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North Dakota County High Points

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (53 out of 53, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.SlopeWhite Butte3506West-Central Dakota Plains5461989-07 a6
2.BowmanMedicine Pole Hills3447West-Central Dakota Plains2572002-07-09
3.Golden ValleySentinel Butte3430Southeast Montana Plains6102002-07-01
4.BillingsBullion Butte3360Southeast Montana Plains6602002-07-01
5.DunnKilldeer Mountains3281West-Central Dakota Plains7012002-07-07
6.AdamsWhetstone Buttes3149West-Central Dakota Plains2892002-07-09
7.StarkBrown Benchmark3061West-Central Dakota Plains3312002-07-07
8.HettingerBlack Butte3012West-Central Dakota Plains3522002-07-08
9.GrantPretty Rock Butte2857West-Central Dakota Plains3672002-07-08
10.McKenzieSaddle Butte2820Southeast Montana Plains7802002-07-01
11.SiouxSioux County High Point2650West-Central Dakota Plains502002-07-08
12.WilliamsBull Butte2588Central International Border Area Plains1382002-07-06
13.MortonMorton County High Point2560West-Central Dakota Plains202003-10-06
14.MountrailMountrail County High Point2550Central International Border Area Plains4702003-10-05
15.BottineauBoundary Butte2541Manitoba Area Plains10312002-07-06
16.BurkeBurke County High Point2532Central International Border Area Plains3422002-07-06
17.DivideDivide County High Point2470Central International Border Area Plains502002-07-06
18.MercerMercer County High Point2447West-Central Dakota Plains72003-10-06
19.OliverOliver County High Point2420West-Central Dakota Plains1602003-10-06
20.RoletteRolette County High Point2400Manitoba Area Plains2002002-07-05
21.WardWard County High Point2360Central International Border Area Plains402002-07-06
22.KidderKidder County High Point2320East Central Dakota Plains3902003-10-03
23.McLeanDogden Butte2298Central International Border Area Plains2682002-07-02
24.McIntoshMcIntosh County High Point2271East Central Dakota Plains3012003-09-29
25.LoganLogan County High Point2270East Central Dakota Plains4602003-10-02
26.BurleighBurleigh County High Point2250East Central Dakota Plains3102003-10-03
26.SheridanProphet Mountains2250East Central Dakota Plains 2002-07-05
26.WellsWells County High Point2250East Central Dakota Plains302003-10-03
29.DickeyDickey County High Point2240East Central Dakota Plains2102003-10-01
30.McHenryMcHenry County High Point2180Central International Border Area Plains302002-07-05
31.EmmonsEmmons County High Point2170East Central Dakota Plains1702003-10-02
 Emmons or South Emmons County High Point2171East Central Dakota Plains3712013-05-22
32.StutsmanStutsman County High Point2140East Central Dakota Plains2202003-10-03
33.LaMoureLa Moure County High Point2080East Central Dakota Plains1002003-09-29
34.RenvilleRenville County High Point2005Central International Border Area Plains32002-07-06
35.FosterFoster County High Point1960East Central Dakota Plains 2003-10-03
36.BensonThe Buttes1878Manitoba Area Plains2682002-07-04
37.PiercePierce County High Point1850Central International Border Area Plains2902002-07-04
38.TownerTowner County High Point1780Manitoba Area Plains82003-10-05
39.EddyDevils Thumb1764East Central Dakota Plains2622003-10-04
40.SargentSargent County High Point1740Sioux River Upland 2003-10-01
41.GriggsGriggs County High Point1730East Central Dakota Plains2002003-10-04
42.CavalierCavalier County High Point1680Manitoba Area Plains1402003-10-04
43.NelsonBlue Mountain1665Manitoba Area Plains1992002-07-04
44.WalshWalsh County High Point1655Manitoba Area Plains 2002-07-03
45.RamseyDevils Lake Mountain1640Manitoba Area Plains1282002-07-04
46.BarnesBarnes County High Point1595East Central Dakota Plains1602003-09-29
47.SteeleSteele County High Point1570East Central Dakota Plains602003-10-04
48.Grand ForksGrand Forks County High Point1530East Central Dakota Plains202002-07-04
49.RansomStanding Rock Hill1490East Central Dakota Plains1102003-10-01
50.PembinaPembina County High Point1450Manitoba Area Plains 2002-07-02
51.RichlandRichland County High Point1290Sioux River Upland902003-10-01
52.CassCass County High Point1280East Central Dakota Plains1232003-09-29
53.TraillTraill County High Point1200East Central Dakota Plains 2003-09-29

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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 North 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 1997 by David Olson and Carl Mills, reviewed by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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