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North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks

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Showing Rickey Shortt's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (108 out of 185, or 58.38%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Mitchell66846089Black Mountains1189.01991-06-08
2.Clingmans Dome66434503Central Great Smoky Mountains70.71993-07-31
3.Roan High Knob62853485Roan-Unaka Mountains18.81993-06-27
4.Huckleberry Knob55603400Unicoi Mountains29.42010-10-19
5.Richland Balsam64103010Great Balsam Mountains27.11996-08-31
6.Standing Indian54992819Georgia Blue Ridge32.42001-07-28
7.Crabtree Bald53202680Newfound Mountain Region11.62009-04-12
8.Big Bald55162556Bald Mountains15.91994-09-18
9.Grandfather Mountain59462426N NC Blue Ridge Crest14.71991-08-03
10.Cheoah Bald50622357Cheoah Mountains8.21998-03-28
11.Snake Mountain55602240Beech-Snake-Rich16.02000-12-02
12.Waterrock Knob62921947Plott Balsams10.61992-05-11
13.Tusquitee Bald52401720Nantahala Mountains7.82010-10-17
14.Wine Spring Bald54401680Nantahala Mountains9.82010-10-17
15.Bluff Mountain51001620Beech-Snake-Rich4.02011-04-30
16.Mount Guyot66211581Eastern Great Smoky Mountains16.72009-08-21
17.Cataloochee Balsam59701547Eastern Great Smoky Mountains6.1 
18.Yellow Mountain51271527South NC Blue Ridge Crest15.21999-05-08
19.Beech Mountain54801440Beech-Snake-Rich6.22010-09-18
20.Unaka Mountain51801420Roan-Unaka Mountains8.21995-10-29
21.Mount Pisgah57211361Great Balsam Mountains5.61998-06-14
22.Boteler Peak50101331Nantahala Mountains6.1 
23.Three Top Mountain50001269Beech-Snake-Rich2.42009-11-21
24.Coxcomb Mountain54431163Black Mountains2.3 
25.Big Bald53071147Roan-Unaka Mountains4.62010-01-23
26.Thunderhead Mountain55271087Western Great Smoky Mountains7.91997-11-08
27.Sugar Mountain52001080N NC Blue Ridge Crest3.12010-09-18
28.Stratton Bald53601040Unicoi Mountains3.4 
28.Siler Bald52001040Nantahala Mountains2.1 
30.Copper Ridge Bald52561020Nantahala Mountains3.8 
31.Craggy Dome60801000Great Craggy Mountains3.41999-06-19
31.Elk Knob55201000Beech-Snake-Rich1.72006-01-22
31.Yellow Bald52401000Georgia Blue Ridge3.1 
31.Hanging Rock52001000Beech-Snake-Rich2.62010-09-18
35.Cold Mountain6030990Great Balsam Mountains4.31995-07-29
36.Black Balsam Knob6214989Great Balsam Mountains6.91992-10-25
37.Bunches Bald5480984Eastern Great Smoky Mountains3.12017-09-09
38.Rich Mountain Bald5372932Beech-Snake-Rich1.22009-11-21
39.Doubletop Mountain5481921Great Balsam Mountains3.32016-08-26
40.Hump Mountain5587907Roan-Unaka Mountains4.31993-06-26
41.Shortoff Mountain5000880South NC Blue Ridge Crest1.91999-05-08
42.The Peak5160840Beech-Snake-Rich5.42009-02-21
43.Lickstone Bald5700806Great Balsam Mountains2.2 
44.Cammerer Ridge5042800Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.11994-05-07
45.Mount Hardy6120760Great Balsam Mountains3.41996-08-31
45.Green Knob5080760N NC Blue Ridge Crest2.52002-11-09
47.High Rocks5190710Central Great Smoky Mountains4.81999-12-25
48.Ridgepole Mountain5043683Georgia Blue Ridge2.3 
49.Big Butt5920680Black Mountains2.92004-03-07
50.Mount Sterling5842663Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.81995-02-04
51.Yellow Mountain5000659Georgia Blue Ridge1.22001-07-27
52.Mount Kephart6217657Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.71998-08-22
53.Little Yellow Mountain5504651Roan-Unaka Mountains1.92012-04-28
54.Grassy Ridge Bald6160648Roan-Unaka Mountains2.31993-06-27
55.Walker Bald5400640Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.32017-04-07 g
56.Big Cataloochee Mountain6155635Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.62009-08-21
57.Celo Knob6327607Black Mountains3.51996-04-20
58.Little Bald Knob5040600Georgia Blue Ridge1.3 
59.Blockhouse Mountain5470590Western Great Smoky Mountains1.3 
59.Lane Pinnacle5230590Great Craggy Mountains1.62005-11-20
