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South Carolina County High Points

Showing Ken Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (26 out of 46, or 56.52%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest7547501992-10-25
2.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont84292001-12-29
2.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont300452001-12-29
2.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont28112001-12-29
5.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont0142001-12-30
6.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont252252003-04-12
6.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont150202003-04-12
8.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont092003-04-14
9.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont5132003-04-16
10.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest534252004-07-03
11.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest276432005-12-29
11.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont94232005-12-29
11.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont80222005-12-29
14.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont28122006-01-01
15.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont315462010-07-28
15.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont150182010-07-28
17.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont13142010-07-31
18.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont100172011-10-08
18.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont280272011-10-08
20.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont163292011-10-11
21.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont170182017-03-18
21.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont0162017-03-18
21.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont125232017-03-18
24.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont0102017-03-19
25.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont3142018-03-24
26.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest557212018-08-11
 ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont18515 
 AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont09 
 AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont308 
 BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont108 
 BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont208 
 BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont2813 
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont333 
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont451 
 BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont197 
 CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont458 
 MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont14011 
 JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont37 
 LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont13010 
 LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont299 
 GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 6 
 GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont3010 
 DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont508 
 DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont239 
 EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont188 
 ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont513 
 DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont28 
 SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont1608 

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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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