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West Virginia County High Points

Showing David Olson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (15 out of 55, or 27.27%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
1.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point1036Northern Allegheny Mountains30452001-07-28 1
2.MarionMarion County High Point610Laurel Highlands0332001-07-28 3
3.TaylorTaylor County High Point634Laurel Highlands0322001-07-28 4
4.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W780Laurel Highlands0352001-07-28 5
5.PendletonSpruce Knob1482Spruce Mountain Area8488092001-07-29
6.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain662North Central Appalachian Ridges339292012-06-24
7.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South522Northern Virginia Blue Ridge190372012-08-13
8.RitchieRitchie County High Point437Southern Allegheny Plateau14592012-09-02
8.WoodWood County High Point405Southern Allegheny Plateau112142012-09-02
10.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast567Southern Allegheny Plateau30142012-09-03
10.WetzelWetzel County High Point512Southern Allegheny Plateau128112012-09-03
10.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point506Southern Allegheny Plateau134112012-09-03
13.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast488Southern Allegheny Plateau76142013-09-02
14.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark707North Central Appalachian Ridges0242014-08-31
15.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak920North Central Appalachian Ridges73122014-09-01 1
 PocahontasThorny Flat1478Shavers Fork Mountain Complex51525 
 RandolphMount Porte Crayon1454Canaan Valley Area47931 
 TuckerWeiss Knob1353Canaan Valley Area18329 
 GreenbrierGrassy Knob1329Yew Mountains Area28019 
 GrantBell Knob1262Canaan Valley Area5533 
 MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point1241South-Central Appalachian Ridges017 
 MercerBuckhorn Knob1240Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area22812 
 WebsterHamrick Run North1229Yew Mountains Area466 
 SummersKeeney Knob1197Southern Allegheny Mountains42917 
 NicholasHanging Rock1170Yew Mountains Area569 
 RaleighIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains42717 
 WyomingIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains42717 
 BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak1084Southern Allegheny Mountains5914 
 FayetteMyles Knob1055Southern Allegheny Mountains18916 
 McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope1036Southern Allegheny Mountains012 
 HardyBears Hell1014North Central Appalachian Ridges2707 
 UpshurUpshur County High Point963Western Allegheny Mountains010 
 MineralBlack Rock963Northern Allegheny Mountains1288 
 BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark962Laurel Highlands06 
 LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge890Southern Allegheny Mountains09 
 KanawhaKayford Mountain883Southern Allegheny Mountains1035 
 MingoHorsepen Mountain769Southern Allegheny Mountains33017 
 BraxtonRose Benchmark665Western Allegheny Mountains3114 
 LewisLewis County High Point597Western Allegheny Mountains6112 
 ClayBird Knob568Southern Allegheny Plateau14110 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point514Southern Allegheny Mountains517 
 CalhounMule Knob483Southern Allegheny Plateau1117 
 GilmerLungshoal Benchmark482Southern Allegheny Plateau12812 
 WayneWayne County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau738 
 RoaneRoane County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau498 
 TylerTyler County High Point457Southern Allegheny Plateau678 
 OhioOhio County High Point433Southern Allegheny Plateau1213 
 BrookeIndependence Benchmark418Southern Allegheny Plateau5212 
 HancockHancock County High Point415Southern Allegheny Plateau5613 
 WirtRuble Knob402Southern Allegheny Plateau1168 
 PleasantsPleasants County High Point387Southern Allegheny Plateau827 
 PutnamPutnam County High Point374Southern Allegheny Plateau6311 
 JacksonGarnes Knob373Southern Allegheny Plateau997 
 CabellCabell County High Point356Southern Allegheny Plateau397 
 MasonMason County High Point341Southern Allegheny Plateau07 

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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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