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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Fred Lobdell's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (89 out of 100, or 89%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60891986-08-25 a
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45031986-08-25 b
3.DareJockeys Ridge100Eastern Carolina Piedmont921995-02-26
4.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest4651995-07-15
5.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont14391995-09-03
5.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont01995-09-03
7.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont5001995-09-04
8.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains6481995-10-22 c
9.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains34851995-10-22 d
10.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24261995-10-23
10.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24261995-10-23
12.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest17251995-10-24
13.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains1601995-11-23 b
14.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains1601995-11-24
15.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28191995-11-25
15.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28191995-11-25
17.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont7501995-11-26
18.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30101996-05-17
19.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains15811996-08-05 c
20.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains401996-08-07 a
21.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest11351996-08-31
21.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge9001996-08-31
23.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest9201996-09-01
23.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont5951996-09-01
23.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont3001996-09-01
26.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont1901996-10-05
26.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont201996-10-05
28.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains34001996-10-24 a
29.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest14301996-10-27
30.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest5601996-11-27
31.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont6001996-12-23
32.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont571997-01-04
33.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont3851997-03-16
34.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont2101997-03-31
35.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont01997-08-30
36.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont4001997-08-31
37.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont3101997-10-28
37.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont2701997-10-28
39.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont31998-02-22
40.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont301998-02-28
40.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont201998-02-28
42.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont31998-03-01
43.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region4721998-03-11
44.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont01998-03-15
45.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont241998-04-10
46.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont271998-04-12
47.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont9601998-09-05
48.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont2201998-09-07
48.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont601998-09-07
48.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont701998-09-07
48.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont201998-09-07
48.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont801998-09-07
53.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont331998-10-04
53.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont171998-10-04
55.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont1421998-10-31
56.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont201999-01-01
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont1001999-01-02
57.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont901999-01-02
57.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont901999-01-02
57.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont721999-01-02
61.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont181999-01-16
61.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont451999-01-16
63.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont201999-01-17
63.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont381999-01-17
65.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont1141999-01-18
66.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich8401999-03-06
67.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont1801999-04-30
67.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont101999-04-30
69.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont4981999-05-01
69.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont2731999-05-01
69.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont1001999-05-01
69.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont1001999-05-01
73.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont2361999-05-02
73.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont231999-05-02
73.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont01999-05-02
76.CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5040Unicoi Mountains01999-05-17
77.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont2101999-06-25
77.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont1401999-06-25
79.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont182003-01-02
80.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont402005-10-14
81.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont02006-05-25
82.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont502006-06-02
82.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont402006-06-02
84.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont1162007-05-17
84.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont402007-05-17
86.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont82008-02-10
87.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont282013-03-21
88.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont232015-11-11 a
89.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont432015-11-11 b
 UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 RobesonRobeson County High Point240Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
 MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5 
 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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