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South Carolina County High Points

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

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont2522014-10-19
20.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont 2014-10-14
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont302013-11-15
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point--Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont842014-10-18
32.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont102013-11-15
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont202014-10-20
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont282013-11-14
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont  
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont45 
41.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont192013-11-11
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont452013-11-15
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-11
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont3152014-07-22
14.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont942014-10-18
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont1852014-10-17
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont282013-11-12
37.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont52014-10-21
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont502013-11-10
34.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont232011-11-06
38.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont22014-10-21
17.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont182014-10-20
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont1702014-10-21
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont132013-11-12
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2013-11-11
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest5572014-07-22
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont302014-10-18
36.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont 2014-10-21
40.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont282011-11-06
42.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont32013-11-14
21.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont1502014-10-22
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002014-10-22
8.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont1632014-10-18
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont1302013-11-12
18.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont292014-10-20
39.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont32007-11-18
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont1402014-10-17
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont1502014-10-19
10.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont3002014-10-18
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest5342014-10-19
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont52013-11-15
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest7541996-03-15
23.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont802014-10-21
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont1602014-10-20
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest2762014-07-22
27.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont02013-11-12
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont1252014-10-18
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont 2014-10-21
6.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont2802014-10-17

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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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