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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-M
Range (Level 5) Prom-M
AscentsAscent Date
1.PickensSassafras Mountain1083South NC Blue Ridge Crest2367501992-10-25
2.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast323Western Carolina Piedmont28292001-12-29
2.NewberryLittle Mountain248Western Carolina Piedmont94452001-12-29
2.HorryHorry County High Point38Eastern Carolina Piedmont10112001-12-29
5.CharlestonCharleston County High Point26Western Carolina Piedmont3142001-12-30
6.AbbevilleParsons Mountain254Western Carolina Piedmont78252003-04-12
6.McCormickMcCormick County High Point191Western Carolina Piedmont49202003-04-12
8.HamptonHampton County High Point47Western Carolina Piedmont392003-04-14
9.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point131Western Carolina Piedmont4132003-04-16
10.OconeeFork Mountain1004South NC Blue Ridge Crest169252004-07-03
11.SpartanburgBird Mountain462South NC Blue Ridge Crest96432005-12-29
11.ChesterChester County High Point224Western Carolina Piedmont31232005-12-29
11.RichlandRichland County High Point175Western Carolina Piedmont27222005-12-29
14.ClarendonClarendon County High Point62Eastern Carolina Piedmont9122006-01-01
15.CherokeeThicketty Mountain381Western Carolina Piedmont102462010-07-28
15.KershawKershaw County High Point191Eastern Carolina Piedmont49182010-07-28
17.FlorenceFlorence County High Point51Eastern Carolina Piedmont5142010-07-31
18.LancasterLancaster County High Point227Eastern Carolina Piedmont34172011-10-08
18.YorkHenry Knob344Western Carolina Piedmont91272011-10-08
20.LaurensBig Knob290Western Carolina Piedmont52292011-10-11
21.FairfieldFairfield County High Point200Western Carolina Piedmont55182017-03-18
21.SumterSumter County High Point133Eastern Carolina Piedmont3162017-03-18
21.UnionUnion County High Point242Western Carolina Piedmont40232017-03-18
24.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point29Eastern Carolina Piedmont0102017-03-19
25.MarionMarion County High Point39Eastern Carolina Piedmont2142018-03-24
26.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain1023South NC Blue Ridge Crest176212018-08-11
 ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point221Eastern Carolina Piedmont5815 
 AikenAiken County High Point197Western Carolina Piedmont39 
 AllendaleAllendale County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont128 
 BambergBamberg County High Point90Western Carolina Piedmont68 
 BarnwellBarnwell County High Point120Western Carolina Piedmont98 
 BeaufortBeaufort County High Point14Western Carolina Piedmont1013 
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point15Western Carolina Piedmont113 
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point15Western Carolina Piedmont151 
 BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point32Western Carolina Piedmont67 
 CalhounCalhoun County High Point137Western Carolina Piedmont168 
 MarlboroMarlboro County High Point111Eastern Carolina Piedmont4611 
 JasperJasper County High Point33Western Carolina Piedmont27 
 LeeSpring Hill Benchmark136Eastern Carolina Piedmont4310 
 LexingtonLexington County High Point206Western Carolina Piedmont129 
 GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point24Eastern Carolina Piedmont 6 
 GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point224Western Carolina Piedmont1210 
 DarlingtonDarlington County High Point139Eastern Carolina Piedmont188 
 DillonDillon County High Point56Eastern Carolina Piedmont89 
 EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point207Western Carolina Piedmont78 
 ColletonColleton County High Point42Western Carolina Piedmont213 
 DorchesterDorchester County High Point39Western Carolina Piedmont18 
 SaludaSaluda County High Point209Western Carolina Piedmont528 

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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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