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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Bob Schwab'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 Area27811994-07-15
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex16882009-07-11
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area15702010-07-01
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area600Unknown
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area920Unknown
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area180Unknown
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0Unknown
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area749Unknown
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area151Unknown
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains1407Unknown
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area185Unknown
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains1400Unknown
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains1400Unknown
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains195Unknown
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains620Unknown
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains100Unknown
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains0Unknown
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges887Unknown
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains420Unknown
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains0Unknown
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0Unknown
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges240Unknown
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains0Unknown
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains338Unknown
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands0Unknown
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains10822010-07-12
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges0Unknown
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains103Unknown
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1112Unknown
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands0Unknown
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands0Unknown
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains200Unknown
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau464Unknown
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau100Unknown
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge623Unknown
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains166Unknown
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau420Unknown
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau440Unknown
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau250Unknown
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau364Unknown
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau420Unknown
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau240Unknown
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau160Unknown
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau220Unknown
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau475Unknown
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau40Unknown
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau172Unknown
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau183Unknown
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau368Unknown
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau379Unknown
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau270Unknown
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau208Unknown
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau325Unknown
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau129Unknown
55.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau0Unknown

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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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