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South Carolina County High Points

Showing Tom Layton's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (46 out of 46, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont3152010-08-14
2.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont2522010-11-26
3.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont942010-12-30 b
4.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont2802011-01-22 a
5.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest5572011-04-02 a
6.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest5342012-04-14 a
7.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont1632012-04-15
8.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont282012-11-23
9.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont1502012-12-23 a
10.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont302012-12-23 b
11.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont1402013-11-10 d
12.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont32013-11-10 f
13.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-11 a
14.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont192013-11-11 b
15.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont02013-11-11 c
16.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont282013-11-12 a
17.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont1302013-11-12 b
18.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont02013-11-12 c
19.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont132013-11-12 d
20.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest7542014-03-19 d
21.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest2762014-08-02
22.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont1252014-10-18
23.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont452014-10-19 b
24.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont52014-10-19 c
25.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont282014-10-19 d
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont 2014-10-20 a
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont45 
26.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont32014-10-20 b
27.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont302014-10-20 c
28.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont182014-10-20 d
29.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont1602014-10-20 e
30.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont02014-10-20 f
31.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont292014-10-20 g
32.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont3002014-10-20 h
33.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont202014-10-21 a
34.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont102014-10-21 b
35.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont02014-10-21 c
36.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont52014-10-21 d
37.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont22014-10-21 e
38.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont02014-10-21 h
39.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont1702014-10-21 i
40.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont802014-10-21 j
41.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont1502014-10-22 a
42.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002014-10-22 b
43.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont1852014-10-22 c
44.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont502014-10-22 d
45.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont232014-10-22 e
46.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont842015-09-06 b

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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 South 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 Carl Mills and Andy Martin, reviewed by Fred Lobdell.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points on this list provided by Michael Schwartz via the web site, and manually verified.


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