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North Carolina County High Points

Showing Richard Carey's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 100, or 2%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.YanceyMount Mitchell6684Black Mountains60921994-09-03
2.SwainClingmans Dome6643Central Great Smoky Mountains45132000-05-24
3.HaywoodMount Guyot6621Eastern Great Smoky Mountains1601 
4.BuncombePotato Knob6420Black Mountains80 
5.JacksonRichland Balsam6410Great Balsam Mountains3030 
6.MitchellRoan High Knob6285Roan-Unaka Mountains3505 
7.AveryGrassy Ridge Bald6180Roan-Unaka Mountains668 
8.TransylvaniaChestnut Bald6020Great Balsam Mountains200 
9.CaldwellGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2446 
9.WataugaGrandfather Mountain5946N NC Blue Ridge Crest2446 
11.McDowellThe Pinnacle5665N NC Blue Ridge Crest485 
12.GrahamHuckleberry Knob5580Unicoi Mountains3440 
13.ClayStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2839 
13.MaconStanding Indian5499Georgia Blue Ridge2839 
15.HendersonLittle Pisgah Mountain5300Great Balsam Mountains200 
16.AsheThe Peak5180Beech-Snake-Rich880 
17.MadisonSandymush Bald5152Newfound Mountain Region492 
18.CherokeeCounty Corner Point5070Nantahala Mountains20 
 Cherokee or Laurel Top-Southwest Ridge5010Unicoi Mountains20 
19.BurkeLong Arm Mountain4300N NC Blue Ridge Crest600 
20.AlleghanyCatherine Knob4175N NC Blue Ridge Crest1155 
21.WilkesThompkins Knob4100N NC Blue Ridge Crest960 
22.RutherfordSugarloaf Mountain3965South NC Blue Ridge Crest1745 
23.SurryFisher Peak3590South Virginia Blue Ridge920 
24.PolkTryon Peak3300South NC Blue Ridge Crest1469 
25.ClevelandBenn Knob2900Western Carolina Piedmont440 
26.StokesMoores Knob2579Eastern Carolina Piedmont1449 
27.AlexanderHickory Knob2570Eastern Carolina Piedmont980 
28.CatawbaBaker Mountain1790Western Carolina Piedmont620 
29.YadkinClick Benchmark1755Eastern Carolina Piedmont605 
30.IredellFox Mountain1750Eastern Carolina Piedmont320 
31.GastonThe Pinnacle1690Western Carolina Piedmont760 
32.LincolnBuffalo Knob1500Western Carolina Piedmont230 
33.DavidsonHigh Rock Mountain1188Eastern Carolina Piedmont503 
34.RandolphShepherd Mountain1155Eastern Carolina Piedmont510 
35.ForsythForsyth County High Point1110Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
36.RowanYoungs Mountain1095Eastern Carolina Piedmont320 
37.RockinghamRockingham County High Point1050Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
38.DavieDavie County High Point1015Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
39.GuilfordGuilford County High Point1005Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
40.AlamanceCane Creek Mountains975Eastern Carolina Piedmont280 
41.MontgomeryDark Mountain953Eastern Carolina Piedmont278 
42.StanlyMorrow Mountain905Eastern Carolina Piedmont390 
43.PersonRoxboro Hill895Eastern Carolina Piedmont230 
43.CabarrusCabarrus County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
43.MecklenburgMecklenburg County High Point895Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
46.CaswellStony Creek Mountain-North Summit885Eastern Carolina Piedmont70 
47.OrangeOcconeechee Mountain865Eastern Carolina Piedmont200 
48.UnionUnion County High Point785Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
49.DurhamRed Mountain-South Peak775Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
50.ChathamChatham County High Point774Eastern Carolina Piedmont119 
51.GranvilleGranville County High Point745Eastern Carolina Piedmont220 
52.MooreMoore County High Point735Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
53.AnsonGordon Mountain636Eastern Carolina Piedmont241 
54.RichmondRichmond County High Point625Eastern Carolina Piedmont190 
55.VanceVance County High Point570Eastern Carolina Piedmont75 
56.FranklinFranklin County High Point562Eastern Carolina Piedmont147 
57.HokeHoke County High Point555Eastern Carolina Piedmont110 
58.LeeLee County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont100 
58.WakeWake County High Point545Eastern Carolina Piedmont150 
60.HarnettBig Ridge495Eastern Carolina Piedmont100 
61.CumberlandCumberland County High Point486Eastern Carolina Piedmont121 
62.WarrenWarren County High Point485Eastern Carolina Piedmont30 
63.ScotlandScotland County High Point482Eastern Carolina Piedmont77 
64.HalifaxHalifax County High Point395Eastern Carolina Piedmont50 
65.JohnstonJohnston County High Point375Eastern Carolina Piedmont40 
65.NorthamptonNorthampton County High Point375Virginia Piedmont90 
67.NashNash County High Point360Eastern Carolina Piedmont55 
68.WilsonWilson County High Point325Eastern Carolina Piedmont50 
69.RobesonRobeson County High Point243Eastern Carolina Piedmont10 
70.SampsonSampson County High Point230Eastern Carolina Piedmont15 
71.WayneWayne County High Point198Eastern Carolina Piedmont36 
72.BladenBladen County High Point173Eastern Carolina Piedmont46 
73.DuplinDuplin County High Point170Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
74.LenoirLenoir County High Point167Eastern Carolina Piedmont26 
75.EdgecombeEdgecombe County High Point141Eastern Carolina Piedmont6 
75.GreeneGreene County High Point141Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
77.ColumbusColumbus County High Point132Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
78.PittPitt County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont20 
78.JonesJones County High Point128Eastern Carolina Piedmont7 
80.PenderPender County High Point118Eastern Carolina Piedmont41 
81.OnslowOnslow County High Point112Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
82.BertieBertie County High Point100Virginia Piedmont28 
83.HertfordHertford County High Point95Virginia Piedmont8 
84.MartinMartin County High Point92Eastern Carolina Piedmont0 
85.DareKill Devil Hill91Eastern Carolina Piedmont75 
86.GatesGates County High Point85Virginia Piedmont18 
87.New HanoverNew Hanover County High Point78Eastern Carolina Piedmont43 
88.BrunswickBrunswick County High Point75Eastern Carolina Piedmont23 
89.CurrituckLuark Hill69Eastern Carolina Piedmont60 
89.BeaufortBeaufort County High Point69Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
91.CravenCraven County High Point66Eastern Carolina Piedmont4 
92.ChowanChowan County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
92.PerquimansPerquimans County High Point52Virginia Piedmont3 
94.PamlicoPamlico County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont18 
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point50Eastern Carolina Piedmont5 
96.CarteretCarteret County High Point45Eastern Carolina Piedmont45 
97.HydeOcracoke Island High Point27Eastern Carolina Piedmont27 
98.CamdenCamden County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
98.PasquotankPasquotank County High Point20Virginia Piedmont0 
100.TyrrellTyrrell County High Point17Eastern Carolina Piedmont15 

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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 North Carolina, 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 1994 by Fred Lobdell, limited review by David Olson and Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for points in the lowlands of the state provided by the web site, and manually verified.


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