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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Ben Lostracco's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (54 out of 55, or 98.18%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob1482Spruce Mountain Area8488091994-04-09
2.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South522Northern Virginia Blue Ridge190372007-08-05 e
3.WetzelWetzel County High Point512Southern Allegheny Plateau128112013-06-12 b
4.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast488Southern Allegheny Plateau76142013-06-12 d
5.OhioOhio County High Point433Southern Allegheny Plateau12132013-06-13 a
6.BrookeIndependence Benchmark418Southern Allegheny Plateau52122013-06-13 c
7.HancockHancock County High Point415Southern Allegheny Plateau56132013-06-14 a
8.MarionMarion County High Point610Laurel Highlands0332014-11-14 a
9.TaylorTaylor County High Point634Laurel Highlands0322014-11-14 b
10.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W780Laurel Highlands0352014-11-14 c
11.WoodWood County High Point405Southern Allegheny Plateau112142015-03-20 a
12.RitchieRitchie County High Point437Southern Allegheny Plateau14592015-03-20 c
13.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point506Southern Allegheny Plateau134112015-03-21 a
14.TylerTyler County High Point457Southern Allegheny Plateau6782015-03-21 b
15.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast567Southern Allegheny Plateau30142015-03-22 a
16.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain662North Central Appalachian Ridges339292015-04-19 a
17.MineralBlack Rock963Northern Allegheny Mountains12882015-04-19 b
18.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point1036Northern Allegheny Mountains30452015-04-20 a
19.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark962Laurel Highlands062015-04-21 a
20.TuckerWeiss Knob1353Canaan Valley Area183292015-04-22 a
21.GrantBell Knob1262Canaan Valley Area55332015-04-23 b
22.HardyBears Hell1014North Central Appalachian Ridges27072015-04-24 a
23.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak920North Central Appalachian Ridges73122015-04-24 c
24.UpshurUpshur County High Point963Western Allegheny Mountains0102015-10-19 a
25.LewisLewis County High Point597Western Allegheny Mountains61122015-10-19 d
26.CalhounMule Knob483Southern Allegheny Plateau11172015-10-20 a
27.RoaneRoane County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau4982015-10-20 c
28.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark482Southern Allegheny Plateau128122015-10-21 a
29.BraxtonRose Benchmark665Western Allegheny Mountains31142015-10-21 c
30.ClayBird Knob568Southern Allegheny Plateau141102015-10-22
31.RaleighIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains427172015-10-23 a
31.WyomingIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains427172015-10-23 a
33.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak1084Southern Allegheny Mountains59142015-10-23 c
34.SummersKeeney Knob1197Southern Allegheny Mountains429172015-10-24 a
35.FayetteMyles Knob1055Southern Allegheny Mountains189162015-10-24 b
36.GreenbrierGrassy Knob1329Yew Mountains Area280192015-10-24 c
37.PleasantsPleasants County High Point387Southern Allegheny Plateau8272015-12-30
38.WirtRuble Knob402Southern Allegheny Plateau11682015-12-31 a
39.MasonMason County High Point341Southern Allegheny Plateau072015-12-31 b
40.JacksonGarnes Knob373Southern Allegheny Plateau9972015-12-31 d
41.PutnamPutnam County High Point374Southern Allegheny Plateau63112016-01-01
42.CabellCabell County High Point356Southern Allegheny Plateau3972016-01-02
43.LincolnLincoln County High Point514Southern Allegheny Mountains5172016-01-03 a
44.WayneWayne County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau7382016-01-03 b
45.MingoHorsepen Mountain769Southern Allegheny Mountains330172016-01-04
46.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point1241South-Central Appalachian Ridges0172016-05-25 c
47.MercerBuckhorn Knob1240Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area228122016-05-26 a
48.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope1036Southern Allegheny Mountains0122016-05-26 b
49.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge890Southern Allegheny Mountains092016-05-27
50.NicholasHanging Rock1170Yew Mountains Area5692016-05-29 a
51.WebsterHamrick Run North1229Yew Mountains Area4662016-05-30 a
52.PocahontasThorny Flat1478Shavers Fork Mountain Complex515252016-05-31 b
53.RandolphMount Porte Crayon1454Canaan Valley Area479312016-06-02 b
54.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark707North Central Appalachian Ridges0242016-06-03 a
 KanawhaKayford Mountain883Southern Allegheny Mountains1035 

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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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