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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 Area 2001-07-28
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob1329Yew Mountains Area 2004-10-10
6.GrantBell Knob1262Canaan Valley Area 2006-10-14
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point1241South-Central Appalachian Ridges0 
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob1240Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area  
9.WebsterHamrick Run North1229Yew Mountains Area  
10.SummersKeeney Knob1197Southern Allegheny Mountains 2008-10-10
11.NicholasHanging Rock1170Yew Mountains Area  
12.RaleighIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains 2001-07-29
12.WyomingIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains 2001-07-29
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak1084Southern Allegheny Mountains 2001-07-29
15.FayetteMyles Knob1055Southern Allegheny Mountains 2009-10-09
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point1036Northern Allegheny Mountains02002-10-12
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope1036Southern Allegheny Mountains02004-09-04
18.HardyBears Hell1014North Central Appalachian Ridges  
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point963Western Allegheny Mountains02008-10-11
19.MineralBlack Rock963Northern Allegheny Mountains  
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark962Laurel Highlands0 
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak920North Central Appalachian Ridges  
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge890Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain883Southern Allegheny Mountains  
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W780Laurel Highlands02001-07-28
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain769Southern Allegheny Mountains 2002-06-08
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark707North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark665Western Allegheny Mountains 2002-10-13
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain662North Central Appalachian Ridges  
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point634Laurel Highlands 2001-07-28
31.MarionMarion County High Point610Laurel Highlands 2001-07-28
32.LewisLewis County High Point597Western Allegheny Mountains 2009-10-10
33.ClayBird Knob568Southern Allegheny Plateau 2012-07-20
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast567Southern Allegheny Plateau 2008-10-11
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South522Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point514Southern Allegheny Mountains  
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point512Southern Allegheny Plateau  
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point506Southern Allegheny Plateau 2004-10-09
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast488Southern Allegheny Plateau  
40.CalhounMule Knob483Southern Allegheny Plateau  
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark482Southern Allegheny Plateau 2004-10-08
42.RoaneRoane County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau  
42.WayneWayne County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau  
44.TylerTyler County High Point457Southern Allegheny Plateau  
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point437Southern Allegheny Plateau  
46.OhioOhio County High Point433Southern Allegheny Plateau  
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark418Southern Allegheny Plateau  
48.HancockHancock County High Point415Southern Allegheny Plateau  
49.WoodWood County High Point405Southern Allegheny Plateau 2012-07-22
50.WirtRuble Knob402Southern Allegheny Plateau  
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point387Southern Allegheny Plateau  
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point374Southern Allegheny Plateau 2008-10-12
53.JacksonGarnes Knob373Southern Allegheny Plateau  
54.CabellCabell County High Point356Southern Allegheny Plateau  
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.

Acknowledgments

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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