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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-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
AscentsAscent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27918091968-10-20
2.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge628371996-03-13
3.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3410Northern Allegheny Mountains120451997-03-12
4.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1708251999-06-08 b
5.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains640161999-06-09 a
6.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4380Yew Mountains Area960191999-06-09 b
7.TuckerWeiss Knob4460Canaan Valley Area630291999-06-10
8.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1590311999-06-11
9.RaleighIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains1440172000-08-03
9.WyomingIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains1440172000-08-03
9.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains215142000-08-03
9.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains1082172000-08-03
13.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area759122001-05-31
13.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains1417172001-05-31
15.NicholasHanging Rock3860Yew Mountains Area20592001-06-01
16.GrantBell Knob4150Canaan Valley Area210332001-07-25
16.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0172001-07-25
18.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2570Laurel Highlands20352001-07-28
18.TaylorTaylor County High Point2090Laurel Highlands20322001-07-28
18.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands0332001-07-28
21.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area17162001-08-19
22.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3420Southern Allegheny Mountains40122004-05-27
22.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2940Southern Allegheny Mountains4092004-05-27
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains35852004-05-28
25.UpshurUpshur County High Point3180Western Allegheny Mountains40102004-05-29
26.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges90772004-05-30
26.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands062004-05-30
28.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3030North Central Appalachian Ridges260122004-05-31
28.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2330North Central Appalachian Ridges20242004-05-31
30.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1122292004-07-31
31.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau193132005-06-25
32.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau250142005-06-26
33.OhioOhio County High Point1430Southern Allegheny Plateau60132005-07-30
33.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau182122005-07-30
35.WetzelWetzel County High Point1690Southern Allegheny Plateau440112005-07-31
36.MineralBlack Rock3180Northern Allegheny Mountains45082006-04-23
37.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains113142007-05-04
37.LewisLewis County High Point1980Western Allegheny Mountains240122007-05-04
39.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1870Southern Allegheny Plateau120142009-05-12
39.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1670Southern Allegheny Plateau460112009-05-12
39.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1590Southern Allegheny Plateau440122009-05-12
42.TylerTyler County High Point1510Southern Allegheny Plateau24082009-05-13
42.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau378142009-05-13
44.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau33572009-05-14
44.MasonMason County High Point1130Southern Allegheny Plateau2072009-05-14
46.WayneWayne County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau28082009-06-10
47.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau484102009-06-23
47.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau37472009-06-23
49.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau48592011-11-07
49.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau28072011-11-07
51.WirtRuble Knob1330Southern Allegheny Plateau38982011-11-08
52.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau13972011-11-09
53.RoaneRoane County High Point1570Southern Allegheny Plateau18082012-04-28
53.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau218112012-04-28
55.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains17672012-04-29

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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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