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South Carolina County High Points

Showing Michael Schwartz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (46 out of 46, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest7541967-09-15
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest5572008-12-05
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest5342002-02-08
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest2762008-12-05
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont3152002-02-06
6.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont2802002-02-05
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont842002-02-06
8.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont1632002-02-06
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont2522002-02-06
10.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont3002008-12-06
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont1252002-02-06
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002009-02-22
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont302008-12-06
14.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont942009-02-22
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont1852009-02-21
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont1602008-12-06
17.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont182008-12-07
18.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont292008-12-07
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont1702009-02-22
20.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont02008-12-07
21.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont1502009-02-22
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont1502004-01-10
23.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont802009-02-22
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont502009-02-22
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont452008-12-06
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont1302009-02-22
27.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont02009-02-22
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont52008-12-06
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont202008-12-07
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont1402009-02-21
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont302008-12-07
32.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont102008-12-07
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont282009-02-23
34.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont232009-02-23
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont132009-02-23
36.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont02008-12-08
37.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont52009-02-17
38.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont22009-02-19
39.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont32009-02-21
40.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont282008-12-09
41.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont192009-02-20
42.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont32008-12-08
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont02009-02-20
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont02009-02-16
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2009-05-30
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont282008-12-08
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont 2009-02-16
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont452008-12-08

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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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