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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 Area27818061968-10-20
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1688251999-06-08 b
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1570311999-06-11
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area600291999-06-10
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area920191999-06-09 b
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area180332001-07-25
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges0172001-07-25
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area749122001-05-31
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area15162001-08-19
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains1407172001-05-31
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area18592001-06-01
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains1400172000-08-03
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains1400172000-08-03
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains195142000-08-03
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains620161999-06-09 a
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains100451997-03-12
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains0122004-05-27
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges88772004-05-30
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains42082006-04-23
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains0102004-05-29
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands062004-05-30
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges240122004-05-31
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains092004-05-27
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains33852004-05-28
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands0352001-07-28
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains1082172000-08-03
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges0242004-05-31
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains103142007-05-04
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1112292004-07-31
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands0322001-07-28
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands0332001-07-28
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains200122007-05-04
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau464102009-06-23
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau100142009-05-12
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge623361996-03-13
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains16672012-04-29
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau420112005-07-31
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau440112009-05-12
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau250142005-06-26
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau36472009-06-23
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau420122009-05-12
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau24082009-06-10
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau16082012-04-28
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau22082009-05-13
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau47592011-11-07
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau40132005-07-30
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau172122005-07-30
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau183132005-06-25
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau368142009-05-13
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau37982011-11-08
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau27072011-11-07
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau208112012-04-28
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau32572009-05-14
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau12972011-11-09
55.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau072009-05-14

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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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