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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

Showing Lanny Wexler's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (14 out of 133, or 10.53%)

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.GraysonMount Rogers1746Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers7461993-06-05
1.SmythMount Rogers1746Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers7461993-06-05
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain1682Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers316 
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain1436Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area650 
5.RussellBeartown Mountain1429Clinch Mountain Complex466 
6.HighlandLittle Ridge1386Allegheny Mountain Ridge121 
7.BathPaddy Knob1365Allegheny Mountain Ridge390 
8.AugustaElliott Knob1360North Mountain Area738 
9.BlandChestnut Ridge1344Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area186 
10.GilesBald Knob1329South-Central Appalachian Ridges622 
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob1329Shenandoah Mountain195 
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain1288Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area861 
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain1288Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area861 
14.WiseHigh Knob1287Cumberland-Stone Mountain623 
15.WytheComers Rock1244Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers171 
16.AmherstRocky Mountain1241South Central Virginia Blue Ridge692 
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain1241South Central Virginia Blue Ridge692 
16.AlleghanyBig Knob1241Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges290 
19.NelsonThe Priest1238South Central Virginia Blue Ridge238 
20.MadisonHawksbill1234Shenandoah-Middle Section654 
20.PageHawksbill1234Shenandoah-Middle Section654 
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain1210South Virginia Blue Ridge418 
23.NortonNorton City High Point1207Cumberland-Stone Mountain  
24.CraigWhite Rocks1201South-Central Appalachian Ridges37 
25.RoanokePoor Mountain1197South Virginia Blue Ridge441 
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope1189Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak1146South Virginia Blue Ridge136 
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point1146Black Mountain0 
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle1137Shenandoah-Middle Section198 
30.BuchananBig A Mountain1130Northern Cumberland Mountains435 
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point1127Walker Mountain Complex60 
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge1109Shenandoah-Middle Section0 
33.CarrollFisher Peak1091South Virginia Blue Ridge274 
34.PatrickRocky Knob1089South Virginia Blue Ridge126 
35.FranklinCahas Mountain1088South Virginia Blue Ridge356 
36.WarrenHogback Mountain1059Shenandoah-North Section352 
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain1033Shenandoah-South Section338 
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain1004North Central Appalachian Ridges455 
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak960Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains228 
40.GalaxGalax City High Point884South Virginia Blue Ridge  
41.FrederickPinnacle867North Central Appalachian Ridges245 
42.RadfordIngles Mountain717South Virginia Blue Ridge95 
43.FauquierBlue Mountain672Northern Virginia Blue Ridge3852012-03-27
44.BristolBristol City High Point658Walker Mountain Complex  
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain621South Virginia Blue Ridge334 
46.StauntonBetsey Bell591North Mountain Area128 
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark590Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02012-03-27
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point585Northern Virginia Blue Ridge2682012-03-27
49.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point573South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain564Virginia Piedmont223 
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point539Masanutten Mountain51 
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain530South Virginia Blue Ridge140 
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point512Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges85 
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain489Virginia Piedmont257 
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point451South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
56.SalemSalem City High Point445South Virginia Blue Ridge0 
57.CampbellLong Mountain435Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area173 
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit402Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area18 
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower390Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain365Shenandoah-South Section152 
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point360North Mountain Area6 
62.AppomattoxKyles Mountain354Virginia Piedmont122 
63.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point354Virginia Piedmont  
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope329Shenandoah-Middle Section0 
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point287North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point242Virginia Piedmont26 
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain238Virginia Piedmont43 
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point229Virginia Piedmont10 
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point213Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope195South Central Virginia Blue Ridge0 
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point192Virginia Piedmont6 
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point185Virginia Piedmont23 
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point183Virginia Piedmont0 
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point174Virginia Piedmont16 
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point168Virginia Piedmont20 
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point165Virginia Piedmont  
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point159Virginia Piedmont10 
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point158Virginia Piedmont30 
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point158Virginia Piedmont18 
78.FairfaxGantt Hill158Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-05
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point149Virginia Piedmont48 
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point146Northern Virginia Blue Ridge122009-04-05
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point144Virginia Piedmont12 
84.StaffordStafford County High Point142Northern Virginia Blue Ridge29 
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill141Northern Virginia Blue Ridge252009-04-05
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point131Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02009-04-05
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point125Virginia Piedmont3 
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point123Virginia Piedmont25 
89.HanoverHanover County High Point119Virginia Piedmont3 
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point113Virginia Piedmont6 
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point107Virginia Piedmont3 
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point104Virginia Piedmont22 
93.ManassasManassas City High Point98Northern Virginia Blue Ridge102009-04-06
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point98Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-06
93.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point98Virginia Piedmont  
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point85Northern Virginia Blue Ridge92009-04-06
97.SussexSussex County High Point82Virginia Piedmont3 
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point77Virginia Piedmont  
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point67Virginia Piedmont21 
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point64Virginia Piedmont12 
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point64Virginia Piedmont3 
102.EssexEssex County High Point61Virginia Piedmont3 
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point58Virginia Piedmont12 
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point56Virginia Piedmont4 
105.New KentNew Kent County High Point55Virginia Piedmont3 
105.RichmondRichmond County High Point55Virginia Piedmont3 
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
108.Charles CityCharles City County High Point46Virginia Piedmont  
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point46Virginia Piedmont  
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point46Virginia Piedmont  
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point43Virginia Piedmont13 
111.James CityJames City County High Point43Virginia Piedmont13 
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point43Virginia Piedmont6 
114.YorkYork County High Point40Virginia Piedmont10 
114.LancasterLancaster County High Point40Virginia Piedmont6 
114.SurrySurry County High Point40Virginia Piedmont3 
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point37Virginia Piedmont  
117.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point37Virginia Piedmont  
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point33Virginia Piedmont3 
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point31Virginia Piedmont8 
121.Virginia BeachCape Henry30Virginia Piedmont  
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point30Virginia Piedmont5 
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point27Virginia Piedmont4 
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point27Virginia Piedmont3 
123.HopewellHopewell City High Point27Virginia Piedmont  
126.MathewsMathews County High Point21Virginia Piedmont10 
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff20Delmarva102015-04-02
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point18Delmarva82015-04-02
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point15Virginia Piedmont11 
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point9Virginia Piedmont7 
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point9Virginia Piedmont5 
130.HamptonHampton City High Point9Virginia Piedmont1 
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point3Virginia Piedmont1 

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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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