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Minnesota County High Points

Showing Dick Ellsworth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (87 out of 87, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point1994Sioux River Upland224Unknown
1.PipestonePipestone County High Point1990Sioux River Upland230Unknown
1.MurrayBuffalo Ridge1920Sioux River Upland90Unknown
1.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout1860Mississippi Headwaters310Unknown
1.HubbardHubbard County High Point1840Mississippi Headwaters120Unknown
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower1840Mississippi Headwaters290 
1.DouglasBear Knob1620Mississippi Headwaters150Unknown
1.AitkinQuadna Mountain1590Northern Minnesota Ranges300Unknown
1.PolkPolk County High Point1570Mississippi Headwaters60Unknown
1.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point1570Sioux River Upland160Unknown
1.JacksonJackson County High Point1570Sioux River Upland30Unknown
1.ClayClay County High Point1540Mississippi Headwaters170Unknown
1.NoblesNobles County High Point1810Sioux River Upland0Unknown
1.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point1790Mississippi Headwaters460Unknown
1.RockHardwick Benchmark1790Sioux River Upland50Unknown
1.ItascaBig Thunder Peak1752Northern Minnesota Ranges442Unknown
1.LyonLyon County High Point1740Sioux River Upland20Unknown
1.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point1740Sioux River Upland20Unknown
1.WadenaWadena County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters60Unknown
1.ToddMount Nebo1511Mississippi Headwaters81Unknown
1.RedwoodRedwood County High Point1450Sioux River Upland0Unknown
1.MowerMower County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110Unknown
1.FaribaultFaribault County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains200Unknown
1.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point1410Mississippi Headwaters180Unknown
1.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point1410Sioux River Upland1Unknown
1.MartinMartin County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20Unknown
1.FreebornFreeborn County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20Unknown
1.FillmoreFillmore County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50Unknown
1.GrantGrant County High Point1400Mississippi Headwaters70Unknown
1.DodgeDodge County High Point1381Mississippi-Missouri River Plains81Unknown
1.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains168Unknown
1.PopePope County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters50Unknown
1.StearnsStearns County High Point1460Mississippi Headwaters280Unknown
1.WinonaWinona County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains185Unknown
1.NormanFrenchmans Bluff1354Mississippi Headwaters94Unknown
1.SteeleSteele County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains73Unknown
1.HoustonHouston County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains220Unknown
1.BentonBenton County High Point1310Mississippi Headwaters40Unknown
1.SwiftSwift County High Point1300Mississippi Headwaters40Unknown
1.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point1300Sioux River Upland10Unknown
1.WasecaWaseca County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10Unknown
1.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20Unknown
1.RiceRice County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30Unknown
1.StevensStevens County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters40Unknown
1.BrownBrown County High Point1263Sioux River Upland0Unknown
1.MeekerMeeker County High Point1260Mississippi Headwaters70Unknown
1.WilkinWilkin County High Point1252Mississippi Headwaters0Unknown
1.WabashaGreenfield Hill1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120Unknown
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
1.ScottElko Benchmark1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207Unknown
1.WrightFrench Benchmark1223Mississippi Headwaters163Unknown
1.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point1210Mississippi Headwaters3Unknown
1.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point1200Mississippi Headwaters33Unknown
1.TraverseLayden Benchmark1200Mississippi Headwaters83Unknown
1.DakotaBuck Hill1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains215Unknown
1.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains160Unknown
1.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50Unknown
1.RenvilleRenville County High Point1145Mississippi Headwaters30Unknown
1.McLeodMcLeod County High Point1140Mississippi Headwaters60Unknown
1.ChisagoChisago County High Point1130Mississippi Headwaters220Unknown
1.HennepinHennepin County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters170Unknown
1.IsantiBarrett Benchmark1111Mississippi Headwaters141Unknown
1.SherburneSherburne County High Point1110Mississippi Headwaters80Unknown
1.WashingtonWashington County High Point1104Mississippi Headwaters184Unknown
1.AnokaAnoka County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters30Unknown
1.CarverCarver County High Point1080Mississippi Headwaters110Unknown
1.NicolletNicollet County High Point1060Mississippi Headwaters30Unknown
66.CookEagle Mountain2301Northern Minnesota Ranges13212003
66.LakeStony Tower Hill2080Northern Minnesota Ranges3802003
68.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout2005Mississippi Headwaters6752004
69.PenningtonPennington County High Point1185Mississippi Headwaters32011-07-28
69.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point1315Mississippi Headwaters1232011-07-28
71.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters1402011-07-29
72.RamseyRamsey County High Point1100Mississippi Headwaters2102015-11-05 a
73.KanabecKanabec County High Point1320Wisconsin North Woods302015-11-05 b
74.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point1370Mississippi Headwaters1102015-11-05 c
75.PinePine County High Point1360Wisconsin North Woods952015-11-06
76.CassCass-Chippewa High Point1630Mississippi Headwaters 2015-11-07
77.RoseauRoseau County High Point1270Mississippi Headwaters132015-11-08 a
78.MarshallMarshall County High Point1235Mississippi Headwaters32015-11-08 b
79.KittsonKittson County High Point1082Mississippi Headwaters02015-11-08 c
80.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point1820Mississippi Headwaters02015-11-08 d
81.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point1510Mississippi Headwaters1332015-11-09 b
82.Saint LouisPike Mountain1950Northern Minnesota Ranges5202015-11-10
83.CarltonCarlton County High Point1450Wisconsin North Woods1202015-11-11 a
84.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point1490Mississippi Headwaters502015-11-11 b
85.MorrisonMorrison County High Point1520Mississippi Headwaters1902015-11-12 a
86.ChippewaChippewa County High Point1120Mississippi Headwaters102015-11-12 b
87.SibleySibley County High Point1090Mississippi Headwaters102015-11-13

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List Description

Note that this list is not authoritative and it is present here mainly so climbers can log their ascents. If you are serious about county highpointing in Minnesota, then you should visit the County Highpointing Web Site, join the Yahoo County Highpointing Group, and refer to Andy Martin's book for the definitive listing of all the points.


Sources that were used to help me compile this list include:

  • Book County High Points by Andy Martin; list compiled 1996 by David Olson, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Owen via the web site, and manually verified.


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