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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 Knob4480Canaan Valley Area66029Unknown
1.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4400Yew Mountains Area100019Unknown
1.GrantBell Knob4160Canaan Valley Area24033Unknown
1.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges017Unknown
1.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area76912Unknown
1.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1916Unknown
1.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains142717Unknown
1.NicholasHanging Rock3880Yew Mountains Area2259Unknown
1.RaleighIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains148017Unknown
1.WyomingIvy Knob3640Southern Allegheny Mountains148017Unknown
1.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains23514Unknown
1.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains66016Unknown
1.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3440Southern Allegheny Mountains8012Unknown
1.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3420Northern Allegheny Mountains14045Unknown
1.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges9277Unknown
1.UpshurUpshur County High Point3200Western Allegheny Mountains8010Unknown
1.MineralBlack Rock3200Northern Allegheny Mountains4808Unknown
1.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands06Unknown
1.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3040North Central Appalachian Ridges28012Unknown
1.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2960Southern Allegheny Mountains809Unknown
1.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3785Unknown
1.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2580Laurel Highlands4035Unknown
1.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2340North Central Appalachian Ridges4024Unknown
1.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains12314Unknown
1.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges113229Unknown
1.TaylorTaylor County High Point2100Laurel Highlands4032Unknown
1.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands033Unknown
1.LewisLewis County High Point2000Western Allegheny Mountains28012Unknown
1.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1880Southern Allegheny Plateau14014Unknown
1.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau50410Unknown
1.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge63337Unknown
1.WetzelWetzel County High Point1700Southern Allegheny Plateau46011Unknown
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1867Unknown
1.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau48011Unknown
1.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau25014Unknown
1.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1600Southern Allegheny Plateau46012Unknown
1.WayneWayne County High Point1600Southern Allegheny Plateau3208Unknown
1.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3847Unknown
1.RoaneRoane County High Point1580Southern Allegheny Plateau2008Unknown
1.TylerTyler County High Point1520Southern Allegheny Plateau2608Unknown
1.OhioOhio County High Point1440Southern Allegheny Plateau8013Unknown
1.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4959Unknown
1.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau19212Unknown
1.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau20313Unknown
1.WirtRuble Knob1340Southern Allegheny Plateau3998Unknown
1.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau38814Unknown
1.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2907Unknown
1.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau22811Unknown
1.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3457Unknown
1.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1497Unknown
1.MasonMason County High Point1140Southern Allegheny Plateau407Unknown
52.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area28018091994-07-15
53.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1728252009-07-11
54.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1610312010-07-01
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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