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North Carolina County High Points

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

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.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Nantahala Mountains02006-09-11
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5000Unicoi Mountains02006-09-11
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest5602005-03-04
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest11352005-05-16
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest9202005-03-04
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest17252015-05-23
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge9002005-05-16
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 Piedmont3002005-08-08
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont7502005-04-23
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont2102005-12-06
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont4982005-08-09
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont5002005-09-30
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont02005-05-16
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont3102005-08-09
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont02005-06-24
38.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont02005-08-09
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont02005-05-29
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont2702005-05-25
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont2732005-06-25
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont3852005-06-25
43.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont2202005-06-11
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002004-12-30
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002004-12-30
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont602005-06-24
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont1902005-02-12
48.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont202005-02-26
49.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont1142005-06-01
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont202005-06-11
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont2102005-06-07
52.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont202005-06-25
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont2362005-08-07
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont1802005-08-07
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont702005-10-11
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont1422005-10-21
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002005-09-16
58.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont902005-11-18
58.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont1402005-06-10
60.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont902005-09-16
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont1162005-09-16
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont722005-09-16
63.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont202005-10-11
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont402005-10-14
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont302005-06-09
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont802009-01-18
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont502005-10-11
68.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont402005-06-09
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point242Eastern Carolina Piedmont82005-10-17
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont102006
71.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont332005-10-19
72.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont432005-10-28
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont02011-07-16
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont232011-09-11
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-03-26
76.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont172005-10-19
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont202006-08-16
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont202005-10-19
79.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont02005-10-20
80.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont382007-08-19
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont42015-03-28
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont282015-03-26
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont82009-01-18
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-03-26
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont712009-08-14
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont182009-01-18
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont232009-07-31
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont402008-07-19
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont242005-10-20
89.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont42005-10-20
89.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont572009-08-14
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont32009-01-18
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont32009-01-18
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont182009-08-16
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont52009-01-17
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont452009-08-16
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont272009-08-16
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont02015-03-28
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont02015-03-27
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont122009-01-17

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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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