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North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

Showing charles dalton's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (22 out of 220, or 10%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5)Isol-MiAscent Date
1.Mount Pisgah57211401Great Balsam Mountains5.61989
2.Mount Mitchell66846094Black Mountains1189.02005-05-15
3.Grandfather Mountain59462466N NC Blue Ridge Crest14.72006
4.Celo Knob6327647Black Mountains3.52006-01-20
4.Percys Peak6240160Black Mountains.32006-01-20
6.Gibbs Mountain6240200Black Mountains.72006-02-03
6.Winter Star Mountain6203323Black Mountains1.02006-02-03
8.Cold Mountain60301030Great Balsam Mountains4.32006-03-01
9.Mount Craig6647327Black Mountains.92006-04-14
9.Balsam Cone6640440Black Mountains.92006-04-14
 Potato Hill6475155Black Mountains.22006-04-14
11.Shining Rock6040320Great Balsam Mountains1.32007-03-01
12.Cattail Peak6640200Black Mountains1.52007-04-15
13.Black Balsam Knob6214989Great Balsam Mountains6.92007-05-01
13.Grassy Cove Top6080400Great Balsam Mountains1.22007-05-01
13.Tennent Mountain6080200Great Balsam Mountains.42007-05-01
13.Sam Knob6080440Great Balsam Mountains1.02007-05-01
17.Roan High Knob62853525Roan-Unaka Mountains18.82007-11-03
17.Roan High Bluff6267187Roan-Unaka Mountains1.52007-11-03
17.Grassy Ridge Bald6200688Roan-Unaka Mountains2.32007-11-03
 Potato Knob6440120Black Mountains.32008-04-24
20.Blackstock Knob6360520Black Mountains1.62008-04-27
21.Craggy Dome61201080Great Craggy Mountains3.42009-05-16
22.Mount Hallback6329169Black Mountains.02009-06-07
 Clingmans Dome66434523Central Great Smoky Mountains70.7 
 Mount Guyot66211621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains16.7 
 Clingmans Peak6560120Black Mountains2.3 
 Mount Gibbes6560480Black Mountains2.0 
 Mount Chapman6417617Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.3 
 Richland Balsam64103050Great Balsam Mountains27.1 
 Old Black6370210Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Waterrock Knob62921947Plott Balsams10.6 
 Mount Lyn Lowry6280440Plott Balsams1.5 
 Browning Knob6280200Plott Balsams.3 
 Cloudland Mountain6240120Roan-Unaka Mountains.3 
 Luftee Knob6234354Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.2 
 Mount Kephart6217697Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.7 
 Mount Collins6188465Central Great Smoky Mountains1.4 
 Mount Yonaguska6178258Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Marks Knob6169289Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.0 
 Mount Ambler6160126Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Grassy Ridge6160120Roan-Unaka Mountains.3 
 Mount Hardy6160840Great Balsam Mountains3.4 
 Big Cataloochee Mountain6155675Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.6 
 Tricorner Knob614565Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.3 
 Mount Hardison6134134Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Thermo Knob6120120Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 Reinhart Knob6120280Great Balsam Mountains1.0 
 Plott Balsam Mountain6088408Plott Balsams1.6 
 Chestnut Bald6040240Great Balsam Mountains1.3 
 Yellow Face6032352Plott Balsams1.0 
 Mount Sequoyah6003203Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.6 
 Silvermine Bald6000120Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Cataloochee Balsam59701547Eastern Great Smoky Mountains6.1 
 Bullhead Mountain5960400Great Craggy Mountains.8 
 Big Butt5960760Black Mountains2.9 
 Andrews Bald5960240Central Great Smoky Mountains.8 
 Rough Butt Bald5960560Great Balsam Mountains2.1 
 Cold Spring Knob5960360Great Balsam Mountains1.0 
 Stairs Mountain5920130Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Attic Window Peak5920320N NC Blue Ridge Crest.8 
