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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 Area600Unknown
1.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area920Unknown
1.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area180Unknown
1.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0Unknown
1.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area749Unknown
1.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area151Unknown
1.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains1407Unknown
1.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area185Unknown
1.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains1400Unknown
1.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains1400Unknown
1.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains195Unknown
1.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains620Unknown
1.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains100Unknown
1.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains0Unknown
1.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges887Unknown
1.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains420Unknown
1.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains0Unknown
1.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0Unknown
1.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges240Unknown
1.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains0Unknown
1.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains338Unknown
1.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands0Unknown
1.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges0Unknown
1.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains103Unknown
1.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1112Unknown
1.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands0Unknown
1.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands0Unknown
1.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains200Unknown
1.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau464Unknown
1.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau100Unknown
1.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge623Unknown
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains166Unknown
1.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau420Unknown
1.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau440Unknown
1.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau250Unknown
1.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau364Unknown
1.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau420Unknown
1.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau160Unknown
1.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau240Unknown
1.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau220Unknown
1.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau475Unknown
1.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau40Unknown
1.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau172Unknown
1.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau183Unknown
1.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau368Unknown
1.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau379Unknown
1.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau270Unknown
1.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau208Unknown
1.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau325Unknown
1.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau129Unknown
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 Mountains10822010-07-12

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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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