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North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks - Multiple Ascents Grid

Ranked Peaks have 160 feet of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
1.Mount Mitchell66846089  
2.Mount Craig6647287  
3.Clingmans Dome66434503  
4.Mount Guyot66211581  
5.Balsam Cone6600360  
6.Mount Gibbes6520400  
7.Mount Chapman6417577  
8.Richland Balsam64103010  
9.Old Black6370170  
10.Celo Knob6327607  
11.Blackstock Knob6320440  
12.Waterrock Knob62921947  
13.Roan High Knob62853485  
14.Mount Lyn Lowry6240360  
15.Luftee Knob6234314  
16.Mount Kephart6217657  
17.Black Balsam Knob6214989  
18.Winter Star Mountain6203283  
19.Mount Collins6188465  
20.Mount Yonaguska6178218  
21.Marks Knob6169249  
22.Grassy Ridge Bald6160648  
23.Big Cataloochee Mountain6155635  
24.Mount Hardy6120760  
25.Plott Balsam Mountain6088368  
26.Craggy Dome60801000  
26.Reinhart Knob6080200  
28.Grassy Cove Top6040320  
28.Sam Knob6040360  
30.Yellow Face6032312  
31.Cold Mountain6030990  
32.Mount Sequoyah6003163  
33.Shining Rock6000240  
33.Chestnut Bald6000160  
35.Cataloochee Balsam59701547  
36.Grandfather Mountain59462426  
37.Bullhead Mountain5920320  
37.Big Butt5920680  
37.Andrews Bald5920160  
37.Rough Butt Bald5920480  
37.Cold Spring Knob5920280  
42.Laurel Top5907427  
43.Craggy Pinnacle5892233  
44.Chiltoes Mountain5880280  
44.Lone Bald5880240  
44.Attic Window Peak5880240  
47.Little Sam Knob5862182  
48.Eagle Rocks5849329  
49.MacRae Peak5845165  
50.Mount Sterling5842663  
51.Blackrock Mountain5810170  
52.Round Bald5800160  
52.Spot Knob5800200  
54.Old Bald5760200  
55.Mount Pisgah57211361  
56.Balsam High Top5720240  
56.Herrin Knob5720200  
58.Point Misery5715355  
59.Lickstone Bald5700806  
60.Steestachee Bald5680520  
60.Peak 56805680304  
60.Flat Spring Knob5680160  
60.Craggy Gardens5680160  
60.Masa Knob5680166  
65.The Pinnacle5665465  
66.Little Bald Knob5640512  
67.Silers Bald5607247  
68.Graveyard Ridge5600160  
68.Buck Knob5600400  
68.Brown Lead5600280  
71.Hump Mountain5587907  
72.Rich Mountain Bald5583343  
73.Campbell Lick5576216  
74.Gage Bald5574174  
75.Porters-False Peak5572252  
76.Laurel Patch Bald5560280  
76.Huckleberry Knob55603400  
76.Snake Mountain55602240  
79.Thunderhead Mountain55271087  
80.Charley Bald5520160  
80.Elk Knob55201000  
80.Hemphill Bald5520320  
83.Big Bald55162556  
84.Little Yellow Mountain5504651  
85.Whim Knob5501341  
86.Standing Indian54992819  
87.Pecks Corner South5490170  
88.Doubletop Mountain5481921  
89.Setzer Mountain5480160  
89.Big Junction East5480240  
89.Bunches Bald5480984  
89.Beech Mountain54801440  
93.Haw Knob5472192  
94.Snaggy Bald5471551  
95.Blockhouse Mountain5470590  
96.Coxcomb Mountain54431163  
97.Ogle Ridge5440240  
97.Big Yellow Mountain5440160  
97.Breakneck Ridge5440520  
97.Hawk Mountain5440280  
97.Wine Spring Bald54401680  
97.Little Hump Mountain5440440  
103.Peak 54015401321  
104.Pinnacle Bald5400240  
104.Walker Bald5400640  
104.Bald Knob5400160  
107.Rich Mountain Bald5372932  
108.Snowball Mountain5360440  
108.Stratton Bald53601040  
108.Sugartree Licks North5360200  
108.Graybeard Mountain5360320  
112.Rocky Bald5320400  
112.Fryingpan Mountain5320360  
112.Crabtree Bald53202680  
112.Moody Top5320320  
116.Big Bald53071147  
117.Birdstand Mountain5280240  
117.Little Pisgah Mountain5280160  
117.Little Bald Mountain5280320  
117.Big Bald5280320  
121.Heintooga Bald5266186  
122.High Top5263383  
123.Copper Ridge Bald52561020  
124.Saddle Tree Gap Peak5249369  
125.Tusquitee Bald52401720  
125.Yellow Bald52401000  
125.Rocky Knob South5240160  
128.Lane Pinnacle5230590  
129.Potato Hill Bald5219328  
130.Potrock Bald5215175  
130.Brier Knob5215335  
132.Little Bald5200280  
132.Siler Bald52001040  
132.Albert Mountain5200200  
132.Hanging Rock52001000  
132.Cold Spring Knob5200320  
132.Sugar Mountain52001080  
138.High Rocks5190710  
139.Lower Hughes Ridge5188348  
140.Coward Bald5187307  
141.Unaka Mountain51801420  
142.Upper Highland Ridge5166246  
143.Licklog Mountain5160160  
143.Nettle Creek Bald5160578  
143.South Hooper Bald5160400  
143.Beech Mountain-East Summit5160160  
143.Cosby Knob5160466  
143.Newton Bald5160560  
143.The Peak5160840  
150.Sandymush Bald5152472  
151.Peak 51495149229  
152.Indian Knob5137417  
153.De Armond Bald5136176  
154.Yellow Mountain51271527  
155.Rich Benchmark5106506  
156.Bluff Mountain51001620  
157.Purchase Knob5086326  
158.Bearwallow Knob5085285  
159.Pilot Mountain5080521  
159.Green Knob5080760  
159.Yellow Spot5080200  
159.Big Butt5080320  
159.Rocky Bald5080200  
164.North Eaglenest Mountain5071511  
165.Mount Squires5070190  
166.Soco Gap North5065225  
167.Cheoah Bald50622357  
168.Green Knob5056523  
169.Becks Bald5053413  
170.Ridgepole Mountain5043683  
171.Cammerer Ridge5042800  
172.Little Bald Knob5040600  
172.Big Scaly5040280  
172.Perry Top5040320  
172.Eaglenest Ridge5040200  
172.Cataloochee Divide5040240  
172.Fie Top5040200  
172.Mount Davis5040320  
179.Lower Hyatt Ridge5020580  
180.Boteler Peak50101331  
181.Blue Knob5000560  
181.Yellow Mountain5000659  
181.Three Top Mountain50001269  
181.Shortoff Mountain5000880  
181.Sunup Knob5000160  

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

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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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