 Chiltoes Mountain5920360Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.3 
 Flower Knob5920160Great Balsam Mountains.3 
 Green Knob5920200Great Balsam Mountains1.4 
 Laurel Top5907467Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.9 
 Craggy Pinnacle5892233Great Craggy Mountains.5 
 Lone Bald5880280Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Little Sam Knob5862222Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Eagle Rocks5849369Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.0 
 MacRae Peak5845205N NC Blue Ridge Crest.1 
 Mount Sterling5842663Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.8 
 Jane Bald5840120Roan-Unaka Mountains.4 
 Spot Knob5840280Great Balsam Mountains.7 
 Round Bald5840240Roan-Unaka Mountains.6 
 Blackrock Mountain5810210Plott Balsams1.3 
 Old Bald5800280Great Balsam Mountains1.0 
 Dog Loser Knob5761161Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Balsam High Top5760320Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.6 
 Herrin Knob5760280Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Devils Courthouse5760160Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Little Bearpen North5760200Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Masa Knob5720206Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Flat Spring Knob5720240Black Mountains.4 
 Craggy Gardens5720240Great Craggy Mountains.4 
 Steestachee Bald5720600Great Balsam Mountains2.4 
 Peak 56805720344Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.1 
 Point Misery5715395Black Mountains1.2 
 Lickstone Bald5700806Great Balsam Mountains2.2 
 Little Bald Knob5680552Eastern Great Smoky Mountains3.3 
 The Pinnacle5665505N NC Blue Ridge Crest1.7 
 Spruce Mountain5647127Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.8 
 Little Butt5640120Black Mountains.3 
 Graveyard Ridge5640240Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Buck Knob5640480Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.0 
 Brown Lead5640360Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Grassy Bald5613133Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Silers Bald5607247Central Great Smoky Mountains1.4 
 Jenkins Knob560093Central Great Smoky Mountains.2 
 Huckleberry Knob56003480Unicoi Mountains29.4 
 Charlies Bunion5600200Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Snake Mountain56002320Beech-Snake-Rich16.0 
 Buck Knob5600200Great Balsam Mountains.3 
 Laurel Patch Bald5600360Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Tanasee Bald5600200Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Beartrap Knob5600160Great Balsam Mountains.3 
 Hump Mountain5587947Roan-Unaka Mountains4.3 
 Rich Mountain Bald5583383Great Balsam Mountains2.1 
 Campbell Lick5576256Plott Balsams1.1 
 Gage Bald5574214Great Balsam Mountains.6 
 Porters-False Peak5572292Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.2 
 Elk Knob55601080Beech-Snake-Rich1.7 
 Charley Bald5560240Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Hemphill Bald5560400Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.2 
 Bear Ridge5548108Black Mountains.3 
 Fork River Bald554060Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Big Pine Mountain553393Black Mountains.3 
 Thunderhead Mountain55271127Western Great Smoky Mountains7.9 
 Old Butt Knob5525165Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Beech Mountain55201520Beech-Snake-Rich6.2 
 Bunches Bald55201024Eastern Great Smoky Mountains3.1 
 Big Junction East5520320Unicoi Mountains1.6 
 Setzer Mountain5520240Plott Balsams.5 
 Brush Fence Ridge5520200Black Mountains.4 
 Snake Mountain-North Peak551878Beech-Snake-Rich.4 
 Big Bald55162596Bald Mountains15.9 
 Little Yellow Mountain5504651Roan-Unaka Mountains1.9 
