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North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks - Multiple Ascents Grid

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
1.Mount Mitchell20371856  
2.Mount Craig202687  
3.Clingmans Dome20251373  
4.Mount Guyot2018482  
 Cattail Peak201237  
5.Balsam Cone2012110  
 Clingmans Peak198712  
6.Mount Gibbes1987122  
 Potato Hill197435  
7.Mount Chapman1956176  
8.Richland Balsam1954917  
 Potato Knob195112  
9.Old Black194252  
 Mount Hallback192939  
10.Celo Knob1928185  
11.Blackstock Knob1926134  
12.Waterrock Knob1918593  
13.Roan High Knob19161062  
 Roan High Bluff191045  
14.Mount Lyn Lowry1902110  
 Browning Knob190237  
15.Luftee Knob190096  
16.Mount Kephart1895200  
17.Black Balsam Knob1894301  
18.Winter Star Mountain189186  
 Percys Peak189024  
 Gibbs Mountain189037  
 Cloudland Mountain189012  
19.Mount Collins1886142  
20.Mount Yonaguska188366  
21.Marks Knob188076  
22.Grassy Ridge Bald1878198  
23.Big Cataloochee Mountain1876194  
 Tricorner Knob18738  
 Mount Hardison187029  
 Mount Ambler186526  
24.Mount Hardy1865232  
 Grassy Ridge186512  
25.Plott Balsam Mountain1856112  
26.Reinhart Knob185361  
 Thermo Knob185312  
26.Craggy Dome1853305  
28.Grassy Cove Top184198  
 Tennent Mountain184137  
28.Sam Knob1841110  
30.Yellow Face183995  
31.Cold Mountain1838302  
32.Mount Sequoyah183050  
33.Shining Rock182973  
33.Chestnut Bald182949  
35.Cataloochee Balsam1820472  
 Silvermine Bald181712  
36.Grandfather Mountain1812739  
37.Bullhead Mountain180498  
37.Big Butt1804207  
37.Andrews Bald180449  
37.Rough Butt Bald1804146  
37.Cold Spring Knob180485  
42.Laurel Top1800130  
43.Craggy Pinnacle179671  
44.Chiltoes Mountain179285  
44.Lone Bald179273  
 Flower Knob179224  
 Stairs Mountain179227  
 Green Knob179237  
44.Attic Window Peak179273  
47.Little Sam Knob178755  
48.Eagle Rocks1783100  
49.MacRae Peak178250  
50.Mount Sterling1781202  
51.Blackrock Mountain177152  
52.Round Bald176849  
52.Spot Knob176861  
 Jane Bald176812  
 Dog Loser Knob175637  
54.Old Bald175661  
55.Mount Pisgah1744415  
56.Balsam High Top174373  
56.Herrin Knob174361  
 Devils Courthouse174324  
 Little Bearpen North174337  
58.Point Misery1742108  
59.Lickstone Bald1737246  
60.Steestachee Bald1731158  
60.Flat Spring Knob173149  
60.Craggy Gardens173149  
60.Peak 5680173193  
60.Masa Knob173151  
65.The Pinnacle1727142  
 Spruce Mountain172127  
66.Little Bald Knob1719156  
 Grassy Bald171128  
67.Silers Bald170975  
 Little Butt170712  
68.Brown Lead170785  
68.Buck Knob1707122  
68.Graveyard Ridge170749  
71.Hump Mountain1703276  
72.Rich Mountain Bald1702105  
73.Campbell Lick170066  
74.Gage Bald169953  
75.Porters-False Peak169877  
 Buck Knob169537  
 Tanasee Bald169537  
76.Laurel Patch Bald169585  
 Beartrap Knob169524  
 Jenkins Knob169516  
76.Huckleberry Knob16951036  
 Charlies Bunion169537  
76.Snake Mountain1695683  
 Bear Ridge169121  
 Big Pine Mountain168616  
79.Thunderhead Mountain1685331  
 Old Butt Knob168438  
80.Hemphill Bald168298  
80.Charley Bald168249  
80.Elk Knob1682305  
 Snake Mountain-North Peak168212  
83.Big Bald1681779  
84.Little Yellow Mountain1678198  
85.Whim Knob1677104  
86.Standing Indian1676859  
87.Pecks Corner South167352  
 Walker Knob167137  
88.Doubletop Mountain1671281  
89.Setzer Mountain167049  
89.Big Junction East167073  
89.Bunches Bald1670300  
 Beartown Mountain167037  
 Brush Fence Ridge167037  
89.Beech Mountain1670439  
93.Haw Knob166859  
94.Snaggy Bald1668168  
95.Blockhouse Mountain1667180  
 Lost Knob166645  
 The Sawteeth166228  
96.Coxcomb Mountain1659354  
 Rocky Top165812  
97.Little Hump Mountain1658134  
 Soco Bald165812  
97.Ogle Ridge165873  
