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California Wilderness High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
 Prom-Ft
(Avg)
TotalRound 1
(0)
1.Sequoia-Kings CanyonMount Whitney14,49810,083  
1.John MuirMount Whitney14,49810,083  
3.Mount ShastaMount Shasta14,1629772  
4.White MountainsWhite Mountains Wilderness High Point14,10040  
5.Ansel AdamsMount Ritter13,1433990  
6.YosemiteMount Lyell13,1141926  
7.Golden TroutCirque Peak12,900920  
8.HooverMount Conness12,5902650  
9.John KrebsFlorence Peak12,4321033  
10.South SierraOlancha Peak12,1233103  
11.Owens River HeadwatersSan Joaquin Mountain11,5811706  
12.EmigrantLeavitt Peak11,5692069  
13.San GorgonioSan Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294  
14.Carson-IcebergSonora Peak11,4591816  
15.Inyo MountainsWaucoba Mountain11,1233943  
16.MonarchHogback Peak11,100440  
17.Death ValleyTelescope Peak11,0486188  
18.San Jacinto State WildernessSan Jacinto Peak10,8398339  
19.Dinkey LakesThree Sisters10,6121432  
20.Lassen VolcanicLassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point10,42040  
21.MokelumneRound Top10,3812561  
22.Jennie LakesMitchell Peak10,3651225  
23.KaiserKaiser Peak10,3101330  
24.Sheep MountainMount San Antonio10,0646244  
25.DesolationPyramid Peak99832603  
26.South WarnerEagle Peak98924362  
27.DomelandDomeland Wilderness High Point9724184  
28.San JacintoSan Jacinto Wilderness High Point92200  
29.Granite ChiefGranite Chief90061866  
30.Trinity AlpsThompson Peak89943934  
31.CucamongaTelegraph Peak89851183  
32.Granite MountainGranite Mountain89201110  
33.Sacatar TrailSacatar Trail Wilderness High Point8860400  
33.Piper MountainJuniper Benchmark-Northeast Slope886040  
35.ChumashSawmill Mountain8818438  
36.Thousand LakesCrater Peak86832943  
37.Owens PeakOwens Peak84532193  
38.Pleasant View RidgeMount Lewis8396493  
39.CaribouRed Cinder83751755  
40.Marble MountainBoulder Peak82992919  
41.RussianRussian Peak81902250  
42.Yolla Bolly-Middle EelSouth Yolla Bolly Mountain80944854  
43.San GabrielWaterman Mountain80381458  
44.Santa RosaToro Peak-North Summit802040  
45.Chimney PeakChimney Peak7994814  
46.Sylvania MountainsSylvania Mountains Wilderness High Point797090  
47.MojaveClark Mountain79234281  
48.Surprise CanyonSurprise Canyon Wilderness High Point7770190  
49.Argus RangeArgus Range Wilderness High Point774040  
50.Malpais MesaMalpais Mesa High Point7731671  
52.Coso RangeCoso Range Wilderness High Point758179  
51.Bighorn MountainBighorn Mountain Wilderness High Point758040  
53.SespeReyes Peak75142094  
54.Kingston RangeKingston Peak73363743  
55.SiskiyouPreston Peak73092549  
56.KiavahScodie Mountain72942068  
57.Castle CragsCastle Crags High Point7200740  
58.Manly PeakManly Peak71952552  
59.Bucks LakeMount Pleasant7160720  
60.Snow MountainSnow Mountain70562516  
61.Dick SmithBig Pine Mountain68202200  
62.Red ButtesRed Butte67391599  
63.San RafaelSan Rafael Mountain65931293  
64.YukiYuki Wilderness High Point654040  
65.ChanchelullaChanchelulla Peak64012431  
66.Nopah RangeNopah Range High Point63943589  
67.Avawatz MountainsAvawatz Peak61553305  
68.SanhedrinSanhedrin Wilderness High Point614040  
69.Bright StarBright Star Wilderness High Point610040  
70.Sawtooth MountainsSawtooth Mountains Wilderness High Point5980   
71.MatilijaMatilija Wilderness High Point5938558  
72.Mount LassicSignal Peak5876316  
73.VentanaJunipero Serra Peak58624447  
74.Joshua TreeQuail Mountain58132313  
75.Beauty MountainIron Spring Mountain57551095  
76.Lava BedsCallahan Flow570040  
77.Darwin FallsDarwin Falls Wilderness High Point569939  
78.Cahuilla MountainCahuilla Mountain56351575  
79.South Fork San JacintoSouth Fork San Jacinto Wilderness High Point54470  
80.MesquiteKeany Benchmark-North Peak539733  
81.Funeral MountainsFuneral Mountains Wilderness High Point53401360  
