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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 Area27911985-08 a5
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex17082001-06-12
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area15902002-04-30
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4460Canaan Valley Area6302002-04-30
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4380Yew Mountains Area9602002-04-26
6.GrantBell Knob4150Canaan Valley Area2102002-04-29
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges02002-04-25
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area7592002-04-25
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1712003-05-24
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains14172003-05-23
11.NicholasHanging Rock3860Yew Mountains Area2052003-05-24
12.RaleighIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains14402003-05-23
12.WyomingIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains14402003-05-23
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains2152004-05-26
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains6402004-05-26
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3420Southern Allegheny Mountains402004-05-27
17.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3410Northern Allegheny Mountains1202002-05-01
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges9072004-05-30
19.MineralBlack Rock3180Northern Allegheny Mountains4502002-05-01
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3180Western Allegheny Mountains402004-05-29
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands02004-05-29
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3030North Central Appalachian Ridges2602004-05-31
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2940Southern Allegheny Mountains402004-05-27
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3582004-05-28
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2570Laurel Highlands202008-05-15
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains10822004-05-27
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2330North Central Appalachian Ridges202004-05-31
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains1132008-05-16
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges11222004-05-31
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2090Laurel Highlands102008-05-15
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands02008-05-15
32.LewisLewis County High Point1980Western Allegheny Mountains2402008-05-16
33.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1870Southern Allegheny Plateau1202008-05-15
34.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau4842008-05-17
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge6282008-05-18
36.WetzelWetzel County High Point1690Southern Allegheny Plateau4402008-05-14
37.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1762008-05-10
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1670Southern Allegheny Plateau4602008-05-13
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau2502008-05-14
40.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1590Southern Allegheny Plateau4402008-05-16
41.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3742008-05-17
42.WayneWayne County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau2802008-05-10
43.RoaneRoane County High Point1570Southern Allegheny Plateau1802008-05-17
44.TylerTyler County High Point1510Southern Allegheny Plateau2402008-05-13
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4852008-05-13
46.OhioOhio County High Point1430Southern Allegheny Plateau602008-05-14
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau1822008-05-14
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau1932008-05-14
49.WirtRuble Knob1330Southern Allegheny Plateau3892008-05-12
50.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau3782008-05-12
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2802008-05-13
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau2182008-05-11
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3352008-05-12
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1392008-05-11
55.MasonMason County High Point1130Southern Allegheny Plateau202008-05-12

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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 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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