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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 Crest7747531992-10-25
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest577212018-08-11
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest554252004-07-03
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain1516South NC Blue Ridge Crest316432005-12-29
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1250Western Carolina Piedmont335462010-07-28
6.YorkHenry Knob1130Western Carolina Piedmont300272011-10-08
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast1060Western Carolina Piedmont91292001-12-29
8.LaurensBig Knob951Western Carolina Piedmont169292011-10-11
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont257252003-04-12
10.NewberryLittle Mountain815Western Carolina Piedmont310452001-12-29
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont130232017-03-18
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point745Eastern Carolina Piedmont110172011-10-08
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point735Western Carolina Piedmont4010 
13.ChesterChester County High Point735Western Carolina Piedmont101232005-12-29
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont19015 
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point685Western Carolina Piedmont1708 
17.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont238 
18.LexingtonLexington County High Point676Western Carolina Piedmont419 
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point655Western Carolina Piedmont180182017-03-18
20.AikenAiken County High Point645Western Carolina Piedmont109 
21.KershawKershaw County High Point625Eastern Carolina Piedmont160182010-07-28
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point625Western Carolina Piedmont160202003-04-12
23.RichlandRichland County High Point575Western Carolina Piedmont90222005-12-29
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point455Eastern Carolina Piedmont608 
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point449Western Carolina Piedmont518 
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark445Eastern Carolina Piedmont14010 
27.SumterSumter County High Point435Eastern Carolina Piedmont10162017-03-18
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point430Western Carolina Piedmont12132003-04-16
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point395Western Carolina Piedmont308 
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point365Eastern Carolina Piedmont15011 
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point345Western Carolina Piedmont408 
32.BambergBamberg County High Point295Western Carolina Piedmont208 
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point203Eastern Carolina Piedmont31122006-01-01
34.DillonDillon County High Point183Eastern Carolina Piedmont269 
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point168Eastern Carolina Piedmont16142010-07-31
36.HamptonHampton County High Point155Western Carolina Piedmont1092003-04-14
37.ColletonColleton County High Point138Western Carolina Piedmont813 
38.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont48 
38.MarionMarion County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont6142018-03-24
40.HorryHorry County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont33112001-12-29
41.JasperJasper County High Point108Western Carolina Piedmont67 
42.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont197 
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont0102017-03-19
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point85Western Carolina Piedmont10142001-12-30
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point78Eastern Carolina Piedmont 6 
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont3313 
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point48Western Carolina Piedmont363 
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point48Western Carolina Piedmont481 

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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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