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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 Area28018141991-01-19
2.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3420Northern Allegheny Mountains140452006-01-28
3.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1132292009-08-29
 PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex172825 
 RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area161031 
 TuckerWeiss Knob4480Canaan Valley Area66029 
 GreenbrierGrassy Knob4400Yew Mountains Area100019 
 GrantBell Knob4160Canaan Valley Area24033 
 MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges017 
 MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area76912 
 WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1916 
 SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains142717 
 NicholasHanging Rock3880Yew Mountains Area2259 
 RaleighIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains148017 
 WyomingIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains148017 
 BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains23514 
 FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains66016 
 McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3440Southern Allegheny Mountains8012 
 HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges9277 
 MineralBlack Rock3200Northern Allegheny Mountains4808 
 UpshurUpshur County High Point3200Western Allegheny Mountains8010 
 BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands06 
 HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3040North Central Appalachian Ridges28012 
 LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2960Southern Allegheny Mountains809 
 KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3785 
 MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2580Laurel Highlands4035 
 MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains108217 
 MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2340North Central Appalachian Ridges4024 
 BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains12314 
 TaylorTaylor County High Point2100Laurel Highlands4032 
 MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands033 
 LewisLewis County High Point2000Western Allegheny Mountains28012 
 HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1880Southern Allegheny Plateau14014 
 ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau50410 
 JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge63337 
 WetzelWetzel County High Point1700Southern Allegheny Plateau46011 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1867 
 DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau48011 
 MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau25014 
 GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1600Southern Allegheny Plateau46012 
 WayneWayne County High Point1600Southern Allegheny Plateau3208 
 CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3847 
 RoaneRoane County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau2008 
 TylerTyler County High Point1520Southern Allegheny Plateau2608 
 OhioOhio County High Point1440Southern Allegheny Plateau8013 
 RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4959 
 BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau19212 
 HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau20313 
 WirtRuble Knob1340Southern Allegheny Plateau3998 
 WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau38814 
 PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2907 
 PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau22811 
 JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3457 
 CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1497 
 MasonMason County High Point1140Southern Allegheny Plateau407 

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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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