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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 Crest2307501992-10-25
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain1023South NC Blue Ridge Crest170212018-08-11
3.OconeeFork Mountain1004South NC Blue Ridge Crest163252004-07-03
4.CherokeeThicketty Mountain378Western Carolina Piedmont96462010-07-28
5.NewberryLittle Mountain247Western Carolina Piedmont91452001-12-29
6.YorkHenry Knob341Western Carolina Piedmont85272011-10-08
7.SpartanburgBird Mountain456South NC Blue Ridge Crest84432005-12-29
8.AbbevilleParsons Mountain254Western Carolina Piedmont77252003-04-12
9.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point221Eastern Carolina Piedmont5615 
10.FairfieldFairfield County High Point198Western Carolina Piedmont52182017-03-18
11.LaurensBig Knob288Western Carolina Piedmont50292011-10-11
12.SaludaSaluda County High Point207Western Carolina Piedmont498 
13.McCormickMcCormick County High Point189Western Carolina Piedmont46202003-04-12
13.KershawKershaw County High Point189Eastern Carolina Piedmont46182010-07-28
15.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point110Eastern Carolina Piedmont4311 
16.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark134Eastern Carolina Piedmont4010 
17.UnionUnion County High Point242Western Carolina Piedmont38232017-03-18
18.LancasterLancaster County High Point226Eastern Carolina Piedmont30172011-10-08
19.ChesterChester County High Point222Western Carolina Piedmont29232005-12-29
20.AndersonAnderson County High Point-Fairview Church Northeast321Western Carolina Piedmont26292001-12-29
21.RichlandRichland County High Point174Western Carolina Piedmont24222005-12-29
22.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point137Eastern Carolina Piedmont158 
23.CalhounCalhoun County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont148 
24.AllendaleAllendale County High Point104Western Carolina Piedmont98 
24.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point223Western Carolina Piedmont910 
26.LexingtonLexington County High Point204Western Carolina Piedmont99 
27.HorryHorry County High Point37Eastern Carolina Piedmont9112001-12-29
27.ClarendonClarendon County High Point61Eastern Carolina Piedmont9122006-01-01
27.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point12Western Carolina Piedmont913 
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point14Western Carolina Piedmont103 
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point14Western Carolina Piedmont141 
30.DillonDillon County High Point55Eastern Carolina Piedmont79 
31.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point119Western Carolina Piedmont68 
32.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point32Western Carolina Piedmont67 
33.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point207Western Carolina Piedmont58 
34.FlorenceFlorence County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont4142010-07-31
35.BambergBamberg County High Point88Western Carolina Piedmont38 
36.ColletonColleton County High Point41Western Carolina Piedmont113 
36.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point129Western Carolina Piedmont2132003-04-16
38.JasperJasper County High Point32Western Carolina Piedmont17 
38.MarionMarion County High Point38Eastern Carolina Piedmont1142018-03-24
40.DorchesterDorchester County High Point39Western Carolina Piedmont18 
41.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point29Eastern Carolina Piedmont0102017-03-19
41.SumterSumter County High Point131Eastern Carolina Piedmont0162017-03-18
41.HamptonHampton County High Point46Western Carolina Piedmont092003-04-14
41.CharlestonCharleston County High Point24Western Carolina Piedmont0142001-12-30
41.AikenAiken County High Point195Western Carolina Piedmont09 
46.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point23Eastern 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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