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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

Showing Charles Zerphey'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 Rogers24491996-05-13
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491996-05-13
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers10402012-05-04
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area21302012-05-05
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex15282012-11-11
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge3962010-10-06
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge12772010-10-04
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area24232007-03-05
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area6092012-05-05
10.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges20412009-06-05
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4360Shenandoah Mountain6402010-10-05
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area28252006-08-01
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area28252006-08-01
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain20432011-12-20
15.WytheComers Rock4080Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers5602012-05-03
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge22722006-08-01
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge22722006-08-01
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges9522010-10-04
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge7832010-10-07
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21482006-07-31
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21482006-07-31
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge13712006-08-08
23.NortonNorton City High Point3960Cumberland-Stone Mountain 2011-12-20
24.CraigWhite Rocks3940South-Central Appalachian Ridges1202009-06-05
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge14482006-08-01
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3900Cumberland-Stone Mountain02011-12-20
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3760South Virginia Blue Ridge4472012-05-02
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3760Black Mountain 2011-12-20
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section6502006-07-31
30.BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains14262012-05-04
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex1992012-05-03
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3640Shenandoah-Middle Section02006-07-31
33.CarrollFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge9002006-08-08
34.PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge4122006-08-08
35.FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge11712011-01-11
36.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section11542006-07-31
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section11092006-07-31
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges14932010-10-08
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains7492011-12-21
40.GalaxGalax City High Point2900South Virginia Blue Ridge 2012-05-06
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges8042008-09-08
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge3132012-05-03
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge12652006-07-30
44.BristolBristol City High Point2160Walker Mountain Complex 2012-05-12
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge10982012-05-07
46.StauntonBetsey Bell1940North Mountain Area4202007-03-05
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02007-08-09
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1920Northern Virginia Blue Ridge8802006-08-09
49.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1880South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 2010-10-06
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont7302012-05-06
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain1672007-03-06
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1740South Virginia Blue Ridge4602006-08-01
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1680Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges2802010-10-04
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont8442012-05-09
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1480South Central Virginia Blue Ridge 2010-10-07
56.SalemSalem City High Point1460South Virginia Blue Ridge 2012-05-02
57.CampbellLong Mountain1428Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area5682012-05-08
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1320Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area602012
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02012-10-16
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section4972010-10-02
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point1180North Mountain Area202010-10-04
62.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont4012012-05-09
63.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1160Virginia Piedmont 2012-05-06
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1080Shenandoah-Middle Section02010-10-02
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point940North Central Appalachian Ridges 2007-03-04
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont832012-05-09
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain780Virginia Piedmont1402012-05-09
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point750Virginia Piedmont302012-05-07
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point700Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2012-05-12
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope640South Central Virginia Blue Ridge02010-10-06
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point630Virginia Piedmont202012-05-08
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont762012-05-07
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point600Virginia Piedmont 2012-05-08
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point570Virginia Piedmont502010-10-02
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point550Virginia Piedmont652010-10-02
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point540Virginia Piedmont 2010-10-09
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont322012-06-29
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont1002012-06-29
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont602012-06-29
78.FairfaxGantt Hill520Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2007-11-11
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point490Virginia Piedmont1602011-11-05
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point480Northern Virginia Blue Ridge402007-11-11
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont372012-05-08
84.StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge972011-11-05
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge842007-11-11
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point430Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2007-11-11
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point410Virginia Piedmont102012-05-08
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont832011-11-05
89.HanoverHanover County High Point390Virginia Piedmont102011-11-05
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point370Virginia Piedmont202007-11-18
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point350Virginia Piedmont102007-11-18
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont702012-10-13
93.ManassasManassas City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge302007-11-18
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2007-11-18
93.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont 2011-11-13
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point280Northern Virginia Blue Ridge302007-11-11
97.SussexSussex County High Point270Virginia Piedmont102011-01-11
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont 2010-08-22
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point220Virginia Piedmont702011-01-08
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point210Virginia Piedmont402012-10-16
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point210Virginia Piedmont102012-10-16
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont102012-10-16
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont402012-10-15
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont152011-11-14
105.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont102012-10-15
105.New KentNew Kent County High Point180Virginia Piedmont102010-08-25
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont102011-11-14
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point150Virginia Piedmont 2001-09-16
108.Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont 2012-10-18
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point150Virginia Piedmont 2011-01-11
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point140Virginia Piedmont402011-01-10
111.James CityJames City County High Point140Virginia Piedmont402010-08-24
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point140Virginia Piedmont202011-01-11
114.YorkYork County High Point130Virginia Piedmont302011-01-10
114.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont202011-01-15
114.SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont102011-01-13
117.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point120Virginia Piedmont 2011-01-10
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont 2011-01-14
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont82011-11-14
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont252011-01-11
121.Virginia BeachCape Henry100Virginia Piedmont 2011-01-09
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont152010-08-23
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point90Virginia Piedmont132012-02-02
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point90Virginia Piedmont102010-08-23
123.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont 2011-11-14
126.MathewsMathews County High Point70Virginia Piedmont332011-01-10
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff65Delmarva332001-09-16
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point60Delmarva282001-09-16
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont362010-08-23
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point30Virginia Piedmont232010-08-23
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point30Virginia Piedmont182011-01-09
130.HamptonHampton City High Point30Virginia Piedmont32010-08-23
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point10Virginia Piedmont32011-01-12

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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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