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Minnesota County High Points

Showing Dick Ellsworth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (71 out of 87, or 81.61%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point608Sioux River Upland Unknown
1.PipestonePipestone County High Point607Sioux River Upland Unknown
1.MurrayBuffalo Ridge585Sioux River Upland Unknown
1.BeckerWolf Lake Lookout567Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.HubbardHubbard County High Point561Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.NoblesNobles County High Point552Sioux River Upland Unknown
1.Otter TailOtter Tail County High Point546Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.RockHardwick Benchmark546Sioux River Upland Unknown
1.ItascaBig Thunder Peak534Northern Minnesota Ranges135Unknown
1.LyonLyon County High Point530Sioux River Upland Unknown
1.Yellow MedicineYellow Medicine County High Point530Sioux River Upland Unknown
1.DouglasBear Knob494Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.AitkinQuadna Mountain485Northern Minnesota Ranges92Unknown
1.PolkPolk County High Point479Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.CottonwoodCottonwood County High Point479Sioux River Upland Unknown
1.JacksonJackson County High Point479Sioux River Upland Unknown
1.ClayClay County High Point469Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.WadenaWadena County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.ToddMount Nebo461Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.PopePope County High Point445Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.StearnsStearns County High Point445Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.RedwoodRedwood County High Point442Sioux River Upland Unknown
1.MowerMower County High Point439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.FaribaultFaribault County High Point439Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.KandiyohiKandiyohi County High Point430Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.Lac Qui ParleLac Qui Parle County High Point430Sioux River Upland Unknown
1.MartinMartin County High Point430Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.FreebornFreeborn County High Point427Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.FillmoreFillmore County High Point427Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.GrantGrant County High Point427Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.DodgeDodge County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.OlmstedOlmsted County High Point421Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.WinonaWinona County High Point416Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.NormanFrenchmans Bluff413Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.SteeleSteele County High Point411Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.HoustonHouston County High Point408Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.BentonBenton County High Point399Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.SwiftSwift County High Point396Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.WatonwanWatonwan County High Point396Sioux River Upland Unknown
1.WasecaWaseca County High Point393Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.GoodhueGoodhue County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.RiceRice County High Point387Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.StevensStevens County High Point387Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.BrownBrown County High Point385Sioux River Upland Unknown
1.MeekerMeeker County High Point384Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.WilkinWilkin County High Point382Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.WabashaGreenfield Hill378Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
 Wabasha or South Wabasha County High Point378Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
1.ScottElko Benchmark375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.WrightFrench Benchmark373Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.Red LakeRed Lake County High Point369Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.Big StoneBig Stone County High Point366Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.TraverseLayden Benchmark366Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.DakotaBuck Hill364Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.Blue EarthBlue Earth County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.Le SueurLe Sueur County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
1.RenvilleRenville County High Point349Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.McLeodMcLeod County High Point347Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.ChisagoChisago County High Point344Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.HennepinHennepin County High Point341Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.IsantiBarrett Benchmark339Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.SherburneSherburne County High Point338Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.WashingtonWashington County High Point336Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.AnokaAnoka County High Point335Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.CarverCarver County High Point329Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
1.NicolletNicollet County High Point323Mississippi Headwaters Unknown
66.CookEagle Mountain701Northern Minnesota Ranges4022003
66.LakeStony Tower Hill634Northern Minnesota Ranges1162003
68.ClearwaterHeight of Land Lookout611Mississippi Headwaters2062004
69.KoochichingKoochiching County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters 2011-07-29
69.Lake of the WoodsLake of the Woods County High Point401Mississippi Headwaters 2011-07-29
69.PenningtonPennington County High Point361Mississippi Headwaters 2011-07-29
 Saint LouisPike Mountain594Northern Minnesota Ranges158 
 MahnomenMahnomen County High Point555Mississippi Headwaters  
 CassCass-Chippewa High Point497Mississippi Headwaters  
 MorrisonMorrison County High Point463Mississippi Headwaters  
 BeltramiBeltrami County High Point460Mississippi Headwaters  
 Crow WingCrow Wing County High Point454Mississippi Headwaters  
 CarltonCarlton County High Point442Wisconsin North Woods37 
 Mille LacsMille Lacs County High Point418Mississippi Headwaters  
 PinePine County High Point415Wisconsin North Woods29 
 KanabecKanabec County High Point402Wisconsin North Woods  
 RoseauRoseau County High Point387Mississippi Headwaters  
 MarshallMarshall County High Point376Mississippi Headwaters  
 ChippewaChippewa County High Point341Mississippi Headwaters  
 RamseyRamsey County High Point335Mississippi Headwaters  
 SibleySibley County High Point332Mississippi Headwaters  
 KittsonKittson County High Point330Mississippi Headwaters  

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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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