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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 Mitchell66846094  
2.Mount Craig6647327  
3.Clingmans Dome66434523  
4.Cattail Peak6640200  
4.Balsam Cone6640440  
6.Mount Guyot66211621  
 Clingmans Peak6560120  
7.Mount Gibbes6560480  
 Potato Hill6475155  
 Potato Knob6440120  
8.Mount Chapman6417617  
9.Richland Balsam64103050  
10.Old Black6370210  
11.Blackstock Knob6360520  
12.Mount Hallback6329169  
13.Celo Knob6327647  
14.Waterrock Knob62921947  
15.Roan High Knob62853525  
16.Mount Lyn Lowry6280440  
16.Browning Knob6280200  
18.Roan High Bluff6267187  
19.Percys Peak6240160  
19.Gibbs Mountain6240200  
 Cloudland Mountain6240120  
21.Luftee Knob6234354  
22.Mount Kephart6217697  
23.Black Balsam Knob6214989  
24.Winter Star Mountain6203323  
25.Grassy Ridge Bald6200688  
26.Mount Collins6188465  
27.Mount Yonaguska6178258  
28.Marks Knob6169289  
 Mount Ambler6160126  
29.Mount Hardy6160840  
 Grassy Ridge6160120  
30.Big Cataloochee Mountain6155675  
 Tricorner Knob614565  
 Mount Hardison6134134  
 Thermo Knob6120120  
31.Craggy Dome61201080  
31.Reinhart Knob6120280  
33.Plott Balsam Mountain6088408  
34.Grassy Cove Top6080400  
34.Tennent Mountain6080200  
34.Sam Knob6080440  
37.Chestnut Bald6040240  
37.Shining Rock6040320  
39.Yellow Face6032352  
40.Cold Mountain60301030  
41.Mount Sequoyah6003203  
 Silvermine Bald6000120  
42.Cataloochee Balsam59701547  
43.Bullhead Mountain5960400  
43.Big Butt5960760  
43.Andrews Bald5960240  
43.Rough Butt Bald5960560  
43.Cold Spring Knob5960360  
48.Grandfather Mountain59462466  
49.Flower Knob5920160  
49.Chiltoes Mountain5920360  
 Stairs Mountain5920130  
49.Green Knob5920200  
49.Attic Window Peak5920320  
53.Laurel Top5907467  
54.Craggy Pinnacle5892233  
55.Lone Bald5880280  
56.Little Sam Knob5862222  
57.Eagle Rocks5849369  
58.MacRae Peak5845205  
59.Mount Sterling5842663  
60.Round Bald5840240  
60.Spot Knob5840280  
 Jane Bald5840120  
62.Blackrock Mountain5810210  
63.Old Bald5800280  
64.Dog Loser Knob5761161  
65.Little Bearpen North5760200  
65.Devils Courthouse5760160  
65.Herrin Knob5760280  
65.Balsam High Top5760320  
69.Mount Pisgah57211401  
70.Masa Knob5720206  
70.Steestachee Bald5720600  
70.Flat Spring Knob5720240  
70.Craggy Gardens5720240  
70.Peak 56805720344  
75.Point Misery5715395  
76.Lickstone Bald5700806  
77.Little Bald Knob5680552  
78.The Pinnacle5665505  
 Spruce Mountain5647127  
79.Brown Lead5640360  
 Little Butt5640120  
79.Buck Knob5640480  
79.Graveyard Ridge5640240  
 Grassy Bald5613133  
82.Silers Bald5607287  
 Jenkins Knob560093  
83.Huckleberry Knob56003480  
83.Snake Mountain56002320  
83.Charlies Bunion5600200  
83.Buck Knob5600200  
83.Laurel Patch Bald5600360  
83.Tanasee Bald5600200  
83.Beartrap Knob5600160  
90.Hump Mountain5587947  
91.Rich Mountain Bald5583383  
92.Campbell Lick5576256  
93.Gage Bald5574214  
94.Porters-False Peak5572292  
95.Charley Bald5560240  
95.Hemphill Bald5560400  
95.Elk Knob55601080  
 Bear Ridge5548108  
 Big Pine Mountain553393  
98.Thunderhead Mountain55271127  
99.Old Butt Knob5525165  
100.Brush Fence Ridge5520200  
100.Setzer Mountain5520240  
100.Beech Mountain55201520  
100.Bunches Bald55201024  
100.Big Junction East5520320  
 Snake Mountain-North Peak551878  
105.Big Bald55162596  
106.Little Yellow Mountain5504651  
107.Whim Knob5501381  
108.Standing Indian54992859  
109.Pecks Corner South5490210  
110.Walker Knob5482162  
111.Doubletop Mountain5481961  
