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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Charles Zerphey's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (100 out of 100, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell2037Black Mountains18561996-03-16
2.SwainClingmans Dome2025Central Great Smoky Mountains13731996-03-14
3.HaywoodMount Guyot2018Eastern Great Smoky Mountains4822014-07-25
4.JacksonRichland Balsam1954Great Balsam Mountains9172006-08-04
5.BuncombePotato Knob1951Black Mountains122006-08-05
6.MitchellRoan High Knob1916Roan-Unaka Mountains10622012-06-27
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald1878Roan-Unaka Mountains1982014-07-24
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald1829Great Balsam Mountains492006-08-04
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest7392006-08-07
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain1812N NC Blue Ridge Crest7392006-08-07
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle1727N NC Blue Ridge Crest1422006-08-05
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob1695Unicoi Mountains10362012-11-15
13.ClayStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge8592012-11-14
13.MaconStanding Indian1676Georgia Blue Ridge8592012-11-14
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain1609Great Balsam Mountains492006-08-04
16.AsheThe Peak1573Beech-Snake-Rich2562015-05-11
17.MadisonSandymush Bald1570Newfound Mountain Region1442014-07-21
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point1542Nantahala Mountains02012-11-14
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge1524Unicoi Mountains02012-11-15
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain1305N NC Blue Ridge Crest1712006-08-03
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob1273N NC Blue Ridge Crest3462012-06-26
21.WilkesThompkins Knob1244N NC Blue Ridge Crest2802006-08-08
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain1209South NC Blue Ridge Crest5262006-08-03
23.SurryFisher Peak1091South Virginia Blue Ridge2742006-08-08
24.PolkTryon Peak1000South NC Blue Ridge Crest4362006-08-03
25.ClevelandBenn Knob878Western Carolina Piedmont1222015-05-12
26.StokesMoores Knob786Eastern Carolina Piedmont4392016-03-03
27.AlexanderHickory Knob780Eastern Carolina Piedmont2932012-06-28
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain543Western Carolina Piedmont1832012-06-28
29.YadkinClick Benchmark535Eastern Carolina Piedmont1812012-06-29
30.IredellFox Mountain530Eastern Carolina Piedmont912012-06-28
31.GastonThe Pinnacle515Western Carolina Piedmont2292015-05-12
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob451Western Carolina Piedmont642015-05-12
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain362Eastern Carolina Piedmont1522015-11-12
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain351Eastern Carolina Piedmont1522015-11-12
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point335Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-11-12
36.RowanYoungs Mountain332Eastern Carolina Piedmont942012-06-28
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point317Eastern Carolina Piedmont02016-03-03
38.DavieDavie County High Point308Eastern Carolina Piedmont02012-06-28
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point305Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-05-13
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains296Eastern Carolina Piedmont822015-05-13
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain290Eastern Carolina Piedmont832015-05-13
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain274Eastern Carolina Piedmont1172015-05-13
43.PersonRoxboro Hill271Eastern Carolina Piedmont672015-11-08
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point271Eastern Carolina Piedmont302015-05-12
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point271Eastern Carolina Piedmont302015-05-12
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit268Eastern Carolina Piedmont182015-11-08
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain262Eastern Carolina Piedmont582015-11-10
48.UnionUnion County High Point238Eastern Carolina Piedmont62015-05-12
49.ChathamChatham County High Point236Eastern Carolina Piedmont352015-05-14
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak235Eastern Carolina Piedmont62015-11-10
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point226Eastern Carolina Piedmont642015-11-10
52.MooreMoore County High Point223Eastern Carolina Piedmont62015-05-14
53.AnsonGordon Mountain194Eastern Carolina Piedmont722015-05-13
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point189Eastern Carolina Piedmont552015-05-13
55.VanceVance County High Point174Eastern Carolina Piedmont212015-11-10
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point171Eastern Carolina Piedmont432015-11-10
57.HokeHoke County High Point168Eastern Carolina Piedmont302015-05-14
58.LeeLee County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont272015-05-14
58.WakeWake County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont432015-11-10
60.HarnettBig Ridge149Eastern Carolina Piedmont272002-12-22
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point148Eastern Carolina Piedmont352015-05-14
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point147Eastern Carolina Piedmont222015-05-14
63.WarrenWarren County High Point146Eastern Carolina Piedmont62015-11-10
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point119Eastern Carolina Piedmont122016-02-28
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point113Eastern Carolina Piedmont92002-12-06
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point113Virginia Piedmont242011-11-13
67.NashNash County High Point110Eastern Carolina Piedmont152015-11-10
68.WilsonWilson County High Point98Eastern Carolina Piedmont122015-11-09
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point74Eastern Carolina Piedmont22015-05-14
70.SampsonSampson County High Point70Eastern Carolina Piedmont32002-12-06
71.WayneWayne County High Point59Eastern Carolina Piedmont102015-11-10
72.BladenBladen County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont132015-11-11
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point52Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-11-09
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont72004-12-28
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point43Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-11-10
76.GreeneGreene County High Point42Eastern Carolina Piedmont52015-11-09
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point40Eastern Carolina Piedmont62015-11-11
78.PittPitt County High Point39Eastern Carolina Piedmont62015-11-09
79.JonesJones County High Point38Eastern Carolina Piedmont02004-12-28
80.PenderPender County High Point35Eastern Carolina Piedmont12Unknown
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point34Eastern Carolina Piedmont12016-02-29
82.BertieBertie County High Point30Virginia Piedmont92016-02-16
83.HertfordHertford County High Point29Virginia Piedmont22016-02-28
84.MartinMartin County High Point28Eastern Carolina Piedmont02016-03-01
85.DareKill Devil Hill28Eastern Carolina Piedmont222001-09-20
86.GatesGates County High Point26Virginia Piedmont52016-03-01
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont72015-11-11
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point23Eastern Carolina Piedmont122015-11-11
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont72016-02-29
89.CravenCraven County High Point20Eastern Carolina Piedmont12004-12-28
89.CurrituckLuark Hill20Eastern Carolina Piedmont172001-09-19
92.ChowanChowan County High Point16Virginia Piedmont12016-03-01
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point16Virginia Piedmont12016-03-01
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont52004-12-28
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point15Eastern Carolina Piedmont22016-03-01
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point14Eastern Carolina Piedmont142004-12-29
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point8Eastern Carolina Piedmont82016-02-29
98.CamdenCamden County High Point6Virginia Piedmont02017-04-01
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point6Virginia Piedmont02017-04-02
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point5Eastern Carolina Piedmont42016-02-29

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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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