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North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks

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Showing Andrew Taulbee's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (23 out of 203, or 11.33%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
 Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Pisgah57211381Great Balsam Mountains5.82010-04-04
2.Craggy Pinnacle5892233Great Craggy Mountains.62010-04-10
3.Craggy Dome61001040Great Craggy Mountains3.52010-04-11
4.Bullhead Mountain5940360Great Craggy Mountains.92010-04-17
 Walker Knob5482142Black Mountains1.22010-04-17
5.Blackstock Knob6340480Black Mountains1.62010-04-18
6.Mount Mitchell66846091Black Mountains1189.02010-05-09
7.Mount Gibbes6540440Black Mountains2.12010-05-23
 Mount Hallback6329149Black Mountains.92010-05-23
8.Mount Craig6647307Black Mountains.92010-06-19
8.Cattail Peak6620160Black Mountains1.52010-06-19
8.Balsam Cone6620400Black Mountains.92010-06-19
 Potato Hill6475135Black Mountains.32010-06-19
8.Gibbs Mountain6220160Black Mountains.82010-06-19
8.Winter Star Mountain6203303Black Mountains1.12010-06-19
13.Cold Mountain60301010Great Balsam Mountains4.32010-10-30
13.Shining Rock6020280Great Balsam Mountains1.42010-10-30
 Stairs Mountain5900110Great Balsam Mountains.62010-10-30
15.Black Balsam Knob6214989Great Balsam Mountains7.12010-10-31
15.Grassy Cove Top6060360Great Balsam Mountains1.52010-10-31
15.Tennent Mountain6060160Great Balsam Mountains.72010-10-31
18.Sam Knob6060400Great Balsam Mountains1.22011-04-10
 Devils Courthouse5740120Great Balsam Mountains.52011-04-23
19.Mount Hardy6140800Great Balsam Mountains3.52011-04-24
19.Chestnut Bald6020200Great Balsam Mountains1.62011-04-24
21.Grandfather Mountain59462446N NC Blue Ridge Crest14.82011-05-29
 Jane Bald582080Roan-Unaka Mountains.82011-06-10
22.Round Bald5820200Roan-Unaka Mountains1.12011-06-10
23.Roan High Knob62853505Roan-Unaka Mountains18.82011-06-11
 Clingmans Dome66434513Central Great Smoky Mountains70.7 
 Mount Guyot66211601Eastern Great Smoky Mountains16.7 
 Clingmans Peak654080Black Mountains2.4 
 Potato Knob642080Black Mountains.5 
 Mount Chapman6417597Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.5 
 Richland Balsam64103030Great Balsam Mountains27.1 
 Old Black6370190Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Celo Knob6327627Black Mountains3.5 
 Waterrock Knob62921947Plott Balsams10.7 
 Roan High Bluff6267167Roan-Unaka Mountains1.5 
 Mount Lyn Lowry6260400Plott Balsams1.5 
 Browning Knob6260160Plott Balsams.3 
 Luftee Knob6234334Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.5 
 Percys Peak6220120Black Mountains.3 
 Cloudland Mountain622080Roan-Unaka Mountains.5 
 Mount Kephart6217677Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.8 
 Mount Collins6188465Central Great Smoky Mountains1.7 
 Grassy Ridge Bald6180668Roan-Unaka Mountains2.4 
 Marks Knob6169269Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.4 
 Big Cataloochee Mountain6155655Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.6 
 Mount Ambler6140106Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 Grassy Ridge614080Roan-Unaka Mountains.4 
 Tricorner Knob6140200Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.6 
 Mount Hardison6134114Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.6 
 Thermo Knob610080Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 Reinhart Knob6100240Great Balsam Mountains1.4 
 Plott Balsam Mountain6088388Plott Balsams1.7 
 Yellow Face6032332Plott Balsams1.2 
 Mount Sequoyah6003183Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.9 