112.Little Hump Mountain5480520  
112.Beartown Mountain5480160  
 Soco Bald5480120  
112.Ogle Ridge5480320  
112.Big Yellow Mountain5480240  
112.Breakneck Ridge5480600  
112.Hawk Mountain5480360  
112.Wine Spring Bald54801760  
119.Haw Knob5472232  
120.Snaggy Bald5471591  
121.Blockhouse Mountain5470630  
122.Lost Knob5467187  
 The Sawteeth5452132  
123.Coxcomb Mountain54431203  
 Rocky Top544181  
124.Walker Bald5440720  
124.Pinnacle Bald5440320  
124.Parker Knob5440200  
124.Bald Knob5440240  
128.Hooper Bald5429189  
129.Peak 54015401361  
130.Snowball Mountain5400520  
130.Stratton Bald54001120  
130.Sugartree Licks North5400280  
130.Graybeard Mountain5400400  
134.Rich Mountain Bald5372972  
135.Rocky Bald5360480  
135.Fryingpan Mountain5360440  
135.Crabtree Bald53602760  
 The Narrows5360120  
138.Wayah Bald5342182  
139.Little Bald Mountain5320400  
139.Big Bald5320400  
139.Little Pisgah Mountain5320240  
 Linville Peak5320120  
139.Moody Top5320360  
139.Birdstand Mountain5320320  
144.Big Bald53071187  
 Bearpen Knob528888  
145.Rocky Knob South5280240  
145.Yellow Bald52801080  
145.Tusquitee Bald52801800  
148.Heintooga Bald5266226  
149.High Top5263423  
150.Copper Ridge Bald52561020  
151.Saddle Tree Gap Peak5249409  
152.Hanging Rock52401080  
152.Siler Bald52401120  
152.Albert Mountain5240280  
152.Cold Spring Knob5240400  
152.Sugar Mountain52401160  
152.Little Bald5240360  
158.Lane Pinnacle5230630  
159.Potato Hill Bald5219328  
160.Potrock Bald5215215  
160.Brier Knob5215375  
162.Unaka Mountain52001480  
162.Elk Hollow Ridge5200160  
162.Little Haw Knob5200200  
162.Beech Knob5200160  
162.Middle Top5200200  
162.Licklog Mountain5200240  
162.Nettle Creek Bald5200618  
162.South Hooper Bald5200480  
162.Beech Mountain-East Summit5200240  
162.Cosby Knob5200506  
162.Newton Bald5200640  
162.The Peak5200920  
 Tater Hill5194114  
174.High Rocks5190750  
175.Lower Hughes Ridge5188388  
176.Coward Bald5187347  
 Ledge Bald5184114  
177.Upper Highland Ridge5166286  
 High Knob5163123  
178.Sandymush Bald5152512  
179.Peak 51495149269  
180.Indian Knob5137457  
181.De Armond Bald5136216  
182.Yellow Mountain51271567  
183.Pilot Mountain5120561  
183.Yellow Spot5120280  
183.Green Knob5120840  
183.Big Butt5120400  
183.Rocky Bald5120280  
 Ross Knob5120122  
188.Rich Benchmark5106546  
189.Bluff Mountain51001660  
190.Purchase Knob5086366  
191.Bearwallow Knob5085325  
192.Big Scaly5080360  
192.Little Bald Knob5080680  
192.Perry Top5080400  
192.Fie Top5080280  
192.Cataloochee Divide5080320  
192.Mount Davis5080400  
192.Dead Line Ridge5080200  
199.North Eaglenest Mountain5071551  
200.Mount Squires5070230  
201.Soco Gap North5065265  
201.Docks Gap East5065185  
203.Cheoah Bald50622397  
204.Green Knob5056523  
205.Becks Bald5053453  
 Seniard Mountain505292  
206.Ridgepole Mountain5043723  
207.Cammerer Ridge5042800  
208.Three Top Mountain50401309  
208.Shortoff Mountain5040960  
208.Blue Knob5040640  
208.Yellow Mountain5040699  
 Leatherwood Top5040120  
208.Three Top Mountain-Big Rock5040200  
 Pinnacle Mountain5040120  
208.Eaglenest Ridge5040240  
208.Sunup Knob5040240  
215.Lower Hyatt Ridge5020620  
 Matlock Bald501494  
216.Boteler Peak50101331  
217.Wolfden Knob5000200  
 Art Stewart Ridge5000120  
217.Lickstone Ridge5000200  
217.Peak 49605000320  
217.Hawkbill Rock5000160  
217.Weatherman Bald5000200  

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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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