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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 Plateau144Unknown
1.WebsterWebster County High Point1740Central Ozark Plateau460Unknown
1.DouglasPainter Benchmark1703Central Ozark Plateau143Unknown
1.ReynoldsProffit Mountain1700Saint Francois Mountains360Unknown
1.BarryBarry County High Point1680Central Ozark Plateau80Unknown
1.TexasTexas County High Point1660Central Ozark Plateau200Unknown
1.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain1650Saint Francois Mountains490Unknown
1.ChristianChristian County High Point1583Central Ozark Plateau0Unknown
1.WashingtonPruitt Mountain1582Saint Francois Mountains302Unknown
1.HowellHowell County High Point1560Central Ozark Plateau80Unknown
1.GreeneGreene County High Point1518Central Ozark Plateau88Unknown
1.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1515Central Ozark Plateau65Unknown
1.MadisonBlack Mountain1502Saint Francois Mountains382Unknown
1.OzarkRomance Lookout1490Central Ozark Plateau330Unknown
 Ozark or Preston Flat Ridge1480Central Ozark Plateau140 
1.TaneyPinnacle Northeast1480Central Ozark Plateau141Unknown
1.StonePilot Knob Southwest1462Boston Mountains119Unknown
1.McDonaldMcDonald County High Point1462Boston Mountains2Unknown
1.DentDent County High Point1461Saint Francois Mountains161Unknown
1.LacledeBateman Benchmark1461Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
1.WayneClark Mountain1440Saint Francois Mountains640Unknown
1.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest1380Saint Francois Mountains100Unknown
1.DallasDallas County High Point1380Central Ozark Plateau0Unknown
1.NewtonNewton County High Point1360Central Ozark Plateau0Unknown
1.ShannonThorny Mountain1359Central Ozark Plateau459Unknown
1.PhelpsPhelps County High Point1352Saint Francois Mountains22Unknown
1.CarterStegall Mountain1348Central Ozark Plateau313Unknown
1.PolkBlue Mound1328Central Ozark Plateau118Unknown
1.PulaskiPulaski County High Point1320Central Ozark Plateau0Unknown
1.DadeDade County High Point1270Central Ozark Plateau0Unknown
1.CamdenCamden County High Point1250Central Ozark Plateau80Unknown
1.NodawayNodaway County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10Unknown
1.AtchisonAtchison County High Point1221Mississippi-Missouri River Plains101Unknown
1.MariesMaries County High Point1220Central Ozark Plateau20Unknown
1.JasperJasper County High Point1210Central Ozark Plateau0Unknown
1.WorthDevils Horn1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90Unknown
1.PlattePlatte County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80Unknown
1.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains210Unknown
1.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40Unknown
1.MorganMorgan County High Point1181Osage-Missouri Plains311Unknown
1.AndrewAndrew County High Point1172Mississippi-Missouri River Plains142Unknown
1.HoltHolt County High Point1170Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110Unknown
1.HickoryHickory County High Point1153Central Ozark Plateau43Unknown
1.BentonBenton County High Point1150Osage-Missouri Plains110Unknown
1.BartonBarton County High Point1140Central Ozark Plateau90Unknown
1.CassCass County High Point1130Osage-Missouri Plains0Unknown
1.GentryGentry County High Point1115Mississippi-Missouri River Plains98Unknown
1.ClintonClinton County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains72Unknown
1.DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7Unknown
1.CedarCedar County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau100Unknown
1.JacksonJackson County High Point1100Osage-Missouri Plains10Unknown
1.MercerMercer County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
1.MillerMiller County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau0Unknown
1.PutnamPutnam County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
1.RayRay County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40Unknown
1.ClayClay County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20Unknown
1.GasconadeGasconade County High Point1090Saint Francois Mountains60Unknown
1.JohnsonJohnson County High Point1081Osage-Missouri Plains71Unknown
1.PerryPerry County High Point1080Saint Francois Mountains20Unknown
1.LafayetteLafayette County High Point1080Osage-Missouri Plains10Unknown
1.OregonOregon County High Point1080Central Ozark Plateau0Unknown
1.DaviessDaviess County High Point1063Mississippi-Missouri River Plains99Unknown
1.OsageOsage County High Point1063Saint Francois Mountains63Unknown
1.JeffersonVinegar Hill1060Saint Francois Mountains80Unknown
1.AdairAdair County High Point1060Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40Unknown
1.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point1060Central Ozark Plateau0Unknown
1.BatesBates County High Point1053Osage-Missouri Plains43Unknown
1.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20Unknown
1.FranklinFranklin County High Point1040Saint Francois Mountains40Unknown
1.PettisPettis County High Point1030Osage-Missouri Plains0Unknown
1.ColeBelshe Benchmark1020Osage-Missouri Plains140Unknown
1.MaconMacon County High Point1020Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30Unknown
1.GrundyGrundy County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10Unknown
1.LinnLinn County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
1.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point1004Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9Unknown
1.PikeBuffalo Knob1001Mississippi-Missouri River Plains231Unknown
1.VernonVernon County High Point1000Osage-Missouri Plains50Unknown
1.CarrollCarroll County High Point990Mississippi-Missouri River Plains200Unknown
1.HenryHenry County High Point990Osage-Missouri Plains10Unknown
1.LivingstonLivingston County High Point984Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
1.BollingerBollinger County High Point980Saint Francois Mountains20Unknown
1.LincolnLincoln County High Point980Mississippi-Missouri River Plains180Unknown
1.MoniteauMoniteau County High Point970Osage-Missouri Plains10Unknown
1.CallawayCallaway County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100Unknown
1.AudrainAudrain County High Point950Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
1.WarrenWarren County High Point946Mississippi-Missouri River Plains66Unknown
1.BooneBoone County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20Unknown
1.CooperCooper County High Point940Osage-Missouri Plains0Unknown
1.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120Unknown
1.RipleyRipley County High Point940Central Ozark Plateau40Unknown
1.HowardHoward County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100Unknown
1.KnoxKnox County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10Unknown
1.Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point903Mississippi-Missouri River Plains123Unknown
1.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point900Saint Francois Mountains220Unknown
1.ScotlandScotland County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
1.RandolphRandolph County High Point890Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30Unknown
1.CharitonChariton County High Point880Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
1.SalineSaline County High Point870Osage-Missouri Plains60Unknown
1.RallsGibbs Benchmark859Mississippi-Missouri River Plains239Unknown
1.MonroeMonroe County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
1.ShelbyShelby County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0Unknown
1.Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point820South and Central Illinois240Unknown
1.ClarkClark County High Point770Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10Unknown
1.ButlerButler County High Point769Saint Francois Mountains89Unknown
1.MarionMarion County High Point760Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20Unknown
1.LewisLewis County High Point750Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10Unknown
1.Saint Louis citySublette Park Hill614Saint Francois Mountains144Unknown
1.ScottJackson Hill600Ozark Plateau Foothills268Unknown
1.StoddardStoddard County High Point580Ozark Plateau Foothills228Unknown
1.DunklinDunklin County High Point534Ozark Plateau Foothills202Unknown
1.MississippiMississippi County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills3Unknown
1.New MadridNew Madrid County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills3Unknown
112.IronTaum Sauk Mountain1772Saint Francois Mountains5122002
113.SullivanSullivan County High Point1072Mississippi-Missouri River Plains122010-03
113.Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills1245Saint Francois Mountains2852010-03
115.PemiscotPemiscot County High Point290Ozark Plateau Foothills132010-04-01

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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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