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Missouri County High Points

Showing Dave Covill's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (45 out of 115, or 39.13%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.IronTaum Sauk Mountain1772Saint Francois Mountains5121981-05-02
2.JeffersonVinegar Hill1060Saint Francois Mountains801997-10-03
3.LafayetteLafayette County High Point1080Osage-Missouri Plains101997-10-05
3.DentDent County High Point1461Saint Francois Mountains1611997-10-05
3.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point900Saint Francois Mountains2201997-10-05
6.ClintonClinton County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains721999-09-09
7.PerryPerry County High Point1080Saint Francois Mountains201999-09-10
7.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain1650Saint Francois Mountains4901999-09-10
7.BollingerBollinger County High Point980Saint Francois Mountains201999-09-10
10.ReynoldsProffit Mountain1700Saint Francois Mountains3601999-09-11
11.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1515Central Ozark Plateau652002-06-16
12.HowellHowell County High Point1560Central Ozark Plateau802002-06-17
12.WrightLead Hill1744Central Ozark Plateau1442002-06-17
12.ChristianChristian County High Point1583Central Ozark Plateau02002-06-17
12.DouglasPainter Benchmark1703Central Ozark Plateau1432002-06-17
12.TexasTexas County High Point1660Central Ozark Plateau2002002-06-17
17.WashingtonPruitt Mountain1582Saint Francois Mountains3022002-06-18
18.WebsterWebster County High Point1740Central Ozark Plateau4602002-11-15
18.GreeneGreene County High Point1518Central Ozark Plateau882002-11-15
18.JasperJasper County High Point1210Central Ozark Plateau02002-11-15
18.JacksonJackson County High Point1100Osage-Missouri Plains102002-11-15
18.BartonBarton County High Point1140Central Ozark Plateau902002-11-15
18.CassCass County High Point1130Osage-Missouri Plains02002-11-15
18.BatesBates County High Point1053Osage-Missouri Plains432002-11-15
18.VernonVernon County High Point1000Osage-Missouri Plains502002-11-15
26.WayneClark Mountain1440Saint Francois Mountains6402002-11-16
26.MadisonBlack Mountain1502Saint Francois Mountains3822002-11-16
28.LacledeBateman Benchmark1461Central Ozark Plateau 2002-11-17
28.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest1380Saint Francois Mountains1002002-11-17
28.DallasDallas County High Point1380Central Ozark Plateau02002-11-17
28.PhelpsPhelps County High Point1352Saint Francois Mountains222002-11-17
28.PulaskiPulaski County High Point1320Central Ozark Plateau02002-11-17
28.PlattePlatte County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains802002-11-17
28.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2102002-11-17
28.CamdenCamden County High Point1250Central Ozark Plateau802002-11-17
28.PettisPettis County High Point1030Osage-Missouri Plains02002-11-17
28.MorganMorgan County High Point1181Osage-Missouri Plains3112002-11-17
28.BentonBenton County High Point1150Osage-Missouri Plains1102002-11-17
28.HenryHenry County High Point990Osage-Missouri Plains102002-11-17
40.CharitonChariton County High Point880Mississippi-Missouri River Plains02003-08-03
40.PutnamPutnam County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains02003-08-03
40.MaconMacon County High Point1020Mississippi-Missouri River Plains302003-08-03
40.GrundyGrundy County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains102003-08-03
40.LinnLinn County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains02003-08-03
40.AdairAdair County High Point1060Mississippi-Missouri River Plains402003-08-03
 Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point1060Central Ozark Plateau0 
 CaldwellCaldwell County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point1040Saint Francois Mountains40 
 OregonOregon County High Point1080Central Ozark Plateau0 
 SullivanSullivan County High Point1072Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
 DaviessDaviess County High Point1063Mississippi-Missouri River Plains99 
 OsageOsage County High Point1063Saint Francois Mountains63 
 SchuylerSchuyler County High Point1004Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
 PikeBuffalo Knob1001Mississippi-Missouri River Plains231 
 ColeBelshe Benchmark1020Osage-Missouri Plains140 
 CarrollCarroll County High Point990Mississippi-Missouri River Plains200 
 RayRay County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
 ClayClay County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
 GasconadeGasconade County High Point1090Saint Francois Mountains60 
 JohnsonJohnson County High Point1081Osage-Missouri Plains71 
 MercerMercer County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 MillerMiller County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau0 
 AndrewAndrew County High Point1172Mississippi-Missouri River Plains142 
 HoltHolt County High Point1170Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
 HickoryHickory County High Point1153Central Ozark Plateau43 
 GentryGentry County High Point1115Mississippi-Missouri River Plains98 
 DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7 
 CedarCedar County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau100 
 Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills1245Saint Francois Mountains285 
 NodawayNodaway County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
 AtchisonAtchison County High Point1221Mississippi-Missouri River Plains101 
 MariesMaries County High Point1220Central Ozark Plateau20 
 HarrisonHarrison County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
 WorthDevils Horn1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90 
 DadeDade County High Point1270Central Ozark Plateau0 
 CarterStegall Mountain1348Central Ozark Plateau313 
 PolkBlue Mound1328Central Ozark Plateau118 
 NewtonNewton County High Point1360Central Ozark Plateau0 
 ShannonThorny Mountain1359Central Ozark Plateau459 
 OzarkRomance Lookout1490Central Ozark Plateau330 
 Ozark or Preston Flat Ridge1480Central Ozark Plateau140 
 TaneyPinnacle Northeast1480Central Ozark Plateau141 
 StonePilot Knob Southwest1462Boston Mountains119 
 McDonaldMcDonald County High Point1462Boston Mountains2 
 BarryBarry County High Point1680Central Ozark Plateau80 
 SalineSaline County High Point870Osage-Missouri Plains60 
 RallsGibbs Benchmark859Mississippi-Missouri River Plains239 
 MonroeMonroe County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 ShelbyShelby County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point820South and Central Illinois240 
 ClarkClark County High Point770Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
 ButlerButler County High Point769Saint Francois Mountains89 
 MarionMarion County High Point760Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
 LewisLewis County High Point750Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
 Saint Louis citySublette Park Hill614Saint Francois Mountains144 
 ScottJackson Hill600Ozark Plateau Foothills268 
 StoddardStoddard County High Point580Ozark Plateau Foothills228 
 DunklinDunklin County High Point534Ozark Plateau Foothills202 
 MississippiMississippi County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills3 
 New MadridNew Madrid County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills3 
 PemiscotPemiscot County High Point290Ozark Plateau Foothills13 
 LivingstonLivingston County High Point984Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 ScotlandScotland County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 RandolphRandolph County High Point890Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point980Mississippi-Missouri River Plains180 
 MoniteauMoniteau County High Point970Osage-Missouri Plains10 
 CallawayCallaway County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100 
 AudrainAudrain County High Point950Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 WarrenWarren County High Point946Mississippi-Missouri River Plains66 
 BooneBoone County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
 CooperCooper County High Point940Osage-Missouri Plains0 
 MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
 RipleyRipley County High Point940Central Ozark Plateau40 
 HowardHoward County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100 
 KnoxKnox County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
 Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point903Mississippi-Missouri River Plains123 

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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 Missouri, 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 and Carl Mills, reviewed by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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