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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.FairfaxGantt Hill158Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-05
3.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point146Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-05
3.ArlingtonMinor Hill141Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-05
3.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point131Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02009-04-05
7.ManassasManassas City High Point98Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-06
7.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point98Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-06
7.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point85Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-04-06
10.FauquierBlue Mountain672Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2012-03-27
10.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark590Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02012-03-27
10.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point585Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2012-03-27
13.NorthamptonButlers Bluff20Delmarva 2015-04-02
13.AccomackAccomack County High Point18Delmarva 2015-04-02
 WashingtonWhitetop Mountain1682Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers316 
 TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain1436Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area650 
 RussellBeartown Mountain1429Clinch Mountain Complex466 
 HighlandLittle Ridge1386Allegheny Mountain Ridge121 
 BathPaddy Knob1365Allegheny Mountain Ridge  
 AugustaElliott Knob1360North Mountain Area738 
 BlandChestnut Ridge1344Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area  
 GilesBald Knob1329South-Central Appalachian Ridges622 
 RockinghamFlagpole Knob1329Shenandoah Mountain195 
 BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain1288Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area861 
 BedfordApple Orchard Mountain1288Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area861 
 WiseHigh Knob1287Cumberland-Stone Mountain623 
 WytheComers Rock1244Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers  
 RockbridgeRocky Mountain1241South Central Virginia Blue Ridge692 
 AlleghanyBig Knob1241Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges  
 AmherstRocky Mountain1241South Central Virginia Blue Ridge692 
 NelsonThe Priest1238South Central Virginia Blue Ridge238 
 MadisonHawksbill1234Shenandoah-Middle Section654 
 PageHawksbill1234Shenandoah-Middle Section654 
 FloydBuffalo Mountain1210South Virginia Blue Ridge  
 NortonNorton City High Point1207Cumberland-Stone Mountain  
 CraigWhite Rocks1201South-Central Appalachian Ridges  
 RoanokePoor Mountain1197South Virginia Blue Ridge  
 ScottCamp Rock-South Slope1189Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
 MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak1146South Virginia Blue Ridge  
 LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point1146Black Mountain0 
 RappahannockThe Pinnacle1137Shenandoah-Middle Section  
 BuchananBig A Mountain1130Northern Cumberland Mountains  
 PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point1127Walker Mountain Complex  
 GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge1109Shenandoah-Middle Section0 
 CarrollFisher Peak1091South Virginia Blue Ridge  
 PatrickRocky Knob1089South Virginia Blue Ridge  
 FranklinCahas Mountain1088South Virginia Blue Ridge  
 WarrenHogback Mountain1059Shenandoah-North Section  
 AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain1033Shenandoah-South Section  
 ShenandoahMill Mountain1004North Central Appalachian Ridges  
 DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak960Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
 GalaxGalax City High Point884South Virginia Blue Ridge  
 FrederickPinnacle867North Central Appalachian Ridges  
 RadfordIngles Mountain717South Virginia Blue Ridge  
 BristolBristol City High Point658Walker Mountain Complex  
 PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain621South Virginia Blue Ridge  
 StauntonBetsey Bell591North Mountain Area  
 WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point573South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
 HenryTurkeycock Mountain564Virginia Piedmont  
 HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point539Masanutten Mountain  
 Roanoke cityMill Mountain530South Virginia Blue Ridge  
 CovingtonCovington City High Point512Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges  
 BuckinghamSpears Mountain489Virginia Piedmont  
 Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point451South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
 SalemSalem City High Point445South Virginia Blue Ridge0 
 CampbellLong Mountain435Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area  
 LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit402Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area  
 Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower390Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
 OrangeCowherd Mountain365Shenandoah-South Section  
 LexingtonLexington City High Point360North Mountain Area  
 AppomattoxKyles Mountain354Virginia Piedmont  
 MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point354Virginia Piedmont  
 CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope329Shenandoah-Middle Section0 
 WinchesterWinchester City High Point287North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
 CharlotteCharlotte County High Point242Virginia Piedmont  
 Prince EdwardLyle Mountain238Virginia Piedmont  
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point229Virginia Piedmont  
 DanvilleDanville City High Point213Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope195South Central Virginia Blue Ridge0 
 LunenburgLunenburg County High Point192Virginia Piedmont  
 MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point185Virginia Piedmont  
 NottowayNottoway County High Point183Virginia Piedmont0 
 LouisaLouisa County High Point174Virginia Piedmont  
 FluvannaFluvanna County High Point168Virginia Piedmont  
 SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point165Virginia Piedmont  
 AmeliaAmelia County High Point159Virginia Piedmont  
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point158Virginia Piedmont  
 GoochlandGoochland County High Point158Virginia Piedmont  
 PowhatanPowhatan County High Point149Virginia Piedmont  
 BrunswickBrunswick County High Point144Virginia Piedmont  
 StaffordStafford County High Point142Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
 DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point125Virginia Piedmont  
 ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point123Virginia Piedmont  
 HanoverHanover County High Point119Virginia Piedmont  
 Richmond cityRichmond City High Point113Virginia Piedmont  
 CarolineCaroline County High Point107Virginia Piedmont  
 HenricoHenrico County High Point104Virginia Piedmont  
 GreensvilleGreensville County High Point98Virginia Piedmont  
 SussexSussex County High Point82Virginia Piedmont  
 FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point77Virginia Piedmont  
 King GeorgeKing George County High Point67Virginia Piedmont  
 King WilliamKing William County High Point64Virginia Piedmont  
 King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point64Virginia Piedmont  
 EssexEssex County High Point61Virginia Piedmont  
 WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point58Virginia Piedmont  
 PetersburgPetersburg City High Point56Virginia Piedmont  
 New KentNew Kent County High Point55Virginia Piedmont  
 RichmondRichmond County High Point55Virginia Piedmont  
 Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point52Virginia Piedmont  
 NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point46Virginia Piedmont  
 Charles CityCharles City County High Point46Virginia Piedmont  
 EmporiaEmporia City High Point46Virginia Piedmont  
 SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point43Virginia Piedmont  
 James CityJames City County High Point43Virginia Piedmont  
 GloucesterGloucester County High Point43Virginia Piedmont  
 LancasterLancaster County High Point40Virginia Piedmont  
 YorkYork County High Point40Virginia Piedmont  
 SurrySurry County High Point40Virginia Piedmont  
 MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point37Virginia Piedmont  
 WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point37Virginia Piedmont  
 Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point33Virginia Piedmont  
 SuffolkSuffolk City High Point31Virginia Piedmont  
 Virginia BeachCape Henry30Virginia Piedmont  
 Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point30Virginia Piedmont  
 Franklin cityFranklin City High Point27Virginia Piedmont  
 HopewellHopewell City High Point27Virginia Piedmont  
 Newport NewsNewport News City High Point27Virginia Piedmont  
 MathewsMathews County High Point21Virginia Piedmont  
 NorfolkNorfolk City High Point15Virginia Piedmont  
 PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point9Virginia Piedmont  
 HamptonHampton City High Point9Virginia Piedmont  
 ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point9Virginia Piedmont  
 PoquosonPoquoson City High Point3Virginia Piedmont  

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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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