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Iowa County High Points

Showing Bob Schwab's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (99 out of 99, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point1670Sioux River Upland451994-08-11
2.LyonLyon County High Point1585Sioux River Upland10Unknown
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point1585Sioux River Upland10Unknown
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1575Mississippi-Missouri River Plains160Unknown
5.SacSac County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains255Unknown
6.CrawfordCrawford County High Point1565Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80Unknown
6.EmmetEmmet County High Point1565Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110Unknown
8.CarrollCarroll County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains331Unknown
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542Mississippi-Missouri River Plains152Unknown
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130Unknown
10.IdaIda County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30Unknown
12.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point1535Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30Unknown
13.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1530Mississippi-Missouri River Plains195Unknown
14.CherokeeCherokee County High Point1525Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10Unknown
15.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130Unknown
15.ShelbyShelby County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130Unknown
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110Unknown
18.SiouxSioux County High Point1490Sioux River Upland25Unknown
19.ClayClay County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5Unknown
19.MononaMonona County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1702003-08-14
21.AdairAdair County High Point1476Mississippi-Missouri River Plains262003-08-14
22.CassCass County High Point1460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50Unknown
23.HancockPilot Knob1454Mississippi-Missouri River Plains327Unknown
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains902004-03-20
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #21450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains265 
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #31450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains151 
25.HowardHoward County High Point1415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60Unknown
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point1405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10Unknown
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point1385Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10Unknown
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10Unknown
29.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point1370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20Unknown
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2014-12-25
30.UnionUnion County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains02003-08-14
30.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5Unknown
32.WorthWorth County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains65Unknown
32.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains155Unknown
34.MillsMills County High Point1344Mississippi-Missouri River Plains99Unknown
35.AdamsAdams County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30Unknown
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point1325Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50Unknown
37.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35Unknown
37.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25Unknown
39.FranklinFranklin County High Point1315Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110Unknown
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point1305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30Unknown
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25Unknown
42.WrightWright County High Point1295Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90Unknown
42.FremontFremont County High Point1295Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110Unknown
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15Unknown
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15Unknown
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains145Unknown
47.MadisonMadison County High Point1265Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point1262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains27Unknown
49.FayetteFayette County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30Unknown
50.BooneBoone County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains165Unknown
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains175Unknown
50.PagePage County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25Unknown
53.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point1245Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60Unknown
54.GreeneGreene County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains115Unknown
54.WebsterWebster County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25Unknown
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point1223Mississippi-Missouri River Plains33Unknown
57.HardinHardin County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45Unknown
58.DelawareDelaware County High Point1215Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80Unknown
59.FloydFloyd County High Point1212Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7Unknown
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point1205Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40Unknown
61.BremerBremer County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15Unknown
61.StoryStory County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15Unknown
64.ButlerButler County High Point1155Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70Unknown
65.DallasDallas County High Point1152Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
66.GrundyGrundy County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains65Unknown
66.MarshallMarshall County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45Unknown
68.JacksonJackson County High Point1140Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45Unknown
69.WayneWayne County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25Unknown
70.WarrenWarren County High Point1110Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15Unknown
71.LinnLinn County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45Unknown
71.LucasLucas County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
73.JonesJones County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105Unknown
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5Unknown
74.TamaTama County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains55Unknown
76.BentonNelson Benchmark1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105Unknown
77.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point1045Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30Unknown
78.JasperJasper County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25Unknown
78.PolkPolk County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5Unknown
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point1030Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35Unknown
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point1022Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
82.MarionMarion County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5Unknown
83.DavisDavis County High Point1000Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15Unknown
84.CedarCedar County High Point965Mississippi-Missouri River Plains402003-08-14
85.ClintonClinton County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains752003-08-14
85.IowaIowa County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35Unknown
87.WapelloWapello County High Point929Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point909Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45Unknown
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point845Mississippi-Missouri River Plains158Unknown
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point835Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10Unknown
93.ScottScott County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains55Unknown
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point821Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6Unknown
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point820Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8Unknown
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point813Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105Unknown
98.HenryHenry County High Point805Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70Unknown
99.LeeLee County High Point780Mississippi-Missouri River Plains125Unknown

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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 Iowa, 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 1998 by David Olson, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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