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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Dave Dunham's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (24 out of 100, or 24%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60892009-08-28
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45032009-08-27
3.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains34852012-08-23
4.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains34002013-06-28
5.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30102013-06-27
6.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192013-06-27
6.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192013-06-27
8.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426 
8.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2426 
10.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1725 
11.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1581 
12.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont14392011-08-26
13.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest1430 
14.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest11352011-08-26
15.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont960 
16.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest9202010-08-27
17.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge9002010-08-28
18.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich840 
19.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont750 
20.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains6482012-08-23
21.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont600 
22.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont5952010-08-27
23.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest5602012-08-24
24.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont500 
25.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont498 
26.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region472 
27.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest4652012-08-23
28.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont400 
29.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont385 
30.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont3102011-08-26
31.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont300 
32.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont273 
33.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont270 
34.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont236 
35.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont220 
36.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont210 
36.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont210 
38.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont190 
39.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont180 
40.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains1602013-06-27
40.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains1602013-06-27
42.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont142 
43.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont140 
44.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont116 
45.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont114 
46.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont100 
46.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002010-12-11
46.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont100 
49.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont90 
49.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont90 
51.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont80 
52.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont72 
53.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont712010-12-04
54.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont70 
55.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont60 
56.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont57 
57.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont50 
58.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont45 
59.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont43 
60.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
60.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
60.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains40 
60.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
64.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont38 
65.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont33 
66.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
67.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont28 
68.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
69.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont24 
70.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont23 
70.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont23 
72.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
72.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
72.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
72.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
72.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
72.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
78.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont182010-12-02
78.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont18 
80.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont17 
81.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont12 
82.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
83.RobesonRobeson County High Point242Eastern Carolina Piedmont8 
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont8 
85.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5 
86.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
86.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
88.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
88.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
90.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
90.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
90.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
90.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont02010-12-02
90.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
90.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
90.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont02011-08-26
90.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Nantahala Mountains0 
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5000Unicoi Mountains0 
90.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
90.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont02011-08-26
90.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 

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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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