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West Virginia County High Points

Showing David Olson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (15 out of 55, or 27.27%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3420Northern Allegheny Mountains1402001-07-27
1.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2580Laurel Highlands402001-07-27
1.TaylorTaylor County High Point2100Laurel Highlands202001-07-27
1.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands02001-07-27
5.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area28012001-07-28
6.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges11322012-06-24
7.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge6332012-08-13
8.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4952012-09-02
8.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau3882012-09-02
10.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1880Southern Allegheny Plateau1402012-09-03
10.WetzelWetzel County High Point1700Southern Allegheny Plateau4602012-09-03
10.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau4802012-09-03
13.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau2502013-09-02
14.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2340North Central Appalachian Ridges402014-08-31
15.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3040North Central Appalachian Ridges2802014-09-01
 PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1728 
 RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1610 
 TuckerWeiss Knob4480Canaan Valley Area660 
 GreenbrierGrassy Knob4400Yew Mountains Area1000 
 GrantBell Knob4160Canaan Valley Area240 
 MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0 
 MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area769 
 WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area191 
 SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains1427 
 NicholasHanging Rock3880Yew Mountains Area225 
 RaleighIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains1480 
 WyomingIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains1480 
 BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains235 
 FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains660 
 McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3440Southern Allegheny Mountains80 
 HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges927 
 MineralBlack Rock3200Northern Allegheny Mountains480 
 UpshurUpshur County High Point3200Western Allegheny Mountains80 
 BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0 
 LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2960Southern Allegheny Mountains80 
 KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains378 
 MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains1082 
 BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains123 
 LewisLewis County High Point2000Western Allegheny Mountains280 
 ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau504 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains186 
 GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1600Southern Allegheny Plateau460 
 WayneWayne County High Point1600Southern Allegheny Plateau320 
 CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau384 
 RoaneRoane County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau200 
 TylerTyler County High Point1520Southern Allegheny Plateau260 
 OhioOhio County High Point1440Southern Allegheny Plateau80 
 BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau192 
 HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau203 
 WirtRuble Knob1340Southern Allegheny Plateau399 
 PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau290 
 PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau228 
 JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau345 
 CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau149 
 MasonMason County High Point1140Southern Allegheny Plateau40 

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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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