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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 Crest7547421992-10-25
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest557212018-08-11
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest534252004-07-03
4.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont315452010-07-28
5.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont300442001-12-29
6.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont280272011-10-08
7.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest276432005-12-29
8.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont252242003-04-12
9.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont18515 
10.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont170182017-03-18
11.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont163282011-10-11
12.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont1608 
13.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont150202003-04-12
13.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont150182010-07-28
15.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont14011 
16.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont13010 
17.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont125232017-03-18
18.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont100172011-10-08
19.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont94232005-12-29
20.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont84282001-12-29
21.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont80222005-12-29
22.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont508 
23.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont458 
24.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont308 
24.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont3010 
26.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont299 
27.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont28112001-12-29
27.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont28122006-01-01
27.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont2812 
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont333 
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont451 
30.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont239 
31.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont208 
32.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont197 
33.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont188 
34.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont13142010-07-31
35.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont108 
36.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont510 
36.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont5132003-04-16
38.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont35 
38.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont3142018-03-24
40.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont28 
41.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont0102017-03-19
41.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont0162017-03-18
41.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont092003-04-14
41.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont0142001-12-30
41.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont09 
46.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont 6 

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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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