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California County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

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

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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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