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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.Sugar Mountain52001080  
2.Grandfather Mountain59462426  
3.The Pinnacle5665465  
4.Standing Indian54992819  
5.Huckleberry Knob55603400  
6.Haw Knob5472192  
7.Thunderhead Mountain55271087  
8.Mount Squires5070190  
9.Mount Collins6188465  
10.Cold Spring Knob5200320  
11.Silers Bald5607247  
 Jenkins Knob556053  
13.Clingmans Dome66434503  
14.Newton Bald5160560  
15.High Rocks5190710  
16.Cammerer Ridge5042800  
17.Cosby Knob5160466  
18.Old Black6370170  
19.Mount Guyot66211581  
 Tricorner Knob614525  
 Mount Hardison613494  
22.Mount Chapman6417577  
23.Marks Knob6169249  
24.Mount Sequoyah6003163  
25.Laurel Top5907427  
 Charlies Bunion5560120  
27.Mount Kephart6217657  
 Mount Ambler612086  
29.Mount Sterling5842663  
30.Mount Yonaguska6178218  
 Thermo Knob608040  
32.Luftee Knob6234314  
33.Big Cataloochee Mountain6155635  
34.Balsam High Top5720240  
35.The Peak5160840  
36.Snake Mountain55602240  
37.Rich Mountain Bald5372932  
38.Beech Mountain54801440  
39.Roan High Knob62853485  
40.Grassy Ridge Bald6160648  
 Roan High Bluff6267147  
42.Big Bald55162556  
43.Celo Knob6327607  
 Percys Peak620080  
 Gibbs Mountain6200120  
46.Winter Star Mountain6203283  
 Potato Hill6475115  
 Cattail Peak6600120  
49.Balsam Cone6600360  
50.Mount Craig6647287  
51.Mount Mitchell66846089  
 Mount Hallback6329129  
53.Mount Gibbes6520400  
54.Blackstock Knob6320440  
 Clingmans Peak652040  
 Potato Knob640040  
57.Craggy Dome60801000  
58.Sandymush Bald5152472  
59.Plott Balsam Mountain6088368  
60.Waterrock Knob62921947  
61.Mount Lyn Lowry6240360  
 Browning Knob6240120  
63.Yellow Face6032312  
64.Mount Pisgah57211361  
65.Little Pisgah Mountain5280160  
66.Cold Mountain6030990  
67.Shining Rock6000240  
68.Richland Balsam64103010  
69.Reinhart Knob6080200  
70.Grassy Cove Top6040320  
 Tennent Mountain6040120  
72.Sam Knob6040360  
73.Black Balsam Knob6214989  
74.Chestnut Bald6000160  
75.Mount Hardy6120760  
76.Cheoah Bald50622357  
 Wayah Bald5342142  
78.Wine Spring Bald54401680  
 Silvermine Bald596040  
80.Crabtree Bald53202680  
81.Masa Knob5680166  
82.Boteler Peak50101331  
83.Blue Knob5000560  
84.Yellow Mountain5000659  
85.Lower Hyatt Ridge5020580  
86.Three Top Mountain50001269  
87.Shortoff Mountain5000880  
88.Little Bald Knob5040600  
89.Ridgepole Mountain5043683  
90.Becks Bald5053413  
91.Green Knob5056523  
92.Big Scaly5040280  
93.Green Knob5080760  
94.Soco Gap North5065225  
95.Big Butt5080320  
96.Bearwallow Knob5085285  
97.Pilot Mountain5080521  
98.Bluff Mountain51001620  
99.Yellow Spot5080200  
100.Rich Benchmark5106506  
101.Yellow Mountain51271527  
102.De Armond Bald5136176  
103.Indian Knob5137417  
104.Peak 51495149229  
105.Upper Highland Ridge5166246  
106.Licklog Mountain5160160  
107.Nettle Creek Bald5160578  
108.South Hooper Bald5160400  
109.Beech Mountain-East Summit5160160  
110.Lower Hughes Ridge5188348  
111.Siler Bald52001040  
112.Albert Mountain5200200  
113.Potrock Bald5215175  
114.Potato Hill Bald5219328  
115.Hanging Rock52001000  
116.Lane Pinnacle5230590  
117.Tusquitee Bald52401720  
118.Saddle Tree Gap Peak5249369  
119.Copper Ridge Bald52561020  
120.Little Bald Mountain5280320  
121.Big Bald5280320  
122.Rocky Bald5320400  
123.Fryingpan Mountain5320360  
124.Elk Knob55201000  
125.Snowball Mountain5360440  
126.Stratton Bald53601040  
127.Sugartree Licks North5360200  
