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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Michael Schwartz's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (55 out of 55, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27818061964-07-13
2.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands0352000-03-04
3.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands0322000-03-31
3.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands0332000-03-31
3.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau420112000-03-31
3.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau250142000-03-31
7.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau172122000-08-19
7.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau183132000-08-19
9.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau40132000-08-20
10.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau464102000-09-29
11.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges88772000-11-06
12.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1688252000-11-13
12.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area920192000-11-13
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains1400172000-11-13
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains1400172000-11-13
12.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains620162000-11-13
17.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains1407172000-11-16
17.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges240122000-11-16
17.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges0242000-11-16
20.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area180332001-04-29
20.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains42082001-04-29
22.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1112292001-04-30
22.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge623362001-04-30
24.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains195142001-05-23
24.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains0122001-05-23
24.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains092001-05-23
24.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains1082172001-05-23
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains103142001-05-24
28.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau420122001-05-24
30.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area749122001-05-31
31.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area18592001-06
32.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains100452001-06-01
33.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area15162001-08-19
34.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains0102001-08-20
34.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains200122001-08-20
36.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area600292001-08-21
36.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau100142001-08-21
38.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0172001-09-13
39.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1570312001-09-27
39.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands062001-09-27
41.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains16672001-09-29
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau24082001-09-30
43.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau36472001-12-01
43.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau16082001-12-01
45.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains33852001-12-02
45.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau208112001-12-02
47.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau32572001-12-03
47.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau12972001-12-03
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau368142001-12-04
49.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau37982001-12-04
49.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau072001-12-04
52.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau440112001-12-05
52.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau22082001-12-05
52.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau47592001-12-05
52.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau27072001-12-05

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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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