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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Chip Clark's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 55, or 5.45%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
AscentsAscent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27918151991-01-19
2.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3410Northern Allegheny Mountains120452006-01-28
3.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1122292009-08-29
 PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex170825 
 RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area159031 
 TuckerWeiss Knob4460Canaan Valley Area63029 
 GreenbrierGrassy Knob4380Yew Mountains Area96019 
 GrantBell Knob4150Canaan Valley Area21033 
 MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges017 
 MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area75912 
 WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1716 
 SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains141717 
 NicholasHanging Rock3860Yew Mountains Area2059 
 RaleighIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains144017 
 WyomingIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains144017 
 BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains21514 
 FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains64016 
 McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3420Southern Allegheny Mountains4012 
 HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges9077 
 MineralBlack Rock3180Northern Allegheny Mountains4508 
 UpshurUpshur County High Point3180Western Allegheny Mountains4010 
 BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands06 
 HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3030North Central Appalachian Ridges26012 
 LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2940Southern Allegheny Mountains409 
 KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3585 
 MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2570Laurel Highlands2035 
 MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains108217 
 MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2330North Central Appalachian Ridges2024 
 BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains11314 
 TaylorTaylor County High Point2090Laurel Highlands2032 
 MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands033 
 LewisLewis County High Point1980Western Allegheny Mountains24012 
 HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1870Southern Allegheny Plateau12014 
 ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau48410 
 JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge62837 
 WetzelWetzel County High Point1690Southern Allegheny Plateau44011 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1767 
 DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1670Southern Allegheny Plateau46011 
 MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau25014 
 GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1590Southern Allegheny Plateau44012 
 CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3747 
 WayneWayne County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau2808 
 RoaneRoane County High Point1570Southern Allegheny Plateau1808 
 TylerTyler County High Point1510Southern Allegheny Plateau2408 
 RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4859 
 OhioOhio County High Point1430Southern Allegheny Plateau6013 
 BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau18212 
 HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau19313 
 WirtRuble Knob1330Southern Allegheny Plateau3898 
 WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau37814 
 PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2807 
 PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau21811 
 JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3357 
 CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1397 
 MasonMason County High Point1130Southern Allegheny Plateau207 

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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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