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Iowa County High Points

Showing Ken Oeser's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (16 out of 99, or 16.16%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point1670Sioux River Upland451992-07-05
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point1585Sioux River Upland 2000-05-27
2.HancockPilot Knob1455Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3292000-05-27
4.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1552003-08-02
5.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1575Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1602004-07-31
5.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2004-07-31
5.KossuthKossuth County High Point1325Mississippi-Missouri River Plains502004-07-31
8.DecaturDecatur County High Point1205Mississippi-Missouri River Plains402015-07-19
9.MononaMonona County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1702015-07-20
10.EmmetEmmet County High Point1565Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1102015-07-23
10.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point1535Mississippi-Missouri River Plains302015-07-23
10.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains352015-07-23
13.LyonLyon County High Point1585Sioux River Upland 2015-07-25
13.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1522015-07-25
13.CherokeeCherokee County High Point1525Mississippi-Missouri River Plains102015-07-25
13.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point1385Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2015-07-25
 SacSac County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains255 
 CarrollCarroll County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains335 
 CrawfordCrawford County High Point1565Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80 
 AudubonAudubon County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130 
 IdaIda County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1530Mississippi-Missouri River Plains195 
 PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130 
 ShelbyShelby County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130 
 GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
 SiouxSioux County High Point1490Sioux River Upland25 
 ClayClay County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 AdairAdair County High Point1476Mississippi-Missouri River Plains26 
 CassCass County High Point1460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
 HarrisonHarrison County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90 
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #21450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #31450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 HowardHoward County High Point1415Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60 
 MitchellMitchell County High Point1405Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point1370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point1365Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 UnionUnion County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 WorthWorth County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains65 
 MillsMills County High Point1344Mississippi-Missouri River Plains99 
 AdamsAdams County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 ChickasawChickasaw County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point1315Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
 TaylorTaylor County High Point1305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
 WrightWright County High Point1295Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90 
 FremontFremont County High Point1295Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
 RinggoldRinggold County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
 CalhounCalhoun County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
 ClaytonClayton County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains145 
 MadisonMadison County High Point1265Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 HamiltonHamilton County High Point1262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains27 
 FayetteFayette County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 BooneBoone County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains165 
 DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains175 
 PagePage County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
 HumboldtHumboldt County High Point1245Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60 
 GreeneGreene County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains115 
 WebsterWebster County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
 ClarkeClarke County High Point1223Mississippi-Missouri River Plains33 
 HardinHardin County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45 
 DelawareDelaware County High Point1215Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80 
 FloydFloyd County High Point1212Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7 
 BremerBremer County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 BuchananBuchanan County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
 StoryStory County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
 ButlerButler County High Point1155Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
 DallasDallas County High Point1152Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 GrundyGrundy County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains65 
 MarshallMarshall County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45 
 JacksonJackson County High Point1140Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45 
 WayneWayne County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
 WarrenWarren County High Point1110Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
 LinnLinn County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45 
 LucasLucas County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 JonesJones County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105 
 AppanooseAppanoose County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
 TamaTama County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains55 
 BentonNelson Benchmark1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105 
 PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point1045Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 JasperJasper County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
 PolkPolk County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point1030Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35 
 MonroeMonroe County High Point1022Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 MarionMarion County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
 DavisDavis County High Point1000Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
 CedarCedar County High Point965Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
 ClintonClinton County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains75 
 IowaIowa County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35 
 WapelloWapello County High Point929Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 MahaskaMahaska County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 KeokukKeokuk County High Point909Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 JohnsonJohnson County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45 
 Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point845Mississippi-Missouri River Plains158 
 LouisaLouisa County High Point835Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 ScottScott County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains55 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point821Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6 
 JeffersonJefferson County High Point820Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8 
 Van BurenVan Buren County High Point813Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 MuscatineDurant Benchmark810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105 
 HenryHenry County High Point805Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
 LeeLee County High Point780Mississippi-Missouri River Plains125 

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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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