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North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing Chris Post's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (33 out of 203, or 16.26%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
 Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Albert Mountain5220240Georgia Blue Ridge.42004-04-25
2.Wayah Bald5342162Nantahala Mountains1.12004-04-26
3.Standing Indian54992839Georgia Blue Ridge32.42004-04-27
4.Cheoah Bald50622377Cheoah Mountains8.22004-04-28
5.Thunderhead Mountain55271107Western Great Smoky Mountains7.92004-05-02
 Rocky Top544161Western Great Smoky Mountains.32004-05-02
5.Brier Knob5215355Western Great Smoky Mountains1.22004-05-02
7.Clingmans Dome66434513Central Great Smoky Mountains70.72004-05-03
7.Mount Collins6188465Central Great Smoky Mountains1.42004-05-03
7.Silers Bald5607247Central Great Smoky Mountains1.42004-05-03
 Jenkins Knob558073Central Great Smoky Mountains.22004-05-03
7.Cold Spring Knob5220360Central Great Smoky Mountains1.72004-05-03
11.Charlies Bunion5580160Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.42004-05-04
11.Porters-False Peak5572272Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.22004-05-04
 The Sawteeth5452112Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.32004-05-04
13.Mount Sequoyah6003183Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.62004-05-05
14.Mount Guyot66211601Eastern Great Smoky Mountains16.72004-05-06
14.Cosby Knob5180486Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.72004-05-06
14.Sunup Knob5020200Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.72004-05-06
17.Big Bald55162576Bald Mountains15.92004-05-14
17.Little Bald5220320Bald Mountains1.32004-05-14
19.Unaka Mountain51901450Roan-Unaka Mountains8.22004-05-16
20.Roan High Knob62853505Roan-Unaka Mountains18.82004-05-17
21.Grassy Ridge Bald6180668Roan-Unaka Mountains2.32004-05-18
 Jane Bald582080Roan-Unaka Mountains.42004-05-18
21.Round Bald5820200Roan-Unaka Mountains.62004-05-18
21.Hump Mountain5587927Roan-Unaka Mountains4.32004-05-18
21.Little Hump Mountain5460480Roan-Unaka Mountains1.32004-05-18
25.Richland Balsam64103030Great Balsam Mountains27.12016-10-26 c
26.Fryingpan Mountain5340400Great Balsam Mountains2.32016-10-26 d
27.Snowball Mountain5380480Great Craggy Mountains1.12016-10-27 c
 Hawkbill Rock4980120Great Craggy Mountains.22016-10-27 d
28.Mount Gibbes6540440Black Mountains2.02016-10-28 a
29.Mount Mitchell66846092Black Mountains1189.02016-10-28 b
30.Mount Craig6647307Black Mountains.92016-10-28 c
31.Green Knob5100800N NC Blue Ridge Crest2.52016-10-28 d
32.Attic Window Peak5900280N NC Blue Ridge Crest.82016-10-28 e
33.Grandfather Mountain59462446N NC Blue Ridge Crest14.72016-10-28 f
 Cattail Peak6620160Black Mountains1.5 
 Balsam Cone6620400Black Mountains.9 
 Clingmans Peak654080Black Mountains2.3 
 Potato Hill6475135Black Mountains.2 
 Potato Knob642080Black Mountains.3 
 Mount Chapman6417597Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.3 
 Old Black6370190Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Blackstock Knob6340480Black Mountains1.6 
 Mount Hallback6329149Black Mountains.9 
 Celo Knob6327627Black Mountains3.5 
 Waterrock Knob62921947Plott Balsams10.6 
 Roan High Bluff6267167Roan-Unaka Mountains1.5 
 Mount Lyn Lowry6260400Plott Balsams1.5 
 Browning Knob6260160Plott Balsams.3 
 Luftee Knob6234334Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.2 
 Percys Peak6220120Black Mountains.3 
 Cloudland Mountain622080Roan-Unaka Mountains.3 
 Gibbs Mountain6220160Black Mountains.7 
 Mount Kephart6217677Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.7 
 Black Balsam Knob6214989Great Balsam Mountains6.9 
 Winter Star Mountain6203303Black Mountains1.0 
 Marks Knob6169269Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.1 
 Big Cataloochee Mountain6155655Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.6 
 Mount Ambler6140106Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Grassy Ridge614080Roan-Unaka Mountains.3 
 Tricorner Knob6140200Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 Mount Hardy6140800Great Balsam Mountains3.4 
 Mount Hardison6134114Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.6 
 Thermo Knob610080Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 Craggy Dome61001040Great Craggy Mountains3.4 
 Reinhart Knob6100240Great Balsam Mountains1.0 
 Plott Balsam Mountain6088388Plott Balsams1.6 
 Grassy Cove Top6060360Great Balsam Mountains1.2 
 Tennent Mountain6060160Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Sam Knob6060400Great Balsam Mountains1.0 
 Yellow Face6032332Plott Balsams1.0 
 Cold Mountain60301010Great Balsam Mountains4.3 
 Shining Rock6020280Great Balsam Mountains1.3 
 Chestnut Bald6020200Great Balsam Mountains1.3 
 Silvermine Bald598080Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Cataloochee Balsam59701547Eastern Great Smoky Mountains6.1 
