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North Carolina County High Points

Showing John Zakhar's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (12 out of 100, or 12%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60912008-03-08
2.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains16012008-03-08
3.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains35052008-03-08
4.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6180Roan-Unaka Mountains6682008-03-08
5.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24462008-03-08
5.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24462008-03-08
7.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5580Unicoi Mountains34402008-03-08
8.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28392008-03-08
8.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28392008-03-08
10.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region4922008-03-08
11.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4300N NC Blue Ridge Crest 2008-03-08
12.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45132008-05-15
 BuncombePotato Knob6420Black Mountains80 
 JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3030 
 TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6020Great Balsam Mountains200 
 McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest485 
 HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5300Great Balsam Mountains200 
 AsheThe Peak5180Beech-Snake-Rich880 
 CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5060Unicoi Mountains40 
 AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1155 
 WilkesThompkins Knob4100N NC Blue Ridge Crest  
 RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1745 
 SurryFisher Peak3590South Virginia Blue Ridge  
 PolkTryon Peak3300South NC Blue Ridge Crest1469 
 ClevelandBenn Knob2900Western Carolina Piedmont440 
 StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1449 
 AlexanderHickory Knob2570Eastern Carolina Piedmont980 
 CatawbaBaker Mountain1790Western Carolina Piedmont620 
 YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont605 
 IredellFox Mountain1750Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont760 
 LincolnBuffalo Knob1500Western Carolina Piedmont  
 DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont503 
 RandolphShepherd Mountain1155Eastern Carolina Piedmont510 
 ForsythForsyth County High Point1110Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RowanYoungs Mountain1095Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RockinghamRockingham County High Point1050Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DavieDavie County High Point1015Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GuilfordGuilford County High Point1005Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 AlamanceCane Creek Mountains975Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 StanlyMorrow Mountain905Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PersonRoxboro Hill895Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CabarrusCabarrus County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit885Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 OrangeOcconeechee Mountain865Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 UnionUnion County High Point785Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak775Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GranvilleGranville County High Point745Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 MooreMoore County High Point735Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RichmondRichmond County High Point625Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HokeHoke County High Point555Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 LeeLee County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WakeWake County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HarnettBig Ridge495Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WarrenWarren County High Point485Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point395Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 JohnstonJohnston County High Point375Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point375Virginia Piedmont  
 NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WilsonWilson County High Point325Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WayneWayne County High Point197Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BladenBladen County High Point172Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 LenoirLenoir County High Point167Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GreeneGreene County High Point141Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 JonesJones County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PenderPender County High Point117Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont  
 HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont  
 MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont  
 New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point77Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BeaufortBeaufort County High Point69Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CurrituckLuark Hill69Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont  
 PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont  
 PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
 CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
 PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont  
 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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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