 Silvermine Bald598080Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Cataloochee Balsam59701547Eastern Great Smoky Mountains6.2 
 Big Butt5940720Black Mountains3.7 
 Andrews Bald5940200Central Great Smoky Mountains1.5 
 Rough Butt Bald5940520Great Balsam Mountains2.3 
 Cold Spring Knob5940320Great Balsam Mountains1.9 
 Laurel Top5907447Eastern Great Smoky Mountains3.4 
 Flower Knob5900120Great Balsam Mountains.6 
 Attic Window Peak5900280N NC Blue Ridge Crest.8 
 Chiltoes Mountain5900320Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.3 
 Green Knob5900160Great Balsam Mountains1.5 
 Lone Bald5880300Great Balsam Mountains1.3 
 Little Sam Knob5862202Great Balsam Mountains.6 
 Eagle Rocks5849349Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.4 
 MacRae Peak5845185N NC Blue Ridge Crest.2 
 Mount Sterling5842663Eastern Great Smoky Mountains3.4 
 Spot Knob5820240Great Balsam Mountains.8 
 Blackrock Mountain5810190Plott Balsams1.4 
 Old Bald5780240Great Balsam Mountains1.1 
 Dog Loser Knob5761141Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Balsam High Top5740280Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.8 
 Herrin Knob5740240Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Little Bearpen North5740160Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Point Misery5715375Black Mountains1.4 
 Masa Knob5700186Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Flat Spring Knob5700200Black Mountains.4 
 Craggy Gardens5700200Great Craggy Mountains.5 
 Lickstone Bald5700806Great Balsam Mountains2.4 
 Steestachee Bald5700560Great Balsam Mountains2.4 
 Peak 56805700324Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.5 
 The Pinnacle5665485N NC Blue Ridge Crest2.0 
 Little Bald Knob5660532Eastern Great Smoky Mountains3.8 
 Little Butt562080Black Mountains.6 
 Graveyard Ridge5620200Great Balsam Mountains.9 
 Buck Knob5620440Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.1 
 Brown Lead5620320Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Grassy Bald5613113Great Balsam Mountains.6 
 Silers Bald5607247Central Great Smoky Mountains3.3 
 Hump Mountain5587927Roan-Unaka Mountains4.7 
 Rich Mountain Bald5583363Great Balsam Mountains2.3 
 Jenkins Knob558073Central Great Smoky Mountains1.2 
 Beartrap Knob5580120Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Huckleberry Knob55803440Unicoi Mountains29.4 
 Charlies Bunion5580160Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 Snake Mountain55802280Beech-Snake-Rich16.2 
 Buck Knob5580160Great Balsam Mountains.3 
 Laurel Patch Bald5580320Great Balsam Mountains.6 
 Tanasee Bald5580160Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Campbell Lick5576236Plott Balsams1.8 
 Gage Bald5574194Great Balsam Mountains.8 
 Porters-False Peak5572272Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.3 
 Bear Ridge554888Black Mountains.8 
 Elk Knob55401040Beech-Snake-Rich1.8 
 Charley Bald5540200Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Hemphill Bald5540360Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.2 
 Big Pine Mountain553373Black Mountains1.3 
 Thunderhead Mountain55271107Western Great Smoky Mountains7.9 
 Old Butt Knob5525145Great Balsam Mountains.6 
 Snake Mountain-North Peak551858Beech-Snake-Rich.5 
 Big Bald55162576Bald Mountains15.9 
 Little Yellow Mountain5504651Roan-Unaka Mountains2.2 
 Whim Knob5501361Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.0 
 Beech Mountain55001480Beech-Snake-Rich6.4 
 Bunches Bald55001004Eastern Great Smoky Mountains3.1 
 Big Junction East5500280Unicoi Mountains1.6 
 Setzer Mountain5500200Plott Balsams.7 
