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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
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains02002-10-12
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges  
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area 2006-10-14
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau 2012-07-20
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains  
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge  
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area  
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains0 
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau  
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau 2008-10-11
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau 2004-10-09
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains02004-09-04
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau  
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area 2004-10-10
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area  
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau  
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area  
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains 2002-06-08
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau  
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains 2001-07-29
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains 2001-07-29
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains  
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains 2008-10-10
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0 
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains 2009-10-10
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains  
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau 2004-10-08
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands 2001-07-28
55.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau0 
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area15702012-07-21
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau  
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains 2009-10-09
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges  
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau  
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0 
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains 2001-07-29
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau  
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau 2008-10-12
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau  
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau  
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains 2002-10-13
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau  
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands02001-07-28
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27811992-09-06
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands 2001-07-28
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges  
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex16882004-10-10
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau  
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau  
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains02008-10-11
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau  
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area 2001-07-28
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau  
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau 2012-07-22

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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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