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California Wilderness High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
1.Red ButtesRed Butte67391579  
2.SiskiyouPreston Peak73092509  
3.Marble MountainBoulder Peak82992899  
4.RussianRussian Peak81902230  
5.Trinity AlpsThompson Peak89943914  
6.Castle CragsCastle Crags High Point7200720  
7.Phillip BurtonMount Wittenberg14071007  
8.ChanchelullaChanchelulla Peak64012398  
9.Yolla Bolly-Middle EelSouth Yolla Bolly Mountain80944814  
10.Snow MountainSnow Mountain70562496  
11.PinnaclesSouth Chalone Peak3269629  
12.VentanaJunipero Serra Peak58624447  
13.Silver PeakSilver Peak3590610  
14.Machesna MountainMachesna Mountain40631623  
15.GarciaPine Ridge32001280  
16.San RafaelSan Rafael Mountain65931273  
17.Dick SmithBig Pine Mountain68002160  
18.ChumashSawmill Mountain8818418  
19.SespeReyes Peak75142074  
20.Pleasant View RidgeMount Lewis8396493  
21.San GabrielWaterman Mountain80381438  
22.Sheep MountainMount San Antonio10,0646224  
23.CucamongaTelegraph Peak89851183  
24.San GorgonioSan Gorgonio Mountain11,4998294  
25.San Mateo CanyonSan Mateo Peak3591911  
26.Cahuilla MountainCahuilla Mountain56351555  
27.Beauty MountainIron Spring Mountain57551075  
28.Pine CreekPine Creek Wilderness High Point4424384  
29.HauserMorena Butte3920680  
30.San Jacinto State WildernessSan Jacinto Peak10,8398319  
31.Joshua TreeQuail Mountain58132293  
32.Indian PassQuartz Peak21601040  
33.Mount ShastaMount Shasta14,1629762  
34.Lava BedsCallahan Flow56800  
35.Thousand LakesCrater Peak86832923  
36.CaribouRed Cinder83751735  
37.Bucks LakeMount Pleasant7120640  
38.Granite ChiefGranite Chief90061846  
39.DesolationPyramid Peak99832583  
40.MokelumneRound Top10,3812541  
41.Carson-IcebergSonora Peak11,4591816  
42.EmigrantLeavitt Peak11,5692049  
43.HooverMount Conness12,5902630  
44.Ansel AdamsMount Ritter13,1433957  
45.YosemiteMount Lyell13,1141894  
46.KaiserKaiser Peak10,3101310  
47.Dinkey LakesThree Sisters10,6121412  
48.MonarchHogback Peak11,080400  
49.Jennie LakesMitchell Peak10,3651205  
50.John KrebsFlorence Peak12,4321033  
51.Sequoia-Kings CanyonMount Whitney14,49810,078  
52.John MuirMount Whitney14,49810,078  
53.Golden TroutCirque Peak12,900900  
54.South SierraOlancha Peak12,1233083  
55.Chimney PeakChimney Peak7994794  
56.Owens PeakOwens Peak84532173  
57.KiavahScodie Mountain72942048  
58.South WarnerEagle Peak98924352  
59.Inyo MountainsWaucoba Mountain11,1233923  
60.Death ValleyTelescope Peak11,0486168  
61.Avawatz MountainsAvawatz Peak61553295  
62.El Paso MountainsBlack Mountain52441944  
63.Kingston RangeKingston Peak73363727  
64.MojaveClark Mountain79074232  
65.Dead MountainsMount Manchester36001287  
66.Clipper MountainClipper Mountain45932051  
67.Old Woman MountainsOld Woman Mountain53252733  
68.Chemehuevi MountainsChemehuevi Peak36941774  
69.Palen/McCoyGranite Mountain43313314  
70.Stepladder MountainsStepladder Mountains2940726  
71.Owens River HeadwatersSan Joaquin Mountain11,5491674  
72.Carrizo GorgeMount Tule4647727  
73.Nopah RangeNopah Range High Point63943573  
74.King RangeKing Peak40882928  
75.Manly PeakManly Peak71952536  
76.Resting Spring RangeStewart Point52662379  
77.Sheephole ValleySheep Hole Mountains High Point46132218  
78.Chuckwalla MountainsBlack Butte45042844  
79.Turtle MountainsTurtle Mountains High Point42982657  
80.Whipple MountainsWhipple Mountains High Point41302790  
81.Orocopia MountainsOrocopia Mountains High Point38152095  
82.Big Maria MountainsBig Maria Mountains High Point33812298  
83.Soda MountainsSoda Mountains High Point36611781  
84.Fish Creek MountainsEagle Benchmark23711651  
85.IbexIbex Peak47511461  
86.Hollow HillsSilver Lake Benchmark3773640  
87.Palo Verde MountainsPalo Verde Peak17601000  
