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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 Area28018091994-04-09
2.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge633372007-08-05 e
3.WetzelWetzel County High Point1700Southern Allegheny Plateau460112013-06-12 b
4.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau250142013-06-12 d
5.OhioOhio County High Point1440Southern Allegheny Plateau80132013-06-13 a
6.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau192122013-06-13 c
7.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau203132013-06-14 a
8.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands0332014-11-14 a
9.TaylorTaylor County High Point2100Laurel Highlands40322014-11-14 b
10.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2580Laurel Highlands40352014-11-14 c
11.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau388142015-03-20 a
12.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau49592015-03-20 c
13.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau480112015-03-21 a
14.TylerTyler County High Point1520Southern Allegheny Plateau26082015-03-21 b
15.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1880Southern Allegheny Plateau140142015-03-22 a
16.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1132292015-04-19 a
17.MineralBlack Rock3200Northern Allegheny Mountains48082015-04-19 b
18.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3420Northern Allegheny Mountains140452015-04-20 a
19.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands062015-04-21 a
20.TuckerWeiss Knob4480Canaan Valley Area660292015-04-22 a
21.GrantBell Knob4160Canaan Valley Area240332015-04-23 b
22.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges92772015-04-24 a
23.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3040North Central Appalachian Ridges280122015-04-24 c
24.UpshurUpshur County High Point3200Western Allegheny Mountains80102015-10-19 a
25.LewisLewis County High Point2000Western Allegheny Mountains280122015-10-19 d
26.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau38472015-10-20 a
27.RoaneRoane County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau20082015-10-20 c
28.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1600Southern Allegheny Plateau460122015-10-21 a
29.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains123142015-10-21 c
30.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau504102015-10-22
31.RaleighIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains1480172015-10-23 a
31.WyomingIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains1480172015-10-23 a
33.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains235142015-10-23 c
34.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains1427172015-10-24 a
35.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains660162015-10-24 b
36.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4400Yew Mountains Area1000192015-10-24 c
37.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau29072015-12-30
38.WirtRuble Knob1340Southern Allegheny Plateau39982015-12-31 a
39.MasonMason County High Point1140Southern Allegheny Plateau4072015-12-31 b
40.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau34572015-12-31 d
41.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau228112016-01-01
42.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau14972016-01-02
43.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains18672016-01-03 a
44.WayneWayne County High Point1600Southern Allegheny Plateau32082016-01-03 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 Area769122016-05-26 a
48.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3440Southern Allegheny Mountains80122016-05-26 b
49.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2960Southern Allegheny Mountains8092016-05-27
50.NicholasHanging Rock3880Yew Mountains Area22592016-05-29 a
51.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area19162016-05-30 a
52.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1728252016-05-31 b
53.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1610312016-06-02 b
54.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2340North Central Appalachian Ridges40242016-06-03 a
 KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3785 

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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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