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New Jersey County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of John Dayton's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 15 out of 21, or 71.43%)

RankGeographyPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
1.SussexHigh Point5502691 2002-08-31 
2.WarrenKittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP488128  
3.PassaicBearfort Mountain45198  
4.MorrisMorris County High Point42566  
5.BergenBald Mountain3551781 2006-09-30 
6.HunterdonSmith Benchmark323301 2002-09-06 
7.SomersetMine Mountain262911 2002-09-06 
8.EssexSecond Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP210106  
9.UnionSecond Watchung Mountain-Union CoHP17149  
10.MercerBaldpate Mountain146611 2001-04-14 
11.MonmouthCrawford Hill116981 2004-07-05 
12.MiddlesexSand Hills91181 2004-07-05 
13.HudsonHudson County High Point79151 2005-11-20 
14.BurlingtonArneys Mount73461 2006-11-27 
15.OceanOcean County High Point7027  
16.CamdenCamden County High Point67361 2006-11-27 
17.GloucesterGloucester County High Point5531 2007-01-07 
18.SalemSalem County High Point4961 2007-01-07 
19.AtlanticAtlantic County High Point46121 2007-01-07 
20.CumberlandCumberland County High Point4331 2007-01-07 
21.Cape MayCape May County High Point1801 2005-08-27 

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by John Dayton, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

New Jersey has a nice variety to its county high points. This list has points in real forested mountains, suburban sprawl, and flat farmland. Passaic and Warren counties are the most serious hikes, with the rest being relatively easy drive-ups or short hikes. Several of these have multiple contours that compete for the high point title, and visting all of them can often be the most time-consuming part of a New Jersey highpointing adventure.

Mike Schwartz of Mendham, NJ has completed this list 13 times as of early 2008.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • A 1960s-vintage New Jersey State Almanac that listed the county high points. Many were incorrect, since the list was based on old maps, but it was the first county high point list I had ever seen anywhere and got me pointed in the right direction.
  • Using the above source and USGS maps, I determined almost all of these points by personal research done prior to 1990.
  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1993 by Andy Martin, reviewed by Michael Schwartz.


     New Jersey County High Points


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