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North Dakota County High Points

Showing Dave Covill's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (18 out of 53, or 33.96%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.SlopeWhite Butte3506West-Central Dakota Plains5561984-08-01
2.MountrailMountrail County High Point2560Central International Border Area Plains4902009-04-19
3.WardWard County High Point2370Central International Border Area Plains602009-04-21
3.BurkeBurke County High Point2532Central International Border Area Plains3522009-04-21
3.DivideDivide County High Point2480Central International Border Area Plains702009-04-21
3.RenvilleRenville County High Point2005Central International Border Area Plains32009-04-21
7.McKenzieSaddle Butte2840Southeast Montana Plains8202009-11-18
8.Golden ValleySentinel Butte3430Southeast Montana Plains6302009-11-19
8.BillingsBullion Butte3380Southeast Montana Plains7002009-11-19
10.WilliamsBull Butte2588Central International Border Area Plains1482010-10-01
10.McLeanDogden Butte2298Central International Border Area Plains2782010-10-01
10.McHenryMcHenry County High Point2190Central International Border Area Plains502010-10-01
13.BottineauBoundary Butte2541Manitoba Area Plains10362011-09-15
14.MortonMorton County High Point2580West-Central Dakota Plains602012-11-18
14.MercerMercer County High Point2447West-Central Dakota Plains272012-11-18
16.SiouxSioux County High Point2660West-Central Dakota Plains702014-05-19
17.AdamsWhetstone Buttes3149West-Central Dakota Plains2992014-05-20
17.HettingerBlack Butte3012West-Central Dakota Plains3622014-05-20
 GrantPretty Rock Butte2857West-Central Dakota Plains377 
 StarkBrown Benchmark3061West-Central Dakota Plains341 
 DunnKilldeer Mountains3281West-Central Dakota Plains721 
 BowmanMedicine Pole Hills3447West-Central Dakota Plains267 
 OliverOliver County High Point2440West-Central Dakota Plains200 
 RoletteRolette County High Point2410Manitoba Area Plains235 
 FosterFoster County High Point1970East Central Dakota Plains20 
 BensonThe Buttes1878Manitoba Area Plains278 
 PiercePierce County High Point1860Central International Border Area Plains310 
 TownerTowner County High Point1785Manitoba Area Plains13 
 EddyDevils Thumb1764East Central Dakota Plains262 
 SargentSargent County High Point1750Sioux River Upland20 
 GriggsGriggs County High Point1740East Central Dakota Plains220 
 CavalierCavalier County High Point1685Manitoba Area Plains155 
 NelsonBlue Mountain1665Manitoba Area Plains199 
 WalshWalsh County High Point1660Manitoba Area Plains10 
 RamseyDevils Lake Mountain1645Manitoba Area Plains133 
 BarnesBarnes County High Point1600East Central Dakota Plains165 
 SteeleSteele County High Point1580East Central Dakota Plains80 
 Grand ForksGrand Forks County High Point1540East Central Dakota Plains40 
 RansomStanding Rock Hill1490East Central Dakota Plains120 
 PembinaPembina County High Point1460Manitoba Area Plains20 
 RichlandRichland County High Point1300Sioux River Upland110 
 CassCass County High Point1285East Central Dakota Plains128 
 TraillTraill County High Point1210East Central Dakota Plains20 
 KidderKidder County High Point2330East Central Dakota Plains410 
 McIntoshMcIntosh County High Point2271East Central Dakota Plains311 
 LoganLogan County High Point2280East Central Dakota Plains480 
 BurleighBurleigh County High Point2260East Central Dakota Plains330 
 SheridanProphet Mountains2260East Central Dakota Plains298 
 WellsWells County High Point2260East Central Dakota Plains50 
 DickeyDickey County High Point2250East Central Dakota Plains230 
 EmmonsEmmons County High Point2180East Central Dakota Plains190 
 Emmons or South Emmons County High Point2171East Central Dakota Plains381 
 StutsmanStutsman County High Point2150East Central Dakota Plains240 
 LaMoureLa Moure County High Point2090East Central Dakota Plains120 

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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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