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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Denis Dean's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (41 out of 100, or 41%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-05-05
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.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30102006-08-04
7.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains1602006-08-04
7.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains1602006-08-04
7.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest17252006-08-04
11.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains402006-08-05
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest4652006-08-05
13.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-08-06
13.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-08-06
13.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-08-06
16.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-08-08
17.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont272006-08-09
18.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-08-11
18.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-08-11
18.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-08-11
18.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont 2006-08-11
22.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-08-04
22.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-08-04
22.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-08-04
22.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-08-04
22.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-08-04
22.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-08-04
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 Crest 2007-08-06
28.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest 2007-08-06
32.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region4722008-12-23
33.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont7502009-07-22
33.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2009-07-22
33.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2009-07-22
33.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2009-07-22
37.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains15812012-03-22
38.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192012-11-18
38.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192012-11-18
40.CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Unicoi Mountains02013-12-23
41.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge 2014-07-21
 AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich840 
 AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1135 
 PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest1430 
 ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont400 
 StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1439 
 AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont960 
 CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont600 
 YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont595 
 IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont  
 DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont498 
 RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont500 
 ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont  
 HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont  
 MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont  
 BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont  
 PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont  
 PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
 PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
 TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont  

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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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