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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-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27818061994-04-09
2.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge623362007-08-05 e
3.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau420112013-06-12 b
4.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau250142013-06-12 d
5.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau40132013-06-13 a
6.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau172122013-06-13 c
7.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau183132013-06-14 a
8.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands0332014-11-14 a
9.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands0322014-11-14 b
10.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands0352014-11-14 c
11.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau368142015-03-20 a
12.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau47592015-03-20 c
13.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau440112015-03-21 a
14.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau22082015-03-21 b
15.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau100142015-03-22 a
16.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1112292015-04-19 a
17.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains42082015-04-19 b
18.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains100452015-04-20 a
19.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands062015-04-21 a
20.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area600292015-04-22 a
21.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area180332015-04-23 b
22.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges88772015-04-24 a
23.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges240122015-04-24 c
24.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains0102015-10-19 a
25.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains200122015-10-19 d
26.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau36472015-10-20 a
27.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau16082015-10-20 c
28.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau420122015-10-21 a
29.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains103142015-10-21 c
30.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau464102015-10-22
31.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains1400172015-10-23 a
31.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains1400172015-10-23 a
33.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains195142015-10-23 c
34.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains1407172015-10-24 a
35.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains620162015-10-24 b
36.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area920192015-10-24 c
37.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau27072015-12-30
38.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau37982015-12-31 a
39.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau072015-12-31 b
40.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau32572015-12-31 d
41.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau208112016-01-01
42.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau12972016-01-02
43.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains16672016-01-03 a
44.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau24082016-01-03 b
45.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains1082172016-01-04
46.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0172016-05-25 c
47.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area749122016-05-26 a
48.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains0122016-05-26 b
49.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains092016-05-27
50.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area18592016-05-29 a
51.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area15162016-05-30 a
52.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1688252016-05-31 b
53.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1570312016-06-02 b
54.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges0242016-06-03 a
 KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3385 

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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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