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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-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
AscentsAscent Date
1.TuckerWeiss Knob4460Canaan Valley Area63029Unknown
1.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4380Yew Mountains Area96019Unknown
1.GrantBell Knob4150Canaan Valley Area21033Unknown
1.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges017Unknown
1.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area75912Unknown
1.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1716Unknown
1.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains141717Unknown
1.NicholasHanging Rock3860Yew Mountains Area2059Unknown
1.RaleighIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains144017Unknown
1.WyomingIvy Knob3620Southern Allegheny Mountains144017Unknown
1.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains21514Unknown
1.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains64016Unknown
1.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3420Southern Allegheny Mountains4012Unknown
1.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3410Northern Allegheny Mountains12045Unknown
1.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges9077Unknown
1.UpshurUpshur County High Point3180Western Allegheny Mountains4010Unknown
1.MineralBlack Rock3180Northern Allegheny Mountains4508Unknown
1.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands06Unknown
1.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3030North Central Appalachian Ridges26012Unknown
1.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2940Southern Allegheny Mountains409Unknown
1.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3585Unknown
1.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2570Laurel Highlands2035Unknown
1.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2330North Central Appalachian Ridges2024Unknown
1.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains11314Unknown
1.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges112229Unknown
1.TaylorTaylor County High Point2090Laurel Highlands2032Unknown
1.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands033Unknown
1.LewisLewis County High Point1980Western Allegheny Mountains24012Unknown
1.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1870Southern Allegheny Plateau12014Unknown
1.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau48410Unknown
1.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge62836Unknown
1.WetzelWetzel County High Point1690Southern Allegheny Plateau44011Unknown
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1767Unknown
1.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1670Southern Allegheny Plateau46011Unknown
1.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau25014Unknown
1.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1590Southern Allegheny Plateau44012Unknown
1.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3747Unknown
1.WayneWayne County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau2808Unknown
1.RoaneRoane County High Point1570Southern Allegheny Plateau1808Unknown
1.TylerTyler County High Point1510Southern Allegheny Plateau2408Unknown
1.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4859Unknown
1.OhioOhio County High Point1430Southern Allegheny Plateau6013Unknown
1.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau18212Unknown
1.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau19313Unknown
1.WirtRuble Knob1330Southern Allegheny Plateau3898Unknown
1.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau37814Unknown
1.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2807Unknown
1.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau21811Unknown
1.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3357Unknown
1.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1397Unknown
1.MasonMason County High Point1130Southern Allegheny Plateau207Unknown
52.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27918051994-07-15
53.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1708252009-07-11
54.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1590312010-07-01
55.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains1082172010-07-12

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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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