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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-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.SwainClingmans DomeNullCentral Great Smoky MountainsNull2009-08-27
2.YanceyMount MitchellNullBlack MountainsNull2009-08-28
3.WilkesThompkins Knob4100N NC Blue Ridge Crest9602010-08-27
3.YadkinClick BenchmarkNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull2010-08-27
5.SurryFisher Peak3590South Virginia Blue Ridge9202010-08-28
6.GatesGates County High PointNullVirginia PiedmontNull2010-12-02
6.CamdenCamden County High PointNullVirginia PiedmontNull2010-12-02
8.DareJockeys RidgeNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull2010-12-04
9.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont1102010-12-11
10.ForsythForsyth County High Point1110Eastern Carolina Piedmont202011-08-26
10.RowanYoungs Mountain1095Eastern Carolina Piedmont3202011-08-26
10.DavieDavie County High Point1015Eastern Carolina Piedmont102011-08-26
10.AlleghanyCatherine KnobNullN NC Blue Ridge CrestNull2011-08-26
10.StokesMoores KnobNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull2011-08-26
15.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6180Roan-Unaka MountainsNull2012-08-23
15.McDowellThe PinnacleNullN NC Blue Ridge CrestNull2012-08-23
15.MitchellRoan High KnobNullRoan-Unaka MountainsNull2012-08-23
18.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4300N NC Blue Ridge Crest6002012-08-24
19.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6020Great Balsam Mountains2002013-06-27
19.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5300Great Balsam Mountains2002013-06-27
19.JacksonRichland BalsamNullGreat Balsam MountainsNull2013-06-27
19.ClayStanding IndianNullGeorgia Blue RidgeNull2013-06-27
19.MaconStanding IndianNullGeorgia Blue RidgeNull2013-06-27
24.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5580Unicoi Mountains34402013-06-28
 BuncombePotato Knob6420Black Mountains80 
 AsheThe Peak5180Beech-Snake-Rich880 
 CherokeeLaurel Top-Southwest Ridge5060Unicoi Mountains40 
 PolkTryon Peak3300South NC Blue Ridge Crest1469 
 ClevelandBenn Knob2900Western Carolina Piedmont440 
 AlexanderHickory Knob2570Eastern Carolina Piedmont980 
 CatawbaBaker Mountain1790Western Carolina Piedmont620 
 IredellFox Mountain1750Eastern Carolina Piedmont320 
 LincolnBuffalo Knob1500Western Carolina PiedmontNull 
 RandolphShepherd Mountain1155Eastern Carolina Piedmont510 
 RockinghamRockingham County High Point1050Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 GuilfordGuilford County High Point1005Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
 AlamanceCane Creek Mountains975Eastern Carolina Piedmont280 
 StanlyMorrow Mountain905Eastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 PersonRoxboro Hill895Eastern Carolina Piedmont230 
 CabarrusCabarrus County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
 CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit885Eastern Carolina Piedmont70 
 OrangeOcconeechee Mountain865Eastern Carolina Piedmont200 
 UnionUnion County High Point785Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
 DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak775Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
 GranvilleGranville County High Point745Eastern Carolina Piedmont220 
 MooreMoore County High Point735Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
 RichmondRichmond County High Point625Eastern Carolina Piedmont190 
 HokeHoke County High Point555Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
 LeeLee County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont100 
 WakeWake County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont150 
 HarnettBig Ridge495Eastern Carolina Piedmont100 
 WarrenWarren County High Point485Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point395Eastern Carolina Piedmont50 
 JohnstonJohnston County High Point375Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point375Virginia Piedmont90 
 WilsonWilson County High Point325Eastern Carolina Piedmont50 
 WayneWayne County High Point198Eastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 BladenBladen County High Point173Eastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 LenoirLenoir County High Point167Eastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point141Eastern Carolina Piedmont6 
 GreeneGreene County High Point141Eastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 JonesJones County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont7 
 PenderPender County High Point118Eastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point78Eastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 BeaufortBeaufort County High Point69Eastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 CurrituckLuark Hill69Eastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 ChowanChowan County High PointNullVirginia PiedmontNull 
 PerquimansPerquimans County High PointNullVirginia PiedmontNull 
 PamlicoPamlico County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 WashingtonWashington County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 CarteretCarteret County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 HydeOcracoke Island High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 CravenCraven County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 OnslowOnslow County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 PasquotankPasquotank County High PointNullVirginia PiedmontNull 
 TyrrellTyrrell County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 BertieBertie County High PointNullVirginia PiedmontNull 
 HertfordHertford County High PointNullVirginia PiedmontNull 
 MartinMartin County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 BrunswickBrunswick County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 ColumbusColumbus County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 PittPitt County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 DuplinDuplin County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 RobesonRobeson County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 SampsonSampson County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 NashNash County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 CumberlandCumberland County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 ScotlandScotland County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 VanceVance County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 FranklinFranklin County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 DavidsonHigh Rock MountainNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 AnsonGordon MountainNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 ChathamChatham County High PointNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 GastonThe PinnacleNullWestern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 RutherfordSugarloaf MountainNullSouth NC Blue Ridge CrestNull 
 MontgomeryDark MountainNullEastern Carolina PiedmontNull 
 MadisonSandymush BaldNullNewfound Mountain RegionNull 
 HaywoodMount GuyotNullEastern Great Smoky MountainsNull 
 CaldwellGrandfather MountainNullN NC Blue Ridge CrestNull 
 WataugaGrandfather MountainNullN NC Blue Ridge CrestNull 

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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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