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South Dakota County High Points

Showing David Olson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 66, or 31.82%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M Ascent Date
1.PenningtonBlack Elk Peak2204Southern Black Hills8871993-08-28
1.CusterSylvan Hill2134Southern Black Hills2331993-08-28
3.Fall RiverParker Peak1478Southern Black Hills2081993-08-30
4.RobertsRoberts County High Point651Sioux River Upland2551996-07-25
4.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound634Sioux River Upland491996-07-25
4.GrantGrant County High Point628Sioux River Upland271996-07-25
4.UnionUnion County High Point469Sioux River Upland151996-07-25
8.PerkinsPerkins County High Point965West-Central Dakota Plains281998-11-22
9.ButteThe Brakes1231Bear Lodge Mountains731999-11-11
10.LawrenceCrooks Tower2175Northern Black Hills1581999-11-14
11.MoodyMoody County High Point543Sioux River Upland152001-12-28
12.McCookMcCook County High Point570Sioux River Upland382011-03-17
12.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point555Sioux River Upland172011-03-17
12.JonesWhite Clay Butte767Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains702011-03-17
12.LymanMedicine Benchmark689Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains1512011-03-17
16.TurnerTurner County High Point530Sioux River Upland912017-10-21 1
17.YanktonYankton County High Point512Sioux River Upland152017-10-21 2
18.ClayClay County High Point457Sioux River Upland462017-10-21 3
19.BrookingsBrookings County High Point607Sioux River Upland52017-10-21 4
20.HamlinHamlin County High Point594Sioux River Upland22017-10-21 5
21.DeuelDeuel County High Point622Sioux River Upland522017-10-21 6
 FaulkWaters Hill620East Central Dakota Plains55 
 BuffaloEden Benchmark616East Central Dakota Plains12 
 AuroraAurora County High Point610East Central Dakota Plains68 
 JerauldJerauld County High Point628East Central Dakota Plains79 
 HughesHughes County High Point625East Central Dakota Plains14 
 DayDay County High Point622Sioux River Upland0 
 WalworthWalworth County High Point680East Central Dakota Plains117 
 PotterPotter County High Point677East Central Dakota Plains96 
 HydeHyde County High Point671East Central Dakota Plains149 
 HandRocky Benchmark670East Central Dakota Plains71 
 McPhersonMcPherson County High Point664East Central Dakota Plains18 
 CampbellCampbell County High Point649East Central Dakota Plains123 
 Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point649East Central Dakota Plains134 
 EdmundsEdmunds County High Point643East Central Dakota Plains15 
 BruleBijou Hills640East Central Dakota Plains82 
 SullySully Buttes635East Central Dakota Plains69 
 MarshallMarshall County High Point634Sioux River Upland37 
 DeweyLantry Benchmark750West-Central Dakota Plains14 
 StanleyStanley County High Point726Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains64 
 GregoryGregory County High Point719Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains21 
 HaakonHaakon County High Point863Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains47 
 MelletteMellette County High Point860Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains12 
 ZiebachZiebach County High Point832West-Central Dakota Plains61 
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte830West-Central Dakota Plains88 
 CorsonThunder Hawk Butte826West-Central Dakota Plains34 
 TrippTripp County High Point806Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains29 
 MeadeMeade County High Point1664Northern Black Hills49 
 HardingHarding Peak1225West-Central Dakota Plains192 
 Oglala LakotaOglala Lakota County High Point1133Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains92 
 BennettBennett County High Point1109Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains31 
 JacksonJackson County High Point1060Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains5 
 ToddTodd County High Point1009Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains0 
 ClarkClark County High Point588Sioux River Upland49 
 Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point579East Central Dakota Plains108 
 HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point579East Central Dakota Plains5 
 KingsburyKingsbury County High Point576Sioux River Upland26 
 BeadleBeadle County High Point573East Central Dakota Plains15 
 LakeLake County High Point570Sioux River Upland54 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point477Sioux River Upland76 
 DavisonDavison County High Point517East Central Dakota Plains34 
 DouglasDouglas County High Point549East Central Dakota Plains0 
 MinerMiner County High Point549Sioux River Upland26 
 SpinkBald Mountain451East Central Dakota Plains47 
 HansonHanson County High Point434Sioux River Upland2 
 SanbornSanborn County High Point418Sioux River Upland0 
 Sanborn or Pony Hills419East Central Dakota Plains  
 BrownBrown County High Point465East Central Dakota Plains9 

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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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