Western States Climbers (WSC)
Qualifying Peak List
Hosted for WSC on Climber.Org

Purpose: To give peak climbers the opportunity to climb and explore a variety of mountain ranges throughout California, the Great Basin, and Southern Oregon.
Last update March 2012. Please send any comments on this version of the Coastal Peak List to John Sarna.

Note: while the list now has limited coverage in the Western States, it could be expanded to other areas if knowledgeable climbers identify an appropriate set of worthy peaks to climb elsewhere within the west.

Click for a live map of peaks on this list:
link to live map of WSC Peaks

A few related lists of worthy objectives are:

Contributors

  1. Gene Markley and other members of the former Northern Alpine Section compiled the original hardcopy version of this peak list.

  2. Pete Yamagata and other members of the former Peak and Gorge Section updated the original list.

  3. Former member John Sarna designed the webpage to make this list generally available to the public after the dissolution of these Sections.



Warning:

Hiking and climbing conditions do change, and some information given here is subjective. The Western States Climbers do not accept responsibility for outdated or incorrect information. Please help future climbers by sending corrections to John Sarna.


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See those who we recognize for their accomplishments in climbing peaks on this list


The WSC Peaks are organized into the following areas

Sierra Nevada:

1:  Far Southern Area
2: Great Western Divide
3: WhitneyArea
4: Kings Kern Divide
5: Baxter Pass to Mather Pass
6: Palisades Area
7: Evolution Area
8: HumphreysBasin
9: Pine Creek to Ritter Range
10: Ritter Range to Tioga Pass
11: Clark Range Vicinity
12: Tioga to Sonora Pass
13: Sonora to Carson Pass
14: Carson Pass to Far North

Other mountain ranges in California:

15. Cascade Range
16-21. Coastal Ranges
22-25. Eastern Desert Ranges

Peaks in other States:

26-29. Nevada
30. Oregon
31. Utah

Peaks have been chosen to be within a days drive of cities in Northern California and Western Nevada.


Explanation of Symbols

The peaks are classified as Star (*), Emblem (x), and Mountaineer Peaks (o), according to their elevation, technical difficulty, dominance of an area, view, and inaccessibility. Star peaks will generally be dominant in setting, have exceptional views, and often will be more technically difficult to climb. Emblem peaks will be somewhat less difficult and may be secondary peaks in the setting. The Mountaineer peaks are generally workout peaks.


Recognition and Emblems:


The Western States Climbers will recognize significant accomplishments in climbing peaks on this list by inclusion in the WSC Internet Recognition List of Emblem Holders and List Finishers..

Emblem status is conferred on those climbers who have reached the summits of:

Super-Emblem status is conferred on those climbers who have reached the summits of: List completion status will be conferred on those climbers who have reached the summits of all peaks on this list. However, no one has yet made that claim.

The process for obtaining recognition is specified under "process" on the WSC Internet Recognition List.


California Peaks

This list of peaks is organized into areas and generally ordered from south to north.

Sierra Nevada

1. Far Southern Area

  1. * Olancha Peak (12,123')
  2. x North Maggie Mtn. (10,235')
  3. x Kern Peak (11,510')

2. Great Western Divide

  1. x Florence Peak (12,432')
  2. x Sawtooth Peak (12,343')
  3. * Mt. Kaweah (13,802')
  4. x Red Kaweah (13,754')
  5. * Black Kaweah (13,765')
  6. * Triple Divide Peak (12,364'')
  7. * Milestone Mtn. (13,461')
  8. * Midway Mtn. (13,666')
  9. * Table Mtn. (13,630')
  10. * Thunder Mtn. (13,588')
  11. * Mt. Brewer (13,570')
  12. x North Guard (13,327')

3. Whitney Area

  1. * Mt. Langley (14,042')
  2. x Mt. Pickering (13,485')
  3. * Mt. Corcoran (13,733')
  4. * Mt. LeConte (13,960')
  5. * Mt. McAdie (13,720')
  6. x Mt. Mallory (13,850')
  7. x Mt. Irvine (13,770')
  8. x Mt. Muir (14,015'')
  9. * Mt. Whitney (14,49')
  10. x Mt. Hale (13,493')
  11. * Mt. Russell (14,086')
  12. x Mt. Carillion (13,552')
  13. * Mt. Barnard (13,990')
  14. x Trojan Peak (13,950')
  15. * Mt. Tyndall (14,018')
  16. * Mt. Williamson (14,375')

