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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 Area28011985-08 a5
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex17282001-06-12
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area16102002-04-30
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4480Canaan Valley Area6602002-04-30
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4400Yew Mountains Area10002002-04-26
6.GrantBell Knob4160Canaan Valley Area2402002-04-29
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges02002-04-25
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area7692002-04-25
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1912003-05-24
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains14272003-05-23
11.NicholasHanging Rock3880Yew Mountains Area2252003-05-24
12.RaleighIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains14802003-05-23
12.WyomingIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains14802003-05-23
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains2352004-05-26
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains6602004-05-26
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3440Southern Allegheny Mountains802004-05-27
17.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3420Northern Allegheny Mountains1402002-05-01
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges9272004-05-30
19.MineralBlack Rock3200Northern Allegheny Mountains4802002-05-01
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3200Western Allegheny Mountains802004-05-29
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands02004-05-29
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3040North Central Appalachian Ridges2802004-05-31
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2960Southern Allegheny Mountains802004-05-27
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3782004-05-28
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2580Laurel Highlands402008-05-15
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains10822004-05-27
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2340North Central Appalachian Ridges402004-05-31
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains1232008-05-16
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges11322004-05-31
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2100Laurel Highlands202008-05-15
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands02008-05-15
32.LewisLewis County High Point2000Western Allegheny Mountains2802008-05-16
33.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1880Southern Allegheny Plateau1402008-05-15
34.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau5042008-05-17
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge6332008-05-18
36.WetzelWetzel County High Point1700Southern Allegheny Plateau4602008-05-14
37.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1862008-05-10
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau4802008-05-13
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau2502008-05-14
40.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1600Southern Allegheny Plateau4602008-05-16
40.WayneWayne County High Point1600Southern Allegheny Plateau3202008-05-10
42.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3842008-05-17
43.RoaneRoane County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau2002008-05-17
44.TylerTyler County High Point1520Southern Allegheny Plateau2602008-05-13
45.OhioOhio County High Point1440Southern Allegheny Plateau802008-05-14
46.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4952008-05-13
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau1922008-05-14
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau2032008-05-14
49.WirtRuble Knob1340Southern Allegheny Plateau3992008-05-12
50.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau3882008-05-12
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2902008-05-13
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau2282008-05-11
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3452008-05-12
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1492008-05-11
55.MasonMason County High Point1140Southern Allegheny Plateau402008-05-12

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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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