88.Malpais MesaMalpais Mesa High Point7731651  
89.Black MountainBlack Mountain3939519  
90.Mount LassicSignal Peak5876276  
91.Newberry MountainsNewberry Mountains High Point51171117  
92.Golden ValleyDome Mountain49741657  
93.Little PicachoMala Pais Benchmark1474694  
94.South Nopah RangeNoon Benchmark42391349  
95.Kelso DunesBristol Mountains High Point38711328  
96.Bigelow Cholla GardenBannock Benchmark3314709  
97.Rice ValleyWest Maria Benchmark28871567  
98.Cleghorn LakesBald Benchmark40791039  
99.TrilobiteMarble Mountains High Point3842906  
100.Granite MountainGranite Mountain89201110  
101.Agua TibiaEagle Crag-Southeast Ridge50800  
102.Argus RangeArgus Range Wilderness High Point77200  
103.Bright StarBright Star Wilderness High Point60800  
104.Bristol MountainsOld Dad Mountains High Point3914601  
105.Cache CreekBrushy Sky High31961596  
106.Cadiz DunesCadiz Dunes Wilderness High Point9740  
107.Cedar RoughsCedar Roughs23681328  
108.Coso RangeCoso Range Wilderness High Point758179  
109.Coyote MountainsCoyote Mountains Wilderness High Point197515  
110.Darwin FallsDarwin Falls Wilderness High Point569919  
111.Elkhorn RidgeBrush Mountain37611971  
112.Funeral MountainsFuneral Mountains Wilderness High Point53201320  
113.Grass ValleyGrass Valley Wilderness High Point4681821  
114.JacumbaJacumba Wilderness High Point4038238  
115.Little Chuckwalla MountainsLittle Chuckwalla Mountains High Point2160760  
116.Magic MountainMagic Mountain Wilderness High Point470525  
117.MatilijaMatilija Wilderness High Point5938538  
118.North Algodones DunesNorth Algodones Dunes Wilderness High Point500126  
119.North ForkNorth Fork Wilderness High Point36077  
120.North Mesquite MountainsNorth Mesquite Mountains Wilderness High Point4701715  
121.Pahrump ValleyPahrump Valley Wilderness High Point515133  
122.Pinto MountainsPinto Mountains Wilderness High Point384040  
123.Piper MountainJuniper Benchmark-Northeast Slope88400  
124.Piute MountainsPiute Mountains High Point41991066  
125.Riverside MountainsRiverside 2 Benchmark22541134  
126.Rodman MountainsRodman Mountains Wilderness High Point5240139  
127.Sacatar TrailSacatar Trail Wilderness High Point8840360  
128.Saddle Peak HillsSaddle Peak Hills High Point2280188  
129.SanhedrinSanhedrin Wilderness High Point61200  
130.Santa LuciaHi Mountain-Southeast Ridge31600  
131.Sawtooth MountainsSawtooth Mountains Wilderness High Point5960   
132.South Fork Eel RiverCahto Peak-North Slope4160150  
133.South Fork San JacintoSouth Fork San Jacinto Wilderness High Point54470  
134.StatelineStateline Wilderness High Point4928975  
135.Surprise CanyonSurprise Canyon Wilderness High Point7770170  
136.Sylvania MountainsSylvania Mountains Wilderness High Point797050  
137.FarallonMaintop Island High Point223223  
138.YukiYuki Wilderness High Point65200  
139.Mecca HillsMecca Hills Wilderness High Point1814251  
140.Picacho PeakPicacho Peak Wilderness High Point1430390  
141.Otay MountainOtay Mountain Wilderness High Point3551271  
142.Buzzards PeakWell Benchmark1604484  
143.DomelandDomeland Wilderness High Point9724164  
144.San JacintoSan Jacinto Wilderness High Point92200  
145.Milpitas WashMilpitas Wash Wilderness High Point8750  
146.Great Falls BasinCrow Canyon Point4678   
147.Bighorn MountainBighorn Mountain Wilderness High Point75600  
148.Lassen VolcanicLassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point10,4000  
149.IshiBarkley Mountain-West Slope43200  
150.White MountainsWhite Mountains Wilderness High Point14,0800  
151.Santa RosaToro Peak-North Summit80000  
152.MesquiteKeany Benchmark-North Peak53810  

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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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