100 FINEST in CALIFORNIA.

This list identifies and ranks the 100 mountains in California with the largest primary factor. The primary factor is also called the "prominence" of a mountain in the USA.

The primary factor of a mountain is the minimal vertical drop from its summit before one can ascend a higher peak.

The primary factors (or prominence) has almost in all cases been computed using interpolation based on 40 feet contours. That is, the highest contour encircling the peak without containing any higher peaks inside its closed curve is approcximately 6 meters (20 feet) higher than the value used to compute the primary factor. A few interpolations are based on smaller contour intervals as noted under "Remarks". (Some lists use this lower value when they list prominence.)

The saddle name provided is either the actual name of the pass or saddle or the name of the area (the Saddle Quad name).

This list is based on work by several people, with good initial data provided by Andy Martin, Edward Earl and others. This list is metric as a service to those more comfortable with these units.

Corrections to this list are highly appreciated. Confirmed or suspected corrections/updates are most welcome by email to: petter@ii.uib.no

Two stars behind the rank means that I have climbed it. (10/50, 16/100)

RankHeightNamePrimary factorSaddle nameSaddle locationRemarks
1**4421 Mount Whitney 3072TBDTBD California HP
2**4317 Mount Shasta 2979TBDTBD
3**3305 San Jacinto Peak 2539TBDTBD
4**3506 San Gorgonio 2527TBDTBD
5**4344 White Mountain Peak 2193TBDTBD
6**3068 Mount San Antonio 1903TBDTBD
7**3366 Telescope Peak 1886TBDTBD
8**3189 Lassen Peak 1594TBDTBD
9**2751 Mount Eddy 1571TBDTBD
***** **** End California Ultras **** **** ********** ********** **********
10**2467 South Yolla Bolly 1479TBDTBD
112692 Mount Pinos 1463TBDTBD
12**1787 Junipero Serra Peak 1363TBDTBD
131733 Santiago Peak 1362TBDTBD
143015 Eagle Peak 1330TBDTBD
152417 Clark Mountain 1307TBDTBD
163558 Mount Patterson 1272TBDTBD
17xxxx Mount Goosenest yyyyTBDTBD
18xxxx Mount Thompson yyyyTBDTBD
19xxxx Mount Bully Choop yyyyTBDTBD
201433 Mount Cobb yyyyTBDTBD
21xxxx Mount Freel yyyyTBDTBD
22xxxx Mount Glass yyyyTBDTBD
23xxxx Mount Ritter yyyyTBDTBD
24**1597 San Benito 1064TBDTBD
25**1154 Loma Prieta 1044TBDTBD
26xxxx Mount Dry yyyyTBDTBD
27xxxx Mount Tin yyyyTBDTBD
28xxxx Mount Pyramid yyyyTBDTBD
29xxxx Mount Keynot yyyyTBDTBD
30xxxx Mount Funeral yyyyTBDTBD
***** **** End 1000m prominence **** **** ********** ********** **********
31xxxx Mount Kingston yyyyTBDTBD
32xxxx Mount New York yyyyTBDTBD
33xxxx Mount Avawatz yyyyTBDTBD
34xxxx Mount Olancha yyyyTBDTBD
35**1172 Mount Diablo 951TBDTBD
36**1330 Copernicus Peak 951TBDTBD
37xxxx Mount Waucoba yyyyTBDTBD
38xxxx Mount Maturango yyyyTBDTBD
39xxxx Mount Nopah yyyyTBDTBD
40xxxx Mount Piute yyyyTBDTBD
41xxxx Mount Breckenridge yyyyTBDTBD
42xxxx Mount Granite yyyyTBDTBD
43xxxx Mount Toro yyyyTBDTBD
44xxxx Mount Ord yyyyTBDTBD
45xxxx Mount Double yyyyTBDTBD
46xxxx Mount Hines yyyyTBDTBD
47**2150 Mount Snow yyyyTBDTBD
482399 Mount Butt yyyyTBDTBD
492399 Bald Eagle Mountain yyyyTBDTBD
502399 King Peak yyyyTBDTBD
***** **** 50 Finest **** **** ********** ********** **********
512399 Iron Peak yyyyTBDTBD
522399 Konocti Peak yyyyTBDTBD
532399 Cahto Peak yyyyTBDTBD
542399 Sonoma Peak yyyyTBDTBD
551399 Hood Mountain yyyyTBDTBD
56**1571 Cone Mountain 888TBDTBD
57**1985 Cuyamaca Peak 872TBDTBD
582399 Black Butte yyyyTBDTBD
592399 Mount Hull yyyyTBDTBD
602399 Big Signal Mountain yyyyTBDTBD
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