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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.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27818091994-07-15
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex1688252009-07-11
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area1570312010-07-01
4.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area60029Unknown
5.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area92019Unknown
6.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area18033Unknown
7.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges017Unknown
8.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area74912Unknown
9.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1516Unknown
10.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains140717Unknown
11.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area1859Unknown
12.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140017Unknown
12.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140017Unknown
14.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains19514Unknown
15.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains62016Unknown
16.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains10045Unknown
16.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains012Unknown
18.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges8877Unknown
19.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains4208Unknown
19.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains010Unknown
21.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands06Unknown
22.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges24012Unknown
23.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains09Unknown
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3385Unknown
25.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands035Unknown
26.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains1082172010-07-12
27.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges024Unknown
28.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains10314Unknown
29.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges111229Unknown
30.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands032Unknown
31.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands033Unknown
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains20012Unknown
33.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau46410Unknown
34.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau10014Unknown
35.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge62337Unknown
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1667Unknown
37.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau42011Unknown
38.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau44011Unknown
39.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau25014Unknown
40.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3647Unknown
41.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau42012Unknown
42.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau2408Unknown
42.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau1608Unknown
44.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau2208Unknown
45.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau4759Unknown
46.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau4013Unknown
47.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau17212Unknown
48.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau18313Unknown
49.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau36814Unknown
50.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau3798Unknown
51.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2707Unknown
52.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau20811Unknown
53.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3257Unknown
54.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1297Unknown
55.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau07Unknown

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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.

Acknowledgments

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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