 Brush Fence Ridge5500160Black Mountains.7 
 Standing Indian54992839Georgia Blue Ridge32.4 
 Pecks Corner South5490190Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.0 
 Doubletop Mountain5481941Great Balsam Mountains3.8 
 Beartown Mountain5480140Roan-Unaka Mountains1.0 
 Haw Knob5472212Unicoi Mountains.8 
 Snaggy Bald5471571Great Balsam Mountains1.9 
 Blockhouse Mountain5470610Western Great Smoky Mountains1.3 
 Lost Knob5467167Great Balsam Mountains1.1 
 Soco Bald546080Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Wine Spring Bald54601720Nantahala Mountains9.8 
 Breakneck Ridge5460560Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.9 
 Hawk Mountain5460320Roan-Unaka Mountains.8 
 Peak 54405460280Black Mountains.9 
 Big Yellow Mountain5460200Roan-Unaka Mountains2.1 
 Little Hump Mountain5460480Roan-Unaka Mountains1.4 
 The Sawteeth5452112Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.6 
 Coxcomb Mountain54431183Black Mountains2.5 
 Rocky Top544161Western Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 Hooper Bald5429169Unicoi Mountains.8 
 Bald Knob5420200N NC Blue Ridge Crest.7 
 Walker Bald5420680Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.4 
 Pinnacle Bald5420280Plott Balsams1.5 
 Parker Knob5420160Great Balsam Mountains.8 
 Peak 54015401341Plott Balsams1.1 
 Snowball Mountain5380480Great Craggy Mountains1.5 
 Stratton Bald53801080Unicoi Mountains3.5 
 Sugartree Licks North5380240Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 Graybeard Mountain5380360N NC Blue Ridge Crest1.8 
 Rich Mountain Bald5372952Beech-Snake-Rich1.4 
 Wayah Bald5342162Nantahala Mountains1.2 
 The Narrows534080Great Balsam Mountains1.2 
 Crabtree Bald53402720Newfound Mountain Region11.6 
 Rocky Bald5340440Nantahala Mountains1.3 
 Fryingpan Mountain5340400Great Balsam Mountains2.4 
 Moody Top5320340Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.0 
 Big Bald53071167Roan-Unaka Mountains4.7 
 Linville Peak530080N NC Blue Ridge Crest.8 
 Little Pisgah Mountain5300200Great Balsam Mountains.7 
 Little Bald Mountain5300360Great Balsam Mountains1.4 
 Big Bald5300360Great Balsam Mountains.8 
 Birdstand Mountain5300280Great Balsam Mountains2.2 
 Bearpen Knob528868Great Craggy Mountains.7 
 Heintooga Bald5266206Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.1 
 High Top5263403Great Balsam Mountains1.8 
 Tusquitee Bald52601760Nantahala Mountains8.0 
 Yellow Bald52601040Georgia Blue Ridge3.2 
 Rocky Knob South5260200N NC Blue Ridge Crest.8 
 Copper Ridge Bald52561020Nantahala Mountains3.9 
 Saddle Tree Gap Peak5249389Unicoi Mountains1.6 
 Lane Pinnacle5230610Great Craggy Mountains1.6 
 Sugar Mountain52201120N NC Blue Ridge Crest3.2 
 Cold Spring Knob5220360Central Great Smoky Mountains2.6 
 Siler Bald52201080Nantahala Mountains2.3 
 Albert Mountain5220240Georgia Blue Ridge.4 
 Hanging Rock52201040Beech-Snake-Rich3.0 
 Little Bald5220320Bald Mountains2.1 
 Potato Hill Bald5219328Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.4 
 Potrock Bald5215195Nantahala Mountains.7 
 Brier Knob5215355Western Great Smoky Mountains1.5 
 Tater Hill519494Beech-Snake-Rich.7 
 High Rocks5190730Central Great Smoky Mountains5.5 
 Unaka Mountain51901450Roan-Unaka Mountains8.9 
 Lower Hughes Ridge5188368Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.7 
 Coward Bald5187327Great Balsam Mountains.9 
 Ledge Bald5184114Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.4 
 Beech Knob5180120Great Balsam Mountains.6 
 Hangover518080Unicoi Mountains.4 
 Elk Hollow Ridge5180120Roan-Unaka Mountains1.4 
 Newton Bald5180600Central Great Smoky Mountains5.9 
