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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 Crest7947421992-10-25
2.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast1063Western Carolina Piedmont94282001-12-29
2.NewberryLittle Mountain820Western Carolina Piedmont320442001-12-29
2.HorryHorry County High Point130Eastern Carolina Piedmont38112001-12-29
5.CharlestonCharleston County High Point90Western Carolina Piedmont20142001-12-30
6.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont262242003-04-12
6.McCormickMcCormick County High Point630Western Carolina Piedmont170202003-04-12
8.HamptonHampton County High Point160Western Carolina Piedmont2092003-04-14
9.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point433Western Carolina Piedmont15132003-04-16
10.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest574252004-07-03
11.SpartanburgBird Mountain1535South NC Blue Ridge Crest354432005-12-29
11.ChesterChester County High Point738Western Carolina Piedmont104232005-12-29
11.RichlandRichland County High Point580Western Carolina Piedmont100222005-12-29
14.ClarendonClarendon County High Point205Eastern Carolina Piedmont33122006-01-01
15.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1260Western Carolina Piedmont354452010-07-28
15.KershawKershaw County High Point630Eastern Carolina Piedmont170182010-07-28
17.FlorenceFlorence County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont18142010-07-31
18.LancasterLancaster County High Point750Eastern Carolina Piedmont120172011-10-08
18.YorkHenry Knob1140Western Carolina Piedmont320272011-10-08
20.LaurensBig Knob955Western Carolina Piedmont173282011-10-11
21.FairfieldFairfield County High Point660Western Carolina Piedmont190182017-03-18
21.SumterSumter County High Point440Eastern Carolina Piedmont20162017-03-18
21.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont135232017-03-18
24.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont0102017-03-19
25.MarionMarion County High Point130Eastern Carolina Piedmont8142018-03-24
26.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest597212018-08-11
 ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont19515 
 AikenAiken County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont209 
 AllendaleAllendale County High Point350Western Carolina Piedmont508 
 BambergBamberg County High Point300Western Carolina Piedmont308 
 BarnwellBarnwell County High Point400Western Carolina Piedmont408 
 BeaufortBeaufort County High Point50Western Carolina Piedmont3812 
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point50Western Carolina Piedmont383 
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point50Western Carolina Piedmont501 
 BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont197 
 CalhounCalhoun County High Point453Western Carolina Piedmont558 
 MarlboroMarlboro County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont16011 
 JasperJasper County High Point110Western Carolina Piedmont85 
 LeeSpring Hill Benchmark450Eastern Carolina Piedmont15010 
 LexingtonLexington County High Point679Western Carolina Piedmont499 
 GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point80Eastern Carolina Piedmont 6 
 GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point740Western Carolina Piedmont5010 
 DarlingtonDarlington County High Point460Eastern Carolina Piedmont708 
 DillonDillon County High Point185Eastern Carolina Piedmont289 
 EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont288 
 ColletonColleton County High Point141Western Carolina Piedmont1110 
 DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont58 
 SaludaSaluda County High Point690Western Carolina Piedmont1808 

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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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