List of California fourteeners

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In mountaineering in the United States, a fourteener is a mountain that exceeds 14,000 feet (4,267.2 m) above mean sea level. (This term is not usually significant outside the U.S.) This is a complete list of the 12 fourteeners in the U.S. state of California, using a 300 ft (91.44 m) topographic prominence cutoff. The main fourteener article has a list of all of the fourteeners in the United States, as well as references, more information about how the list is determined, and caveats about accuracy.

Topographic elevation is the vertical distance above the reference geoid, a precise mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface. Topographic prominence is the elevation difference between the summit and the highest or key col to a higher summit. Topographic isolation is the minimum great circle distance to a point of higher elevation.

All elevations in the following table include an elevation adjustment from the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29) to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). For further information, please see this United States National Geodetic Survey note. If a summit elevation or prominence has a range of values, the arithmetic mean is cited.

All elevations in this article include an elevation adjustment from the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29) to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88). For further information, please see this United States National Geodetic Survey note.

Table[edit]

The California Fourteeners
The 12 California summits with at least 14,000 feet (4,267.2 m) of elevation and at least 300 feet (91.44 m) of prominence

Rank Mountain Peak Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Mount Whitney[1][2][3][4] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916058788061 14,505 ft
4421 m
!B9919697922154 10,080 ft
3072 m
!B9852101298220 1,646 mi
2,649 km
36°34′43″N 118°17′31″W / 36.5786°N 118.2920°W / 36.5786; -118.2920 (Mount Whitney)
2 Mount Williamson[6][7] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916145797481 14,379 ft
4383 m
!B9937636304097 1,677 ft
511 m
!B9909289216953 5.4 mi
8.7 km
36°39′21″N 118°18′40″W / 36.6559°N 118.3111°W / 36.6559; -118.3111 (Mount Williamson)
3 White Mountain Peak[8][9][10][11] White Mountains[12] !B9916234491383 14,252 ft
4344 m
!B9923068192248 7,196 ft
2193 m
!B9884050338246 67 mi
109 km
37°38′03″N 118°15′21″W / 37.6341°N 118.2557°W / 37.6341; -118.2557 (White Mountain Peak)
4 North Palisade[13][14][15][16] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916237185116 14,248 ft
4343 m
!B9932177059083 2,894 ft
882 m
!B9891456270708 32 mi
52 km
37°05′39″N 118°30′52″W / 37.0943°N 118.5145°W / 37.0943; -118.5145 (North Palisade)
5 Mount Shasta[17][18][19][20] Cascade Range[21] !B9916285727388 14,179 ft
4322 m
!B9919947030052 9,832 ft
2997 m
!B9868031230184 335 mi
539 km
41°24′33″N 122°11′42″W / 41.4092°N 122.1949°W / 41.4092; -122.1949 (Mount Shasta)
6 Mount Sill[22][23] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916299805506 14,159 ft
4316 m
!B9952665245538 373 ft
114 m
!B9930724420937 0.6 mi
1.0 km
37°05′46″N 118°30′12″W / 37.0960°N 118.5032°W / 37.0960; -118.5032 (Mount Sill)
7 Mount Russell[24][25] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916345859693 14,094 ft
4296 m
!B9941593583426 1,129 ft
344 m
!B9929352409722 0.7 mi
1.2 km
36°35′24″N 118°17′27″W / 36.5901°N 118.2908°W / 36.5901; -118.2908 (Mount Russell)
8 Split Mountain[26][27][28] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916367508430 14,064 ft
4287 m
!B9938366851959 1,558 ft
475 m
!B9906952589526 7 mi
11 km
37°01′15″N 118°25′21″W / 37.0209°N 118.4224°W / 37.0209; -118.4224 (Split Mountain)
9 Mount Langley[29][30] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916390209492 14,032 ft
4277 m
!B9941001026464 1,198 ft
365 m
!B9911392171041 4.4 mi
7.1 km
36°31′24″N 118°14′22″W / 36.5234°N 118.2395°W / 36.5234; -118.2395 (Mount Langley)
10 Mount Tyndall[31][32] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916395003855 14,025 ft
4275 m
!B9941622695528 1,125 ft
343 m
!B9922549971964 1.4 mi
2.3 km
36°39′20″N 118°20′13″W / 36.6556°N 118.3370°W / 36.6556; -118.3370 (Mount Tyndall)
11 Mount Muir[33][34] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916399964346 14,018 ft
4273 m
!B9953848794831 331 ft
101 m
!B9933153882723 0.5 mi
0.8 km
36°33′53″N 118°17′29″W / 36.5647°N 118.2913°W / 36.5647; -118.2913 (Mount Muir)
12 Middle Palisade[35][36] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916400011155 14,018 ft
4273 m
!B9941681175227 1,119 ft
341 m
!B9916643286852 2.6 mi
4.2 km
37°04′13″N 118°28′09″W / 37.0702°N 118.4691°W / 37.0702; -118.4691 (Middle Palisade)

