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South Carolina County High Points

Showing Roy Wallen's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (8 out of 46, or 17.39%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest7941991-11-02
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest 2014-07-22
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest  
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain1535South NC Blue Ridge Crest3542004-05-08
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1260Western Carolina Piedmont355Unknown
6.YorkHenry Knob1140Western Carolina Piedmont320 
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point--Fairview Church Northeast1063Western Carolina Piedmont Unknown
8.LaurensBig Knob955Western Carolina Piedmont Unknown
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont262Unknown
10.NewberryLittle Mountain820Western Carolina Piedmont320 
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont  
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point750Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point740Western Carolina Piedmont  
14.ChesterChester County High Point738Western Carolina Piedmont Unknown
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point690Western Carolina Piedmont  
17.LexingtonLexington County High Point679Western Carolina Piedmont  
18.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont  
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point660Western Carolina Piedmont190 
20.AikenAiken County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont  
21.KershawKershaw County High Point630Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point630Western Carolina Piedmont  
23.RichlandRichland County High Point580Western Carolina Piedmont  
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point460Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point453Western Carolina Piedmont  
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark450Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
27.SumterSumter County High Point440Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point433Western Carolina Piedmont  
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point400Western Carolina Piedmont  
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point350Western Carolina Piedmont  
32.BambergBamberg County High Point300Western Carolina Piedmont  
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point205Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
34.DillonDillon County High Point185Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
36.HamptonHampton County High Point160Western Carolina Piedmont  
37.ColletonColleton County High Point142Western Carolina Piedmont  
38.MarionMarion County High Point130Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
38.HorryHorry County High Point130Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
40.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont  
41.JasperJasper County High Point110Western Carolina Piedmont  
42.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont  
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point90Western Carolina Piedmont  
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point80Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point50Western Carolina Piedmont  
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point50Western Carolina Piedmont  
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point50Western Carolina Piedmont50 

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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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