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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

Showing Bob Schwab's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (133 out of 133, or 100%)

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491994-07-16
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491994-07-16
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers1040Unknown
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area21302014-08-03
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex15282014-08-14
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge3962013-10-31
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge1277Unknown
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area24232013-10-29
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area6092012-12-15
10.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges2041Unknown
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4360Shenandoah Mountain640Unknown
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825Unknown
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825Unknown
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain2043Unknown
15.WytheComers Rock4080Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers560Unknown
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2272Unknown
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2272Unknown
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges9522013-10-28
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge7832013-11-09
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2148Unknown
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section2148Unknown
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge1371Unknown
23.NortonNorton City High Point3960Cumberland-Stone Mountain 2013-09-17
24.CraigWhite Rocks3940South-Central Appalachian Ridges1202013-09-19
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge1448Unknown
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3900Cumberland-Stone Mountain0Unknown
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3760South Virginia Blue Ridge447Unknown
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3760Black Mountain 2013-09-17
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section650Unknown
30.BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains14262012-12-15
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex1992013-09-18
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3640Shenandoah-Middle Section0Unknown
33.CarrollFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge900Unknown
34.PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge412Unknown
35.FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge11712014-07-18
36.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section1154Unknown
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section1109Unknown
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges14932013-10-05
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains749Unknown
40.GalaxGalax City High Point2900South Virginia Blue Ridge Unknown
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges8042013-10-03
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge3132013-09-18
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge1265Unknown
44.BristolBristol City High Point2160Walker Mountain Complex 2014-12-24
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge10982013-11-10
46.StauntonBetsey Bell1940North Mountain Area420Unknown
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0Unknown
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1920Northern Virginia Blue Ridge880Unknown
49.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1880South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 2014-12-22
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont7302013-11-10
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain167Unknown
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1740South Virginia Blue Ridge460Unknown
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1680Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges280Unknown
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont8442014-07-31
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1480South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 2014-12-22
56.SalemSalem City High Point1460South Virginia Blue Ridge Unknown
57.CampbellLong Mountain1428Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area5682013-09-19
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1320Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area602013-09-19
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0Unknown
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section4972013-09-20
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point1180North Mountain Area20Unknown
62.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont4012013-09-20
63.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1160Virginia Piedmont 2012-12-16
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1080Shenandoah-Middle Section02013-10-04
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point940North Central Appalachian Ridges Unknown
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont832012-12-16
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain780Virginia Piedmont1402012-12-16
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point750Virginia Piedmont302012-12-16
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point700Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2014-12-23
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope640South Central Virginia Blue Ridge02014-12-23
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point630Virginia Piedmont202012-12-16
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont762012-12-16
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point600Virginia Piedmont 2012-12-16
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point570Virginia Piedmont50Unknown
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point550Virginia Piedmont65Unknown
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point540Virginia Piedmont 2011-11-05
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont322012-12-16
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont1002013-09-20
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont60Unknown
78.FairfaxGantt Hill520Northern Virginia Blue Ridge Unknown
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point490Virginia Piedmont1602011-01-05
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point480Northern Virginia Blue Ridge40Unknown
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont372012-12-17
84.StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge972011-11-05
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge84Unknown
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point430Northern Virginia Blue Ridge Unknown
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point410Virginia Piedmont102012-12-17
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont832011-01-05
89.HanoverHanover County High Point390Virginia Piedmont102011-01-05
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point370Virginia Piedmont202011-01-05
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point350Virginia Piedmont102011-11-05
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont702011-01-05
93.ManassasManassas City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge30Unknown
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge Unknown
93.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont 2013-06
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point280Northern Virginia Blue Ridge30Unknown
97.SussexSussex County High Point270Virginia Piedmont102012-12-17
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont 2011-11-04
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point220Virginia Piedmont702013-06
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point210Virginia Piedmont402013-06
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point210Virginia Piedmont102013-06
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont102014-07-21
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont402013-06
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont152012-12-17
105.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont102013-06
105.New KentNew Kent County High Point180Virginia Piedmont102012-12-17
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont102011-12-20
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point150Virginia Piedmont 2013-06
108.Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont 2014-07-20
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point150Virginia Piedmont Unknown
111.James CityJames City County High Point140Virginia Piedmont402012-12-17
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point140Virginia Piedmont402013-06
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point140Virginia Piedmont202013-06
114.YorkYork County High Point130Virginia Piedmont302012-12-17
114.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont202013-06
114.SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont102014-07-19
117.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point120Virginia Piedmont 2014-12-23
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont 2013-06
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont82013-06
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont252013-06
121.Virginia BeachCape Henry100Virginia Piedmont 2012-12-18
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont152013-06
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point90Virginia Piedmont132013-06
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point90Virginia Piedmont102012-12-18
123.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont 2012-12-17
126.MathewsMathews County High Point70Virginia Piedmont332013-06
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff65Delmarva33Unknown
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point60Delmarva28Unknown
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont362012-12-18
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point30Virginia Piedmont232013-06
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point30Virginia Piedmont182014-07-31
130.HamptonHampton City High Point30Virginia Piedmont32012-12-18
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point10Virginia Piedmont32013-06

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Virginia, you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1995 by Mike Kornbau, reviewed by Fred Lobdell, Carl Mills, Andy Martin, and Darryl Montgomery.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by Don Desrosiers via the web site, and manually verified.


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