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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Scott Cockrell's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 100, or 2%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60941991-03-24
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45231993-06-30
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1621 
4.BuncombePotato Knob6440Black Mountains120 
5.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3050 
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3525 
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6200Roan-Unaka Mountains688 
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6040Great Balsam Mountains240 
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2466 
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2466 
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest505 
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5600Unicoi Mountains3480 
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2859 
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2859 
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5320Great Balsam Mountains240 
16.AsheThe Peak5200Beech-Snake-Rich920 
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region512 
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5080Nantahala Mountains40 
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5020Unicoi Mountains40 
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4320N NC Blue Ridge Crest640 
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1175 
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4120N NC Blue Ridge Crest1000 
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1765 
23.SurryFisher Peak3600South Virginia Blue Ridge940 
24.PolkTryon Peak3320South NC Blue Ridge Crest1509 
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2920Western Carolina Piedmont480 
26.AlexanderHickory Knob2580Eastern Carolina Piedmont1000 
27.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1459 
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1800Western Carolina Piedmont640 
29.IredellFox Mountain1760Eastern Carolina Piedmont340 
30.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont615 
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont770 
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1520Western Carolina Piedmont250 
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont508 
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1160Eastern Carolina Piedmont520 
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1120Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont330 
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1060Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
38.DavieDavie County High Point1020Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains980Eastern Carolina Piedmont290 
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont283 
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain910Eastern Carolina Piedmont395 
43.PersonRoxboro Hill900Eastern Carolina Piedmont240 
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point900Eastern Carolina Piedmont120 
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point900Eastern Carolina Piedmont120 
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit890Eastern Carolina Piedmont80 
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain870Eastern Carolina Piedmont210 
48.UnionUnion County High Point790Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
49.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak780Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
50.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont124 
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point750Eastern Carolina Piedmont230 
52.MooreMoore County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont246 
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point630Eastern Carolina Piedmont200 
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont80 
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont152 
57.HokeHoke County High Point560Eastern Carolina Piedmont120 
58.LeeLee County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
58.WakeWake County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont160 
60.HarnettBig Ridge500Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
61.WarrenWarren County High Point490Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
62.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont126 
63.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont82 
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point400Eastern Carolina Piedmont60 
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point380Eastern Carolina Piedmont50 
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point380Virginia Piedmont100 
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont60 
68.WilsonWilson County High Point330Eastern Carolina Piedmont60 
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point244Eastern Carolina Piedmont12 
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
71.WayneWayne County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont38 
72.BladenBladen County High Point175Eastern Carolina Piedmont48 
73.LenoirLenoir County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
74.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
75.GreeneGreene County High Point144Eastern Carolina Piedmont23 
76.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point142Eastern Carolina Piedmont12 
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
78.JonesJones County High Point131Eastern Carolina Piedmont13 
79.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
80.PenderPender County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont43 
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont28 
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont8 
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont78 
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont18 
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point80Eastern Carolina Piedmont45 
88.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont23 
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point72Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
89.CurrituckLuark Hill72Eastern Carolina Piedmont63 
91.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont18 
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5 
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont45 
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont17 

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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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