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Virginia County/Ind. City High Points

Showing Michael Schwartz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (122 out of 133, or 91.73%)

RankCounty/Ind. CityPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.GraysonMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491965-04-15
1.SmythMount Rogers5729Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers24491965-04-15
3.WashingtonWhitetop Mountain5520Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers10402000-11-15
4.TazewellBalsam Beartown Mountain4710Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area21302006-09-21
5.RussellBeartown Mountain4689Clinch Mountain Complex15282006-09-22
6.HighlandLittle Ridge4546Allegheny Mountain Ridge3962006-04-24
7.BathPaddy Knob4477Allegheny Mountain Ridge 2006-04-24
8.AugustaElliott Knob4463North Mountain Area24232006-04-27
9.BlandChestnut Ridge4409Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area 2000-11-16
10.GilesBald Knob4361South-Central Appalachian Ridges20412000-11-16
11.RockinghamFlagpole Knob4360Shenandoah Mountain6402000-11-12
12.BotetourtApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area28252006-04-24
12.BedfordApple Orchard Mountain4225Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area28252006-04-24
14.WiseHigh Knob4223Cumberland-Stone Mountain20432000-11-15
15.WytheComers Rock4080Iron Mountains-Mount Rogers 2006-09-16
16.RockbridgeRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge22722006-04-25
16.AmherstRocky Mountain4072South Central Virginia Blue Ridge22722006-04-25
16.AlleghanyBig Knob4072Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges 2006-10-19
19.NelsonThe Priest4063South Central Virginia Blue Ridge7832006-10-20
20.PageHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21481958-08
20.MadisonHawksbill4050Shenandoah-Middle Section21481958-08
22.FloydBuffalo Mountain3971South Virginia Blue Ridge 2006-09-18
23.NortonNorton City High Point3960Cumberland-Stone Mountain 2000-11-15
24.CraigWhite Rocks3940South-Central Appalachian Ridges 2006-09-19
25.RoanokePoor Mountain3928South Virginia Blue Ridge 2000-11-17
26.ScottCamp Rock-South Slope3900Cumberland-Stone Mountain02000-11-15
27.LeeLittle Black Mountain-Lee County High Point3760Black Mountain02005-10-25
27.MontgomeryPoor Mountain-Southwest Peak3760South Virginia Blue Ridge 2000-11-17
29.RappahannockThe Pinnacle3730Shenandoah-Middle Section 2006-03-31
30.BuchananBig A Mountain3706Northern Cumberland Mountains 2005-10-21
31.PulaskiWalker Mountain-Pulaski County High Point3699Walker Mountain Complex 2006-09-20
32.GreeneHazeltop-South Ridge3640Shenandoah-Middle Section02006-03-31
33.CarrollFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge 2000-11-14
34.PatrickRocky Knob3572South Virginia Blue Ridge 2006-09-18
35.FranklinCahas Mountain3571South Virginia Blue Ridge 2006-09-17
36.WarrenHogback Mountain3474Shenandoah-North Section 2006-03-31
37.AlbemarleBig Flat Mountain3389Shenandoah-South Section 2001-02-26
38.ShenandoahMill Mountain3293North Central Appalachian Ridges 2001-06-04
39.DickensonPine Mountain-Birch Gap Peak3149Pine Mountain-Northwest Cumberland Mountains 2005-10-21
40.GalaxGalax City High Point2900South Virginia Blue Ridge 2006-09-19
41.FrederickPinnacle2844North Central Appalachian Ridges 2001-09-11
42.RadfordIngles Mountain2353South Virginia Blue Ridge 2006-09-20
43.FauquierBlue Mountain2205Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2006-03-31
44.BristolBristol City High Point2160Walker Mountain Complex  
45.PittsylvaniaSmith Mountain2038South Virginia Blue Ridge 2006-09-18
46.StauntonBetsey Bell1940North Mountain Area 2001-05-22
47.ClarkeBlue Ridge-Paris Benchmark1935Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02006-03-31
48.LoudounBlue Ridge-Loudoun County High Point1920Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2006-03-31
49.WaynesboroWaynesboro City High Point1880South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
50.HenryTurkeycock Mountain1850Virginia Piedmont 2006-09-18
51.HarrisonburgHarrisonburg City High Point1767Masanutten Mountain 2001-05-22
52.Roanoke cityMill Mountain1740South Virginia Blue Ridge 2000-11-17
53.CovingtonCovington City High Point1680Central Virginia Appalachian Ridges 2001-09-13
54.BuckinghamSpears Mountain1604Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-26
55.Buena VistaBuena Vista City High Point1480South Central Virginia Blue Ridge  
56.SalemSalem City High Point1460South Virginia Blue Ridge02002-02-05
57.CampbellLong Mountain1428Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area 2006-04-25
58.LynchburgCandler Mountain-North Summit1320Peaks of Otter-Apple Orchard Area 2006-04-24
59.Prince WilliamBull Run Mountains-Jackson Lookout Tower1279Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02001-06-05
60.OrangeCowherd Mountain1197Shenandoah-South Section 2006-03-31
61.LexingtonLexington City High Point1180North Mountain Area 2001-08-16
62.AppomattoxKyles Mountain1161Virginia Piedmont 2006-04-25
63.MartinsvilleMartinsville City High Point1160Virginia Piedmont 2006-09-17
64.CulpeperMitchells Mountain-North Slope1080Shenandoah-Middle Section02006-04-27
65.WinchesterWinchester City High Point940North Central Appalachian Ridges02001-04-30
66.CharlotteCharlotte County High Point793Virginia Piedmont 2006-04-25
67.Prince EdwardLyle Mountain780Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-26
68.HalifaxHalifax County High Point750Virginia Piedmont 2006-06-04
