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South Carolina County High Points

Showing Alexandra Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (20 out of 46, or 43.48%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PickensSassafras Mountain3554South NC Blue Ridge Crest7541996-10-12
2.GreenvilleColdbranch Mountain3357South NC Blue Ridge Crest557 
3.OconeeFork Mountain3294South NC Blue Ridge Crest5342004-07-03
4.SpartanburgBird Mountain1496South NC Blue Ridge Crest2762005-12-29
5.CherokeeThicketty Mountain1240Western Carolina Piedmont3152010-07-28
6.YorkHenry Knob1120Western Carolina Piedmont2802011-10-08
7.AndersonAnderson County High Point--Fairview Church Northeast1053Western Carolina Piedmont842001-12-29
8.LaurensBig Knob945Western Carolina Piedmont1632011-10-11
9.AbbevilleParsons Mountain832Western Carolina Piedmont2522003-04-12
10.NewberryLittle Mountain810Western Carolina Piedmont3002001-12-29
11.UnionUnion County High Point795Western Carolina Piedmont125 
12.LancasterLancaster County High Point740Eastern Carolina Piedmont1002011-10-08
13.GreenwoodGreenwood County High Point730Western Carolina Piedmont30 
14.ChesterChester County High Point728Western Carolina Piedmont942005-12-29
15.ChesterfieldChesterfield County High Point725Eastern Carolina Piedmont185 
16.SaludaSaluda County High Point680Western Carolina Piedmont160 
17.EdgefieldEdgefield County High Point678Western Carolina Piedmont18 
18.LexingtonLexington County High Point669Western Carolina Piedmont29 
19.FairfieldFairfield County High Point650Western Carolina Piedmont170 
20.AikenAiken County High Point640Western Carolina Piedmont  
21.KershawKershaw County High Point620Eastern Carolina Piedmont1502010-07-28
21.McCormickMcCormick County High Point620Western Carolina Piedmont1502003-04-12
23.RichlandRichland County High Point570Western Carolina Piedmont802005-12-29
24.DarlingtonDarlington County High Point450Eastern Carolina Piedmont50 
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point443Western Carolina Piedmont45 
26.LeeSpring Hill Benchmark440Eastern Carolina Piedmont130 
27.SumterSumter County High Point430Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
28.OrangeburgOrangeburg County High Point423Western Carolina Piedmont52003-04-16
29.BarnwellBarnwell County High Point390Western Carolina Piedmont20 
30.MarlboroMarlboro County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont140 
31.AllendaleAllendale County High Point340Western Carolina Piedmont30 
32.BambergBamberg County High Point290Western Carolina Piedmont10 
33.ClarendonClarendon County High Point200Eastern Carolina Piedmont282006-01-01
34.DillonDillon County High Point180Eastern Carolina Piedmont23 
35.FlorenceFlorence County High Point165Eastern Carolina Piedmont132010-07-31
36.HamptonHampton County High Point150Western Carolina Piedmont 2003-04-14
37.ColletonColleton County High Point135Western Carolina Piedmont5 
38.DorchesterDorchester County High Point128Western Carolina Piedmont2 
39.MarionMarion County High Point125Eastern Carolina Piedmont3 
40.HorryHorry County High Point120Eastern Carolina Piedmont282001-12-29
41.BerkeleyBerkeley County High Point106Western Carolina Piedmont19 
42.JasperJasper County High Point105Western Carolina Piedmont3 
43.WilliamsburgWilliamsburg County High Point96Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
44.CharlestonCharleston County High Point80Western Carolina Piedmont 2001-12-30
45.GeorgetownGeorgetown County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont  
46.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point40Western Carolina Piedmont28 
 Beaufort or North Beaufort County High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont  
 Beaufort or Port Royal Island High Point45Western Carolina Piedmont45 

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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 South 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 Carl Mills and Andy Martin, reviewed by Fred Lobdell.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points on this list provided by Michael Schwartz via the web site, and manually verified.


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