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Missouri County High Points

Showing David Olson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (26 out of 115, or 22.61%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.IronTaum Sauk Mountain1772Saint Francois Mountains5121988-12-22
2.ScottJackson Hill600Ozark Plateau Foothills 1995-12-29
3.MadisonBlack Mountain1502Saint Francois Mountains 1997-01-02
3.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest1380Saint Francois Mountains 1997-01-02
3.Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point820South and Central Illinois 1997-01-02
6.WrightLead Hill1744Central Ozark Plateau 1997-01-03
6.WebsterWebster County High Point1740Central Ozark Plateau 1997-01-03
6.DouglasPainter Benchmark1703Central Ozark Plateau 1997-01-03
9.PikeBuffalo Knob1001Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 1997-12-27
10.JeffersonVinegar Hill1060Saint Francois Mountains 1997-12-28
10.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point900Saint Francois Mountains 1997-12-28
12.ReynoldsProffit Mountain1700Saint Francois Mountains 1997-12-29
12.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain1650Saint Francois Mountains 1997-12-29
12.WayneClark Mountain1440Saint Francois Mountains6401997-12-29
15.PerryPerry County High Point1080Saint Francois Mountains 1997-12-30
16.Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills1245Saint Francois Mountains 1998-12-28
17.BollingerBollinger County High Point980Saint Francois Mountains 1998-12-30
18.TaneyPinnacle Northeast1480Central Ozark Plateau 1998-12-31
18.DentDent County High Point1461Saint Francois Mountains 1998-12-31
20.RayRay County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2001-12-21
20.ClayClay County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2001-12-21
22.PlattePlatte County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2001-12-30
22.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2001-12-30
22.ClintonClinton County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2001-12-30
25.TexasTexas County High Point1660Central Ozark Plateau 2001-12-31
25.PolkBlue Mound1328Central Ozark Plateau 2001-12-31
 BarryBarry County High Point1680Central Ozark Plateau  
 ChristianChristian County High Point1583Central Ozark Plateau  
 WashingtonPruitt Mountain1582Saint Francois Mountains  
 HowellHowell County High Point1560Central Ozark Plateau  
 GreeneGreene County High Point1518Central Ozark Plateau  
 LawrenceLawrence County High Point1515Central Ozark Plateau  
 OzarkRomance Lookout1490Central Ozark Plateau  
 Ozark or Preston Flat Ridge1480Central Ozark Plateau140 
 StonePilot Knob Southwest1462Boston Mountains  
 McDonaldMcDonald County High Point1462Boston Mountains  
 LacledeBateman Benchmark1461Central Ozark Plateau  
 DallasDallas County High Point1380Central Ozark Plateau  
 NewtonNewton County High Point1360Central Ozark Plateau  
 ShannonThorny Mountain1359Central Ozark Plateau  
 PhelpsPhelps County High Point1352Saint Francois Mountains  
 CarterStegall Mountain1348Central Ozark Plateau  
 PulaskiPulaski County High Point1320Central Ozark Plateau  
 DadeDade County High Point1270Central Ozark Plateau  
 CamdenCamden County High Point1250Central Ozark Plateau  
 NodawayNodaway County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 AtchisonAtchison County High Point1221Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 MariesMaries County High Point1220Central Ozark Plateau  
 JasperJasper County High Point1210Central Ozark Plateau  
 WorthDevils Horn1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 HarrisonHarrison County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 MorganMorgan County High Point1181Osage-Missouri Plains  
 AndrewAndrew County High Point1172Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 HoltHolt County High Point1170Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 HickoryHickory County High Point1153Central Ozark Plateau  
 BentonBenton County High Point1150Osage-Missouri Plains  
 BartonBarton County High Point1140Central Ozark Plateau  
 CassCass County High Point1130Osage-Missouri Plains  
 GentryGentry County High Point1115Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 CedarCedar County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau  
 JacksonJackson County High Point1100Osage-Missouri Plains  
 MercerMercer County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 MillerMiller County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau  
 PutnamPutnam County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 GasconadeGasconade County High Point1090Saint Francois Mountains  
 JohnsonJohnson County High Point1081Osage-Missouri Plains  
 LafayetteLafayette County High Point1080Osage-Missouri Plains  
 OregonOregon County High Point1080Central Ozark Plateau  
 SullivanSullivan County High Point1072Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 DaviessDaviess County High Point1063Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 OsageOsage County High Point1063Saint Francois Mountains  
 AdairAdair County High Point1060Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point1060Central Ozark Plateau  
 BatesBates County High Point1053Osage-Missouri Plains  
 CaldwellCaldwell County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 FranklinFranklin County High Point1040Saint Francois Mountains  
 PettisPettis County High Point1030Osage-Missouri Plains  
 ColeBelshe Benchmark1020Osage-Missouri Plains  
 MaconMacon County High Point1020Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 GrundyGrundy County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 LinnLinn County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 SchuylerSchuyler County High Point1004Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 VernonVernon County High Point1000Osage-Missouri Plains  
 CarrollCarroll County High Point990Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 HenryHenry County High Point990Osage-Missouri Plains  
 LivingstonLivingston County High Point984Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 LincolnLincoln County High Point980Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 MoniteauMoniteau County High Point970Osage-Missouri Plains  
 CallawayCallaway County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 AudrainAudrain County High Point950Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 WarrenWarren County High Point946Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 BooneBoone County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 CooperCooper County High Point940Osage-Missouri Plains  
 MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 RipleyRipley County High Point940Central Ozark Plateau  
 HowardHoward County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 KnoxKnox County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point903Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 ScotlandScotland County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 RandolphRandolph County High Point890Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 CharitonChariton County High Point880Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 SalineSaline County High Point870Osage-Missouri Plains  
 RallsGibbs Benchmark859Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 MonroeMonroe County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 ShelbyShelby County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 ClarkClark County High Point770Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 ButlerButler County High Point769Saint Francois Mountains  
 MarionMarion County High Point760Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 LewisLewis County High Point750Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Saint Louis citySublette Park Hill614Saint Francois Mountains  
 StoddardStoddard County High Point580Ozark Plateau Foothills  
 DunklinDunklin County High Point534Ozark Plateau Foothills  
 MississippiMississippi County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills  
 New MadridNew Madrid County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills  
 PemiscotPemiscot County High Point290Ozark Plateau Foothills  

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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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