List of California fourteeners

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Mount Whitney is the highest summit of the Sierra Nevada, the State of California, and the contiguous United States.

In the mountaineering parlance of the Western United States, a fourteener is a mountain peak with an elevation of at least 14,000 feet (4267 meters). This is a complete list of the 12 fourteeners in the U.S. state of California with at least 300 feet (91.44 meters) of topographic prominence. 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.

The summit of a mountain or hill may be measured in three principal ways:

  1. The topographic elevation of a summit measures the height of the summit above a geodetic sea level.[1][2]
  2. The topographic prominence of a summit is a measure of how high the summit rises above its surroundings.[3][2]
  3. The topographic isolation (or radius of dominance) of a summit measures how far the summit lies from its nearest point of equal elevation.[4]

Fourteeners[edit]

Main article: Fourteener

The following sortable table comprises the 12 California summits with at least 14,000 feet (4267 meters) of elevation and at least 300 feet (91.44 meters) of topographic prominence.

The California Fourteeners

Rank Mountain Peak Mountain Range Elevation Prominence Isolation Location
1 Mount Whitney[5][6][7][8] Sierra Nevada 4421.0 m
14,505 ft
3072 m
10,080 ft
2,651 km
1,647 mi
36°34′43″N 118°17′31″W / 36.5786°N 118.2920°W / 36.5786; -118.2920 (Mount Whitney)
2 Mount Williamson[9][10][11] Sierra Nevada 4383 m
14,379 ft
511 m
1,676 ft
8.75 km
5.44 mi
36°39′21″N 118°18′40″W / 36.6559°N 118.3111°W / 36.6559; -118.3111 (Mount Williamson)
3 White Mountain Peak[12][13][14][15] White Mountains 4344.0 m
14,252 ft
2193 m
7,196 ft
108.7 km
67.5 mi
37°38′03″N 118°15′21″W / 37.6341°N 118.2557°W / 37.6341; -118.2557 (White Mountain Peak)
4 North Palisade[16][17][18][19][20] Sierra Nevada 4343 m
14,248 ft
882 m
2,894 ft
51.9 km
32.3 mi
37°05′39″N 118°30′52″W / 37.0943°N 118.5145°W / 37.0943; -118.5145 (North Palisade)
5 Mount Shasta[21][22][23][24] Cascade Range 4321.8 m
14,179 ft
2979 m
9,772 ft
539 km
335 mi
41°24′33″N 122°11′42″W / 41.4092°N 122.1949°W / 41.4092; -122.1949 (Mount Shasta)
6 Mount Sill[25][26][27] Sierra Nevada 4316 m
14,159 ft
114 m
373 ft
1.02 km
0.63 mi
37°05′46″N 118°30′12″W / 37.0960°N 118.5032°W / 37.0960; -118.5032 (Mount Sill)
7 Mount Russell[28][29][30] Sierra Nevada 4296 m
14,094 ft
344 m
1,129 ft
1.29 km
0.80 mi
36°35′24″N 118°17′27″W / 36.5901°N 118.2908°W / 36.5901; -118.2908 (Mount Russell)
8 Split Mountain[31][32][33] Sierra Nevada 4286.6 m
14,064 ft
421 m
1,380 ft
9.92 km
6.16 mi
37°01′15″N 118°25′21″W / 37.0209°N 118.4224°W / 37.0209; -118.4224 (Split Mountain)
9 Mount Langley[34][35][36] Sierra Nevada 4277 m
14,032 ft
365 m
1,198 ft
7.05 km
4.38 mi
36°31′24″N 118°14′22″W / 36.5234°N 118.2395°W / 36.5234; -118.2395 (Mount Langley)
10 Mount Tyndall[37][38][39] Sierra Nevada 4275 m
14,025 ft
343 m
1,125 ft
2.31 km
1.44 mi
36°39′20″N 118°20′13″W / 36.6556°N 118.3370°W / 36.6556; -118.3370 (Mount Tyndall)
11 Mount Muir[40][41][42] Sierra Nevada 4273 m
14,018 ft
101 m
331 ft
0.83 km
0.52 mi
36°33′53″N 118°17′29″W / 36.5647°N 118.2913°W / 36.5647; -118.2913 (Mount Muir)
12 Middle Palisade[43][44][45] Sierra Nevada 4273 m
14,018 ft
341 m
1,119 ft
4.17 km
2.59 mi
37°04′13″N 118°28′09″W / 37.0702°N 118.4691°W / 37.0702; -118.4691 (Middle Palisade)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ All elevations in the 48 states of the contiguous United States 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.
  2. ^ a b If the elevation or prominence of a summit is calculated as a range of values, the arithmetic mean is shown.
  3. ^ The topographic prominence of a summit is the topographic elevation difference between the summit and its highest or key col to a higher summit. The summit may be near its key col or quite far away. The key col for Denali in Alaska is the Isthmus of Rivas in Nicaragua, 7642 kilometers (4749 miles) away.
  4. ^ The topographic isolation of a summit is the great-circle distance to its nearest point of equal elevation.
  5. ^ The summit of Mount Whitney is the highest point of the Sierra Nevada, the State of California, and the contiguous United States.
  6. ^ "WHITNEY". Datasheet for NGS Station GT1811. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Mount Whitney". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "Mount Whitney". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  9. ^ The elevation of Mount Williamson includes an adjustment of +1.807 m (+5.93 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  10. ^ "Mount Williamson". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Mount Williamson". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  12. ^ The summit of White Mountain Peak is the highest point of the White Mountains.
  13. ^ "WHITE MOUNTAIN PEAK". Datasheet for NGS Station HR2559. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "White Mountain Peak". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  15. ^ "White Mountain Peak". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  16. ^ The summit of North Palisade is the highest point of the Palisades.
  17. ^ "NORTH PALISADE". Datasheet for NGS Station HR2629. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  18. ^ The elevation of North Palisade includes an adjustment of +1.867 m (+6.13 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  19. ^ "North Palisade". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  20. ^ "North Palisade". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  21. ^ The summit of Mount Shasta is the highest point of the southern Cascade Range.
  22. ^ "MT SHASTA". Datasheet for NGS Station MX1016. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  23. ^ "Mount Shasta". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  24. ^ "Mount Shasta". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  25. ^ The elevation of Mount Sill includes an adjustment of +1.888 m (+6.19 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  26. ^ "Mount Sill". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  27. ^ "Mount Sill". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  28. ^ The elevation of Mount Russell includes an adjustment of +1.869 m (+6.13 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  29. ^ "Mount Russell". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  30. ^ "Mount Russell". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  31. ^ "SPLIT MTN". Datasheet for NGS Station HR2616. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  32. ^ "Split Mountain". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  33. ^ "Split Mountain". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  34. ^ The elevation of Mount Langley includes an adjustment of +1.760 m (+5.77 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  35. ^ "Mount Langley". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  36. ^ "Mount Langley". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  37. ^ The elevation of Mount Tyndall includes an adjustment of +1.835 m (+6.02 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  38. ^ "Mount Tyndall". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  39. ^ "Mount Tyndall". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  40. ^ The elevation of Mount Muir includes an adjustment of +1.857 m (+6.09 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  41. ^ "Mount Muir". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  42. ^ "Mount Muir". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  43. ^ The elevation of Middle Palisade includes an adjustment of +1.835 m (+6.02 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  44. ^ "Middle Palisade". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  45. ^ "Middle Palisade". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 

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Coordinates: 36°34′43″N 118°17′31″W / 36.5786°N 118.2920°W / 36.5786; -118.2920 (Mount Whitney)