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North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks - Multiple Ascents Grid

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft
TotalRound 1
1.Mount Mitchell66846092  
2.Mount Craig6647307  
3.Clingmans Dome66434513  
4.Mount Guyot66211601  
5.Cattail Peak6620160  
5.Balsam Cone6620400  
 Clingmans Peak654080  
7.Mount Gibbes6540440  
 Potato Hill6475135  
 Potato Knob642080  
8.Mount Chapman6417597  
9.Richland Balsam64103030  
10.Old Black6370190  
11.Blackstock Knob6340480  
 Mount Hallback6329149  
12.Celo Knob6327627  
13.Waterrock Knob62921947  
14.Roan High Knob62853505  
15.Roan High Bluff6267167  
16.Mount Lyn Lowry6260400  
16.Browning Knob6260160  
18.Luftee Knob6234334  
 Percys Peak6220120  
19.Gibbs Mountain6220160  
 Cloudland Mountain622080  
20.Mount Kephart6217677  
21.Black Balsam Knob6214989  
22.Winter Star Mountain6203303  
23.Mount Collins6188465  
24.Grassy Ridge Bald6180668  
25.Mount Yonaguska6178238  
26.Marks Knob6169269  
27.Big Cataloochee Mountain6155655  
 Tricorner Knob614545  
 Mount Ambler6140106  
28.Mount Hardy6140800  
 Grassy Ridge614080  
 Mount Hardison6134114  
 Thermo Knob610080  
29.Craggy Dome61001040  
29.Reinhart Knob6100240  
31.Plott Balsam Mountain6088388  
32.Grassy Cove Top6060360  
32.Tennent Mountain6060160  
32.Sam Knob6060400  
35.Yellow Face6032332  
36.Cold Mountain60301010  
37.Shining Rock6020280  
37.Chestnut Bald6020200  
39.Mount Sequoyah6003183  
 Silvermine Bald598080  
40.Cataloochee Balsam59701547  
41.Grandfather Mountain59462446  
42.Bullhead Mountain5940360  
42.Big Butt5940720  
42.Andrews Bald5940200  
42.Rough Butt Bald5940520  
42.Cold Spring Knob5940320  
47.Laurel Top5907447  
48.Attic Window Peak5900280  
 Flower Knob5900120  
48.Chiltoes Mountain5900320  
 Stairs Mountain5900110  
48.Green Knob5900160  
51.Craggy Pinnacle5892233  
52.Lone Bald5880260  
53.Little Sam Knob5862202  
54.Eagle Rocks5849349  
55.MacRae Peak5845185  
56.Mount Sterling5842663  
57.Spot Knob5820240  
57.Round Bald5820200  
 Jane Bald582080  
59.Blackrock Mountain5810190  
60.Old Bald5780240  
 Dog Loser Knob5761141  
 Devils Courthouse5740120  
61.Little Bearpen North5740160  
61.Herrin Knob5740240  
61.Balsam High Top5740280  
64.Mount Pisgah57211381  
65.Point Misery5715375  
66.Flat Spring Knob5700200  
66.Craggy Gardens5700200  
66.Lickstone Bald5700806  
66.Steestachee Bald5700560  
66.Peak 56805700324  
66.Masa Knob5700186  
72.The Pinnacle5665485  
73.Little Bald Knob5660532  
 Spruce Mountain5647107  
74.Brown Lead5620320  
 Little Butt562080  
74.Buck Knob5620440  
74.Graveyard Ridge5620200  
 Grassy Bald5613113  
77.Silers Bald5607267  
78.Hump Mountain5587927  
79.Rich Mountain Bald5583363  
80.Buck Knob5580160  
80.Tanasee Bald5580160  
80.Laurel Patch Bald5580320  
 Beartrap Knob5580120  
 Jenkins Knob558073  
80.Huckleberry Knob55803440  
80.Charlies Bunion5580160  
80.Snake Mountain55802280  
86.Campbell Lick5576236  
87.Gage Bald5574194  
88.Porters-False Peak5572272  
 Bear Ridge554888  
89.Charley Bald5540200  
89.Hemphill Bald5540360  
89.Elk Knob55401040  
 Big Pine Mountain553373  
92.Thunderhead Mountain55271107  
 Old Butt Knob5525145  
 Snake Mountain-North Peak551858  
93.Big Bald55162576  
94.Little Yellow Mountain5504651  
95.Whim Knob5501361  
96.Setzer Mountain5500200  
96.Big Junction East5500280  
96.Bunches Bald55001004  
96.Brush Fence Ridge5500160  
96.Beech Mountain55001480  
101.Standing Indian54992839  
102.Pecks Corner South5490190  
 Walker Knob5482142  