4. Kings Kern Divide

  1. * Junction Peak (13,888')
  2. * Mt. Keith (13,977')
  3. x Mt. Stanford (13,963')
  4. * Mt. Ericsson (13,608')
  5. * Deerhorn Mtn. (13,265'')
  6. * East Vidette (12,350')
  7. * University Peak (13,632')
  8. * Mt. Gardiner (12,907')
  9. x Mt. Cotter (12,721')
  10. * Mt. Clarence King (12,905')

5. Baxter Pass to Mather Pass

  1. * Arrow Peak (12,958')
  2. x Mt. Pinchot (13,495')
  3. * Mt. Ruskin (12,920')
  4. * Tehipite Dome (7,708'')
  5. x Cardinal Mtn. (13,397')
  6. * Split Mtn. (14,058')
  7. x Mt. Prater (13,329')
  8. x Mt. Bolton Brown (13,538')
  9. x Birch Mtn. (13,665')

6. Palisades Area

  1. * Devils Crags (12,600')
  2. x The Thumb (13,388')
  3. x Disappointment Peak (13,917')
  4. * Middle Palisade (14,040')
  5. * Norman Clyde Peak (13,956')
  6. x Mt. Gayley (13,510')
  7. x Temple Crag (12,999')
  8. * Mt. Sill (14,162')
  9. * Polemonium Peak (14,000')
  10. * North Palisade (14,242')
  11. * Thunderbolt Peak (14,040')
  12. x Mt. Winchell (13,768')
  13. * Mt. Agassiz (13,891')

7. Evolution Area

  1. x Mt. Goode (13,092')
  2. x Mt. Johnson (12,868')
  3. x Mt. Gilbert (13,103')
  4. * Mt. Thompson (13,480')
  5. x Mt. Powell (13,400')
  6. x Mt. Wallace (13,377')
  7. * Mt. Haeckel (13,435')
  8. x Mt. Fiske (13,524')
  9. x Mt. Huxley (13,117')
  10. * Mt. Darwin (13,830')
  11. x Mt. Mendel (13,691')
  12. * Mt. McDuffie (13,271')
  13. x Scylla (12,939')
  14. * Charybdis (13,091')
  15. x Black Giant (13,330')
  16. * Mt. Goddard (13,568')
  17. * The Hermit (12,360')
  18. x Mt. Lamarck (13,417')

8. Humphreys Basin

  1. x Mt. Goethe (13,240')
  2. x Mt. Emerson (13,225')
  3. * Mt. Humphreys (13,986')
  4. x Mt. Hooper (12,349')
  5. * Seven Gables (13,075')
  6. x Basin Mtn. (13,240')
  7. * Mt. Tom (13,652')

9. Pine Creek to Ritter Range

  1. x Mt. Julius Caesar (13,196')
  2. * Bear Creek Spire (13,713')
  3. x Mt. Dade (13,600')
  4. * Mt. Abbot (13,715')
  5. x Mt. Mills (13,468')
  6. * Mt. Gabb (13,711')
  7. x Mt. Hilgard (13,361')
  8. x Mt. Morgan (13,748')
  9. x Red and White Mtn. (12,850')
  10. * Red Slate Mtn. (13,163')
  11. x Mt. Baldwin (12,614')
  12. * Mt. Morrison (12,268')
  13. x Bloody Mtn. (12,544')
  14. o Mt. Laurel (11,812')

10. Ritter Range to Tioga Pass

  1. x Iron Mtn. (11,149')
  2. * Clyde Minaret (12,281')
  3. * Mt. Ritter (13,157')
  4. x Banner Peak (12,945')
  5. o San Joaquin Mtn. (11,600')
  6. x Electra Peak (12,442')
  7. x Rodgers Peak (12,978')
  8. * Mt. Lyell (13,114')
  9. x Mt. Maclure (12,988')
  10. x Mt. Florence (12,561')
  11. o Vogelsang Peak (11,516')
  12. x Koip Peak (12,979')
  13. x Kuna Peak (12,547')
  14. x Mt. Gibbs (12,764')
  15. * Mt. Dana (13,053')
  16. x Unicorn Peak (10,840')
  17. * Cathedral Peak (10,940')

