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West Virginia County High Points

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

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area2781865Unknown
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex168834 
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area157032 
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area60031 
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area92022 
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area18034 
7.MonroeWrights Peak4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges123319 
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area74914 
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1517 
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains140718 
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area18510 
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140020 
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140020 
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains19517 
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains62019 
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains10048 
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains014 
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges8878 
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains4208 
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains010 
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands06 
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges24012 
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains09 
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3385 
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands034 
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains108219 
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges026 
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains10314 
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges111231 
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands031 
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands032 
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains20011 
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau46410 
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau10014 
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge62342 
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1667 
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau42011 
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau44011 
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau25013 
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3647 
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau42012 
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau2407 
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau1608 
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau2208 
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4759 
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau4013 
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau17212 
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau18313 
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau36814 
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau3798 
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2707 
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau20811 
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3258 
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1297 
55.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau08 

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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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