97.Big Yellow Mountain165849  
97.Breakneck Ridge1658158  
97.Hawk Mountain165885  
97.Wine Spring Bald1658512  
 Hooper Bald165545  
103.Peak 5401164698  
104.Pinnacle Bald164673  
104.Walker Bald1646195  
 Parker Knob164637  
104.Bald Knob164649  
107.Rich Mountain Bald1637284  
108.Snowball Mountain1634134  
108.Stratton Bald1634317  
108.Sugartree Licks North163461  
108.Graybeard Mountain163498  
 Wayah Bald162843  
112.Crabtree Bald1622817  
112.Rocky Bald1622122  
112.Fryingpan Mountain1622110  
 The Narrows162212  
112.Moody Top162298  
116.Big Bald1618350  
 Bearpen Knob161215  
117.Birdstand Mountain160973  
117.Little Bald Mountain160998  
117.Big Bald160998  
117.Little Pisgah Mountain160949  
 Linville Peak160912  
121.Heintooga Bald160557  
122.High Top1604117  
123.Copper Ridge Bald1602311  
124.Saddle Tree Gap Peak1600112  
125.Tusquitee Bald1597524  
125.Yellow Bald1597305  
125.Rocky Knob South159749  
128.Lane Pinnacle1594180  
129.Potato Hill Bald1591100  
130.Potrock Bald159053  
130.Brier Knob1590102  
132.Little Bald158585  
132.Siler Bald1585317  
132.Albert Mountain158561  
132.Hanging Rock1585305  
132.Cold Spring Knob158598  
132.Sugar Mountain1585329  
 Tater Hill158323  
138.High Rocks1582216  
139.Lower Hughes Ridge1581106  
140.Coward Bald158194  
 Ledge Bald158035  
141.Unaka Mountain1579433  
142.Upper Highland Ridge157575  
 High Knob157425  
 Beech Knob157324  
 Elk Hollow Ridge157324  
 Middle Top157337  
 Little Haw Knob157337  
143.Licklog Mountain157349  
143.Nettle Creek Bald1573176  
143.South Hooper Bald1573122  
143.Beech Mountain-East Summit157349  
143.Cosby Knob1573142  
143.The Peak1573256  
143.Newton Bald1573171  
150.Sandymush Bald1570144  
151.Peak 5149156970  
152.Indian Knob1566127  
153.De Armond Bald156554  
154.Yellow Mountain1563465  
155.Rich Benchmark1556154  
156.Bluff Mountain1554494  
157.Purchase Knob155099  
158.Bearwallow Knob155087  
159.Pilot Mountain1548159  
159.Green Knob1548232  
159.Yellow Spot154861  
159.Big Butt154898  
159.Rocky Bald154861  
 Ross Knob154825  
164.North Eaglenest Mountain1546156  
165.Mount Squires154558  
166.Soco Gap North154469  
 Docks Gap East154444  
167.Cheoah Bald1543718  
168.Green Knob1541159  
169.Becks Bald1540126  
 Seniard Mountain154016  
170.Ridgepole Mountain1537208  
171.Cammerer Ridge1537244  
172.Big Scaly153685  
172.Little Bald Knob1536183  
 Dead Line Ridge153637  
172.Fie Top153661  
172.Perry Top153698  
172.Eaglenest Ridge153661  
172.Cataloochee Divide153673  
172.Mount Davis153698  
179.Lower Hyatt Ridge1530177  
 Matlock Bald152816  
180.Boteler Peak1527406  
181.Blue Knob1524171  
181.Yellow Mountain1524201  
181.Three Top Mountain1524387  
181.Shortoff Mountain1524268  
 Three Top Mountain-Big Rock152437  
 Leatherwood Top152412  
181.Sunup Knob152449  
 Pinnacle Mountain152412  
 Weatherman Bald151237  
 Wolfden Knob151237  
 Art Stewart Ridge151212  
 Lickstone Ridge151237  
 Peak 4960151273  
 Hawkbill Rock151224  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Mike Sanders, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

List Description

The "Southern Sixers" or "South beyond 6000" peaks are well-known and get a great deal of attention, but the enormous amount of peaks in North Carolina over 5000 feet are not as well documented or attempted.


Much of the groundwork for this list was done by Ivan Ash, who contributed large PDF files of all southeastern USA peaks over 4000 feet to the now-defunct "America's Roof" site.

Tom Pomeroy was instrumental in getting this long-dormant list cleaned up and published, and he helped with countless corrections and updates to the work done by Ivan and myself.


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