 Whim Knob5501381Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Standing Indian54992859Georgia Blue Ridge32.4 
 Pecks Corner South5490210Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.3 
 Walker Knob5482162Black Mountains.3 
 Doubletop Mountain5481961Great Balsam Mountains3.3 
 Soco Bald5480120Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Wine Spring Bald54801760Nantahala Mountains9.8 
 Breakneck Ridge5480600Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.5 
 Hawk Mountain5480360Roan-Unaka Mountains.8 
 Ogle Ridge5480320Black Mountains.9 
 Big Yellow Mountain5480240Roan-Unaka Mountains2.0 
 Little Hump Mountain5480520Roan-Unaka Mountains1.3 
 Beartown Mountain5480160Roan-Unaka Mountains.5 
 Haw Knob5472232Unicoi Mountains.8 
 Snaggy Bald5471591Great Balsam Mountains1.7 
 Blockhouse Mountain5470630Western Great Smoky Mountains1.3 
 Lost Knob5467187Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 The Sawteeth5452132Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.3 
 Coxcomb Mountain54431203Black Mountains2.3 
 Rocky Top544181Western Great Smoky Mountains.3 
 Bald Knob5440240N NC Blue Ridge Crest.6 
 Walker Bald5440720Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.3 
 Pinnacle Bald5440320Plott Balsams.7 
 Parker Knob5440200Great Balsam Mountains.3 
 Hooper Bald5429189Unicoi Mountains.8 
 Peak 54015401361Plott Balsams.8 
 Snowball Mountain5400520Great Craggy Mountains1.1 
 Stratton Bald54001120Unicoi Mountains3.4 
 Sugartree Licks North5400280Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Graybeard Mountain5400400N NC Blue Ridge Crest1.7 
 Rich Mountain Bald5372972Beech-Snake-Rich1.2 
 The Narrows5360120Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Crabtree Bald53602760Newfound Mountain Region11.6 
 Rocky Bald5360480Nantahala Mountains1.1 
 Fryingpan Mountain5360440Great Balsam Mountains2.3 
 Wayah Bald5342182Nantahala Mountains1.1 
 Linville Peak5320120N NC Blue Ridge Crest.2 
 Little Pisgah Mountain5320240Great Balsam Mountains.5 
 Little Bald Mountain5320400Great Balsam Mountains1.2 
 Big Bald5320400Great Balsam Mountains.8 
 Moody Top5320360Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.0 
 Birdstand Mountain5320320Great Balsam Mountains.9 
 Big Bald53071187Roan-Unaka Mountains4.6 
 Bearpen Knob528888Great Craggy Mountains.3 
 Tusquitee Bald52801800Nantahala Mountains7.8 
 Yellow Bald52801080Georgia Blue Ridge3.1 
 Rocky Knob South5280240N NC Blue Ridge Crest.7 
 Heintooga Bald5266226Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 High Top5263423Great Balsam Mountains1.7 
 Copper Ridge Bald52561020Nantahala Mountains3.8 
 Saddle Tree Gap Peak5249409Unicoi Mountains1.4 
 Sugar Mountain52401160N NC Blue Ridge Crest3.1 
 Cold Spring Knob5240400Central Great Smoky Mountains1.7 
 Siler Bald52401120Nantahala Mountains2.1 
 Albert Mountain5240280Georgia Blue Ridge.4 
 Hanging Rock52401080Beech-Snake-Rich2.6 
 Little Bald5240360Bald Mountains1.3 
 Lane Pinnacle5230630Great Craggy Mountains1.6 
 Potato Hill Bald5219328Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.9 
 Potrock Bald5215215Nantahala Mountains.7 
 Brier Knob5215375Western Great Smoky Mountains1.2 
 Hangover5200120Unicoi Mountains.4 
 Newton Bald5200640Central Great Smoky Mountains5.1 
 Cosby Knob5200506Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.7 
 The Peak5200920Beech-Snake-Rich5.4 
 Licklog Mountain5200240Black Mountains.7 
 Nettle Creek Bald5200618Central Great Smoky Mountains3.5 
 South Hooper Bald5200480Unicoi Mountains.7 
 Beech Mountain-East Summit5200240Beech-Snake-Rich1.2 
 Unaka Mountain52001480Roan-Unaka Mountains8.2 
 Beech Knob5200160Great Balsam Mountains.4 
 Elk Hollow Ridge5200160Roan-Unaka Mountains.4 