11. Clark Range Vicinity

  1. x Triple Divide Peak (11,607')
  2. * Merced Peak (11,726')
  3. x Red Peak (11,699')
  4. x Gray Peak (11,574')
  5. * Mt. Clark (11,522')
  6. * Mt. Starr King (9,092')
  7. x Half Dome (8,842')
  8. x Clouds Rest (9,926')

12. Tioga to Sonora Pass

  1. o Mt. Hoffman (10,850')
  2. * Mt. Conness (12,590')
  3. x North Peak (12,242')
  4. x Mt. Warren (12,327')
  5. x Petite Peak (10,788')
  6. x Volunteer Peak (10,497')
  7. x Piute Peak (10,541')
  8. x Excelsior Mtn. (12,446')
  9. o Camiaca Peak (11,739')
  10. x Dunderberg Peak (12,374')
  11. o Virginia Peak (12,001')
  12. * Twin Peaks (12,308')
  13. * Matterhorn Peak (12,264')
  14. * Whorl Mtn. (12,029')
  15. x Cleaver Peak (11,761')
  16. x Blacksmith Peak (11,760')
  17. o Eocene Peak (11,581')
  18. * Tower Peak (11,755')
  19. x Forsythe Peak (11,180')
  20. x Blackhawk Mtn. (10,348')
  21. x Leavitt Peak (11,570')

13. Sonora to Carson Pass

  1. o Sonora Peak (11,462')
  2. x Stanislaus Peak (11,220')
  3. o White Mtn. (11,398')
  4. o Wells Peak (10,833')
  5. o Lost Cannon Peak (11,099')
  6. o Fish Valley Peak (10,571')
  7. * Whitecliff Peak (10,833')
  8. o Antelope Peak (10,241')
  9. x Disaster Peak (10,047')
  10. o Mineral Mtn. (8,964')
  11. * Highland Peak (10,955')
  12. x Silver Peak (10,800')
  13. x Reynolds pk. (9,690')
  14. o Raymond pk. (10,011')
  15. x Jeff Davis Peak (8,990')
  16. o Markleeville Peak (9,417')
  17. * Mokelumne Peak (9,332')
  18. x Round Top Peak (10,380')
  19. o Hawkins Peak (10,023')

14. Carson Pass to Far North

  1. * Freel Peak (10,881')
  2. * Pyramid Peak (9,983')
  3. x Mt. Price (9,975')
  4. x Mt. Tallac (9,735')
  5. * Dicks Peak (9,974')
  6. x Jacks Peak (9'856')
  7. o Twin Peaks (8,878')
  8. * Granite Chief (9,006')
  9. o Needle Peak (8,971'')
  10. o Lyon Peak (8,891')
  11. x Mt. Mildred (8,398')
  12. x Tinker Knob (8,949')
  13. * Mt. Rose (10,776')
  14. x Castle Peak (9,103')
  15. * Mt. Lola (9,148')
  16. x English Mtn. (8,373')
  17. x Sierra Buttes (8,591')
  18. o Haskell Peak (8,103')
  19. o Mt. Elwell (7,818')
  20. o Mt. Adams (8,193')

Cascade Range

15. California Cascades

  1. x Brokeoff Mtn. (9235')
  2. o Mt. Diller (9,087')
  3. x Mt. Lassen (10,457')
  4. * Mt. Shasta (14,162')
  5. x Shastina (12,330')

Coastal Ranges

16. Lower Area

  1. o Snow Mtn. (7,056')

17. Yolla Bolly

  1. x South Yolla Bolly (8,092')
  2. o North Yolla Bolly (7,863')
  3. o Black Rock Peak (7,755')

18. Trinity Alps

  1. x Monument Peak (7,771')
  2. x Sawtooth Peak (8,886')
  3. x Mt. Hilton (8,964')
  4. * Thompson Peak (9,002')
  5. x Caribou Mtn. (8,575')

