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West Virginia County High Points

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

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
1.TuckerWeiss Knob1353Canaan Valley Area18329Unknown
1.GreenbrierGrassy Knob1329Yew Mountains Area28019Unknown
1.GrantBell Knob1262Canaan Valley Area5533Unknown
1.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point1241South-Central Appalachian Ridges017Unknown
1.MercerBuckhorn Knob1240Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area22812Unknown
1.WebsterHamrick Run North1229Yew Mountains Area466Unknown
1.SummersKeeney Knob1197Southern Allegheny Mountains42917Unknown
1.NicholasHanging Rock1170Yew Mountains Area569Unknown
1.RaleighIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains42717Unknown
1.WyomingIvy Knob1097Southern Allegheny Mountains42717Unknown
1.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak1084Southern Allegheny Mountains5914Unknown
1.FayetteMyles Knob1055Southern Allegheny Mountains18916Unknown
1.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point1036Northern Allegheny Mountains3045Unknown
1.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope1036Southern Allegheny Mountains012Unknown
1.HardyBears Hell1014North Central Appalachian Ridges2707Unknown
1.UpshurUpshur County High Point963Western Allegheny Mountains010Unknown
1.MineralBlack Rock963Northern Allegheny Mountains1288Unknown
1.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark962Laurel Highlands06Unknown
1.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak920North Central Appalachian Ridges7312Unknown
1.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge890Southern Allegheny Mountains09Unknown
1.KanawhaKayford Mountain883Southern Allegheny Mountains1035Unknown
1.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W780Laurel Highlands035Unknown
1.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark707North Central Appalachian Ridges024Unknown
1.BraxtonRose Benchmark665Western Allegheny Mountains3114Unknown
1.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain662North Central Appalachian Ridges33929Unknown
1.TaylorTaylor County High Point634Laurel Highlands032Unknown
1.MarionMarion County High Point610Laurel Highlands033Unknown
1.LewisLewis County High Point597Western Allegheny Mountains6112Unknown
1.ClayBird Knob568Southern Allegheny Plateau14110Unknown
1.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast567Southern Allegheny Plateau3014Unknown
1.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South522Northern Virginia Blue Ridge19036Unknown
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point514Southern Allegheny Mountains517Unknown
1.WetzelWetzel County High Point512Southern Allegheny Plateau12811Unknown
1.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point506Southern Allegheny Plateau13411Unknown
1.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast488Southern Allegheny Plateau7614Unknown
1.CalhounMule Knob483Southern Allegheny Plateau1117Unknown
1.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark482Southern Allegheny Plateau12812Unknown
1.RoaneRoane County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau498Unknown
1.WayneWayne County High Point475Southern Allegheny Plateau738Unknown
1.TylerTyler County High Point457Southern Allegheny Plateau678Unknown
1.RitchieRitchie County High Point437Southern Allegheny Plateau1459Unknown
1.OhioOhio County High Point433Southern Allegheny Plateau1213Unknown
1.BrookeIndependence Benchmark418Southern Allegheny Plateau5212Unknown
1.HancockHancock County High Point415Southern Allegheny Plateau5613Unknown
1.WoodWood County High Point405Southern Allegheny Plateau11214Unknown
1.WirtRuble Knob402Southern Allegheny Plateau1168Unknown
1.PleasantsPleasants County High Point387Southern Allegheny Plateau827Unknown
1.PutnamPutnam County High Point374Southern Allegheny Plateau6311Unknown
1.JacksonGarnes Knob373Southern Allegheny Plateau997Unknown
1.CabellCabell County High Point356Southern Allegheny Plateau397Unknown
1.MasonMason County High Point341Southern Allegheny Plateau07Unknown
52.PendletonSpruce Knob1482Spruce Mountain Area8488061994-07-15
53.PocahontasThorny Flat1478Shavers Fork Mountain Complex515252009-07-11
54.RandolphMount Porte Crayon1454Canaan Valley Area479312010-07-01
55.MingoHorsepen Mountain769Southern Allegheny Mountains330172010-07-12

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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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