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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Ken Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (26 out of 55, or 47.27%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob1482Spruce Mountain Area8481992-09-06
2.PocahontasThorny Flat1478Shavers Fork Mountain Complex5152004-10-10
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon1454Canaan Valley Area4792012-07-21
4.TuckerWeiss Knob1353Canaan Valley Area1832001-07-28
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob1329Yew Mountains Area2802004-10-10
6.GrantBell Knob1262Canaan Valley Area552006-10-14
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point1241South-Central Appalachian Ridges  
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob1240Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area228 
9.WebsterHamrick Run North1229Yew Mountains Area46 
10.SummersKeeney Knob1197Southern Allegheny Mountains4292008-10-10
11.NicholasHanging Rock1170Yew Mountains Area56 
12.RaleighIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains4262001-07-29
12.WyomingIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains4262001-07-29
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak1084Southern Allegheny Mountains602001-07-29
15.FayetteMyles Knob1055Southern Allegheny Mountains1892009-10-09
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope1036Southern Allegheny Mountains02004-09-04
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point1036Northern Allegheny Mountains 2002-10-12
18.HardyBears Hell1014North Central Appalachian Ridges270 
19.MineralBlack Rock963Northern Allegheny Mountains128 
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point963Western Allegheny Mountains 2008-10-11
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark962Laurel Highlands0 
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak920North Central Appalachian Ridges73 
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge890Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain883Southern Allegheny Mountains103 
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W780Laurel Highlands02001-07-28
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain769Southern Allegheny Mountains3292002-06-08
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark707North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark665Western Allegheny Mountains312002-10-13
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain662North Central Appalachian Ridges339 
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point634Laurel Highlands 2001-07-28
31.MarionMarion County High Point610Laurel Highlands 2001-07-28
32.LewisLewis County High Point597Western Allegheny Mountains612009-10-10
33.ClayBird Knob568Southern Allegheny Plateau1412012-07-20
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast567Southern Allegheny Plateau312008-10-11
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South522Northern Virginia Blue Ridge190 
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point514Southern Allegheny Mountains51 
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point512Southern Allegheny Plateau128 
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point506Southern Allegheny Plateau1342004-10-09
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast488Southern Allegheny Plateau76 
40.CalhounMule Knob483Southern Allegheny Plateau111 
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark482Southern Allegheny Plateau1282004-10-08
42.WayneWayne County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau73 
42.RoaneRoane County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau48 
44.TylerTyler County High Point457Southern Allegheny Plateau67 
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point437Southern Allegheny Plateau144 
46.OhioOhio County High Point433Southern Allegheny Plateau12 
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark418Southern Allegheny Plateau52 
48.HancockHancock County High Point415Southern Allegheny Plateau55 
49.WoodWood County High Point405Southern Allegheny Plateau1122012-07-22
50.WirtRuble Knob402Southern Allegheny Plateau115 
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point387Southern Allegheny Plateau82 
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point374Southern Allegheny Plateau632008-10-12
53.JacksonGarnes Knob373Southern Allegheny Plateau99 
54.CabellCabell County High Point356Southern Allegheny Plateau39 
55.MasonMason County High Point341Southern Allegheny Plateau0 

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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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