 Bullhead Mountain5940360Great Craggy Mountains.8 
 Big Butt5940720Black Mountains2.9 
 Andrews Bald5940200Central Great Smoky Mountains.8 
 Rough Butt Bald5940520Great Balsam Mountains2.1 
 Cold Spring Knob5940320Great Balsam Mountains1.0 
 Laurel Top5907447Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.9 
 Flower Knob5900120Great Balsam Mountains.3 
 Stairs Mountain5900110Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Chiltoes Mountain5900320Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.3 
 Green Knob5900160Great Balsam Mountains1.4 
 Craggy Pinnacle5892233Great Craggy Mountains.5 
 Lone Bald5880300Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Little Sam Knob5862202Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Eagle Rocks5849349Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.0 
 MacRae Peak5845185N NC Blue Ridge Crest.1 
 Mount Sterling5842663Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.8 
 Spot Knob5820240Great Balsam Mountains.7 
 Blackrock Mountain5810190Plott Balsams1.3 
 Old Bald5780240Great Balsam Mountains1.0 
 Dog Loser Knob5761141Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Devils Courthouse5740120Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Balsam High Top5740280Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.6 
 Herrin Knob5740240Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Little Bearpen North5740160Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Mount Pisgah57211381Great Balsam Mountains5.6 
 Point Misery5715375Black Mountains1.2 
 Masa Knob5700186Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Flat Spring Knob5700200Black Mountains.4 
 Craggy Gardens5700200Great Craggy Mountains.4 
 Lickstone Bald5700806Great Balsam Mountains2.2 
 Steestachee Bald5700560Great Balsam Mountains2.4 
 Peak 56805700324Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.1 
 The Pinnacle5665485N NC Blue Ridge Crest1.7 
 Little Bald Knob5660532Eastern Great Smoky Mountains3.3 
 Spruce Mountain5647107Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.8 
 Little Butt562080Black Mountains.3 
 Graveyard Ridge5620200Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Buck Knob5620440Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.0 
 Brown Lead5620320Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Grassy Bald5613113Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Rich Mountain Bald5583363Great Balsam Mountains2.1 
 Beartrap Knob5580120Great Balsam Mountains.3 
 Huckleberry Knob55803440Unicoi Mountains29.4 
 Snake Mountain55802280Beech-Snake-Rich16.0 
 Buck Knob5580160Great Balsam Mountains.3 
 Laurel Patch Bald5580320Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Tanasee Bald5580160Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Campbell Lick5576236Plott Balsams1.1 
 Gage Bald5574194Great Balsam Mountains.6 
 Bear Ridge554888Black Mountains.3 
 Fork River Bald554040Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Elk Knob55401040Beech-Snake-Rich1.7 
 Charley Bald5540200Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Hemphill Bald5540360Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.2 
 Big Pine Mountain553373Black Mountains.3 
 Old Butt Knob5525145Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Snake Mountain-North Peak551858Beech-Snake-Rich.4 
 Little Yellow Mountain5504651Roan-Unaka Mountains1.9 
 Whim Knob5501361Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Beech Mountain55001480Beech-Snake-Rich6.2 
 Bunches Bald55001004Eastern Great Smoky Mountains3.1 
 Big Junction East5500280Unicoi Mountains1.6 
 Setzer Mountain5500200Plott Balsams.5 
 Brush Fence Ridge5500160Black Mountains.4 
 Pecks Corner South5490190Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.3 
 Walker Knob5482142Black Mountains.3 
 Doubletop Mountain5481941Great Balsam Mountains3.3 
 Beartown Mountain5480140Roan-Unaka Mountains.5 
 Haw Knob5472212Unicoi Mountains.8 
 Snaggy Bald5471571Great Balsam Mountains1.7 
 Blockhouse Mountain5470610Western Great Smoky Mountains1.3 
 Lost Knob5467167Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Soco Bald546080Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Wine Spring Bald54601720Nantahala Mountains9.8 
 Breakneck Ridge5460560Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.5 
 Hawk Mountain5460320Roan-Unaka Mountains.8 
 Ogle Ridge5460280Black Mountains.9 
 Big Yellow Mountain5460200Roan-Unaka Mountains2.0 
 Coxcomb Mountain54431183Black Mountains2.3 
 Hooper Bald5429169Unicoi Mountains.8 
 Bald Knob5420200N NC Blue Ridge Crest.6 
 Walker Bald5420680Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.3 
 Pinnacle Bald5420280Plott Balsams.7 
 Parker Knob5420160Great Balsam Mountains.3 
 Peak 54015401341Plott Balsams.8 
 Stratton Bald53801080Unicoi Mountains3.4 
