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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Tom Pomeroy's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (35 out of 100, or 35%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60892003-07-01
2.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont7502003-07-02
3.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45032006-08-05
4.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains34852007-07-04
4.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains6482007-07-04
6.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002008-01-26
7.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont3002008-03-02
7.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont3102008-03-02
9.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont6002008-03-28
9.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont2102008-03-28
11.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262008-03-29
11.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262008-03-29
13.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest9202008-04-12
13.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge9002008-04-12
15.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest17252008-04-13
16.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30102008-04-27
17.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont5952008-05-26
17.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont02008-05-26
19.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains402008-06-17
19.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest4652008-06-17
21.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains1602008-06-18
22.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192008-06-19
22.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192008-06-19
24.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains34002008-06-24
25.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont3852008-09-01
26.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont4002009-01-03
27.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont902009-03-28
28.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont272009-11-09
29.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains1602009-11-12
30.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002010-09-25
31.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont202012-03-09
32.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont14392012-04-21
32.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont9602012-04-21
34.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont2202012-07-18
34.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont202012-07-18
 HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581 
 AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich840 
 MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region472 
 CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Unicoi Mountains0 
 BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest560 
 AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1135 
 PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest1430 
 DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont498 
 RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont500 
 ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont270 
 MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont273 
 CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont60 
 OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont190 
 ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont114 
 DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont210 
 MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont236 
 RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont180 
 VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont70 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont142 
 HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont100 
 LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont90 
 WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont140 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont116 
 ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont72 
 WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
 NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont80 
 NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont50 
 WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 RobesonRobeson County High Point242Eastern Carolina Piedmont8 
 SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
 WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont33 
 BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont43 
 DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont23 
 EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont17 
 PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont38 
 OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
 BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont28 
 HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont8 
 MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont71 
 GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont18 
 BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont23 
 New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont24 
 CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
 CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont57 
 ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
 PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
 PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont18 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5 
 CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont45 
 CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
 PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
 TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont12 

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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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