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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.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area Unknown
1.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area Unknown
1.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area Unknown
1.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0Unknown
1.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area Unknown
1.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area Unknown
1.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains Unknown
1.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area Unknown
1.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains Unknown
1.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains Unknown
1.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains Unknown
1.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains Unknown
1.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains0Unknown
1.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains0Unknown
1.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges Unknown
1.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains Unknown
1.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains0Unknown
1.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0Unknown
1.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges Unknown
1.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains0Unknown
1.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains Unknown
1.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands0Unknown
1.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges0Unknown
1.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains Unknown
1.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges Unknown
1.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands Unknown
1.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands Unknown
1.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains Unknown
1.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge Unknown
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains Unknown
1.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau Unknown
1.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau0Unknown
52.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27811994-07-15
53.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex16882009-07-11
54.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area15702010-07-01
55.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains 2010-07-12

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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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