82.Old Woman MountainsOld Woman Mountain53252743  
83.Resting Spring RangeStewart Point52662395  
84.Rodman MountainsRodman Mountains Wilderness High Point5260159  
85.El Paso MountainsBlack Mountain52441954  
86.Pahrump ValleyPahrump Valley Wilderness High Point516766  
87.Newberry MountainsNewberry Mountains High Point51171137  
88.Agua TibiaEagle Crag-Southeast Ridge510040  
89.Golden ValleyDome Mountain49741657  
90.StatelineStateline Wilderness High Point4928975  
91.IbexIbex Peak47511461  
92.Magic MountainMagic Mountain Wilderness High Point470545  
93.North Mesquite MountainsNorth Mesquite Mountains Wilderness High Point4701715  
94.Grass ValleyGrass Valley Wilderness High Point4681831  
95.Great Falls BasinCrow Canyon Point4678   
96.Carrizo GorgeMount Tule4647747  
97.Sheephole ValleySheep Hole Mountains High Point46132234  
98.Clipper MountainClipper Mountain46032070  
99.Chuckwalla MountainsBlack Butte45042854  
100.Pine CreekPine Creek Wilderness High Point4424404  
101.Palen/McCoyGranite Mountain43473346  
102.IshiBarkley Mountain-West Slope434040  
103.Turtle MountainsTurtle Mountains High Point43142690  
104.South Nopah RangeNoon Benchmark42391349  
105.Piute MountainsPiute Mountains High Point42161083  
106.South Fork Eel RiverCahto Peak-North Slope4180170  
107.Whipple MountainsWhipple Mountains High Point41302800  
108.King RangeKing Peak40882948  
109.Cleghorn LakesBald Benchmark40791059  
110.Machesna MountainMachesna Mountain40631643  
111.JacumbaJacumba Wilderness High Point4038258  
112.HauserMorena Butte3940720  
113.Black MountainBlack Mountain3939529  
114.Bristol MountainsOld Dad Mountains High Point3914601  
115.Kelso DunesBristol Mountains High Point38881345  
116.Pinto MountainsPinto Mountains Wilderness High Point386080  
117.TrilobiteMarble Mountains High Point3842906  
118.Orocopia MountainsOrocopia Mountains High Point38152105  
119.Hollow HillsSilver Lake Benchmark3789656  
120.Elkhorn RidgeBrush Mountain37611971  
121.Chemehuevi MountainsChemehuevi Peak36941794  
122.Soda MountainsSoda Mountains High Point36611801  
123.North ForkNorth Fork Wilderness High Point360727  
124.Dead MountainsMount Manchester36001287  
125.San Mateo CanyonSan Mateo Peak3591931  
126.Silver PeakSilver Peak3590620  
127.Otay MountainOtay Mountain Wilderness High Point3551291  
128.Big Maria MountainsBig Maria Mountains High Point33812315  
129.Bigelow Cholla GardenBannock Benchmark3330725  
130.PinnaclesSouth Chalone Peak3269649  
131.GarciaPine Ridge32201320  
132.Cache CreekBrushy Sky High31961616  
133.Santa LuciaHi Mountain-Southeast Ridge318040  
134.Stepladder MountainsStepladder Mountains2940726  
135.Rice ValleyWest Maria Benchmark28871587  
136.Fish Creek MountainsEagle Benchmark23711671  
137.Cedar RoughsCedar Roughs23681348  
138.Saddle Peak HillsSaddle Peak Hills High Point2280188  
139.Riverside MountainsRiverside 2 Benchmark22541154  
140.Indian PassQuartz Peak21801080  
140.Little Chuckwalla MountainsLittle Chuckwalla Mountains High Point2180800  
142.Coyote MountainsCoyote Mountains Wilderness High Point197535  
143.Mecca HillsMecca Hills Wilderness High Point1814251  
144.Palo Verde MountainsPalo Verde Peak17801040  
145.Buzzards PeakWell Benchmark1604504  
146.Little PicachoMala Pais Benchmark1474704  
147.Picacho PeakPicacho Peak Wilderness High Point1430410  
148.Phillip BurtonMount Wittenberg14071027  
149.Cadiz DunesCadiz Dunes Wilderness High Point9740  
150.Milpitas WashMilpitas Wash Wilderness High Point8750  
151.North Algodones DunesNorth Algodones Dunes Wilderness High Point510136  
152.FarallonMaintop Island High Point223223  

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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.

Acknowledgments

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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