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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Fred Lobdell'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 Area27811968-10-20
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex16881999-06-08
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area15701999-06-11
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area 1999-06-10
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area 1999-06-09
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area 2001-07-25
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges02001-07-25
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 2001-05-31
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area 2001-06-01
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains 2000-08-03
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains 2000-08-03
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains 2000-08-03
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains 1999-06-09
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains01997-03-12
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains02004-05-27
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges 2004-05-30
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains02004-05-29
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains 2006-04-23
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands02004-05-30
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges 2004-05-31
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains02004-05-27
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains 2004-05-28
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands02001-07-28
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains 2000-08-03
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges02004-05-31
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains 2007-05-04
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges 2004-07-31
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands 2001-07-28
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands 2001-07-28
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains 2007-05-04
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau 2009-06-23
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau 2009-05-12
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 1996-03-13
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains 2012-04-29
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau 2005-07-31
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau 2009-05-12
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau 2005-06-26
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau 2009-06-23
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau 2009-05-12
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau 2012-04-28
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau 2009-06-10
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau 2009-05-13
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau 2011-11-07
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau 2005-07-30
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau 2005-07-30
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau 2005-06-25
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau 2009-05-13
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau 2011-11-08
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau 2011-11-07
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau 2012-04-28
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau 2009-05-14
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau 2011-11-09
55.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau02009-05-14

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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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