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California 14ers

 
California 14ers

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Location: California, United States, North America

Object Title: California 14ers

 

Page By: Brian Kalet

Created/Edited: Jan 12, 2006 / Aug 26, 2014

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Introduction

This page lists the peaks in California with at least 14,000 feet of elevation. The YDS class listed corresponds to the least technically-demanding route to the summit.  The easiest route listed is based on YDS class, distance and elevation gain.

California 14ers

Ranked peaks have at least 300 feet of interpolated prominence.

Peak Name
Rank
Elevation
Line Parent
Isolation
Prominence
Quadrangle Range Class  Easiest Route
Whitney, Mount
1
14,497'
Nevado de Toluca
1649.81
10,082'
Mount WhitneySierra Nevada1Whitney Trail
Williamson, Mount
2
14,375'
Whitney, Mount
5.75
1,679'
Mount WilliamsonSierra Nevada3West Face
White Mountain Peak
3
14,246'
Williamson, Mount
67.72
7,196'
White Mountain PeakInyo-White Mountains1South Face
North Palisade
4
14,242'
Williamson, Mount
32.32
2,895'
North PalisadeSierra Nevada4West Chute
"Starlight Peak"
 
14,220'
North Palisade
0.07
120'
North PalisadeSierra Nevada5.6Northwest Chute
Shasta, Mount
5
14,162'
North Palisade
335.11
9,832'
Mount ShastaCalifornia Cascades2+Avalanche Gulch
Sill, Mount
6
14,153'
North Palisade
0.62
413'
North PalisadeSierra Nevada2+Southwest slope
Polemonium Peak
 
14,100'
North Palisade
0.16
200'
Mount WhitneySierra Nevada4From the U-Notch
Russell, Mount
7
14,088'
Whitney, Mount
1.08
1,129'
Mount WhitneySierra Nevada3East Ridge
Split Mountain
8
14,058'
Sill, Mount
6.86
1,525'
Split MountainSierra Nevada2North Slope from the East
Langley, Mount
9
14,026'
Whitney, Mount
4.57
1,198'
Mount LangleySierra Nevada1Army Pass
Tyndall, Mount
10
14,018'
Williamson, Mount
1.45
1,125'
Mount WilliamsonSierra Nevada2Northwest Ridge
Middle Palisade
11
14,012'
Mountain, Split
4.27
1,119'
Split MountainSierra Nevada3Northeast Face
Muir, Mount
12
14,012'
Whitney, Mount
0.67
331'
Mount WhitneySierra Nevada3Via the Whitney Trail
Thunderbolt Peak
 
14,003'
North Palisade
0.29
223'
North PalisadeSierra Nevada5.9Southwest Chute number 1

Speed Record

The current speed record for climbing all 15 California 14ers listed above is 62 hours and 3 minutes.  It was done in August of 2012 by Sean O'Rourke.
The current self-supported record with cycling between the trailheads is 9 days, 20 hours and 41 minutes.  It was done in August of 2014 by Sam Skrocke.
 

Age Record

I believe the youngest person to climb all the ranked 14ers is Tyle Smith at the age of 8 (http://www.thedogteam.com/14ers-Web_Pages/14ers-History/14ers-History.html, R.J. Secor, personal communication, September 8, 2006). I believe the youngest female to climb all of the ranked 14ers is Sierra Richins at the age of 13.

Photo Gallery


Mount Whitney. Photo: lidijagrazulis


Mount Williamson. Photo: Diggler


White Mountain Peak. Photo: johnm


North Palisade. Photo: BCL


Starlight Peak. Photo: Dave K


Mount Shasta. Photo: Sock Monkey


Mount Sill. Submitted by Romain


Mount Russell. Photo: ScottyS


Polemonium Peak. Photo: jaydee


Split Mountain. Photo: rwkent


Mount Langley. Photo: cgrisha


Mount Tyndall. Photo: bearbnz


Middle Palisade. Photo: Misha


Mount Muir. Photo: bearbnz


Thunderbolt Peak. Photo: Vitality M.

Credits

Lists of John
Summit Sight

Images

Alpenglow on Mt. WhitneyMount Langley