61.Lower Hyatt Ridge5020580Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.9 
62.Nettle Creek Bald5160578Central Great Smoky Mountains3.5 
63.Mount Chapman6417577Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.32009-08-22
64.Newton Bald5160560Central Great Smoky Mountains5.1 
64.Blue Knob5000560Black Mountains1.1 
66.Snaggy Bald5471551Great Balsam Mountains1.7 
67.Green Knob5056523Great Balsam Mountains1.9 
68.Pilot Mountain5080521Great Balsam Mountains1.92002-06-22
69.Steestachee Bald5680520Great Balsam Mountains2.42017-12-02 e
69.Breakneck Ridge5440520Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.5 
71.Little Bald Knob5640512Eastern Great Smoky Mountains3.32017-04-07 c
72.North Eaglenest Mountain5071511Plott Balsams2.5 
73.Rich Benchmark5106506Great Balsam Mountains1.6 
74.Rough Butt Bald5920480Great Balsam Mountains2.1 
75.Sandymush Bald5152472Newfound Mountain Region2.72009-04-12
76.Cosby Knob5160466Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.7 
77.Mount Collins6188465Central Great Smoky Mountains1.41999-03-20
77.The Pinnacle5665465N NC Blue Ridge Crest1.71999-06-19
79.Blackstock Knob6320440Black Mountains1.61999-06-20
79.Little Hump Mountain5440440Roan-Unaka Mountains1.31993-06-26
79.Snowball Mountain5360440Great Craggy Mountains1.12005-11-20
82.Laurel Top5907427Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.9 
83.Indian Knob5137417Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.1 
84.Becks Bald5053413Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.8 
85.Mount Gibbes6520400Black Mountains2.01997-06-15
85.Buck Knob5600400Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.02017-04-07 b
85.Rocky Bald5320400Nantahala Mountains1.1 
85.South Hooper Bald5160400Unicoi Mountains.7 
89.High Top5263383Great Balsam Mountains1.7 
90.Saddle Tree Gap Peak5249369Unicoi Mountains1.41997-10-25
91.Plott Balsam Mountain6088368Plott Balsams1.62011-11-10
92.Balsam Cone6600360Black Mountains.91994-11-05
92.Mount Lyn Lowry6240360Plott Balsams1.52011-11-10
92.Sam Knob6040360Great Balsam Mountains1.01995-07-31
92.Fryingpan Mountain5320360Great Balsam Mountains2.32010-10-16
96.Point Misery5715355Black Mountains1.22004-03-07
97.Lower Hughes Ridge5188348Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.0 
98.Rich Mountain Bald5583343Great Balsam Mountains2.1 
99.Whim Knob5501341Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
100.Brier Knob5215335Western Great Smoky Mountains1.2 
101.Eagle Rocks5849329Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.01999-10-09
102.Potato Hill Bald5219328Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.9 
103.Purchase Knob5086326Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.2 
104.Peak 54015401321Plott Balsams.8 
105.Grassy Cove Top6040320Great Balsam Mountains1.21992-10-24
105.Bullhead Mountain5920320Great Craggy Mountains.82017-08-20 b
105.Hemphill Bald5520320Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.22002-10-12
105.Graybeard Mountain5360320N NC Blue Ridge Crest1.72011-11-12
105.Moody Top5320320Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.02017-04-07 h
105.Little Bald Mountain5280320Great Balsam Mountains1.22017-12-02 g
105.Big Bald5280320Great Balsam Mountains.82017-12-02 f
105.Cold Spring Knob5200320Central Great Smoky Mountains1.7 
105.Big Butt5080320Georgia Blue Ridge.8 
105.Mount Davis5040320Central Great Smoky Mountains1.4 
105.Perry Top5040320Plott Balsams1.0 
116.Luftee Knob6234314Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.22009-08-22
117.Yellow Face6032312Plott Balsams1.02011-11-10
118.Coward Bald5187307Great Balsam Mountains.7 
119.Peak 56805680304Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.12010-07-31
120.Mount Craig6647287Black Mountains.91994-11-05
121.Bearwallow Knob5085285Black Mountains.5 
122.Winter Star Mountain6203283Black Mountains1.01996-04-20
123.Cold Spring Knob5920280Great Balsam Mountains1.0 
