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Missouri County High Points

Showing Dick Ellsworth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (115 out of 115, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.WrightLead Hill1744Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
2.WebsterWebster County High Point1740Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
3.DouglasPainter Benchmark1703Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
4.ReynoldsProffit Mountain1700Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
5.BarryBarry County High Point1680Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
6.TexasTexas County High Point1660Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
7.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain1650Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
8.ChristianChristian County High Point1583Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
9.WashingtonPruitt Mountain1582Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
10.HowellHowell County High Point1560Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
11.GreeneGreene County High Point1518Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
12.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1515Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
13.MadisonBlack Mountain1502Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
14.OzarkRomance Lookout1490Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
 Ozark or Preston Flat Ridge1480Central Ozark Plateau140 
15.TaneyPinnacle Northeast1480Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
16.StonePilot Knob Southwest1462Boston Mountains Unknown
16.McDonaldMcDonald County High Point1462Boston Mountains Unknown
18.LacledeBateman Benchmark1461Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
18.DentDent County High Point1461Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
20.WayneClark Mountain1440Saint Francois Mountains640Unknown
21.DallasDallas County High Point1380Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
21.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest1380Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
23.NewtonNewton County High Point1360Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
24.ShannonThorny Mountain1359Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
25.PhelpsPhelps County High Point1352Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
26.CarterStegall Mountain1348Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
27.PolkBlue Mound1328Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
28.PulaskiPulaski County High Point1320Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
29.DadeDade County High Point1270Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
30.CamdenCamden County High Point1250Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
31.NodawayNodaway County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
32.AtchisonAtchison County High Point1221Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
33.MariesMaries County High Point1220Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
34.WorthDevils Horn1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
34.JasperJasper County High Point1210Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
36.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
36.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
36.PlattePlatte County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
39.MorganMorgan County High Point1181Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
40.AndrewAndrew County High Point1172Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
41.HoltHolt County High Point1170Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
42.HickoryHickory County High Point1153Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
43.BentonBenton County High Point1150Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
44.BartonBarton County High Point1140Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
45.CassCass County High Point1130Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
46.GentryGentry County High Point1115Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
47.DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
47.ClintonClinton County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
49.CedarCedar County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
49.MercerMercer County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
49.MillerMiller County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
49.JacksonJackson County High Point1100Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
49.PutnamPutnam County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
49.RayRay County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
55.ClayClay County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
55.GasconadeGasconade County High Point1090Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
57.JohnsonJohnson County High Point1081Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
58.PerryPerry County High Point1080Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
58.OregonOregon County High Point1080Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
58.LafayetteLafayette County High Point1080Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
61.OsageOsage County High Point1063Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
61.DaviessDaviess County High Point1063Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
63.JeffersonVinegar Hill1060Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
63.AdairAdair County High Point1060Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
63.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point1060Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
66.BatesBates County High Point1053Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
67.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
68.FranklinFranklin County High Point1040Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
69.PettisPettis County High Point1030Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
70.MaconMacon County High Point1020Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
70.ColeBelshe Benchmark1020Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
72.GrundyGrundy County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
72.LinnLinn County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
74.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point1004Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
75.PikeBuffalo Knob1001Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
76.VernonVernon County High Point1000Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
77.HenryHenry County High Point990Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
77.CarrollCarroll County High Point990Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
79.LivingstonLivingston County High Point984Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
80.LincolnLincoln County High Point980Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
80.BollingerBollinger County High Point980Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
82.MoniteauMoniteau County High Point970Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
83.CallawayCallaway County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
84.AudrainAudrain County High Point950Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
85.WarrenWarren County High Point946Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
86.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
86.RipleyRipley County High Point940Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
86.BooneBoone County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
86.CooperCooper County High Point940Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
90.KnoxKnox County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
90.HowardHoward County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
92.Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point903Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
93.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point900Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
93.ScotlandScotland County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
95.RandolphRandolph County High Point890Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
96.CharitonChariton County High Point880Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
97.SalineSaline County High Point870Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
98.RallsGibbs Benchmark859Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
99.MonroeMonroe County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
99.ShelbyShelby County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
101.Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point820South and Central Illinois Unknown
102.ClarkClark County High Point770Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
103.ButlerButler County High Point769Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
104.MarionMarion County High Point760Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
105.LewisLewis County High Point750Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
106.Saint Louis citySublette Park Hill614Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
107.ScottJackson Hill600Ozark Plateau Foothills Unknown
108.StoddardStoddard County High Point580Ozark Plateau Foothills Unknown
109.DunklinDunklin County High Point534Ozark Plateau Foothills Unknown
110.MississippiMississippi County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills Unknown
110.New MadridNew Madrid County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills Unknown
112.IronTaum Sauk Mountain1772Saint Francois Mountains5122002
113.Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills1245Saint Francois Mountains 2010-03
114.SullivanSullivan County High Point1072Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-03
115.PemiscotPemiscot County High Point290Ozark Plateau Foothills 2010-04-01

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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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