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West Virginia County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
1.HancockHancock County High Point1363183  
2.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372172  
3.OhioOhio County High Point142040  
4.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602250  
5.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680420  
6.TylerTyler County High Point1500220  
7.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660440  
8.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435475  
9.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270270  
10.WoodWood County High Point1328368  
11.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860100  
12.WirtRuble Knob1320379  
13.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580420  
14.CalhounMule Knob1584364  
15.MasonMason County High Point11200  
16.JacksonGarnes Knob1225325  
17.RoaneRoane County High Point1560160  
18.ClayBird Knob1864464  
19.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228208  
20.CabellCabell County High Point1169129  
21.WayneWayne County High Point1560240  
22.MarionMarion County High Point20020  
23.TaylorTaylor County High Point20800  
24.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark31570  
25.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400100  
26.MineralBlack Rock3160420  
27.TuckerWeiss Knob4440600  
28.GrantBell Knob4140180  
29.RandolphMount Porte Crayon47701570  
30.UpshurUpshur County High Point31600  
31.LewisLewis County High Point1960200  
32.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183103  
33.PocahontasThorny Flat48481688  
34.PendletonSpruce Knob48612781  
35.NicholasHanging Rock3840185  
36.WebsterHamrick Run North4031151  
37.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360920  
38.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686166  
39.FayetteMyles Knob3460620  
40.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898338  
41.MingoHorsepen Mountain25241082  
42.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope34000  
43.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555195  
44.RaleighIvy Knob36001400  
45.WyomingIvy Knob36001400  
46.SummersKeeney Knob39271407  
47.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark23200  
48.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain21721112  
49.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020240  
50.HardyBears Hell3327887  
51.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point40730  
52.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069749  
53.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713623  
54.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W25600  
55.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge29200  

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Lisa Berntsen, 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

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 West Virginia, 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 1993 by Andy Martin, reviewed by Michael Schwartz.
  • Latitude-longitude values for peaks researched manually by myself and may not show all various subareas.


Map Showing Location of Peaks

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