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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (55 out of 55, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27811985-08 a5
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex16882001-06-12
3.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges 2002-04-25
3.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area7492002-04-25
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area9202002-04-26
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area1802002-04-29
7.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area15702002-04-30
7.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area6002002-04-30
9.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains 2002-05-01
9.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains4202002-05-01
11.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains14072003-05-23
11.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains14002003-05-23
11.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains14002003-05-23
14.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1512003-05-24
14.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area1852003-05-24
16.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains1952004-05-26
16.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains6202004-05-26
18.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains02004-05-27
18.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains02004-05-27
18.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains10822004-05-27
21.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3382004-05-28
22.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains 2004-05-29
22.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands02004-05-29
24.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges8872004-05-30
25.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges2402004-05-31
25.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges02004-05-31
25.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges11122004-05-31
28.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1662008-05-10
28.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau2402008-05-10
30.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau2082008-05-11
30.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1292008-05-11
32.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau3682008-05-12
32.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau3792008-05-12
32.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3252008-05-12
32.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau02008-05-12
36.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau4402008-05-13
36.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau2202008-05-13
36.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4752008-05-13
36.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2702008-05-13
40.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau4202008-05-14
40.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau2502008-05-14
40.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau402008-05-14
40.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau1722008-05-14
40.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau1832008-05-14
45.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands02008-05-15
45.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands 2008-05-15
45.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands 2008-05-15
45.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau1002008-05-15
49.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains1032008-05-16
49.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains2002008-05-16
49.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau4202008-05-16
52.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau4642008-05-17
52.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3642008-05-17
52.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau1602008-05-17
55.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge6232008-05-18

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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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