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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-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point608Sioux River Upland68Unknown
1.PipestonePipestone County High Point607Sioux River Upland70Unknown
1.MurrayBuffalo Ridge585Sioux River Upland27Unknown
1.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout567Mississippi Headwaters94Unknown
1.HubbardHubbard County High Point561Mississippi Headwaters37Unknown
 Hubbard or Thorpe Lookout Tower561Mississippi Headwaters88 
1.DouglasBear Knob494Mississippi Headwaters46Unknown
1.AitkinQuadna Mountain485Northern Minnesota Ranges91Unknown
1.PolkPolk County High Point479Mississippi Headwaters18Unknown
1.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point479Sioux River Upland49Unknown
1.JacksonJackson County High Point479Sioux River Upland9Unknown
1.ClayClay County High Point469Mississippi Headwaters52Unknown
1.NoblesNobles County High Point552Sioux River Upland0Unknown
1.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point546Mississippi Headwaters140Unknown
1.RockHardwick Benchmark546Sioux River Upland15Unknown
1.ItascaBig Thunder Peak534Northern Minnesota Ranges135Unknown
1.LyonLyon County High Point530Sioux River Upland6Unknown
1.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point530Sioux River Upland6Unknown
1.WadenaWadena County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters18Unknown
1.ToddMount Nebo461Mississippi Headwaters25Unknown
1.RedwoodRedwood County High Point442Sioux River Upland0Unknown
1.MowerMower County High Point439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains34Unknown
1.FaribaultFaribault County High Point439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains61Unknown
1.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point430Mississippi Headwaters55Unknown
1.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point430Sioux River Upland0Unknown
1.MartinMartin County High Point430Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6Unknown
1.FreebornFreeborn County High Point427Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6Unknown
1.FillmoreFillmore County High Point427Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15Unknown
1.GrantGrant County High Point427Mississippi Headwaters21Unknown
1.DodgeDodge County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25Unknown
1.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains51Unknown
1.PopePope County High Point445Mississippi Headwaters15Unknown
1.StearnsStearns County High Point445Mississippi Headwaters85Unknown
1.WinonaWinona County High Point416Mississippi-Missouri River Plains56Unknown
1.NormanFrenchmans Bluff413Mississippi Headwaters29Unknown
1.SteeleSteele County High Point411Mississippi-Missouri River Plains22Unknown
1.HoustonHouston County High Point408Mississippi-Missouri River Plains67Unknown
1.BentonBenton County High Point399Mississippi Headwaters12Unknown
1.SwiftSwift County High Point396Mississippi Headwaters12Unknown
1.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point396Sioux River Upland3Unknown
1.WasecaWaseca County High Point393Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3Unknown
1.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6Unknown
1.RiceRice County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9Unknown
1.StevensStevens County High Point387Mississippi Headwaters12Unknown
1.BrownBrown County High Point385Sioux River Upland0Unknown
1.MeekerMeeker County High Point384Mississippi Headwaters21Unknown
1.WilkinWilkin County High Point382Mississippi Headwaters0Unknown
1.WabashaGreenfield Hill378Mississippi-Missouri River Plains37Unknown
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point378Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
1.ScottElko Benchmark375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains63Unknown
1.WrightFrench Benchmark373Mississippi Headwaters50Unknown
1.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point369Mississippi Headwaters1Unknown
1.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point366Mississippi Headwaters10Unknown
1.TraverseLayden Benchmark366Mississippi Headwaters25Unknown
1.DakotaBuck Hill364Mississippi-Missouri River Plains66Unknown
1.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains49Unknown
1.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15Unknown
1.RenvilleRenville County High Point349Mississippi Headwaters9Unknown
1.McLeodMcLeod County High Point347Mississippi Headwaters18Unknown
1.ChisagoChisago County High Point344Mississippi Headwaters67Unknown
1.HennepinHennepin County High Point341Mississippi Headwaters52Unknown
1.IsantiBarrett Benchmark339Mississippi Headwaters43Unknown
1.SherburneSherburne County High Point338Mississippi Headwaters24Unknown
1.WashingtonWashington County High Point336Mississippi Headwaters56Unknown
1.AnokaAnoka County High Point335Mississippi Headwaters9Unknown
1.CarverCarver County High Point329Mississippi Headwaters34Unknown
1.NicolletNicollet County High Point323Mississippi Headwaters9Unknown
66.CookEagle Mountain701Northern Minnesota Ranges4032003
66.LakeStony Tower Hill634Northern Minnesota Ranges1162003
68.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout611Mississippi Headwaters2062004
69.PenningtonPennington County High Point361Mississippi Headwaters12011-07-28
69.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point401Mississippi Headwaters372011-07-28
71.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters432011-07-29
72.RamseyRamsey County High Point335Mississippi Headwaters642015-11-05 a
73.KanabecKanabec County High Point402Wisconsin North Woods92015-11-05 b
74.Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point418Mississippi Headwaters342015-11-05 c
75.PinePine County High Point415Wisconsin North Woods292015-11-06
76.CassCass-Chippewa High Point497Mississippi Headwaters 2015-11-07
77.RoseauRoseau County High Point387Mississippi Headwaters42015-11-08 a
78.MarshallMarshall County High Point376Mississippi Headwaters12015-11-08 b
79.KittsonKittson County High Point330Mississippi Headwaters02015-11-08 c
80.MahnomenMahnomen County High Point555Mississippi Headwaters02015-11-08 d
81.BeltramiBeltrami County High Point460Mississippi Headwaters412015-11-09 b
82.Saint LouisPike Mountain594Northern Minnesota Ranges1582015-11-10
83.CarltonCarlton County High Point442Wisconsin North Woods372015-11-11 a
84.Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point454Mississippi Headwaters152015-11-11 b
85.MorrisonMorrison County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters582015-11-12 a
86.ChippewaChippewa County High Point341Mississippi Headwaters32015-11-12 b
87.SibleySibley County High Point332Mississippi Headwaters32015-11-13

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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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