MaderaMount Ritter40061226  
45.TuolumneMount Lyell3997597  
46.FresnoNorth Palisade4341882  
47.InyoMount Whitney44193075  
48.TulareMount Whitney44193075  
49.ModocEagle Peak30151333  
50.LassenHat Mountain2665373  
51.MonoWhite Mountain Peak43422193  
52.Del NorteBear Mountain-Del Norte CoHP19547  
53.MarinMount Tamalpais-West Peak786752  
54.SonomaCobb Mountain-Southwest Peak137849  
55.NapaMount Saint Helena-East Peak129237  
56.SierraMount Lola-North Ridge Peak269613  
57.MariposaParsons Peak-Northwest Ridge368224  
58.PlacerMount Baldy-West Ridge276814  

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

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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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