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West Virginia County High Points

Showing John Vitz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 55, or 1.82%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27912002-10-07
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1708 
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1590 
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4460Canaan Valley Area630 
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4380Yew Mountains Area960 
6.GrantBell Knob4150Canaan Valley Area210 
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0 
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area759 
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area171 
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains1417 
11.NicholasHanging Rock3860Yew Mountains Area205 
12.RaleighIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains1440 
12.WyomingIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains1440 
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains215 
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains640 
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3420Southern Allegheny Mountains40 
17.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3410Northern Allegheny Mountains120 
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges907 
19.MineralBlack Rock3180Northern Allegheny Mountains450 
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3180Western Allegheny Mountains40 
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands0 
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3030North Central Appalachian Ridges260 
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2940Southern Allegheny Mountains40 
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains358 
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2570Laurel Highlands20 
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains1082 
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2330North Central Appalachian Ridges20 
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains113 
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1122 
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2090Laurel Highlands10 
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands0 
32.LewisLewis County High Point1980Western Allegheny Mountains240 
33.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1870Southern Allegheny Plateau120 
34.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau484 
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge628 
36.WetzelWetzel County High Point1690Southern Allegheny Plateau440 
37.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains176 
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1670Southern Allegheny Plateau460 
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau250 
40.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1590Southern Allegheny Plateau440 
41.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau374 
42.WayneWayne County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau280 
43.RoaneRoane County High Point1570Southern Allegheny Plateau180 
44.TylerTyler County High Point1510Southern Allegheny Plateau240 
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau485 
46.OhioOhio County High Point1430Southern Allegheny Plateau60 
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau182 
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau193 
49.WirtRuble Knob1330Southern Allegheny Plateau389 
50.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau378 
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau280 
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau218 
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau335 
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau139 
55.MasonMason County High Point1130Southern Allegheny Plateau20 

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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 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.


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