103.Doubletop Mountain5481941  
 Beartown Mountain5480140  
104.Haw Knob5472212  
105.Snaggy Bald5471571  
106.Blockhouse Mountain5470610  
107.Lost Knob5467167  
 Soco Bald546080  
108.Little Hump Mountain5460480  
108.Breakneck Ridge5460560  
108.Hawk Mountain5460320  
108.Ogle Ridge5460280  
108.Big Yellow Mountain5460200  
108.Wine Spring Bald54601720  
 The Sawteeth5452112  
114.Coxcomb Mountain54431183  
 Rocky Top544161  
115.Hooper Bald5429169  
116.Bald Knob5420200  
116.Walker Bald5420680  
116.Pinnacle Bald5420280  
116.Parker Knob5420160  
120.Peak 54015401341  
121.Snowball Mountain5380480  
121.Stratton Bald53801080  
121.Sugartree Licks North5380240  
121.Graybeard Mountain5380360  
125.Rich Mountain Bald5372952  
126.Wayah Bald5342162  
127.Crabtree Bald53402720  
127.Rocky Bald5340440  
127.Fryingpan Mountain5340400  
 The Narrows534080  
130.Moody Top5320340  
131.Big Bald53071167  
132.Birdstand Mountain5300280  
132.Little Bald Mountain5300360  
132.Big Bald5300360  
132.Little Pisgah Mountain5300200  
 Linville Peak530080  
 Bearpen Knob528868  
136.Heintooga Bald5266206  
137.High Top5263403  
138.Yellow Bald52601040  
138.Rocky Knob South5260200  
138.Tusquitee Bald52601760  
141.Copper Ridge Bald52561020  
142.Saddle Tree Gap Peak5249389  
143.Lane Pinnacle5230610  
144.Hanging Rock52201040  
144.Siler Bald52201080  
144.Albert Mountain5220240  
144.Cold Spring Knob5220360  
144.Sugar Mountain52201120  
144.Little Bald5220320  
150.Potato Hill Bald5219328  
151.Potrock Bald5215195  
151.Brier Knob5215355  
 Tater Hill519494  
153.Unaka Mountain51901450  
153.High Rocks5190730  
155.Lower Hughes Ridge5188368  
156.Coward Bald5187327  
 Ledge Bald5184114  
 Beech Knob5180120  
 Elk Hollow Ridge5180120  
157.Little Haw Knob5180160  
157.Middle Top5180160  
157.Licklog Mountain5180200  
157.Nettle Creek Bald5180598  
157.South Hooper Bald5180440  
157.Beech Mountain-East Summit5180200  
157.Cosby Knob5180486  
157.The Peak5180880  
157.Newton Bald5180600  
166.Upper Highland Ridge5166266  
 High Knob5163103  
167.Sandymush Bald5152492  
168.Peak 51495149249  
169.Indian Knob5137437  
170.De Armond Bald5136196  
171.Yellow Mountain51271547  
172.Rich Benchmark5106526  
173.Pilot Mountain5100541  
173.Bluff Mountain51001640  
173.Yellow Spot5100240  
173.Green Knob5100800  
173.Big Butt5100360  
173.Rocky Bald5100240  
 Ross Knob5100102  
179.Purchase Knob5086346  
180.Bearwallow Knob5085305  
181.North Eaglenest Mountain5071531  
182.Mount Squires5070210  
183.Soco Gap North5065245  
183.Docks Gap East5065165  
185.Cheoah Bald50622377  
186.Big Scaly5060320  
186.Little Bald Knob5060640  
186.Fie Top5060240  
186.Cataloochee Divide5060280  
186.Perry Top5060360  
186.Mount Davis5060360  
186.Dead Line Ridge5060160  
193.Green Knob5056523  
194.Becks Bald5053433  
 Seniard Mountain505272  
195.Ridgepole Mountain5043703  
196.Cammerer Ridge5042800  
197.Eaglenest Ridge5040220  
 Pinnacle Mountain502080  
198.Sunup Knob5020200  
198.Three Top Mountain-Big Rock5020160  
 Leatherwood Top502080  
198.Blue Knob5020600  
198.Yellow Mountain5020679  
198.Lower Hyatt Ridge5020600  
198.Three Top Mountain50201289  
198.Shortoff Mountain5020920  
 Matlock Bald501474  
205.Boteler Peak50101331  
 Hawkbill Rock4980120  
 Peak 49604980280  
 Wolfden Knob4980160  
 Art Stewart Ridge498080  
 Lickstone Ridge4980160  
 Weatherman Bald4980160  

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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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