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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Jason Potkay's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (5 out of 55, or 9.09%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27819892015-09-18
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex168840 
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1570362014-09-06 a
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area60035 
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area92024 
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area180372015-09-19 d
7.MonroeWrights Peak4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges123319 
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area74916 
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1518 
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains140721 
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area18512 
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140024 
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140024 
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains19520 
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains62021 
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains10051 
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains015 
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges8879 
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains42013 
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains012 
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands08 
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges24014 
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains011 
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3385 
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands038 
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains108221 
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges029 
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains10315 
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1112342018-05-27 a
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands034 
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands036 
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains20014 
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau46412 
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau10017 
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge623462012-04-15 a
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1668 
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau42014 
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau44013 
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau25016 
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3649 
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau42013 
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau2408 
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau1609 
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau22010 
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau47510 
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau4019 
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau17216 
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau18318 
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau36815 
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau37910 
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2708 
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau20812 
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau32510 
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1297 
55.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau09 

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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 West 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.

Acknowledgments

Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1993 by Andy Martin, reviewed by Michael Schwartz.
  • Latitude-longitude values for peaks researched manually by myself and may not show all various subareas.

 


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