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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Braxton Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (11 out of 55, or 20%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area 2006-10-14
2.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains 2008-10-10
2.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains 2008-10-10
4.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains02008-10-11
4.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau 2008-10-11
6.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau 2008-10-12
7.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains 2009-10-09
8.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains 2009-10-10
9.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau 2012-07-20
10.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau 2012-07-22
11.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27812012-07-23
 PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1688 
 RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1570 
 TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area  
 GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area  
 MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0 
 MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area  
 WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area  
 NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area  
 RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains0 
 McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
 HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges  
 MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains  
 BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0 
 HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges  
 LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
 KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands0 
 MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
 BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges  
 TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands  
 MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands  
 JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 MasonMason County High Point1120Southern 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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