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South Dakota County High Points

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (66 out of 66, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PenningtonHarney Peak7242Southern Black Hills29221987-07 e5
2.LawrenceCrooks Tower7137Northern Black Hills5171998-08 d5
3.CusterSylvan Hill7000Southern Black Hills7631998-08 d6
4.MeadeMeade County High Point5460Northern Black Hills1602002-06-01
5.Fall RiverParker Peak4848Southern Black Hills6832002-06-01
6.ButteThe Brakes4040Bear Lodge Mountains2402003-09-27
7.HardingHarding Peak4019West-Central Dakota Plains6292003-09-27
8.ShannonShannon County High Point3718Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains3032003-09-26
9.BennettBennett County High Point3638Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains1032003-10-08
10.JacksonJackson County High Point3478Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains172003-10-08
11.ToddTodd County High Point3309Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains02003-10-08
12.PerkinsPerkins County High Point3166West-Central Dakota Plains912003-09-28
13.HaakonHaakon County High Point2830Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains1552003-10-08
14.MelletteMellette County High Point2820Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains402003-10-08
15.ZiebachZiebach County High Point2730West-Central Dakota Plains 2003-09-28
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte2723West-Central Dakota Plains2872003-09-28
16.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte2710West-Central Dakota Plains1102002-07-08
17.TrippTripp County High Point2644Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains942005-05-29
18.JonesWhite Clay Butte2516Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains2312003-10-07
19.DeweyLantry Benchmark2461West-Central Dakota Plains462003-09-28
20.StanleyStanley County High Point2382Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains2092003-10-07
21.GregoryGregory County High Point2360Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains702005-05-29
22.LymanMedicine Benchmark2262Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains4972003-10-07
23.WalworthWalworth County High Point2230East Central Dakota Plains3852003-10-07
24.PotterPotter County High Point2220East Central Dakota Plains3152003-10-07
25.HydeHyde County High Point2200East Central Dakota Plains4902005-06-03
26.HandRocky Benchmark2197East Central Dakota Plains2322005-05-30
27.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point2180East Central Dakota Plains602003-10-1,
28.RobertsRoberts County High Point2135Sioux River Upland8382003-09-30
29.CampbellCampbell County High Point2130East Central Dakota Plains4052003-10-06
30.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point2128East Central Dakota Plains4412005-05-29
31.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point2110East Central Dakota Plains502003-10-06
32.BruleBijou Hills2100East Central Dakota Plains2702005-05-29
33.SullySully Buttes2083East Central Dakota Plains2262003-10-07
34.MarshallMarshall County High Point2080Sioux River Upland1202003-09-30
34.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound2080Sioux River Upland1602005-06-01
36.GrantGrant County High Point2060Sioux River Upland902005-06-01
36.JerauldJerauld County High Point2060East Central Dakota Plains2602005-06-03
38.HughesHughes County High Point2050East Central Dakota Plains452003-10-07
39.DayDay County High Point2040Sioux River Upland02005-06-02
39.DeuelDeuel County High Point2040Sioux River Upland1702005-06-01
41.FaulkWaters Hill2035East Central Dakota Plains1802005-05-30
42.BuffaloEden Benchmark2020East Central Dakota Plains402005-06-03
43.AuroraAurora County High Point2001East Central Dakota Plains2222005-06-03
44.BrookingsBrookings County High Point1990Sioux River Upland152005-06-01
45.HamlinHamlin County High Point1950Sioux River Upland52005-06-01
46.ClarkClark County High Point1930Sioux River Upland1602005-05-31
47.Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains3532005-05-29
47.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains152005-05-29
49.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point1890Sioux River Upland852005-06-04
50.BeadleBeadle County High Point1880East Central Dakota Plains502005-06-03
51.LakeLake County High Point1870Sioux River Upland1782005-06-04
51.McCookMcCook County High Point1870Sioux River Upland1252005-05-30
53.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point1820Sioux River Upland552005-05-30
54.DouglasDouglas County High Point1800East Central Dakota Plains02005-05-29
54.MinerMiner County High Point1800Sioux River Upland852005-06-04
56.MoodyMoody County High Point1780Sioux River Upland502005-06-01
57.TurnerTurner County High Point1740Sioux River Upland2982005-05-29
58.DavisonDavison County High Point1695East Central Dakota Plains1112005-06-04
59.YanktonYankton County High Point1680Sioux River Upland502005-06-04
60.LincolnLincoln County High Point1565Sioux River Upland2502005-06-04
61.UnionUnion County High Point1540Sioux River Upland502005-05-29
62.BrownBrown County High Point1525East Central Dakota Plains282003-10-01
63.ClayClay County High Point1500Sioux River Upland1502005-05-29
64.SpinkBald Mountain1480East Central Dakota Plains1552005-05-30
65.HansonHanson County High Point1425Sioux River Upland82005-05-30
66.SanbornSanborn County High Point1370Sioux River Upland02005-06-03
 Sanborn or Pony Hills1375East Central Dakota Plains  

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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 South Dakota, 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 1994 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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