69.DanvilleDanville City High Point700Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
70.CharlottesvilleLewis Mountain-East Slope640South Central Virginia Blue Ridge0 
71.LunenburgLunenburg County High Point630Virginia Piedmont 2006-06-04
72.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point606Virginia Piedmont 2006-06-04
73.NottowayNottoway County High Point600Virginia Piedmont02001-02-26
74.LouisaLouisa County High Point570Virginia Piedmont 2006-03-31
75.FluvannaFluvanna County High Point550Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-26
76.SpotsylvaniaSpotsylvania County High Point540Virginia Piedmont 2006-05-31
77.AmeliaAmelia County High Point522Virginia Piedmont 2006-04-26
78.FairfaxGantt Hill520Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2001-05-30
78.CumberlandCumberland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont 2006-04-26
78.GoochlandGoochland County High Point520Virginia Piedmont 2006-04-26
81.PowhatanPowhatan County High Point490Virginia Piedmont 2006-04-26
82.Fairfax cityFairfax City High Point480Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2001-06-05
83.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point471Virginia Piedmont 2006-06-01
84.StaffordStafford County High Point467Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2005-02-19
85.ArlingtonMinor Hill464Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2001-05-30
86.Falls ChurchFalls Church City High Point430Northern Virginia Blue Ridge02001-05-30
87.DinwiddieDinwiddie County High Point410Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-26
88.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point403Virginia Piedmont 2001-09-12
89.HanoverHanover County High Point390Virginia Piedmont 2006-04-26
90.Richmond cityRichmond City High Point370Virginia Piedmont 2001-09-12
91.CarolineCaroline County High Point350Virginia Piedmont 2005-07-02
92.HenricoHenrico County High Point340Virginia Piedmont 2006-04-26
93.GreensvilleGreensville County High Point320Virginia Piedmont 2006-06-01
93.ManassasManassas City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2001-06-05
93.Manassas ParkManassas Park City High Point320Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2010-10-06 b
96.AlexandriaAlexandria City High Point280Northern Virginia Blue Ridge 2001-06-05
97.SussexSussex County High Point270Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-26
98.FredericksburgFredericksburg City High Point251Virginia Piedmont 2004-01-08
99.King GeorgeKing George County High Point220Virginia Piedmont 2005-02-19
100.King WilliamKing William County High Point210Virginia Piedmont 2004-11-05
100.King and QueenKing and Queen County High Point210Virginia Piedmont 2004-11-05
102.EssexEssex County High Point200Virginia Piedmont  
103.WestmorelandWestmoreland County High Point190Virginia Piedmont 2004-11-04
104.PetersburgPetersburg City High Point185Virginia Piedmont 2006-07-02
105.RichmondRichmond County High Point180Virginia Piedmont 2006-12-09
105.New KentNew Kent County High Point180Virginia Piedmont 2006-05-31
107.Prince GeorgePrince George County High Point170Virginia Piedmont  
108.NorthumberlandNorthumberland County High Point150Virginia Piedmont 2004-11-04
108.Charles CityCharles City County High Point150Virginia Piedmont  
108.EmporiaEmporia City High Point150Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-27
111.SouthamptonSouthampton County High Point140Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-27
111.GloucesterGloucester County High Point140Virginia Piedmont 2002-01-17
111.James CityJames City County High Point140Virginia Piedmont 2002-01-17
114.LancasterLancaster County High Point130Virginia Piedmont 2004-11-04
114.SurrySurry County High Point130Virginia Piedmont  
114.YorkYork County High Point130Virginia Piedmont 2002-01-17
117.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg City High Point120Virginia Piedmont  
117.MiddlesexMiddlesex County High Point120Virginia Piedmont  
119.Colonial HeightsColonial Heights City High Point108Virginia Piedmont 2005-07-02
120.SuffolkSuffolk City High Point102Virginia Piedmont 2006-05-31
121.Virginia BeachCape Henry100Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-28
122.Isle of WightIsle of Wight County High Point97Virginia Piedmont 2002-01-16
123.Newport NewsNewport News City High Point90Virginia Piedmont 2004-01-08
123.HopewellHopewell City High Point90Virginia Piedmont 2006-05-31
123.Franklin cityFranklin City High Point90Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-27
126.MathewsMathews County High Point70Virginia Piedmont 2002-01-17
127.NorthamptonButlers Bluff65Delmarva 2001-02-28
128.AccomackAccomack County High Point60Delmarva 2001-02-28
129.NorfolkNorfolk City High Point48Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-28
130.PortsmouthPortsmouth City High Point30Virginia Piedmont 2001-02-28
130.HamptonHampton City High Point30Virginia Piedmont 2002-01-17
130.ChesapeakeChesapeake City High Point30Virginia Piedmont 2002-01-16
133.PoquosonPoquoson City High Point10Virginia Piedmont 2006-12-11

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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 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 1995 by Mike Kornbau, reviewed by Fred Lobdell, Carl Mills, Andy Martin, and Darryl Montgomery.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by Don Desrosiers via the web site, and manually verified.


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