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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Patrick Thornley's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 55, or 1.82%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob1482Spruce Mountain Area8481998-05-18
 PocahontasThorny Flat1478Shavers Fork Mountain Complex515 
 RandolphMount Porte Crayon1454Canaan Valley Area479 
 TuckerWeiss Knob1353Canaan Valley Area183 
 GreenbrierGrassy Knob1329Yew Mountains Area280 
 GrantBell Knob1262Canaan Valley Area55 
 MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point1241South-Central Appalachian Ridges0 
 MercerBuckhorn Knob1240Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area228 
 WebsterHamrick Run North1229Yew Mountains Area46 
 SummersKeeney Knob1197Southern Allegheny Mountains429 
 NicholasHanging Rock1170Yew Mountains Area56 
 RaleighIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains427 
 WyomingIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains427 
 BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak1084Southern Allegheny Mountains59 
 FayetteMyles Knob1055Southern Allegheny Mountains189 
 PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point1036Northern Allegheny Mountains30 
 McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope1036Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
 HardyBears Hell1014North Central Appalachian Ridges270 
 MineralBlack Rock963Northern Allegheny Mountains128 
 UpshurUpshur County High Point963Western Allegheny Mountains0 
 BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark962Laurel Highlands0 
 HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak920North Central Appalachian Ridges73 
 LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge890Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
 KanawhaKayford Mountain883Southern Allegheny Mountains103 
 MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W780Laurel Highlands0 
 MingoHorsepen Mountain769Southern Allegheny Mountains330 
 MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark707North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
 BraxtonRose Benchmark665Western Allegheny Mountains31 
 BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain662North Central Appalachian Ridges339 
 TaylorTaylor County High Point634Laurel Highlands0 
 MarionMarion County High Point610Laurel Highlands0 
 LewisLewis County High Point597Western Allegheny Mountains61 
 ClayBird Knob568Southern Allegheny Plateau141 
 HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast567Southern Allegheny Plateau30 
 JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South522Northern Virginia Blue Ridge190 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point514Southern Allegheny Mountains51 
 WetzelWetzel County High Point512Southern Allegheny Plateau128 
 DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point506Southern Allegheny Plateau134 
 MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast488Southern Allegheny Plateau76 
 CalhounMule Knob483Southern Allegheny Plateau111 
 GilmerLungshoal Benchmark482Southern Allegheny Plateau128 
 RoaneRoane County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau49 
 WayneWayne County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau73 
 TylerTyler County High Point457Southern Allegheny Plateau67 
 RitchieRitchie County High Point437Southern Allegheny Plateau145 
 OhioOhio County High Point433Southern Allegheny Plateau12 
 BrookeIndependence Benchmark418Southern Allegheny Plateau52 
 HancockHancock County High Point415Southern Allegheny Plateau56 
 WoodWood County High Point405Southern Allegheny Plateau112 
 WirtRuble Knob402Southern Allegheny Plateau116 
 PleasantsPleasants County High Point387Southern Allegheny Plateau82 
 PutnamPutnam County High Point374Southern Allegheny Plateau63 
 JacksonGarnes Knob373Southern Allegheny Plateau99 
 CabellCabell County High Point356Southern Allegheny Plateau39 
 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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