123.Chiltoes Mountain5880280Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.3 
123.Lone Bald5880280Great Balsam Mountains.5 
123.Brown Lead5600280Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.72017-04-07
123.Laurel Patch Bald5560280Great Balsam Mountains.52017-12-02 d
123.Hawk Mountain5440280Roan-Unaka Mountains.82012-04-28
123.Little Bald5200280Bald Mountains1.31994-09-18
123.Big Scaly5040280Georgia Blue Ridge.5 
131.Porters-False Peak5572252Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.2 
132.Marks Knob6169249Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.12009-08-22
133.Silers Bald5607247Central Great Smoky Mountains1.41995-05-20
134.Upper Highland Ridge5166246Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.1 
135.Shining Rock6000240Great Balsam Mountains1.31992-10-24
135.Attic Window Peak5880240N NC Blue Ridge Crest.81991-08-03
135.Balsam High Top5720240Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.6 
135.Big Junction East5480240Unicoi Mountains1.6 
135.Ogle Ridge5440240Black Mountains.9 
135.Pinnacle Bald5400240Plott Balsams.72011-11-10
135.Birdstand Mountain5280240Great Balsam Mountains.9 
135.Cataloochee Divide5040240Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.9 
 Peak 49604960240Newfound Mountain Region.52009-04-12
143.Craggy Pinnacle5892233Great Craggy Mountains.51992-05-11
144.Peak 51495149229Nantahala Mountains.92010-10-17
145.Soco Gap North5065225Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.8 
146.Campbell Lick5576216Plott Balsams1.1 
147.Reinhart Knob6080200Great Balsam Mountains1.02011-11-11
147.Spot Knob5800200Great Balsam Mountains.7 
147.Old Bald5760200Great Balsam Mountains1.0 
147.Herrin Knob5720200Great Balsam Mountains.4 
147.Sugartree Licks North5360200Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
147.Albert Mountain5200200Georgia Blue Ridge.42001-07-29
147.Yellow Spot5080200Roan-Unaka Mountains1.0 
147.Rocky Bald5080200Nantahala Mountains1.0 
147.Eaglenest Ridge5040200Plott Balsams.9 
147.Fie Top5040200Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.6 
157.Haw Knob5472192Unicoi Mountains.82010-10-20
158.Mount Squires5070190Western Great Smoky Mountains1.0 
159.Heintooga Bald5266186Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
160.Little Sam Knob5862182Great Balsam Mountains.5 
161.De Armond Bald5136176Western Great Smoky Mountains.4 
162.Potrock Bald5215175Nantahala Mountains.72010-10-17
163.Gage Bald5574174Great Balsam Mountains.6 
164.Old Black6370170Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.42009-08-21
164.Blackrock Mountain5810170Plott Balsams1.32011-11-10
164.Pecks Corner South5490170Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.3 
167.Masa Knob5680166Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
168.MacRae Peak5845165N NC Blue Ridge Crest.11991-08-03
169.Mount Sequoyah6003163Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.61999-10-09
170.Tricorner Knob6120160Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
170.Chestnut Bald6000160Great Balsam Mountains1.31998-06-13
170.Andrews Bald5920160Central Great Smoky Mountains.81996-10-12
170.Round Bald5800160Roan-Unaka Mountains.61993-06-27
170.Flat Spring Knob5680160Black Mountains.42004-03-07
170.Craggy Gardens5680160Great Craggy Mountains.4 
170.Graveyard Ridge5600160Great Balsam Mountains.5 
170.Charley Bald5520160Great Balsam Mountains.4 
170.Setzer Mountain5480160Plott Balsams.5 
170.Big Yellow Mountain5440160Roan-Unaka Mountains2.01997-04-05
170.Bald Knob5400160N NC Blue Ridge Crest.6 
170.Little Pisgah Mountain5280160Great Balsam Mountains.52010-10-16
170.Rocky Knob South5240160N NC Blue Ridge Crest.72011-11-12
170.Licklog Mountain5160160Black Mountains.7 
170.Beech Mountain-East Summit5160160Beech-Snake-Rich1.22011-07-16
170.Sunup Knob5000160Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Hooper Bald5429149Unicoi Mountains.82010-10-19
