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California Wilderness High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
1.Sequoia-Kings CanyonMount Whitney44193072  
1.John MuirMount Whitney44193072  
3.Mount ShastaMount Shasta43172975  
4.White MountainsWhite Mountains Wilderness High Point42920  
5.Ansel AdamsMount Ritter40061206  
6.YosemiteMount Lyell3997577  
7.Golden TroutCirque Peak3932274  
8.HooverMount Conness3837802  
9.John KrebsFlorence Peak3789315  
10.South SierraOlancha Peak3695940  
11.EmigrantLeavitt Peak3526625  
12.Owens River HeadwatersSan Joaquin Mountain3520510  
13.San GorgonioSan Gorgonio Mountain35052528  
14.Carson-IcebergSonora Peak3493554  
15.Inyo MountainsWaucoba Mountain33901196  
16.MonarchHogback Peak3377122  
17.Death ValleyTelescope Peak33671880  
18.San Jacinto State WildernessSan Jacinto Peak33042536  
19.Dinkey LakesThree Sisters3235430  
20.Lassen VolcanicLassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point31700  
21.MokelumneRound Top3164774  
22.Jennie LakesMitchell Peak3159367  
23.KaiserKaiser Peak3142399  
24.Sheep MountainMount San Antonio30681897  
25.DesolationPyramid Peak3043787  
26.South WarnerEagle Peak30151326  
27.DomelandDomeland Wilderness High Point296450  
28.San JacintoSan Jacinto Wilderness High Point28100  
29.Granite ChiefGranite Chief2745563  
30.Trinity AlpsThompson Peak27411193  
31.CucamongaTelegraph Peak2739361  
32.Granite MountainGranite Mountain2719338  
33.Sacatar TrailSacatar Trail Wilderness High Point2694110  
33.Piper MountainJuniper Benchmark-Northeast Slope26940  
35.ChumashSawmill Mountain2688127  
36.Thousand LakesCrater Peak2647891  
37.Owens PeakOwens Peak2576662  
38.Pleasant View RidgeMount Lewis2559150  
39.CaribouRed Cinder2553529  
40.Marble MountainBoulder Peak2530884  
41.RussianRussian Peak2496680  
42.Yolla Bolly-Middle EelSouth Yolla Bolly Mountain24671467  
43.San GabrielWaterman Mountain2450438  
44.Santa RosaToro Peak-North Summit24380  
45.Chimney PeakChimney Peak2437242  
46.Sylvania MountainsSylvania Mountains Wilderness High Point242915  
47.MojaveClark Mountain24101290  
48.Surprise CanyonSurprise Canyon Wilderness High Point236852  
49.Malpais MesaMalpais Mesa High Point2356198  
50.Argus RangeArgus Range Wilderness High Point23530  
52.Coso RangeCoso Range Wilderness High Point231124  
51.Bighorn MountainBighorn Mountain Wilderness High Point23040  
53.SespeReyes Peak2290632  
54.Kingston RangeKingston Peak22361136  
55.SiskiyouPreston Peak2228765  
56.KiavahScodie Mountain2223624  
57.Castle CragsCastle Crags High Point2195219  
58.Manly PeakManly Peak2193773  
59.Bucks LakeMount Pleasant2170195  
60.Snow MountainSnow Mountain2151761  
61.Dick SmithBig Pine Mountain2073658  
62.Red ButtesRed Butte2054481  
63.San RafaelSan Rafael Mountain2010388  
64.YukiYuki Wilderness High Point19870  
65.ChanchelullaChanchelulla Peak1951731  
66.Nopah RangeNopah Range High Point19491089  
67.Avawatz MountainsAvawatz Peak18761004  
68.SanhedrinSanhedrin Wilderness High Point18650  
69.Bright StarBright Star Wilderness High Point18530  
70.Sawtooth MountainsSawtooth Mountains Wilderness High Point1817   
71.MatilijaMatilija Wilderness High Point1810164  
72.Mount LassicSignal Peak179184  
73.VentanaJunipero Serra Peak17871355  
74.Joshua TreeQuail Mountain1772699  
75.Beauty MountainIron Spring Mountain1754328  
76.Darwin FallsDarwin Falls Wilderness High Point17376  
77.Lava BedsCallahan Flow17310  
78.Cahuilla MountainCahuilla Mountain1718474  
79.South Fork San JacintoSouth Fork San Jacinto Wilderness High Point16600  
80.MesquiteKeany Benchmark-North Peak16400  
81.Old Woman MountainsOld Woman Mountain1623833  
