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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Vince Kloster's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (81 out of 100, or 81%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60891985-09-25
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45031985-09-23
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains15812009-09-04
4.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains30102009-09-05
5.BuncombePotato Knob6400Black Mountains402015-06-29
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains34852016-06-06
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6160Roan-Unaka Mountains6482015-10-19
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6000Great Balsam Mountains1602015-05-03
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262009-09-06
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest24262009-09-06
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest4652015-07-17
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5560Unicoi Mountains34002014-08-13
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192015-07-16
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge28192015-07-16
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5280Great Balsam Mountains1602015-04-21
16.AsheThe Peak5160Beech-Snake-Rich8402015-05-11
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region4722016-01-14
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5060Nantahala Mountains0 
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5000Unicoi Mountains02015-02-07
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4280N NC Blue Ridge Crest5602016-03-30
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest11352018-04-30
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4080N NC Blue Ridge Crest9202016-11-20
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest17252015-10-25
23.SurryFisher Peak3580South Virginia Blue Ridge9002016-03-31
24.PolkTryon Peak3280South NC Blue Ridge Crest14302016-01-31
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2880Western Carolina Piedmont4002015-01-11
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont14392017-04-27
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2560Eastern Carolina Piedmont9602014-08-16
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1780Western Carolina Piedmont6002009-09-07
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont5952015-03-25
30.IredellFox Mountain1740Eastern Carolina Piedmont3002015-11-13
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont7502005-12-31
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1480Western Carolina Piedmont2102014-12-28
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont4982015-11-08
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1150Eastern Carolina Piedmont5002016-05-19
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1100Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-11-08
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1090Eastern Carolina Piedmont3102015-03-18
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1040Eastern Carolina Piedmont02016-11-06
38.DavieDavie County High Point1010Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-03-19
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1000Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-03-25
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains970Eastern Carolina Piedmont2702015-11-12
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont2732012-08-30
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain900Eastern Carolina Piedmont3852012-08-30
43.PersonRoxboro Hill890Eastern Carolina Piedmont2202015-03-27
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002015-12-03
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point890Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002009-08-29
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit880Eastern Carolina Piedmont602016-11-06
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain860Eastern Carolina Piedmont1902014-08-17
48.UnionUnion County High Point780Eastern Carolina Piedmont202014-09-05
49.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont1142016-11-11
50.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak770Eastern Carolina Piedmont202015-03-25
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont2102015-11-10
52.MooreMoore County High Point730Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont2362017-11-26
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont180 
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont702015-11-10
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont1422015-11-10
57.HokeHoke County High Point550Eastern Carolina Piedmont100 
58.LeeLee County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont902016-11-11
58.WakeWake County High Point540Eastern Carolina Piedmont1402016-11-07
60.HarnettBig Ridge490Eastern Carolina Piedmont902016-11-11
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont116 
62.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont722014-09-05
63.WarrenWarren County High Point480Eastern Carolina Piedmont202015-03-27
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point390Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point370Eastern Carolina Piedmont302015-11-12
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point370Virginia Piedmont802015-03-27
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont502015-11-10
68.WilsonWilson County High Point320Eastern Carolina Piedmont402015-11-09
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point242Eastern Carolina Piedmont8 
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
71.WayneWayne County High Point195Eastern Carolina Piedmont332015-11-09
72.BladenBladen County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont43 
72.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-11-09
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point164Eastern Carolina Piedmont232015-11-10
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point140Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-03-26
76.GreeneGreene County High Point138Eastern Carolina Piedmont172015-11-09
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont202014-09-05
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont202014-08-17
79.JonesJones County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
80.PenderPender County High Point115Eastern Carolina Piedmont382014-08-24
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont282015-03-26
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont8 
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont02015-03-26
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont712018-04-09
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont182015-03-26
87.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont23 
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont402014-08-28
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont242014-09-02
89.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont42014-09-02
89.CurrituckLuark Hill66Eastern Carolina Piedmont572018-04-12
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont182014-08-27
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5 
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont452014-08-25
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont272018-04-11
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont12 

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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 North 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 Fred Lobdell, limited review by David Olson and Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by the web site, and manually verified.


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