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South Dakota County High Points

Showing Bob Martin'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 Hills2922Unknown
2.LawrenceCrooks Tower7137Northern Black Hills517Unknown
3.CusterSylvan Hill7000Southern Black Hills763Unknown
4.MeadeMeade County High Point5460Northern Black Hills160Unknown
5.ButteThe Brakes4040Bear Lodge Mountains240Unknown
6.ShannonShannon County High Point3718Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains303Unknown
7.BennettBennett County High Point3638Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains103Unknown
8.JacksonJackson County High Point3478Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains Unknown
9.PerkinsPerkins County High Point3166West-Central Dakota Plains91Unknown
10.HaakonHaakon County High Point2830Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains155Unknown
11.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte2710West-Central Dakota Plains110Unknown
12.TrippTripp County High Point2644Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains Unknown
13.DeweyLantry Benchmark2461West-Central Dakota Plains46Unknown
14.GregoryGregory County High Point2360Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains70Unknown
15.WalworthWalworth County High Point2230East Central Dakota Plains385Unknown
16.PotterPotter County High Point2220East Central Dakota Plains315Unknown
17.HydeHyde County High Point2200East Central Dakota Plains Unknown
18.RobertsRoberts County High Point2135Sioux River Upland838Unknown
19.CampbellCampbell County High Point2130East Central Dakota Plains405Unknown
20.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point2128East Central Dakota Plains441Unknown
21.BruleBijou Hills2100East Central Dakota Plains270Unknown
22.SullySully Buttes2083East Central Dakota Plains226Unknown
23.MarshallMarshall County High Point2080Sioux River Upland120Unknown
24.HughesHughes County High Point2050East Central Dakota Plains45Unknown
25.DayDay County High Point2040Sioux River Upland Unknown
26.BrookingsBrookings County High Point1990Sioux River Upland15Unknown
27.ClarkClark County High Point1930Sioux River Upland Unknown
28.Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains353Unknown
28.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains15Unknown
30.McCookMcCook County High Point1870Sioux River Upland125Unknown
31.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point1820Sioux River Upland55Unknown
32.DouglasDouglas County High Point1800East Central Dakota Plains0Unknown
33.MoodyMoody County High Point1780Sioux River Upland50Unknown
34.TurnerTurner County High Point1740Sioux River Upland298Unknown
35.DavisonDavison County High Point1695East Central Dakota Plains Unknown
36.LincolnLincoln County High Point1565Sioux River Upland250Unknown
37.UnionUnion County High Point1540Sioux River Upland50Unknown
38.ClayClay County High Point1500Sioux River Upland150Unknown
39.SpinkBald Mountain1480East Central Dakota Plains155Unknown
40.HansonHanson County High Point1425Sioux River Upland8Unknown
41.SanbornSanborn County High Point1370Sioux River Upland Unknown
42.JonesWhite Clay Butte2516Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains2312002-06-30
43.LymanMedicine Benchmark2262Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains4972002-07-01
44.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point2110East Central Dakota Plains502002-07-01
45.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound2080Sioux River Upland1602003-09-30
46.GrantGrant County High Point2060Sioux River Upland902003-09-30
46.JerauldJerauld County High Point2060East Central Dakota Plains 2003-09-30
48.DeuelDeuel County High Point2040Sioux River Upland 2003-09-30
49.BuffaloEden Benchmark2020East Central Dakota Plains402003-09-30
50.AuroraAurora County High Point2001East Central Dakota Plains 2003-09-30
51.HamlinHamlin County High Point1950Sioux River Upland52003-09-30
52.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point1890Sioux River Upland852003-09-30
53.BeadleBeadle County High Point1880East Central Dakota Plains502003-09-30
54.LakeLake County High Point1870Sioux River Upland 2003-09-30
55.MinerMiner County High Point1800Sioux River Upland852003-09-30
56.BrownBrown County High Point1525East Central Dakota Plains282003-10-01
57.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point2180East Central Dakota Plains 2003-10-02
58.ZiebachZiebach County High Point2730West-Central Dakota Plains 2003-10-07
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte2723West-Central Dakota Plains2872003-10-07
59.StanleyStanley County High Point2382Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains2092003-10-07
60.ToddTodd County High Point3309Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains02003-10-08
61.MelletteMellette County High Point2820Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains402003-10-08
62.HardingHarding Peak4019West-Central Dakota Plains6292003-10-10
63.Fall RiverParker Peak4848Southern Black Hills6832004-08-01
64.HandRocky Benchmark2197East Central Dakota Plains2322004-08-04
65.FaulkWaters Hill2035East Central Dakota Plains1802004-08-04
66.YanktonYankton County High Point1680Sioux River Upland 2004-10-28

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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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