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West Virginia County High Points

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

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area60029Unknown
1.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area92019Unknown
1.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area18033Unknown
1.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges017Unknown
1.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area74912Unknown
1.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1516Unknown
1.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains140717Unknown
1.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area1859Unknown
1.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140017Unknown
1.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140017Unknown
1.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains19514Unknown
1.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains62016Unknown
1.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains10045Unknown
1.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains012Unknown
1.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges8877Unknown
1.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains010Unknown
1.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains4208Unknown
1.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands06Unknown
1.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges24012Unknown
1.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains09Unknown
1.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3385Unknown
1.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands035Unknown
1.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges024Unknown
1.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains10314Unknown
1.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges111229Unknown
1.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands032Unknown
1.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands033Unknown
1.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains20012Unknown
1.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau46410Unknown
1.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau10014Unknown
1.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge62336Unknown
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1667Unknown
1.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau42011Unknown
1.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau44011Unknown
1.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau25014Unknown
1.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3647Unknown
1.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau42012Unknown
1.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau1608Unknown
1.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau2408Unknown
1.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau2208Unknown
1.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4759Unknown
1.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau4013Unknown
1.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau17212Unknown
1.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau18313Unknown
1.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau36814Unknown
1.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau3798Unknown
1.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2707Unknown
1.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau20811Unknown
1.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3257Unknown
1.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1297Unknown
1.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau07Unknown
52.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27818031994-07-15
53.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1688252009-07-11
54.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1570312010-07-01
55.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains1082172010-07-12

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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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