 Cosby Knob5180486Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.7 
 The Peak5180880Beech-Snake-Rich5.6 
 Licklog Mountain5180200Black Mountains.8 
 Nettle Creek Bald5180598Central Great Smoky Mountains4.1 
 South Hooper Bald5180440Unicoi Mountains.8 
 Beech Mountain-East Summit5180200Beech-Snake-Rich1.4 
 Upper Highland Ridge5166266Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.2 
 High Knob5163103Black Mountains1.3 
 Sandymush Bald5152492Newfound Mountain Region2.7 
 Peak 51495149249Nantahala Mountains.9 
 Indian Knob5137437Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.4 
 De Armond Bald5136196Western Great Smoky Mountains.6 
 Yellow Mountain51271547South NC Blue Ridge Crest15.5 
 Rich Benchmark5106526Great Balsam Mountains2.2 
 Ross Knob5100102Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Green Knob5100800N NC Blue Ridge Crest3.0 
 Big Butt5100360Georgia Blue Ridge.9 
 Pilot Mountain5100541Great Balsam Mountains2.6 
 Bluff Mountain51001640Beech-Snake-Rich4.1 
 Yellow Spot5100240Roan-Unaka Mountains1.9 
 Rocky Bald5100220Nantahala Mountains1.1 
 Purchase Knob5086346Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.5 
 Bearwallow Knob5085305Black Mountains1.7 
 North Eaglenest Mountain5071531Plott Balsams3.0 
 Mount Squires5070210Western Great Smoky Mountains1.5 
 Soco Gap North5065245Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.3 
 Docks Gap East5065165Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.2 
 Cheoah Bald50622377Cheoah Mountains8.2 
 Little Bald Knob5060640Georgia Blue Ridge2.0 
 Big Scaly5060320Georgia Blue Ridge1.2 
 Mount Davis5060360Central Great Smoky Mountains1.6 
 Perry Top5060360Plott Balsams1.5 
 Cataloochee Divide5060280Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.9 
 Fie Top5060240Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.8 
 Dead Line Ridge5060160Nantahala Mountains.5 
 Green Knob5056523Great Balsam Mountains2.3 
 Becks Bald5053433Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.8 
 Seniard Mountain505272Great Balsam Mountains1.4 
 Ridgepole Mountain5043703Georgia Blue Ridge3.0 
 Cammerer Ridge5042800Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.2 
 Eaglenest Ridge5040220Plott Balsams.9 
 Pinnacle Mountain502080Georgia Blue Ridge.5 
 Blue Knob5020600Black Mountains1.2 
 Yellow Mountain5020679Georgia Blue Ridge1.6 
 Lower Hyatt Ridge5020600Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.1 
 Three Top Mountain50201289Beech-Snake-Rich2.4 
 Shortoff Mountain5020920South NC Blue Ridge Crest2.0 
 Sunup Knob5020200Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Three Top Mountain-Big Rock5020160Beech-Snake-Rich2.1 
 Matlock Bald501474Nantahala Mountains.7 
 Boteler Peak50101331Nantahala Mountains6.1 
 Weatherman Bald4980160Nantahala Mountains.5 
 Peak 49604980280Newfound Mountain Region1.1 
 Hawkbill Rock4980120Great Craggy Mountains.5 

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List Description

The "Southern Sixers" or "South beyond 6000" peaks are well-known and get a great deal of attention, but the enormous amount of peaks in North Carolina over 5000 feet are not as well documented or attempted.

Acknowledgments:

Much of the groundwork for this list was done by Ivan Ash, who contributed large PDF files of all southeastern USA peaks over 4000 feet to the now-defunct "America's Roof" site.

Tom Pomeroy was instrumental in getting this long-dormant list cleaned up and published, and he helped with countless corrections and updates to the work done by Ivan and myself.

 


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