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South Dakota County High Points

Showing David Olson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (15 out of 66, or 22.73%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
43.AuroraAurora County High Point2001East Central Dakota Plains222 
64.SpinkBald Mountain1480East Central Dakota Plains155 
50.BeadleBeadle County High Point1880East Central Dakota Plains50 
9.BennettBennett County High Point3638Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains103 
32.BruleBijou Hills2100East Central Dakota Plains270 
47.Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains353 
44.BrookingsBrookings County High Point1990Sioux River Upland15 
62.BrownBrown County High Point1525East Central Dakota Plains28 
29.CampbellCampbell County High Point2130East Central Dakota Plains405 
30.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point2128East Central Dakota Plains441 
46.ClarkClark County High Point1930Sioux River Upland160 
63.ClayClay County High Point1500Sioux River Upland150 
2.LawrenceCrooks Tower7137Northern Black Hills5171999-11-14
58.DavisonDavison County High Point1695East Central Dakota Plains111 
39.DayDay County High Point2040Sioux River Upland  
39.DeuelDeuel County High Point2040Sioux River Upland170 
54.DouglasDouglas County High Point1800East Central Dakota Plains0 
42.BuffaloEden Benchmark2020East Central Dakota Plains40 
31.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point2110East Central Dakota Plains50 
36.GrantGrant County High Point2060Sioux River Upland901996-07-25
21.GregoryGregory County High Point2360Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains70 
13.HaakonHaakon County High Point2830Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains155 
45.HamlinHamlin County High Point1950Sioux River Upland5 
65.HansonHanson County High Point1425Sioux River Upland8 
7.HardingHarding Peak4019West-Central Dakota Plains629 
1.PenningtonHarney Peak7242Southern Black Hills29221993-08-28
38.HughesHughes County High Point2050East Central Dakota Plains45 
47.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point1900East Central Dakota Plains15 
25.HydeHyde County High Point2200East Central Dakota Plains490 
10.JacksonJackson County High Point3478Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains17 
36.JerauldJerauld County High Point2060East Central Dakota Plains260 
49.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point1890Sioux River Upland85 
51.LakeLake County High Point1870Sioux River Upland178 
19.DeweyLantry Benchmark2461West-Central Dakota Plains46 
60.LincolnLincoln County High Point1565Sioux River Upland250 
34.MarshallMarshall County High Point2080Sioux River Upland120 
51.McCookMcCook County High Point1870Sioux River Upland1252011-03-17
27.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point2180East Central Dakota Plains60 
4.MeadeMeade County High Point5460Northern Black Hills160 
22.LymanMedicine Benchmark2262Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains4972011-03-17
14.MelletteMellette County High Point2820Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains40 
54.MinerMiner County High Point1800Sioux River Upland85 
53.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point1820Sioux River Upland552011-03-17
56.MoodyMoody County High Point1780Sioux River Upland502001-12-28
5.Fall RiverParker Peak4848Southern Black Hills6831993-08-30
12.PerkinsPerkins County High Point3166West-Central Dakota Plains911998-11-22
24.PotterPotter County High Point2220East Central Dakota Plains315 
34.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound2080Sioux River Upland1601996-07-25
28.RobertsRoberts County High Point2135Sioux River Upland8381996-07-25
26.HandRocky Benchmark2197East Central Dakota Plains232 
66.SanbornSanborn County High Point1370Sioux River Upland  
 Sanborn or Pony Hills1375East Central Dakota Plains  
8.ShannonShannon County High Point3718Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains303 
20.StanleyStanley County High Point2382Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains209 
33.SullySully Buttes2083East Central Dakota Plains226 
3.CusterSylvan Hill7000Southern Black Hills7631993-08-28
6.ButteThe Brakes4040Bear Lodge Mountains2401999-11-11
16.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte2710West-Central Dakota Plains110 
11.ToddTodd County High Point3309Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains  
17.TrippTripp County High Point2644Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains94 
57.TurnerTurner County High Point1740Sioux River Upland298 
61.UnionUnion County High Point1540Sioux River Upland501996-07-25
23.WalworthWalworth County High Point2230East Central Dakota Plains385 
41.FaulkWaters Hill2035East Central Dakota Plains180 
18.JonesWhite Clay Butte2516Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains2312011-03-17
59.YanktonYankton County High Point1680Sioux River Upland50 
15.ZiebachZiebach County High Point2730West-Central Dakota Plains  
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte2723West-Central Dakota Plains287 

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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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