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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

Showing Chip Clark's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (60 out of 133, or 45.11%)

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge396 
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge  
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3760Black Mountain0 
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges  
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1680Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges  
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex1528 
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain2043 
23.NortonNorton City High Point3960Cumberland-Stone Mountain  
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3900Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff65Delmarva 2003-05-23
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point60Delmarva 2003-05-23
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point700Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area2130 
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area  
1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491992-01-19
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491992-01-19
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers10402006-07-30
15.WytheComers Rock4080Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers 2006-07-30
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain  
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges  
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges  
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point940North Central Appalachian Ridges02006-01-28
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area2423 
46.StauntonBetsey Bell1940North Mountain Area 2005-09-02
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point1180North Mountain Area  
30.BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains  
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2006-01-28
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02009-08-09
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1920Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2009-08-09
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02003-05-08
78.FairfaxGantt Hill520Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2003-03-07
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point480Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2003-03-07
84.StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2003-03-07
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point430Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02003-03-07
93.ManassasManassas City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2003-05-08
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2003-05-08
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point280Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2003-03-07
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825 
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area2825 
57.CampbellLong Mountain1428Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area  
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1320Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area  
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains  
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4360Shenandoah Mountain640 
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21482003-09-05
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21482003-09-05
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section 2003-09-06
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3640Shenandoah-Middle Section02004-08-07
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1080Shenandoah-Middle Section0 
36.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section 2009-08-09
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section 2004-08-07
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section  
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2272 
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2272 
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge783 
49.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1880South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1480South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope640South Central Virginia Blue Ridge0 
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge  
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge  
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3760South Virginia Blue Ridge  
33.CarrollFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge  
34.PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge  
35.FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge 2003-08-07
40.GalaxGalax City High Point2900South Virginia Blue Ridge  
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge 2006-07-30
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge  
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1740South Virginia Blue Ridge 2005-09-03
56.SalemSalem City High Point1460South Virginia Blue Ridge02006-07-29
10.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges2041 
24.CraigWhite Rocks3940South-Central Appalachian Ridges  
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont  
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont  
62.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont  
63.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1160Virginia Piedmont  
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont  
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain780Virginia Piedmont  
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point750Virginia Piedmont  
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point630Virginia Piedmont  
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont  
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point600Virginia Piedmont02004-02-28
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point570Virginia Piedmont 2003-09-17
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point550Virginia Piedmont 2003-09-17
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point540Virginia Piedmont  
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont 2004-02-28
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont  
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont 2003-09-17
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point490Virginia Piedmont 2004-11-17
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont  
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point410Virginia Piedmont 2004-02-28
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont 2004-11-17
89.HanoverHanover County High Point390Virginia Piedmont 2003-05-19
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point370Virginia Piedmont  
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point350Virginia Piedmont 2003-05-19
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont  
93.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont  
97.SussexSussex County High Point270Virginia Piedmont 2003-08-24
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont 2009-08-09
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point220Virginia Piedmont 2004-02-28
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point210Virginia Piedmont 2003-08-07
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point210Virginia Piedmont 2003-08-07
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont  
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont  
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont  
105.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont  
105.New KentNew Kent County High Point180Virginia Piedmont 2003-05-19
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont  
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point150Virginia Piedmont  
108.Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont  
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point150Virginia Piedmont 2003-08-24
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point140Virginia Piedmont 2004-11-17
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point140Virginia Piedmont 2004-03-09
111.James CityJames City County High Point140Virginia Piedmont 2003-05-19
114.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont  
114.SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont  
114.YorkYork County High Point130Virginia Piedmont 2004-03-12
117.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point120Virginia Piedmont  
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont  
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont  
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont 2005-11-01
121.Virginia BeachCape Henry100Virginia Piedmont 2003-05-21
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont 2004-11-15
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point90Virginia Piedmont 2003-05-22
123.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont  
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point90Virginia Piedmont  
126.MathewsMathews County High Point70Virginia Piedmont 2004-03-09
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont 2003-05-21
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point30Virginia Piedmont 2003-05-22
130.HamptonHampton City High Point30Virginia Piedmont 2003-05-22
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point30Virginia Piedmont 2004-11-17
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point10Virginia Piedmont 2004-03-17
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex  
44.BristolBristol City High Point2160Walker Mountain Complex  

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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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