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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Dave Dunham's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (24 out of 100, or 24%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.SwainClingmans Dome2025Central Great Smoky Mountains13732009-08-27
2.YanceyMount Mitchell2037Black Mountains18562009-08-28
3.WilkesThompkins Knob1244N NC Blue Ridge Crest 2010-08-27
3.YadkinClick Benchmark535Eastern Carolina Piedmont1812010-08-27
5.SurryFisher Peak1091South Virginia Blue Ridge 2010-08-28
6.GatesGates County High Point26Virginia Piedmont 2010-12-02
6.CamdenCamden County High Point6Virginia Piedmont 2010-12-02
8.DareJockeys Ridge30Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2010-12-04
9.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point271Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2010-12-11
10.AlleghanyCatherine Knob1273N NC Blue Ridge Crest3462011-08-26
10.StokesMoores Knob786Eastern Carolina Piedmont4392011-08-26
10.ForsythForsyth County High Point335Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2011-08-26
10.RowanYoungs Mountain332Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2011-08-26
10.DavieDavie County High Point308Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2011-08-26
15.MitchellRoan High Knob1916Roan-Unaka Mountains10632012-08-23
15.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald1878Roan-Unaka Mountains1982012-08-23
15.McDowellThe Pinnacle1727N NC Blue Ridge Crest1422012-08-23
18.BurkeLong Arm Mountain1305N NC Blue Ridge Crest 2012-08-24
19.JacksonRichland Balsam1954Great Balsam Mountains9182013-06-27
19.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald1829Great Balsam Mountains492013-06-27
19.ClayStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge8592013-06-27
19.MaconStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge8592013-06-27
19.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain1609Great Balsam Mountains482013-06-27
24.GrahamHuckleberry Knob1695Unicoi Mountains10372013-06-28
 HaywoodMount Guyot2018Eastern Great Smoky Mountains482 
 BuncombePotato Knob1951Black Mountains12 
 CaldwellGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest739 
 WataugaGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest739 
 AsheThe Peak1573Beech-Snake-Rich256 
 MadisonSandymush Bald1570Newfound Mountain Region144 
 CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge1536Unicoi Mountains0 
 RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain1209South NC Blue Ridge Crest526 
 PolkTryon Peak1000South NC Blue Ridge Crest436 
 ClevelandBenn Knob878Western Carolina Piedmont122 
 AlexanderHickory Knob780Eastern Carolina Piedmont292 
 CatawbaBaker Mountain543Western Carolina Piedmont183 
 IredellFox Mountain530Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GastonThe Pinnacle515Western Carolina Piedmont228 
 LincolnBuffalo Knob451Western Carolina Piedmont  
 DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain362Eastern Carolina Piedmont152 
 RandolphShepherd Mountain351Eastern Carolina Piedmont153 
 RockinghamRockingham County High Point317Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GuilfordGuilford County High Point305Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 AlamanceCane Creek Mountains296Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 MontgomeryDark Mountain290Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 StanlyMorrow Mountain274Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CabarrusCabarrus County High Point271Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PersonRoxboro Hill271Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit268Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 OrangeOcconeechee Mountain262Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 UnionUnion County High Point238Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ChathamChatham County High Point236Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak235Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GranvilleGranville County High Point226Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 MooreMoore County High Point223Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 AnsonGordon Mountain194Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RichmondRichmond County High Point189Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 VanceVance County High Point174Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 FranklinFranklin County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HokeHoke County High Point168Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 LeeLee County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WakeWake County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HarnettBig Ridge149Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point148Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ScotlandScotland County High Point147Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WarrenWarren County High Point146Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point119Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 JohnstonJohnston County High Point113Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point113Virginia Piedmont  
 NashNash County High Point110Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WilsonWilson County High Point98Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 RobesonRobeson County High Point73Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 SampsonSampson County High Point70Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WayneWayne County High Point59Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BladenBladen County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 DuplinDuplin County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 LenoirLenoir County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point43Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GreeneGreene County High Point42Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ColumbusColumbus County High Point40Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PittPitt County High Point39Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 JonesJones County High Point38Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 PenderPender County High Point35Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 OnslowOnslow County High Point34Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BertieBertie County High Point30Virginia Piedmont  
 HertfordHertford County High Point29Virginia Piedmont  
 MartinMartin County High Point28Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BrunswickBrunswick County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CravenCraven County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CurrituckLuark Hill20Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 BeaufortBeaufort County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 ChowanChowan County High Point16Virginia Piedmont  
 PerquimansPerquimans County High Point16Virginia Piedmont  
 PamlicoPamlico County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 WashingtonWashington County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CarteretCarteret County High Point14Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HydeOcracoke Island High Point8Eastern Carolina Piedmont8 
 PasquotankPasquotank County High Point6Virginia Piedmont  
 TyrrellTyrrell County High Point5Eastern 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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