 Roan High Bluff6267147Roan-Unaka Mountains1.51998-06-20
 Lost Knob5467147Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Docks Gap East5065145Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 Wayah Bald5342142Nantahala Mountains1.12010-10-17
 Mount Hallback6329129Black Mountains.91997-06-15
 Old Butt Knob5525125Great Balsam Mountains.41994-04-23
 Walker Knob5482122Black Mountains.3 
 Dog Loser Knob5761121Great Balsam Mountains.41994-04-23
 Cattail Peak6600120Black Mountains1.51994-11-05
 Browning Knob6240120Plott Balsams.32011-11-10
 Gibbs Mountain6200120Black Mountains.71996-04-20
 Tennent Mountain6040120Great Balsam Mountains.41992-10-25
 Green Knob5880120Great Balsam Mountains1.4 
 Little Bearpen North5720120Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Charlies Bunion5560120Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.42010-07-31
 Buck Knob5560120Great Balsam Mountains.3 
 Tanasee Bald5560120Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Brush Fence Ridge5480120Black Mountains.4 
 Beartown Mountain5480120Roan-Unaka Mountains.51999-01-24
 Parker Knob5400120Great Balsam Mountains.3 
 Middle Top5160120Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Little Haw Knob5160120Unicoi Mountains.4 
 Dead Line Ridge5040120Nantahala Mountains.42010-10-17
 Three Top Mountain-Big Rock5000120Beech-Snake-Rich2.12000-12-02
 Weatherman Bald4960120Nantahala Mountains.42010-10-17
 Wolfden Knob4960120Great Craggy Mountains.4 
 Potato Hill6475115Black Mountains.21994-11-05
 Ledge Bald5184114Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Mount Hardison613494Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.61995-02-25
 Grassy Bald561393Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 The Sawteeth545292Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.31998-11-14
 Stairs Mountain588090Great Balsam Mountains.51995-07-29
 Spruce Mountain564787Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.8 
 Mount Ambler612086Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.41998-08-22
 High Knob516383Black Mountains.3 
 Ross Knob508082Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Percys Peak620080Black Mountains.32001-02-10
 Flower Knob588080Great Balsam Mountains.31994-04-23
 Devils Courthouse572080Great Balsam Mountains.41995-07-31
 Beartrap Knob556080Great Balsam Mountains.3 
 Beech Knob516080Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Elk Hollow Ridge516080Roan-Unaka Mountains.41995-03-25
 Hawkbill Rock496080Great Craggy Mountains.22005-11-20
 Tater Hill519474Beech-Snake-Rich.52009-11-21
 Bear Ridge554868Black Mountains.3 
 Matlock Bald501454Nantahala Mountains.4 
 Jenkins Knob556053Central Great Smoky Mountains.22014-04-18
 Big Pine Mountain553353Black Mountains.3 
 Seniard Mountain505252Great Balsam Mountains.2 
 Bearpen Knob528848Great Craggy Mountains.3 
 Rocky Top544141Western Great Smoky Mountains.31994-12-26
 Clingmans Peak652040Black Mountains2.31997-06-15
 Potato Knob640040Black Mountains.31997-06-15
 Cloudland Mountain620040Roan-Unaka Mountains.32009-06-19
 Grassy Ridge612040Roan-Unaka Mountains.31999-09-11
 Thermo Knob608040Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 Silvermine Bald596040Great Balsam Mountains.41998-06-13
 Jane Bald580040Roan-Unaka Mountains.41993-06-27
 Little Butt560040Black Mountains.32004-03-07
 Soco Bald544040Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.42017-09-09
 The Narrows532040Great Balsam Mountains.41995-07-29
 Linville Peak528040N NC Blue Ridge Crest.2 
 Hangover516040Unicoi Mountains.41997-10-25
 Pinnacle Mountain500040Georgia Blue Ridge.2 
 Leatherwood Top500040Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.3 
 Snake Mountain-North Peak551838Beech-Snake-Rich.42000-12-02
 Fork River Bald554020Great Balsam 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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