 Sugartree Licks North5380240Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Graybeard Mountain5380360N NC Blue Ridge Crest1.7 
 Rich Mountain Bald5372952Beech-Snake-Rich1.2 
 The Narrows534080Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Crabtree Bald53402720Newfound Mountain Region11.6 
 Rocky Bald5340440Nantahala Mountains1.1 
 Moody Top5320340Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.0 
 Big Bald53071167Roan-Unaka Mountains4.6 
 Linville Peak530080N NC Blue Ridge Crest.2 
 Little Pisgah Mountain5300200Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Little Bald Mountain5300360Great Balsam Mountains1.2 
 Big Bald5300360Great Balsam Mountains.8 
 Birdstand Mountain5300280Great Balsam Mountains.9 
 Bearpen Knob528868Great Craggy Mountains.3 
 Heintooga Bald5266206Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 High Top5263403Great Balsam Mountains1.7 
 Tusquitee Bald52601760Nantahala Mountains7.8 
 Yellow Bald52601040Georgia Blue Ridge3.1 
 Rocky Knob South5260200N NC Blue Ridge Crest.7 
 Copper Ridge Bald52561020Nantahala Mountains3.8 
 Saddle Tree Gap Peak5249389Unicoi Mountains1.4 
 Lane Pinnacle5230610Great Craggy Mountains1.6 
 Sugar Mountain52201120N NC Blue Ridge Crest3.1 
 Siler Bald52201080Nantahala Mountains2.1 
 Hanging Rock52201040Beech-Snake-Rich2.6 
 Potato Hill Bald5219328Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.9 
 Potrock Bald5215195Nantahala Mountains.7 
 Tater Hill519494Beech-Snake-Rich.5 
 High Rocks5190730Central Great Smoky Mountains4.8 
 Lower Hughes Ridge5188368Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.0 
 Coward Bald5187327Great Balsam Mountains.7 
 Ledge Bald5184114Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Beech Knob5180120Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Hangover518080Unicoi Mountains.4 
 Elk Hollow Ridge5180120Roan-Unaka Mountains.4 
 Middle Top5180140Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Newton Bald5180600Central Great Smoky Mountains5.1 
 The Peak5180880Beech-Snake-Rich5.4 
 Licklog Mountain5180200Black Mountains.7 
 Nettle Creek Bald5180598Central Great Smoky Mountains3.5 
 South Hooper Bald5180440Unicoi Mountains.7 
 Beech Mountain-East Summit5180200Beech-Snake-Rich1.2 
 Upper Highland Ridge5166266Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.1 
 High Knob5163103Black Mountains.3 
 Little Haw Knob5160140Unicoi Mountains.4 
 Sandymush Bald5152492Newfound Mountain Region2.7 
 Peak 51495149249Nantahala Mountains.9 
 Indian Knob5137437Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.1 
 De Armond Bald5136196Western Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Yellow Mountain51271547South NC Blue Ridge Crest15.2 
 Rich Benchmark5106526Great Balsam Mountains1.6 
 Ross Knob5100102Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Big Butt5100360Georgia Blue Ridge.8 
 Pilot Mountain5100541Great Balsam Mountains1.9 
 Bluff Mountain51001640Beech-Snake-Rich4.0 
 Yellow Spot5100240Roan-Unaka Mountains1.0 
 Rocky Bald5100220Nantahala Mountains1.0 
 Purchase Knob5086346Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.2 
 Bearwallow Knob5085305Black Mountains.5 
 North Eaglenest Mountain5071531Plott Balsams2.5 
 Mount Squires5070210Western Great Smoky Mountains1.0 
 Soco Gap North5065245Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.8 
 Docks Gap East5065165Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 Little Bald Knob5060640Georgia Blue Ridge1.3 
 Big Scaly5060320Georgia Blue Ridge.5 
 Mount Davis5060360Central Great Smoky Mountains1.4 
 Perry Top5060360Plott Balsams1.0 
 Cataloochee Divide5060280Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.9 
 Fie Top5060240Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.6 
 Dead Line Ridge5060160Nantahala Mountains.4 
 Green Knob5056523Great Balsam Mountains1.9 
 Becks Bald5053433Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.8 
 Seniard Mountain505272Great Balsam Mountains.2 
 Ridgepole Mountain5043703Georgia Blue Ridge2.3 
 Cammerer Ridge5042800Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.1 
 Eaglenest Ridge5040220Plott Balsams.9 
 Pinnacle Mountain502080Georgia Blue Ridge.2 
 Leatherwood Top502060Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.3 
 Blue Knob5020600Black Mountains1.1 
 Yellow Mountain5020679Georgia Blue Ridge1.2 
 Lower Hyatt Ridge5020600Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.9 
 Three Top Mountain50201289Beech-Snake-Rich2.4 
 Shortoff Mountain5020920South NC Blue Ridge Crest1.9 
 Three Top Mountain-Big Rock5020160Beech-Snake-Rich2.1 
 Matlock Bald501474Nantahala Mountains.4 
 Boteler Peak50101331Nantahala Mountains6.1 
 Weatherman Bald4980160Nantahala Mountains.4 
 Peak 49604980280Newfound Mountain Region.5 
 Wolfden Knob4980160Great Craggy Mountains.4 

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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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