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West Virginia County High Points

Showing David Olson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (15 out of 55, or 27.27%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft AscentsAscent Date
1.PendletonSpruce Knob4861Spruce Mountain Area27818062001-07-29
2.PocahontasThorny Flat4848Shavers Fork Mountain Complex168825 
3.RandolphMount Porte Crayon4770Canaan Valley Area157031 
4.SummersKeeney Knob3927Southern Allegheny Mountains140717 
5.RaleighIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140017 
5.WyomingIvy Knob3600Southern Allegheny Mountains140017 
7.BerkeleyThird Hill Mountain2172North Central Appalachian Ridges1112292012-06-24
8.MingoHorsepen Mountain2524Southern Allegheny Mountains108217 
9.GreenbrierGrassy Knob4360Yew Mountains Area92019 
10.HardyBears Hell3327North Central Appalachian Ridges8877 
11.MercerBuckhorn Knob4069Garden-Brushy-East River Mountain Area74912 
12.JeffersonBlue Ridge-Wilson Gap South1713Northern Virginia Blue Ridge623372012-08-13
13.FayetteMyles Knob3460Southern Allegheny Mountains62016 
14.TuckerWeiss Knob4440Canaan Valley Area60029 
15.RitchieRitchie County High Point1435Southern Allegheny Plateau47592012-09-02
16.ClayBird Knob1864Southern Allegheny Plateau46410 
17.DoddridgeDoddridge County High Point1660Southern Allegheny Plateau440112012-09-03
18.MineralBlack Rock3160Northern Allegheny Mountains4208 
18.WetzelWetzel County High Point1680Southern Allegheny Plateau420112012-09-03
18.GilmerLungshoal Benchmark1580Southern Allegheny Plateau42012 
21.WirtRuble Knob1320Southern Allegheny Plateau3798 
22.WoodWood County High Point1328Southern Allegheny Plateau368142012-09-02
23.CalhounMule Knob1584Southern Allegheny Plateau3647 
24.KanawhaKayford Mountain2898Southern Allegheny Mountains3385 
25.JacksonGarnes Knob1225Southern Allegheny Plateau3257 
26.PleasantsPleasants County High Point1270Southern Allegheny Plateau2707 
27.MarshallTunnel Hill Northeast1602Southern Allegheny Plateau250142013-09-02
28.HampshireNathaniel Mountain-Southwest Peak3020North Central Appalachian Ridges240122014-09-01 1
28.WayneWayne County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau2408 
30.TylerTyler County High Point1500Southern Allegheny Plateau2208 
31.PutnamPutnam County High Point1228Southern Allegheny Plateau20811 
32.LewisLewis County High Point1960Western Allegheny Mountains20012 
33.BoonePilot Knob-Southwest Peak3555Southern Allegheny Mountains19514 
34.NicholasHanging Rock3840Yew Mountains Area1859 
35.HancockHancock County High Point1363Southern Allegheny Plateau18313 
36.GrantBell Knob4140Canaan Valley Area18033 
37.BrookeIndependence Benchmark1372Southern Allegheny Plateau17212 
38.LincolnLincoln County High Point1686Southern Allegheny Mountains1667 
39.RoaneRoane County High Point1560Southern Allegheny Plateau1608 
40.WebsterHamrick Run North4031Yew Mountains Area1516 
41.CabellCabell County High Point1169Southern Allegheny Plateau1297 
42.BraxtonRose Benchmark2183Western Allegheny Mountains10314 
43.PrestonBackbone Mountain-Preston County High Point3400Northern Allegheny Mountains100452001-07-28 1
43.HarrisonCharity Benchmark Southeast1860Southern Allegheny Plateau100142012-09-03
45.OhioOhio County High Point1420Southern Allegheny Plateau4013 
46.MonroePeters Mountain-Monroe County High Point4073South-Central Appalachian Ridges017 
46.McDowellFlat Top Mountain-Northwest Slope3400Southern Allegheny Mountains012 
46.UpshurUpshur County High Point3160Western Allegheny Mountains010 
46.BarbourLaurel Mountain-Elliot Benchmark3157Laurel Highlands06 
46.LoganBurning Rock-Northwest Ridge2920Southern Allegheny Mountains09 
46.MonongaliaSand Spring Lookout W2560Laurel Highlands0352001-07-28 5
46.MorganCacapon Mountain-Ridge Benchmark2320North Central Appalachian Ridges0242014-08-31
46.TaylorTaylor County High Point2080Laurel Highlands0322001-07-28 4
46.MarionMarion County High Point2002Laurel Highlands0332001-07-28 3
46.MasonMason County High Point1120Southern Allegheny Plateau07 

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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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