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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-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27911992-09-06
2.TuckerWeiss Knob4460Canaan Valley Area 2001-07-28
2.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2570Laurel Highlands202001-07-28
2.TaylorTaylor County High Point2090Laurel Highlands 2001-07-28
2.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands 2001-07-28
6.RaleighIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains 2001-07-29
6.WyomingIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains 2001-07-29
6.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains 2001-07-29
9.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains 2002-06-08
10.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3410Northern Allegheny Mountains102002-10-12
11.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains 2002-10-13
12.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3420Southern Allegheny Mountains402004-09-04
13.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1590Southern Allegheny Plateau 2004-10-08
14.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1670Southern Allegheny Plateau 2004-10-09
15.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex17082004-10-10
15.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4380Yew Mountains Area 2004-10-10
17.GrantBell Knob4150Canaan Valley Area 2006-10-14
18.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains 2008-10-10
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3180Western Allegheny Mountains402008-10-11
19.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1870Southern Allegheny Plateau 2008-10-11
21.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau 2008-10-12
22.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains 2009-10-09
23.LewisLewis County High Point1980Western Allegheny Mountains 2009-10-10
24.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau 2012-07-20
25.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area15902012-07-21
26.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau 2012-07-22
 MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0 
 MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area  
 WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area  
 NicholasHanging Rock3860Yew Mountains Area  
 HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges  
 MineralBlack Rock3180Northern Allegheny Mountains  
 BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0 
 HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3030North Central Appalachian Ridges  
 LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2940Southern Allegheny Mountains40 
 KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2330North Central Appalachian Ridges20 
 BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges  
 JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
 WetzelWetzel County High Point1690Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains  
 MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 WayneWayne County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 RoaneRoane County High Point1570Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 TylerTyler County High Point1510Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 OhioOhio County High Point1430Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 WirtRuble Knob1330Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau  
 MasonMason County High Point1130Southern Allegheny Plateau20 

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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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