82.Funeral MountainsFuneral Mountains Wilderness High Point1622402  
83.Resting Spring RangeStewart Point1605725  
84.El Paso MountainsBlack Mountain1598593  
85.Rodman MountainsRodman Mountains Wilderness High Point159742  
86.Pahrump ValleyPahrump Valley Wilderness High Point157010  
87.Newberry MountainsNewberry Mountains High Point1560340  
88.Agua TibiaEagle Crag-Southeast Ridge15480  
89.Golden ValleyDome Mountain1516505  
90.StatelineStateline Wilderness High Point1502297  
91.IbexIbex Peak1448445  
92.Magic MountainMagic Mountain Wilderness High Point14348  
93.North Mesquite MountainsNorth Mesquite Mountains Wilderness High Point1433218  
94.Grass ValleyGrass Valley Wilderness High Point1427250  
95.Great Falls BasinCrow Canyon Point1426   
96.Carrizo GorgeMount Tule1416222  
97.Sheephole ValleySheep Hole Mountains High Point1406676  
98.Clipper MountainClipper Mountain1400625  
99.Chuckwalla MountainsBlack Butte1373867  
100.Pine CreekPine Creek Wilderness High Point1348117  
101.Palen/McCoyGranite Mountain13201010  
102.IshiBarkley Mountain-West Slope13170  
103.Turtle MountainsTurtle Mountains High Point1310810  
104.South Nopah RangeNoon Benchmark1292411  
105.Piute MountainsPiute Mountains High Point1280325  
106.South Fork Eel RiverCahto Peak-North Slope126846  
107.Whipple MountainsWhipple Mountains High Point1259850  
108.King RangeKing Peak1246892  
109.Cleghorn LakesBald Benchmark1243317  
110.Machesna MountainMachesna Mountain1238495  
111.JacumbaJacumba Wilderness High Point123173  
112.Black MountainBlack Mountain1201158  
113.HauserMorena Butte1195207  
114.Bristol MountainsOld Dad Mountains High Point1193183  
115.Kelso DunesBristol Mountains High Point1180405  
116.TrilobiteMarble Mountains High Point1171276  
117.Pinto MountainsPinto Mountains Wilderness High Point117012  
118.Orocopia MountainsOrocopia Mountains High Point1163639  
119.Hollow HillsSilver Lake Benchmark1150195  
120.Elkhorn RidgeBrush Mountain1146601  
121.Chemehuevi MountainsChemehuevi Peak1126541  
122.Soda MountainsSoda Mountains High Point1116543  
123.North ForkNorth Fork Wilderness High Point10992  
124.Dead MountainsMount Manchester1097392  
125.San Mateo CanyonSan Mateo Peak1095278  
126.Silver PeakSilver Peak1094186  
127.Otay MountainOtay Mountain Wilderness High Point108283  
128.Big Maria MountainsBig Maria Mountains High Point1031701  
129.Bigelow Cholla GardenBannock Benchmark1010216  
130.PinnaclesSouth Chalone Peak996192  
131.GarciaPine Ridge975390  
132.Cache CreekBrushy Sky High974486  
133.Santa LuciaHi Mountain-Southeast Ridge9630  
134.Stepladder MountainsStepladder Mountains896221  
135.Rice ValleyWest Maria Benchmark880478  
136.Fish Creek MountainsEagle Benchmark723503  
137.Cedar RoughsCedar Roughs722405  
138.Saddle Peak HillsSaddle Peak Hills High Point69557  
139.Riverside MountainsRiverside 2 Benchmark687346  
140.Indian PassQuartz Peak658317  
140.Little Chuckwalla MountainsLittle Chuckwalla Mountains High Point658232  
142.Coyote MountainsCoyote Mountains Wilderness High Point6025  
143.Mecca HillsMecca Hills Wilderness High Point55377  
144.Palo Verde MountainsPalo Verde Peak536305  
145.Buzzards PeakWell Benchmark489148  
146.Little PicachoMala Pais Benchmark449212  
147.Picacho PeakPicacho Peak Wilderness High Point436119  
148.Phillip BurtonMount Wittenberg429307  
149.Cadiz DunesCadiz Dunes Wilderness High Point2970  
150.Milpitas WashMilpitas Wash Wilderness High Point2670  
151.North Algodones DunesNorth Algodones Dunes Wilderness High Point15238  
152.FarallonMaintop Island High Point6868  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

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