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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 Area6302001-07-28
2.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2570Laurel Highlands202001-07-28
2.TaylorTaylor County High Point2090Laurel Highlands102001-07-28
2.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands02001-07-28
6.RaleighIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains14402001-07-29
6.WyomingIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains14402001-07-29
6.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains2152001-07-29
9.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains10822002-06-08
10.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3410Northern Allegheny Mountains1202002-10-12
11.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains1132002-10-13
12.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3420Southern Allegheny Mountains402004-09-04
13.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1590Southern Allegheny Plateau4402004-10-08
14.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1670Southern Allegheny Plateau4602004-10-09
15.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex17082004-10-10
15.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4380Yew Mountains Area9602004-10-10
17.GrantBell Knob4150Canaan Valley Area2102006-10-14
18.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains14172008-10-10
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3180Western Allegheny Mountains402008-10-11
19.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1870Southern Allegheny Plateau1202008-10-11
21.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau2182008-10-12
22.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains6402009-10-09
23.LewisLewis County High Point1980Western Allegheny Mountains2402009-10-10
24.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau4842012-07-20
25.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area15902012-07-21
26.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau3782012-07-22
 MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0 
 MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area759 
 WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area171 
 NicholasHanging Rock3860Yew Mountains Area205 
 HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges907 
 MineralBlack Rock3180Northern Allegheny Mountains450 
 BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0 
 HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3030North Central Appalachian Ridges260 
 LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2940Southern Allegheny Mountains40 
 KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains358 
 MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2330North Central Appalachian Ridges20 
 BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1122 
 JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge628 
 WetzelWetzel County High Point1690Southern Allegheny Plateau440 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains176 
 MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau250 
 CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau374 
 WayneWayne County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau280 
 RoaneRoane County High Point1570Southern Allegheny Plateau180 
 TylerTyler County High Point1510Southern Allegheny Plateau240 
 RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau485 
 OhioOhio County High Point1430Southern Allegheny Plateau60 
 BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau182 
 HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau193 
 WirtRuble Knob1330Southern Allegheny Plateau389 
 PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau280 
 JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau335 
 CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau139 
 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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