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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Kevin Williamson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (22 out of 100, or 22%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28591995-11-18
1.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28591995-11-18
3.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60941995-11-25
4.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45231997-05-24
5.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5600Unicoi Mountains34802001-03-24
6.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest5052001-05-26
6.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5320Great Balsam Mountains2402001-05-26
6.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6040Great Balsam Mountains2402001-05-26
6.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30502001-05-26
10.BuncombePotato Knob6440Black Mountains1202001-05-27
11.PolkTryon Peak3320South NC Blue Ridge Crest15092001-05-28
11.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest17652001-05-28
13.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains35252001-09-23
13.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6200Roan-Unaka Mountains6882001-09-23
15.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region5122002-04-17
15.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4320N NC Blue Ridge Crest6402002-04-17
17.AsheThe Peak5200Beech-Snake-Rich9202002-04-18
17.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24662002-04-18
17.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24662002-04-18
20.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains16212002-05-25
21.ClevelandBenn Knob2920Western Carolina Piedmont4802003-11-29
21.LincolnBuffalo Knob1520Western Carolina Piedmont2502003-11-29
 DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont508 
 RandolphShepherd Mountain1160Eastern Carolina Piedmont520 
 ForsythForsyth County High Point1120Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 RowanYoungs Mountain1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont330 
 RockinghamRockingham County High Point1060Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 DavieDavie County High Point1020Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 GuilfordGuilford County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 AlamanceCane Creek Mountains980Eastern Carolina Piedmont290 
 MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont283 
 StanlyMorrow Mountain910Eastern Carolina Piedmont395 
 PersonRoxboro Hill900Eastern Carolina Piedmont240 
 CabarrusCabarrus County High Point900Eastern Carolina Piedmont120 
 MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point900Eastern Carolina Piedmont120 
 CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit890Eastern Carolina Piedmont80 
 OrangeOcconeechee Mountain870Eastern Carolina Piedmont210 
 UnionUnion County High Point790Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont124 
 DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak780Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 GranvilleGranville County High Point750Eastern Carolina Piedmont230 
 MooreMoore County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont246 
 RichmondRichmond County High Point630Eastern Carolina Piedmont200 
 VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont80 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont152 
 HokeHoke County High Point560Eastern Carolina Piedmont120 
 LeeLee County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
 WakeWake County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont160 
 HarnettBig Ridge500Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
 CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont126 
 ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont82 
 WarrenWarren County High Point490Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
 HalifaxHalifax County High Point400Eastern Carolina Piedmont60 
 JohnstonJohnston County High Point380Eastern Carolina Piedmont50 
 NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point380Virginia Piedmont100 
 NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont60 
 WilsonWilson County High Point330Eastern Carolina Piedmont60 
 RobesonRobeson County High Point244Eastern Carolina Piedmont12 
 SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 WayneWayne County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont38 
 BladenBladen County High Point175Eastern Carolina Piedmont48 
 DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 LenoirLenoir County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
 EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point142Eastern Carolina Piedmont12 
 GreeneGreene County High Point144Eastern Carolina Piedmont23 
 ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
 JonesJones County High Point131Eastern Carolina Piedmont13 
 PenderPender County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont43 
 OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
 BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont28 
 HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont8 
 MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
 DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont78 
 GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont18 
 BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont23 
 New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point80Eastern Carolina Piedmont45 
 BeaufortBeaufort County High Point72Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
 CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
 CurrituckLuark Hill72Eastern Carolina Piedmont63 
 ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
 PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
 PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont18 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5 
 CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont45 
 HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
 CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
 PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
 TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont17 
 StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1459 
 AlexanderHickory Knob2580Eastern Carolina Piedmont1000 
 CatawbaBaker Mountain1800Western Carolina Piedmont640 
 YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont615 
 IredellFox Mountain1760Eastern Carolina Piedmont340 
 GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont770 
 AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1175 
 WilkesThompkins Knob4120N NC Blue Ridge Crest1000 
 SurryFisher Peak3600South Virginia Blue Ridge940 
 CherokeeCounty Corner Point5080Nantahala Mountains40 
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5020Unicoi Mountains402002-04-16

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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 North Carolina, 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 1994 by Fred Lobdell, limited review by David Olson and Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by the web site, and manually verified.


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