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South Dakota County High Points

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

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.PenningtonBlack Elk Peak7231Southern Black Hills29111994-08-12
2.LawrenceCrooks Tower7137Northern Black Hills5172005-08-04
3.CusterSylvan Hill7000Southern Black Hills7632005-08-05
4.MeadeMeade County High Point5460Northern Black Hills1602005-08-04
5.Fall RiverParker Peak4848Southern Black Hills6832005-08-05
6.ButteThe Brakes4040Bear Lodge Mountains2402005-08-04
7.HardingHarding Peak4019West-Central Dakota Plains6292005-08-03
8.Oglala LakotaOglala Lakota County High Point3718Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains3032005-08-05
9.BennettBennett County High Point3638Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains1032005-08-07
10.JacksonJackson County High Point3478Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains172005-08-06
11.ToddTodd County High Point3309Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains02005-08-06
12.PerkinsPerkins County High Point3166West-Central Dakota Plains912005-08-03
13.HaakonHaakon County High Point2830Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains1552005-08-06
14.MelletteMellette County High Point2820Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains402005-08-06
15.ZiebachZiebach County High Point2730West-Central Dakota Plains2022005-08-02
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte2723West-Central Dakota Plains2872005-08-02
16.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte2710West-Central Dakota Plains1102005-08-02
17.TrippTripp County High Point2644Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains942005-08-06
18.JonesWhite Clay Butte2516Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains2312005-05-28
19.DeweyLantry Benchmark2461West-Central Dakota Plains462005-08-02
20.StanleyStanley County High Point2382Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains209Unknown
21.GregoryGregory County High Point2360Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains702004-07-15
22.LymanMedicine Benchmark2262Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains497Unknown
23.WalworthWalworth County High Point2230East Central Dakota Plains385Unknown
24.PotterPotter County High Point2220East Central Dakota Plains315Unknown
25.HydeHyde County High Point2200East Central Dakota Plains490Unknown
26.HandRocky Benchmark2197East Central Dakota Plains232Unknown
27.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point2180East Central Dakota Plains60Unknown
28.RobertsRoberts County High Point2135Sioux River Upland838Unknown
29.CampbellCampbell County High Point2130East Central Dakota Plains405Unknown
30.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point2128East Central Dakota Plains441Unknown
31.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point2110East Central Dakota Plains50Unknown
32.BruleBijou Hills2100East Central Dakota Plains270Unknown
33.SullySully Buttes2083East Central Dakota Plains226Unknown
34.MarshallMarshall County High Point2080Sioux River Upland120Unknown
34.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound2080Sioux River Upland1602004-07-14
36.GrantGrant County High Point2060Sioux River Upland902004-07-14
36.JerauldJerauld County High Point2060East Central Dakota Plains260Unknown
38.HughesHughes County High Point2050East Central Dakota Plains45Unknown
39.DayDay County High Point2040Sioux River Upland0Unknown
39.DeuelDeuel County High Point2040Sioux River Upland1702004-07-13
41.FaulkWaters Hill2035East Central Dakota Plains1802005-08-05
42.BuffaloEden Benchmark2020East Central Dakota Plains40Unknown
43.AuroraAurora County High Point2001East Central Dakota Plains222Unknown
44.BrookingsBrookings County High Point1990Sioux River Upland15Unknown
45.HamlinHamlin County High Point1950Sioux River Upland52004-07-13
46.ClarkClark County High Point1930Sioux River Upland160Unknown
47.Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains353Unknown
47.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains15Unknown
49.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point1890Sioux River Upland85Unknown
50.BeadleBeadle County High Point1880East Central Dakota Plains50Unknown
51.LakeLake County High Point1870Sioux River Upland1782004-07-14
51.McCookMcCook County High Point1870Sioux River Upland125Unknown
53.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point1820Sioux River Upland55Unknown
54.DouglasDouglas County High Point1800East Central Dakota Plains0Unknown
54.MinerMiner County High Point1800Sioux River Upland852004-07-14
56.MoodyMoody County High Point1780Sioux River Upland50Unknown
57.TurnerTurner County High Point1740Sioux River Upland298Unknown
58.DavisonDavison County High Point1695East Central Dakota Plains111Unknown
59.YanktonYankton County High Point1680Sioux River Upland50Unknown
60.LincolnLincoln County High Point1565Sioux River Upland250Unknown
61.UnionUnion County High Point1540Sioux River Upland50Unknown
62.BrownBrown County High Point1525East Central Dakota Plains28Unknown
63.ClayClay County High Point1500Sioux River Upland150Unknown
64.SpinkBald Mountain1480East Central Dakota Plains155Unknown
65.HansonHanson County High Point1425Sioux River Upland8Unknown
66.SanbornSanborn County High Point1370Sioux River Upland0Unknown
 Sanborn or Pony Hills1375East Central Dakota Plains 2014-12-12

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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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