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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 Upland501992-07-05
2.HancockPilot Knob1453Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3272000-05-27
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point1590Sioux River Upland202000-05-27
4.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1652003-08-02
5.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains202004-07-31
5.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1580Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1702004-07-31
5.KossuthKossuth County High Point1330Mississippi-Missouri River Plains602004-07-31
8.DecaturDecatur County High Point1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains502015-07-19
9.MononaMonona County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1802015-07-20
10.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains402015-07-23
10.EmmetEmmet County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1202015-07-23
10.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains402015-07-23
13.CherokeeCherokee County High Point1530Mississippi-Missouri River Plains202015-07-25
13.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1622015-07-25
13.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point1390Mississippi-Missouri River Plains202015-07-25
13.LyonLyon County High Point1590Sioux River Upland202015-07-25
 AdairAdair County High Point1486Mississippi-Missouri River Plains46 
 CassCass County High Point1460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60 
 HarrisonHarrison County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100 
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #21460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains275 
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #31460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains161 
 HowardHoward County High Point1420Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
 MitchellMitchell County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
 ChickasawChickasaw County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point1370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 UnionUnion County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
 WorthWorth County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
 MillsMills County High Point1344Mississippi-Missouri River Plains104 
 AdamsAdams County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
 AudubonAudubon County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains140 
 IdaIda County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
 SacSac County High Point1580Mississippi-Missouri River Plains270 
 CrawfordCrawford County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90 
 CarrollCarroll County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains325 
 PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains140 
 ShelbyShelby County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains140 
 WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains210 
 GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
 SiouxSioux County High Point1490Sioux River Upland30 
 ClayClay County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains115 
 TaylorTaylor County High Point1305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35 
 MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 WrightWright County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100 
 FremontFremont County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
 RinggoldRinggold County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
 CalhounCalhoun County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
 ClaytonClayton County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains150 
 MadisonMadison County High Point1265Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 HamiltonHamilton County High Point1262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains32 
 FayetteFayette County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
 BooneBoone County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains170 
 DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains180 
 PagePage County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 HumboldtHumboldt County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
 GreeneGreene County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
 WebsterWebster County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 ClarkeClarke County High Point1223Mississippi-Missouri River Plains43 
 HardinHardin County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
 FloydFloyd County High Point1212Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
 DelawareDelaware County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90 
 BremerBremer County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 BuchananBuchanan County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
 StoryStory County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
 DallasDallas County High Point1152Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 ButlerButler County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80 
 GrundyGrundy County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
 MarshallMarshall County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
 JacksonJackson County High Point1140Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
 WayneWayne County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 LinnLinn County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
 LucasLucas County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 WarrenWarren County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
 JonesJones County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
 AppanooseAppanoose County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
 TamaTama County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60 
 BentonNelson Benchmark1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
 JasperJasper County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 PolkPolk County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
 PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
 Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point1030Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
 MonroeMonroe County High Point1022Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 MarionMarion County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
 DavisDavis County High Point1000Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
 CedarCedar County High Point970Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
 ClintonClinton County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80 
 IowaIowa County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
 WapelloWapello County High Point929Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 MahaskaMahaska County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 KeokukKeokuk County High Point909Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 JohnsonJohnson County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
 Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains163 
 LouisaLouisa County High Point840Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
 ScottScott County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains60 
 WashingtonWashington County High Point821Mississippi-Missouri River Plains11 
 JeffersonJefferson County High Point820Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8 
 Van BurenVan Buren County High Point813Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 MuscatineDurant Benchmark810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
 HenryHenry County High Point810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80 
 LeeLee County High Point780Mississippi-Missouri River Plains130 

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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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