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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Peter Barr's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (93 out of 100, or 93%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60892004-09-04
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45032004-05-15
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains15812004-10-03
4.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30102005-03-26
5.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains402005-05-14
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains34852004-08-28
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains6482004-08-28
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains1602004-10-30
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262005-03-04
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262005-03-04
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest4652005-09-03
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains34002006-09-11
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192006-08-22
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192006-08-22
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains1602005-04-10
16.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich8402005-05-16
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region4722006-12-28
18.CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Unicoi Mountains02006-09-11
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest 2005-03-04
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest11352005-05-16
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest 2005-03-04
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1725 
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge 2005-05-16
24.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest14302005-04-23
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont4002005-12-06
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont14392006-01-16
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont9602005-12-06
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont6002005-03-04
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont5952005-08-08
30.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-08-08
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont7502005-04-23
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont 2005-12-06
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont4982005-08-09
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont5002005-09-30
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-05-16
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-08-09
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-06-24
38.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-08-09
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-05-29
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-05-25
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-06-25
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-06-25
43.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-06-11
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2004-12-30
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2004-12-30
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-06-24
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-02-12
48.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-02-26
49.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-06-01
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-06-11
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-06-07
52.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-06-25
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-08-07
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-08-07
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-11
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-21
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-09-16
58.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-11-18
58.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-06-10
60.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-09-16
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-09-16
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-09-16
63.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-11
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-14
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-06-09
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont 2009-01-18
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-11
68.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-06-09
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-17
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006
71.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-19
72.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-28
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2011-07-16
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2011-09-11
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
76.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-19
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2006-08-16
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-19
79.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-20
80.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-08-19
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
82.DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2009-08-15
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont  
84.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont 2009-01-18
85.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont 2009-01-18
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2009-07-31
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2008-07-19
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-20
89.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2005-10-20
89.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2009-08-14
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont 2009-01-18
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont 2009-01-18
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2009-08-16
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2009-01-17
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2009-08-16
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont272009-08-16
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2009-01-17

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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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