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South Carolina County High Points

Showing Ron Tagliapietra's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (44 out of 46, or 95.65%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest7547391989-07-01
2.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest276421998-07-25
3.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont252231998-08-22
3.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont3091998-08-22
3.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont150191998-08-22
6.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont315441998-09-06
7.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont163271998-09-30
7.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont300431998-09-30
9.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest534221999-01-16
10.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest557201999-02-13
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont125221999-03-05
12.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont84271999-03-27
13.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont150171999-04-30
13.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont100161999-04-30
13.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont185141999-04-30
13.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont80211999-04-30
17.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont94221999-05-02
18.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont3071999-09-09
18.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont1081999-09-09
18.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont2081999-09-09
21.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont5121999-09-18
22.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont4571999-10-10
22.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont280261999-10-10
22.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont2981999-10-10
25.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont13092000-06-03
25.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont28112000-06-03
25.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont16082000-06-03
25.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont0152000-06-03
29.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont1962002-02-17
29.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont13132002-02-17
29.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont3132002-02-17
29.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont140102002-02-17
29.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont28102002-02-17
29.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont0142002-02-17
35.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont170172002-03-04
36.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont2382002-03-17
37.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont5072002-03-18
38.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont1872003-02-02
38.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont5102003-02-02
40.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont092003-03-02
40.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont092003-03-02
42.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 52004-05-13
43.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont082004-11-26
43.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont28122004-11-26
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont333 
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont451 
 JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont35 
 DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont28 

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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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