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West Virginia County High Points

Showing Fred Lobdell's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (55 out of 55, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob1482Spruce Mountain Area8488061968-10-20
2.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South522Northern Virginia Blue Ridge190361996-03-13
3.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point1036Northern Allegheny Mountains30451997-03-12
4.PocahontasThorny Flat1478Shavers Fork Mountain Complex515251999-06-08 b
5.FayetteMyles Knob1055Southern Allegheny Mountains189161999-06-09 a
6.GreenbrierGrassy Knob1329Yew Mountains Area280191999-06-09 b
7.TuckerWeiss Knob1353Canaan Valley Area183291999-06-10
8.RandolphMount Porte Crayon1454Canaan Valley Area479311999-06-11
9.RaleighIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains427172000-08-03
9.WyomingIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains427172000-08-03
9.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak1084Southern Allegheny Mountains59142000-08-03
9.MingoHorsepen Mountain769Southern Allegheny Mountains330172000-08-03
13.MercerBuckhorn Knob1240Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area228122001-05-31
13.SummersKeeney Knob1197Southern Allegheny Mountains429172001-05-31
15.NicholasHanging Rock1170Yew Mountains Area5692001-06-01
16.GrantBell Knob1262Canaan Valley Area55332001-07-25
16.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point1241South-Central Appalachian Ridges0172001-07-25
18.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W780Laurel Highlands0352001-07-28
18.TaylorTaylor County High Point634Laurel Highlands0322001-07-28
18.MarionMarion County High Point610Laurel Highlands0332001-07-28
21.WebsterHamrick Run North1229Yew Mountains Area4662001-08-19
22.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope1036Southern Allegheny Mountains0122004-05-27
22.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge890Southern Allegheny Mountains092004-05-27
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain883Southern Allegheny Mountains10352004-05-28
25.UpshurUpshur County High Point963Western Allegheny Mountains0102004-05-29
26.HardyBears Hell1014North Central Appalachian Ridges27072004-05-30
26.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark962Laurel Highlands062004-05-30
28.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak920North Central Appalachian Ridges73122004-05-31
28.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark707North Central Appalachian Ridges0242004-05-31
30.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain662North Central Appalachian Ridges339292004-07-31
31.HancockHancock County High Point415Southern Allegheny Plateau56132005-06-25
32.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast488Southern Allegheny Plateau76142005-06-26
33.OhioOhio County High Point433Southern Allegheny Plateau12132005-07-30
33.BrookeIndependence Benchmark418Southern Allegheny Plateau52122005-07-30
35.WetzelWetzel County High Point512Southern Allegheny Plateau128112005-07-31
36.MineralBlack Rock963Northern Allegheny Mountains12882006-04-23
37.BraxtonRose Benchmark665Western Allegheny Mountains31142007-05-04
37.LewisLewis County High Point597Western Allegheny Mountains61122007-05-04
39.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast567Southern Allegheny Plateau30142009-05-12
39.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point506Southern Allegheny Plateau134112009-05-12
39.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark482Southern Allegheny Plateau128122009-05-12
42.TylerTyler County High Point457Southern Allegheny Plateau6782009-05-13
42.WoodWood County High Point405Southern Allegheny Plateau112142009-05-13
44.JacksonGarnes Knob373Southern Allegheny Plateau9972009-05-14
44.MasonMason County High Point341Southern Allegheny Plateau072009-05-14
46.WayneWayne County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau7382009-06-10
47.ClayBird Knob568Southern Allegheny Plateau141102009-06-23
47.CalhounMule Knob483Southern Allegheny Plateau11172009-06-23
49.RitchieRitchie County High Point437Southern Allegheny Plateau14592011-11-07
49.PleasantsPleasants County High Point387Southern Allegheny Plateau8272011-11-07
51.WirtRuble Knob402Southern Allegheny Plateau11682011-11-08
52.CabellCabell County High Point356Southern Allegheny Plateau3972011-11-09
53.RoaneRoane County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau4982012-04-28
53.PutnamPutnam County High Point374Southern Allegheny Plateau63112012-04-28
55.LincolnLincoln County High Point514Southern Allegheny Mountains5172012-04-29

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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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