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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Denis Dean's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (68 out of 100, or 68%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont711999
2.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60892003-08-31
3.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45032003-09-20
4.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains34852005-07-06
4.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains6482005-07-06
6.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains34002005-07-09
7.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains1602006-08-04
7.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains1602006-08-04
7.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30102006-08-04
7.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest17252006-08-04
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest4652006-08-05
11.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains402006-08-05
13.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont02006-08-06
13.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont02006-08-06
13.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont1902006-08-06
16.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont572006-08-08
17.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont272006-08-09
18.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont702006-08-11
18.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont202006-08-11
18.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont802006-08-11
18.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont3102006-08-11
22.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont332007-08-04
22.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont232007-08-04
22.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont242007-08-04
22.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont42007-08-04
22.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont302007-08-04
22.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont172007-08-04
28.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest9202007-08-06
28.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262007-08-06
28.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262007-08-06
28.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest5602007-08-06
32.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region4722008-12-23
33.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont7502009-07-22
33.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont1802009-07-22
33.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont3852009-07-22
33.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002009-07-22
37.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains15812012-03-22
38.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192012-11-18
38.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192012-11-18
40.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Nantahala Mountains02013-12-23
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5000Unicoi Mountains02013-12-23
41.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge9002014-07-21
42.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont722015-11-06
42.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002015-11-06
42.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont902015-11-06
42.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont902015-11-06
42.RobesonRobeson County High Point242Eastern Carolina Piedmont82015-11-06
47.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont2202015-11-07
47.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002015-11-07
47.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont2702015-11-07
47.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont1422015-11-07
47.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont202015-11-07
47.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont202015-11-07
47.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont202015-11-07
47.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-11-07
47.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-11-07
56.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich8402015-11-25
57.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont4982016-05-14
57.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont5002016-05-14
57.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont2362016-05-14
57.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont2732016-05-14
61.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont3002016-05-15
61.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest14302016-05-15
61.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont9602016-05-15
61.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest11352016-05-15
65.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont6002016-05-16
65.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont4002016-05-16
65.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont14392016-05-16
68.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont2102017-06-23
 YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont595 
 CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont60 
 GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont210 
 ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont114 
 SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
 NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont50 
 WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont43 
 DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont116 
 WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont140 
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont38 
 OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
 BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont28 
 HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont8 
 MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
 PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
 PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont18 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5 
 CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont45 
 GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont18 
 BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont23 
 New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
 PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
 TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont12 

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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 North Carolina, 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 1994 by Fred Lobdell, limited review by David Olson and Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by the web site, and manually verified.


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