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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Fred Lobdell's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (87 out of 100, or 87%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60891986-08-25
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45031986-08-25
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains15811996-08-05 c
4.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30101996-05-17
5.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains401996-08-07 a
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains34851995-10-22 d
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains6481995-10-22 c
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains1601995-11-23 b
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24261995-10-23
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24261995-10-23
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest4651995-07-15
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains34001996-10-24 a
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28191995-11-25
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28191995-11-25
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains1601995-11-24
16.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich8401999-03-06
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region4721998-03-11
18.CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Unicoi Mountains01999-05-17
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest 1996-11-27
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest11351996-08-31
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest 1996-09-01
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest17251995-10-24
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge 1996-08-31
24.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest14301996-10-27
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont4001997-08-31
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont14391995-09-03
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont9601998-09-05
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont6001996-12-23
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont5951996-09-01
30.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1996-09-01
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont7501995-11-26
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont 1997-03-31
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont4981999-05-01
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont5001995-09-04
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1995-09-03
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1997-10-28
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-05-25
38.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1998-03-15
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1997-08-30
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1997-10-28
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-05-01
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1997-03-16
43.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1998-09-07
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-05-01
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-05-01
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1998-09-07
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1996-10-05
48.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
49.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-01-18
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1996-10-05
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-06-25
52.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-01-01
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-05-02
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-04-30
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1998-09-07
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1998-10-31
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-01-02
58.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-01-02
58.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-06-25
60.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-01-02
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-05-17
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-01-02
63.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1998-09-07
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-14
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1998-02-28
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont 1998-09-07
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-06-02
68.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-06-02
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-04-30
71.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1998-10-04
72.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-05-02
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
76.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1998-10-04
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-01-17
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1998-02-28
79.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-05-02
80.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-01-17
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
82.DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1995-02-26
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont 2013-03-21
84.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont 2008-02-10
85.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont 2003-01-02
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-05-17
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1998-04-10
89.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
89.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1997-01-04
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont 1998-03-01
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont 1998-02-22
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-01-16
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont 1999-01-16
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont271998-04-12
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
100.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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