Note: Although the mean prominence (using interpolation between contours) of Mt. Muir is indeed 101 m (331 ft), its true prominence is likely to be less than 300 feet. The level 2 Digital Elevation Model for the Mt. Whitney region suggests that Mt. Muir's prominence is only 90 m (295 ft). A field measurement conducted on 22 July 2000 in clear, stable weather using several independent barometric altimeters yielded a prominence of 276(+/-20) feet.[37]


California summits with at least 14,000 feet (4,267.2 m) of elevation but less than 300 feet (91.44 m) of prominence

Rank Mountain Peak Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Starlight Peak[38][39] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916252647819 14,226 ft
4336 m
!B9964004983570 120 ft
37 m
!B9953948298140 0.1 mi
0.1 km
37°05′42″N 118°30′54″W / 37.0950°N 118.5151°W / 37.0950; -118.5151 (Starlight Peak)
2 Polemonium Peak[40][41] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916337343549 14,106 ft
4300 m
!B9958897820886 200 ft
61 m
!B9944785390821 0.2 mi
0.3 km
37°05′36″N 118°30′42″W / 37.0934°N 118.5118°W / 37.0934; -118.5118 (Polemonium Peak)
3 Aiguille du Paquoir[42][43] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916406308937 14,009 ft
4270 m
!B9963111205458 131 ft
40 m
!B9947016826334 0.1 mi
0.2 km
36°34′15″N 118°17′29″W / 36.5708°N 118.2914°W / 36.5708; -118.2914 (Aiguille du Paquoir)
4 Thunderbolt Peak[44][45] Sierra Nevada[5] !B9916406332357 14,009 ft
4270 m
!B9957809335686 223 ft
68 m
!B9942009073455 0.2 mi
0.3 km
37°05′51″N 118°31′02″W / 37.0974°N 118.5173°W / 37.0974; -118.5173 (Thunderbolt Peak)

For the 16 California summits with at least 4,000 meters (13,123.4 ft) of topographic elevation and at least 500 meters (1,640.4 ft) of topographic prominence, see the major 4000 meter summits of California.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The summit of Mount Whitney is the highest point of the Sierra Nevada, the State of California, and the contiguous United States.
  2. ^ "Mount Whitney". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mount Whitney". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  4. ^ The summit elevation of Mount Whitney includes an adjustment of +1.869 m (+6.1 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Sierra Nevada". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mount Williamson". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  7. ^ The summit elevation of Mount Williamson includes an adjustment of +1.807 m (+5.9 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  8. ^ The summit of White Mountain Peak is the highest point of the name=White Mountains.
  9. ^ "White Mountain Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  10. ^ "White Mountain Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ The summit elevation of White Mountain Peak includes an adjustment of +1.910 m (+6.3 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  12. ^ "White Mountains". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  13. ^ The summit of North Palisade is the highest point of the Palisades and the central Sierra Nevada.
  14. ^ "North Palisade". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  15. ^ "North Palisade". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  16. ^ The summit elevation of North Palisade includes an adjustment of +1.867 m (+6.1 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  17. ^ The summit of Mount Shasta is the highest point of the southern Cascade Range.
  18. ^ "Mount Shasta". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Mount Shasta". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  20. ^ The summit elevation of Mount Shasta includes an adjustment of +1.791 m (+5.9 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  21. ^ "Cascade Range". Mountain Ranges of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Mount Sill". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  23. ^ The summit elevation of Mount Sill includes an adjustment of +1.888 m (+6.2 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  24. ^ "Mount Russell". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  25. ^ The summit elevation of Mount Russell includes an adjustment of +1.869 m (+6.1 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  26. ^ "Split Mountain". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  27. ^ "Split Mountain". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  28. ^ The summit elevation of Split Mountain includes an adjustment of +1.771 m (+5.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  29. ^ "Mount Langley". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  30. ^ The summit elevation of Mount Langley includes an adjustment of +1.760 m (+5.8 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  31. ^ "Mount Tyndall". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  32. ^ The summit elevation of Mount Tyndall includes an adjustment of +1.835 m (+6.0 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  33. ^ "Mount Muir". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  34. ^ The summit elevation of Mount Muir includes an adjustment of +1.857 m (+6.1 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  35. ^ "Middle Palisade". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  36. ^ The summit elevation of Middle Palisade includes an adjustment of +1.835 m (+6.0 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  37. ^ What happened to Mt. Muir?, a section of the VulgarianRamblers.org Thirteeners page.
  38. ^ "Starlight Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  39. ^ The summit elevation of Starlight Peak includes an adjustment of +1.868 m (+6.1 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  40. ^ "Polemonium Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  41. ^ The summit elevation of Polemonium Peak includes an adjustment of +1.868 m (+6.1 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  42. ^ "Aiguille du Paquoir". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  43. ^ The summit elevation of Aiguille du Paquoir includes an adjustment of +1.861 m (+6.1 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  44. ^ "Thunderbolt Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  45. ^ The summit elevation of Thunderbolt Peak includes an adjustment of +1.873 m (+6.1 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.

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