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Iowa County High Points

Showing Josh Carlson'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 Upland402010-06-25
2.HowardHoward County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-09-02
2.MitchellMitchell County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-09-02
2.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-09-02
2.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-09-02
2.DelawareDelaware County High Point1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-09-02
7.IowaIowa County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-09-04
8.KeokukKeokuk County High Point909Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-10-14
8.JohnsonJohnson County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-10-14
8.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point840Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-10-14
8.LouisaLouisa County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-10-14
8.WashingtonWashington County High Point821Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-10-14
8.JeffersonJefferson County High Point820Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-10-14
8.HenryHenry County High Point800Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-10-14
15.CassCass County High Point1460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2011-06-12
15.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2011-06-12
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2015-02-15
17.JacksonJackson County High Point1140Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2011-08-05
17.ClintonClinton County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2011-08-05
19.BentonNelson Benchmark1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2011-09-16
20.ScottScott County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2011-12-01
20.MuscatineDurant Benchmark810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2011-12-01
22.CedarCedar County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-01-19
23.LeeLee County High Point780Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-02-02
24.DallasDallas County High Point1152Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-02-22
25.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-14
25.ClaytonClayton County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-14
25.FayetteFayette County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-14
25.BremerBremer County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-14
25.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-14
25.LinnLinn County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-14
25.JonesJones County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-14
25.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point1030Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-14
33.BooneBoone County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-28
33.StoryStory County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-28
33.MarshallMarshall County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-28
33.JasperJasper County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-28
33.PolkPolk County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-28
33.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-03-28
39.AdairAdair County High Point1466Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-06-04
40.GrundyGrundy County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-10-06
40.TamaTama County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-10-06
42.MillsMills County High Point1344Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-10-11
43.SacSac County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-10-12
43.CrawfordCrawford County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-10-12
43.CarrollCarroll County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3202012-10-12
43.IdaIda County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-10-12
43.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-10-12
43.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1802012-10-12
43.SiouxSioux County High Point1490Sioux River Upland 2012-10-12
43.MononaMonona County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-10-12
43.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-10-12
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #21440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #31440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
52.HancockPilot Knob1450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3192012-10-14
52.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-10-14
52.WorthWorth County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-10-14
52.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-10-14
52.FloydFloyd County High Point1212Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-10-14
57.FranklinFranklin County High Point1310Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-11-24
57.WrightWright County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-11-24
57.CalhounCalhoun County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-11-24
57.HamiltonHamilton County High Point1262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-11-24
61.WapelloWapello County High Point929Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-11-30
61.MahaskaMahaska County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-11-30
63.ClarkeClarke County High Point1223Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-12-06
63.DecaturDecatur County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-12-06
63.WayneWayne County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-12-06
63.LucasLucas County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-12-06
63.WarrenWarren County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-12-06
63.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-12-06
63.MarionMarion County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2012-12-06
70.LyonLyon County High Point1580Sioux River Upland 2013-05-10
70.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point1580Sioux River Upland 2013-05-10
70.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-05-10
70.EmmetEmmet County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-05-10
70.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-05-10
70.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point1530Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-05-10
70.CherokeeCherokee County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains02013-05-10
70.ClayClay County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-05-10
70.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-05-10
70.KossuthKossuth County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-05-10
70.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-05-10
70.WebsterWebster County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-05-10
70.HardinHardin County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-05-10
83.ButlerButler County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-05-11
84.AdamsAdams County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-07-31
84.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-07-31
86.UnionUnion County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-11-15
86.TaylorTaylor County High Point1305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-11-15
86.RinggoldRinggold County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-11-15
86.MadisonMadison County High Point1265Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-11-15
86.PagePage County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-11-15
91.AudubonAudubon County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-11-16
91.ShelbyShelby County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-11-16
91.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2013-11-16
94.MonroeMonroe County High Point1022Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2014-05-02
94.DavisDavis County High Point1000Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2014-05-02
94.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point813Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2014-05-02
97.FremontFremont County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2014-09-06
97.GreeneGreene County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2014-09-06
99.DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2014-12-28

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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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