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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Michael Schwartz'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 Area27811964-07-13
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex16882000-11-13
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area15702001-09-27
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area 2001-08-21
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area 2000-11-13
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area 2001-04-29
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges02001-09-13
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area 2001-05-31
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area 2001-08-19
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains 2000-11-16
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area 2001-06
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains 2000-11-13
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains 2000-11-13
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains 2001-05-23
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains 2000-11-13
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains02001-06-01
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains02001-05-23
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges 2000-11-06
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains02001-08-20
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains 2001-04-29
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands02001-09-27
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges 2000-11-16
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains02001-05-23
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains 2001-12-02
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands02000-03-04
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains 2001-05-23
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges02000-11-16
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains 2001-05-24
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges 2001-04-30
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands 2000-03-31
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands 2000-03-31
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains 2001-08-20
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau 2000-09-29
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-08-21
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2001-04-30
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains 2001-09-29
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau 2000-03-31
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-12-05
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau 2000-03-31
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-12-01
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-05-24
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-12-01
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-09-30
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-12-05
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-12-05
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau 2000-08-20
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau 2000-08-19
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau 2000-08-19
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-12-04
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-12-04
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-12-05
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-12-02
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-12-03
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau 2001-12-03
55.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau02001-12-04

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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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