 Middle Top5200160Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Tater Hill5194114Beech-Snake-Rich.5 
 High Rocks5190750Central Great Smoky Mountains4.8 
 Lower Hughes Ridge5188388Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.0 
 Coward Bald5187347Great Balsam Mountains.7 
 Ledge Bald5184114Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Upper Highland Ridge5166286Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.1 
 High Knob5163123Black Mountains.3 
 Little Haw Knob5160160Unicoi Mountains.4 
 Sandymush Bald5152512Newfound Mountain Region2.7 
 Peak 51495149269Nantahala Mountains.9 
 Indian Knob5137457Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.1 
 De Armond Bald5136216Western Great Smoky Mountains.4 
 Yellow Mountain51271567South NC Blue Ridge Crest15.2 
 Ross Knob5120122Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Green Knob5120840N NC Blue Ridge Crest2.5 
 Big Butt5120400Georgia Blue Ridge.8 
 Pilot Mountain5120561Great Balsam Mountains1.9 
 Yellow Spot5120280Roan-Unaka Mountains1.0 
 Rocky Bald5120240Nantahala Mountains1.0 
 Rich Benchmark5106546Great Balsam Mountains1.6 
 Bluff Mountain51001660Beech-Snake-Rich4.0 
 Purchase Knob5086366Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.2 
 Bearwallow Knob5085325Black Mountains.5 
 Little Bald Knob5080680Georgia Blue Ridge1.3 
 Big Scaly5080360Georgia Blue Ridge.5 
 Mount Davis5080400Central Great Smoky Mountains1.4 
 Perry Top5080400Plott Balsams1.0 
 Cataloochee Divide5080320Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.9 
 Fie Top5080280Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.6 
 Dead Line Ridge5080200Nantahala Mountains.4 
 North Eaglenest Mountain5071551Plott Balsams2.5 
 Mount Squires5070230Western Great Smoky Mountains1.0 
 Soco Gap North5065265Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.8 
 Docks Gap East5065185Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.5 
 Cheoah Bald50622397Cheoah Mountains8.2 
 Green Knob5056523Great Balsam Mountains1.9 
 Becks Bald5053453Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.8 
 Seniard Mountain505292Great Balsam Mountains.2 
 Ridgepole Mountain5043723Georgia Blue Ridge2.3 
 Cammerer Ridge5042800Eastern Great Smoky Mountains2.1 
 Pinnacle Mountain5040120Georgia Blue Ridge.2 
 Leatherwood Top504080Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.3 
 Blue Knob5040640Black Mountains1.1 
 Yellow Mountain5040699Georgia Blue Ridge1.2 
 Three Top Mountain50401309Beech-Snake-Rich2.4 
 Shortoff Mountain5040960South NC Blue Ridge Crest1.9 
 Sunup Knob5040240Eastern Great Smoky Mountains.7 
 Eaglenest Ridge5040240Plott Balsams.9 
 Three Top Mountain-Big Rock5040200Beech-Snake-Rich2.1 
 Lower Hyatt Ridge5020620Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1.9 
 Matlock Bald501494Nantahala Mountains.4 
 Boteler Peak50101331Nantahala Mountains6.1 
 Weatherman Bald5000200Nantahala Mountains.4 
 Peak 49605000320Newfound Mountain Region.5 
 Hawkbill Rock5000160Great Craggy Mountains.2 
 Wolfden Knob5000200Great Craggy Mountains.4 

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List Description

The "Southern Sixers" or "South beyond 6000" peaks are well-known and get a great deal of attention, but the enormous amount of peaks in North Carolina over 5000 feet are not as well documented or attempted.


Much of the groundwork for this list was done by Ivan Ash, who contributed large PDF files of all southeastern USA peaks over 4000 feet to the now-defunct "America's Roof" site.

Tom Pomeroy was instrumental in getting this long-dormant list cleaned up and published, and he helped with countless corrections and updates to the work done by Ivan and myself.


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