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South Carolina County High Points

Showing Michael Schwartz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (46 out of 46, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest7547371967-09-15
2.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont280262002-02-05
3.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont315442002-02-06
3.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont84272002-02-06
3.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont163272002-02-06
3.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont252232002-02-06
3.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont125222002-02-06
8.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest534222002-02-08
9.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont150192004-01-10
10.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest276422008-12-05
10.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest557202008-12-05
12.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont300432008-12-06
12.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont4572008-12-06
12.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont5122008-12-06
12.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont3092008-12-06
12.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont16082008-12-06
17.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont1872008-12-07
17.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont2982008-12-07
17.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont092008-12-07
17.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont3072008-12-07
17.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont1082008-12-07
17.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont2082008-12-07
23.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont28122008-12-08
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont3332009-02-16
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont4512008-12-08
23.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont352008-12-08
23.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont082008-12-08
26.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont28102008-12-09
27.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont0142009-02-16
28.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont5102009-02-17
29.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont282009-02-19
30.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont092009-02-20
30.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont1962009-02-20
32.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont185142009-02-21
32.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont3132009-02-21
32.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont140102009-02-21
35.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont80212009-02-22
35.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont150172009-02-22
35.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont100162009-02-22
35.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont13092009-02-22
35.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont5072009-02-22
35.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont170172009-02-22
35.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont94222009-02-22
35.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont0152009-02-22
43.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont28112009-02-23
43.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont13132009-02-23
43.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont2382009-02-23
46.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 52009-05-30

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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 South 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 Carl Mills and Andy Martin, reviewed by Fred Lobdell.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points on this list provided by Michael Schwartz via the web site, and manually verified.


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