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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

Showing Michael Prowatzke's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (10 out of 133, or 7.52%)

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section11542004
2.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3640Shenandoah-Middle Section02005
3.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge7832008-11-08
4.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area6092009-05-24
5.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24492009-06-13
5.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24492009-06-13
7.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21482011-01-17
7.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21482011-01-17
9.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area28252011-02-20
9.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area28252011-02-20
 WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers1040 
 TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area2130 
 RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex1528 
 HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge396 
 BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge1277 
 AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area2423 
 GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges2041 
 RockinghamFlagpole Knob4360Shenandoah Mountain640 
 WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain2043 
 WytheComers Rock4080Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers560 
 AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges952 
 AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2272 
 RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge2272 
 FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge1371 
 NortonNorton City High Point3960Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
 CraigWhite Rocks3940South-Central Appalachian Ridges120 
 RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge1448 
 ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3900Cumberland-Stone Mountain0 
 LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3760Black Mountain0 
 MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3760South Virginia Blue Ridge447 
 RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section650 
 BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains1426 
 PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex199 
 CarrollFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge900 
 PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge412 
 FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge1171 
 AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section1109 
 ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges1493 
 DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains749 
 GalaxGalax City High Point2900South Virginia Blue Ridge0 
 FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges804 
 RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge313 
 FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge1265 
 BristolBristol City High Point2160Walker Mountain Complex  
 PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge1098 
 StauntonBetsey Bell1940North Mountain Area420 
 ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
 LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1920Northern Virginia Blue Ridge880 
 WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1880South Central Virginia Blue Ridge109 
 HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont730 
 HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain167 
 Roanoke cityMill Mountain1740South Virginia Blue Ridge460 
 CovingtonCovington City High Point1680Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges280 
 BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont844 
 Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1480South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
 SalemSalem City High Point1460South Virginia Blue Ridge0 
 CampbellLong Mountain1435Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area575 
 LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1320Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area60 
 Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
 OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section497 
 LexingtonLexington City High Point1180North Mountain Area20 
 AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont401 
 MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1160Virginia Piedmont0 
 CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1080Shenandoah-Middle Section0 
 WinchesterWinchester City High Point940North Central Appalachian Ridges0 
 CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont83 
 Prince EdwardLyle Mountain780Virginia Piedmont140 
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point750Virginia Piedmont30 
 DanvilleDanville City High Point700Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
 CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope640South Central Virginia Blue Ridge0 
 LunenburgLunenburg County High Point630Virginia Piedmont20 
 MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont76 
 NottowayNottoway County High Point600Virginia Piedmont0 
 LouisaLouisa County High Point570Virginia Piedmont50 
 FluvannaFluvanna County High Point550Virginia Piedmont65 
 SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point540Virginia Piedmont0 
 AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont32 
 FairfaxFairfax County High Point520Northern Virginia Blue Ridge230 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont100 
 GoochlandGoochland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont60 
 PowhatanPowhatan County High Point490Virginia Piedmont160 
 Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point480Northern Virginia Blue Ridge40 
 BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont37 
 StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge97 
 ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge84 
 Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point430Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
 DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point410Virginia Piedmont10 
 ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont83 
 HanoverHanover County High Point390Virginia Piedmont10 
 Richmond cityRichmond City High Point370Virginia Piedmont20 
 CarolineCaroline County High Point350Virginia Piedmont10 
 HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont70 
 GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont0 
 ManassasManassas City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge30 
 Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge0 
 AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point280Northern Virginia Blue Ridge30 
 SussexSussex County High Point270Virginia Piedmont10 
 FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont  
 King GeorgeKing George County High Point220Virginia Piedmont70 
 King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point210Virginia Piedmont40 
 King WilliamKing William County High Point210Virginia Piedmont10 
 EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont10 
 WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont40 
 PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont15 
 New KentNew Kent County High Point180Virginia Piedmont10 
 RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont10 
 Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont10 
 Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont0 
 EmporiaEmporia City High Point150Virginia Piedmont0 
 NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point150Virginia Piedmont0 
 SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point140Virginia Piedmont20 
 GloucesterGloucester County High Point140Virginia Piedmont40 
 James CityJames City County High Point140Virginia Piedmont40 
 LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont20 
 SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont10 
 YorkYork County High Point130Virginia Piedmont30 
 MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont0 
 WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point120Virginia Piedmont  
 Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont8 
 SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont25 
 Virginia BeachCape Henry100Virginia Piedmont  
 Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont15 
 Franklin cityFranklin City High Point90Virginia Piedmont13 
 HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont0 
 Newport NewsNewport News City High Point90Virginia Piedmont10 
 MathewsMathews County High Point70Virginia Piedmont33 
 NorthamptonButlers Bluff65Delmarva33 
 AccomackAccomack County High Point60Delmarva28 
 NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont36 
 ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point30Virginia Piedmont18 
 HamptonHampton City High Point30Virginia Piedmont3 
 PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point30Virginia Piedmont23 
 PoquosonPoquoson City High Point10Virginia Piedmont3 

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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 Virginia, 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 1995 by Mike Kornbau, reviewed by Fred Lobdell, Carl Mills, Andy Martin, and Darryl Montgomery.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by Don Desrosiers via the web site, and manually verified.


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