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South Carolina County High Points

Showing Charles Zerphey's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 46, or 45.65%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest7541996-03-15
2.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2007-11-18
3.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2011-11-06
3.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2011-11-06
5.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-10
6.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-11
6.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-11
6.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-11
9.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-12
9.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont02013-11-12
9.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-12
9.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-12
13.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-14
13.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-14
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont  
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont45 
15.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-15
15.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-15
15.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-15
15.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-15
19.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest 2014-07-22
19.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest2762014-07-22
19.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont3152014-07-22
 OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest  
 YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont280 
 AndersonAnderson County High Point--Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont  
 LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont  
 AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont252 
 NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont300 
 UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont  
 LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont  
 ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont  
 ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont  
 EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont  
 LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont  
 FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont170 
 AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont  
 KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont  
 RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont  
 BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont  
 MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont  
 ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont  
 DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont  
 WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern 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 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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