19. Scott Mountains

  1. o Mt. Eddy (9,038')

20. Marble Mountains

  1. * Boulder Peak (8,299')
  2. x Kings Castle (7,405')
  3. x Black Marble (7,440')

21. Siskiyou Mountains

  1. x Preston Peak (7,309')

Eastern Desert Ranges

22. Mojave/Death Valley

  1. x Clark Mtn. (7,929')
  2. * Kingston Peak (7,323')
  3. * Avawatz Mtn. (6,154')
  4. x Eagle Peak (3,806')
  5. * Pyramid Peak (6,702')
  6. x Smith Mtn. (5,965')
  7. x Corkscrew Peak (5,804')
  8. * Telescope Peak (11,049')
  9. * Dry Mtn. (8,8674')
  10. * Tin Mtn. (8,953')

23. Inyo and White Mountains

  1. * New York Butte (10,668')
  2. * Mt. Inyo (11,107')
  3. x Waucoba Mtn. (11,123')
  4. * White Mtn. Peak (14,246')
  5. x Mt. Dubois (13,559')
  6. * Mt. Montgomery (13,441')

24. Sweetwater Mtns.

  1. * Mt. Patterson (11,673')
  2. * Mt. Wheeler (11,664')
  3. x South Sister (11,339')
  4. o Middle Sister (10,859')

25. Warner Mtns.

  1. * Warren Peak (9,722')
  2. x Squaw Peak (8,650')
  3. * Eagle Peak (9,906')
  4. x Emerson Peak (9,020')

Nevada Peaks

South of U.S. 50

26. Far South

  1. * Charleston Peak (11,918')

27. Central Ranges

  1. * Troy Peak (11,298')
  2. * Mt. Wheeler (13,063')
  3. x Timber Mtn. (10,280')
  4. * Duckwater Mtn (11,188')
  5. * Currant Mtn. (11,513')
  6. * Mt. Grafton (10,993')
  7. * Mt. Hamilton (10,745')
  8. x Antelope Peak (10,220')
  9. x Summit Mtn. (10,461')
  10. * Morey Peak (10,248')
  11. o Diamond Peak (10,614')
  12. * Mt. Jefferson (11,949')
  13. x Wildcat Peak (10,507')
  14. * Arc Dome (11,788')
  15. x Bunker Hill (11,474')
  16. x South Shoshone (10,063')
  17. * North Shoshone (10,313')
  18. * Boundary Peak (13,146')
  19. x Mt. Grant (11,239')
  20. o Mt. Siegel (9,450')
  21. o Mt. Como (9,005')

North of U.S. 50

28. Northeast

  1. *Mt. Moriah (12,050')
  2. * North Schell Peak (11,883')
  3. * Pearl Peak (10,847')
  4. * Sherman Peak (10,320')
  5. o Secret Peak (9,167')
  6. x Green Mtn. (10,680')
  7. x Thomas Peak (11,316')
  8. * Ruby Dome (11,387')
  9. x Verdi Peak (11,051')
  10. * Hole in the Mtn. (11,276')
  11. o Copper Mtn. (9,911')
  12. * Matterhorn Peak (10,839')

29. Northwest

  1. x Mt. Callaghan (10,187')
  2. x Mt. Augusta (9.966')
  3. o Job Peak (8,790')
  4. x Tohakum Peak (8,075')
  5. * Star Peak (9,834')
  6. x Granite Peak (Gerlach) (9,056')
  7. x Division Peak (8,585')
  8. * King Lear Peak (8,910')
  9. x Duffer Peak (9,458')
  10. x Granite Peak (North) (9,779')
  11. x Santa Rosa Peak (9,701')

Oregon Peaks

South of U.S. 20

30. Southern Cascades

  1. x Mt. McLoughlin (9,495')
  2. o Mt. Scott (8,938')
  3. * Mt. Thielsen (9,182')
  4. * South Sister (10,358')
  5. x Middle Sister (10,053')
  6. * North Sister (10,094')
  7. * Mt. Washington (7,794')

Utah Peaks

31. Deep Creek Range

  1. * Ibapah Peak (12,083')


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