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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.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands02000-03-04
3.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands02000-03-31
3.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands02000-03-31
3.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau4202000-03-31
3.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau2502000-03-31
7.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau1722000-08-19
7.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau1832000-08-19
9.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau402000-08-20
10.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau4642000-09-29
11.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges8872000-11-06
12.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex16882000-11-13
12.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area9202000-11-13
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains14002000-11-13
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains14002000-11-13
12.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains6202000-11-13
17.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains14072000-11-16
17.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges2402000-11-16
17.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges02000-11-16
20.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area1802001-04-29
20.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains4202001-04-29
22.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges11122001-04-30
22.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge6232001-04-30
24.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains1952001-05-23
24.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains02001-05-23
24.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains02001-05-23
24.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains10822001-05-23
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains1032001-05-24
28.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau4202001-05-24
30.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area7492001-05-31
31.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area1852001-06
32.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains1002001-06-01
33.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1512001-08-19
34.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains02001-08-20
34.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains2002001-08-20
36.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area6002001-08-21
36.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau1002001-08-21
38.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges02001-09-13
39.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area15702001-09-27
39.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands02001-09-27
41.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1662001-09-29
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau2402001-09-30
43.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3642001-12-01
43.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau1602001-12-01
45.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3382001-12-02
45.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau2082001-12-02
47.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3252001-12-03
47.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1292001-12-03
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau3682001-12-04
49.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau3792001-12-04
49.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau02001-12-04
52.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau4402001-12-05
52.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau2202001-12-05
52.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4752001-12-05
52.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2702001-12-05

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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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