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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Ben Lostracco's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (54 out of 55, or 98.18%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27811994-04-09
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex16882016-05-31 b
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area15702016-06-02 b
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area6002015-04-22 a
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area9202015-10-24 c
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area1802015-04-23 b
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges02016-05-25 c
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area7492016-05-26 a
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1512016-05-30 a
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains14072015-10-24 a
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area1852016-05-29 a
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains14002015-10-23 a
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains14002015-10-23 a
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains1952015-10-23 c
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains6202015-10-24 b
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains1002015-04-20 a
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains02016-05-26 b
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges8872015-04-24 a
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains4202015-04-19 b
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains02015-10-19 a
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands02015-04-21 a
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges2402015-04-24 c
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains02016-05-27
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains338 
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands02014-11-14 c
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains10822016-01-04
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges02016-06-03 a
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains1032015-10-21 c
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges11122015-04-19 a
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands02014-11-14 b
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands02014-11-14 a
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains2002015-10-19 d
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau4642015-10-22
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau1002015-03-22 a
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge6232007-08-05 e
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1662016-01-03 a
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau4202013-06-12 b
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau4402015-03-21 a
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau2502013-06-12 d
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3642015-10-20 a
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau4202015-10-21 a
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau2402016-01-03 b
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau1602015-10-20 c
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau2202015-03-21 b
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4752015-03-20 c
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau402013-06-13 a
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau1722013-06-13 c
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau1832013-06-14 a
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau3682015-03-20 a
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau3792015-12-31 a
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2702015-12-30
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau2082016-01-01
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3252015-12-31 d
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1292016-01-02
55.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau02015-12-31 b

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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 West 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 1993 by Andy Martin, reviewed by Michael Schwartz.
  • Latitude-longitude values for peaks researched manually by myself and may not show all various subareas.


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