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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (55 out of 55, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands02004-05-29
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges11122004-05-31
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains1952004-05-26
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains1032008-05-16
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau1722008-05-14
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1292008-05-11
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3642008-05-17
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau4642008-05-17
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau4402008-05-13
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains6202004-05-26
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau4202008-05-16
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area1802002-04-29
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area9202002-04-26
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges2402004-05-31
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau1832008-05-14
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges8872004-05-30
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau1002008-05-15
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3252008-05-12
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge6232008-05-18
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3382004-05-28
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains2002008-05-16
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1662008-05-10
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains02004-05-27
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands02008-05-15
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau2502008-05-14
55.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau02008-05-12
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains02004-05-27
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area7492002-04-25
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains4202002-05-01
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains10822004-05-27
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands02008-05-15
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges02002-04-25
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges02004-05-31
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area1852003-05-24
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau402008-05-14
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27811985-08 a5
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2702008-05-13
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex16882001-06-12
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains1002002-05-01
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau2082008-05-11
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains14002003-05-23
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area15702002-04-30
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4752008-05-13
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau1602008-05-17
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains14072003-05-23
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands02008-05-15
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area6002002-04-30
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau2202008-05-13
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains02004-05-29
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau2402008-05-10
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1512003-05-24
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau4202008-05-14
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau3792008-05-12
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau3682008-05-12
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains14002003-05-23

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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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