128.Graybeard Mountain5360320  
129.Bald Knob5400160  
 Hooper Bald5429149  
131.Breakneck Ridge5440520  
132.Hawk Mountain5440280  
133.Coxcomb Mountain54431163  
134.Ogle Ridge5440240  
135.Big Yellow Mountain5440160  
136.Bunches Bald5480984  
 Soco Bald544040  
138.Blockhouse Mountain5470590  
139.Pecks Corner South5490170  
140.Big Junction East5480240  
141.Little Yellow Mountain5504651  
142.Charley Bald5520160  
 Buck Knob5560120  
144.Rich Mountain Bald5583343  
145.Hump Mountain5587907  
146.Graveyard Ridge5600160  
147.Flat Spring Knob5680160  
148.Craggy Gardens5680160  
149.Point Misery5715355  
150.Spot Knob5800200  
151.Little Sam Knob5862182  
152.Craggy Pinnacle5892233  
153.Chiltoes Mountain5880280  
154.Bullhead Mountain5920320  
155.Big Butt5920680  
156.Andrews Bald5920160  
157.Rough Butt Bald5920480  
158.Cataloochee Balsam59701547  
159.Sunup Knob5000160  
160.Mount Davis5040320  
161.Unaka Mountain51801420  
162.Brier Knob5215335  
163.Little Bald5200280  
164.Little Hump Mountain5440440  
165.Porters-False Peak5572252  
166.Round Bald5800160  
167.Eagle Rocks5849329  
 Rocky Top544141  
 Flower Knob588080  
170.Cold Spring Knob5920280  
171.Lone Bald5880240  
172.Blackrock Mountain5810170  
173.Old Bald5760200  
174.Laurel Patch Bald5560280  
175.Lickstone Bald5700806  
176.Steestachee Bald5680520  
177.Little Bald Knob5640512  
178.Buck Knob5600400  
179.Campbell Lick5576216  
180.Hemphill Bald5520320  
181.Whim Knob5501341  
182.Setzer Mountain5480160  
183.Doubletop Mountain5481921  
184.Snaggy Bald5471551  
185.Walker Bald5400640  
186.Peak 54015401321  
187.Pinnacle Bald5400240  
188.Moody Top5320320  
189.Big Bald53071147  
190.Birdstand Mountain5280240  
191.Heintooga Bald5266186  
192.High Top5263383  
193.Coward Bald5187307  
194.Purchase Knob5086326  
195.North Eaglenest Mountain5071511  
196.Perry Top5040320  
197.Eaglenest Ridge5040200  
198.Cataloochee Divide5040240  
 Weatherman Bald4960120  
200.Gage Bald5574174  
201.Yellow Bald52401000  
 Docks Gap East5065145  
203.Fie Top5040200  
 Pinnacle Mountain500040  
205.Herrin Knob5720200  
 Tanasee Bald5560120  
 Lost Knob5467147  
 The Sawteeth545292  
 Devils Courthouse572080  
 Jane Bald580040  
 Cloudland Mountain620040  
 Stairs Mountain588090  
 Beartrap Knob556080  
 Ross Knob508082  
 Old Butt Knob5525125  
 Dog Loser Knob5761121  
 Green Knob5880120  
 Ledge Bald5184114  
219.Rocky Bald5080200  
 High Knob516383  
 Little Butt560040  
 Brush Fence Ridge5480120  
 Walker Knob5482122  
 Bear Ridge554868  
 Big Pine Mountain553353  
 Beartown Mountain5480120  
 Seniard Mountain505252  
 Parker Knob5400120  
 Bearpen Knob528848  
 Dead Line Ridge5040120  
 Beech Knob516080  
 Tater Hill519474  
233.Peak 56805680304  
 Matlock Bald501454  
 Grassy Bald561393  
 Little Bearpen North5720120  
237.Rocky Knob South5240160  
 The Narrows532040  
 Elk Hollow Ridge516080  
 Peak 49604960240  
 Hawkbill Rock496080  
243.Brown Lead5600280  
 Leatherwood Top500040  
 Middle Top5160120  
 Spruce Mountain564787  
 Little Haw Knob5160120  
 Wolfden Knob4960120  
 Art Stewart Ridge496040  
 Lickstone Ridge4960120  
251.Attic Window Peak5880240  
252.MacRae Peak5845165  
 Linville Peak528040  
 Snake Mountain-North Peak551838  
 Grassy Ridge612040  
 Three Top Mountain-Big Rock5000120  

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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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