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North Dakota County High Points

Showing Bob Schwab'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 Plains5461994-08-13
2.BowmanMedicine Pole Hills3447West-Central Dakota Plains257Unknown
3.Golden ValleySentinel Butte3430Southeast Montana Plains610Unknown
4.BillingsBullion Butte3360Southeast Montana Plains660Unknown
5.DunnKilldeer Mountains3281West-Central Dakota Plains701Unknown
6.AdamsWhetstone Buttes3149West-Central Dakota Plains289Unknown
7.StarkBrown Benchmark3061West-Central Dakota Plains331Unknown
8.HettingerBlack Butte3012West-Central Dakota Plains352Unknown
9.GrantPretty Rock Butte2857West-Central Dakota Plains3672006-05-09
10.McKenzieSaddle Butte2820Southeast Montana Plains780Unknown
11.SiouxSioux County High Point2650West-Central Dakota Plains50Unknown
12.WilliamsBull Butte2588Central International Border Area Plains138Unknown
13.MortonMorton County High Point2560West-Central Dakota Plains20Unknown
14.MountrailMountrail County High Point2550Central International Border Area Plains470Unknown
15.BottineauBoundary Butte2541Manitoba Area Plains10312006-05-06
16.BurkeBurke County High Point2532Central International Border Area Plains342Unknown
17.DivideDivide County High Point2470Central International Border Area Plains50Unknown
18.MercerMercer County High Point2447West-Central Dakota Plains7Unknown
19.OliverOliver County High Point2420West-Central Dakota Plains160Unknown
20.RoletteRolette County High Point2400Manitoba Area Plains200Unknown
21.WardWard County High Point2360Central International Border Area Plains40Unknown
22.KidderKidder County High Point2320East Central Dakota Plains390Unknown
23.McLeanDogden Butte2298Central International Border Area Plains268Unknown
24.McIntoshMcIntosh County High Point2271East Central Dakota Plains301Unknown
25.LoganLogan County High Point2270East Central Dakota Plains460Unknown
26.BurleighBurleigh County High Point2250East Central Dakota Plains310Unknown
26.SheridanProphet Mountains2250East Central Dakota Plains288Unknown
26.WellsWells County High Point2250East Central Dakota Plains30Unknown
29.DickeyDickey County High Point2240East Central Dakota Plains210Unknown
30.McHenryMcHenry County High Point2180Central International Border Area Plains30Unknown
31.EmmonsEmmons County High Point2170East Central Dakota Plains170Unknown
 Emmons or South Emmons County High Point2171East Central Dakota Plains3712011-07-12
32.StutsmanStutsman County High Point2140East Central Dakota Plains220Unknown
33.LaMoureLa Moure County High Point2080East Central Dakota Plains100Unknown
34.RenvilleRenville County High Point2005Central International Border Area Plains3Unknown
35.FosterFoster County High Point1960East Central Dakota Plains0Unknown
36.BensonThe Buttes1878Manitoba Area Plains268Unknown
37.PiercePierce County High Point1850Central International Border Area Plains290Unknown
38.TownerTowner County High Point1780Manitoba Area Plains8Unknown
39.EddyDevils Thumb1764East Central Dakota Plains262Unknown
40.SargentSargent County High Point1740Sioux River Upland0Unknown
41.GriggsGriggs County High Point1730East Central Dakota Plains200Unknown
42.CavalierCavalier County High Point1680Manitoba Area Plains140Unknown
43.NelsonBlue Mountain1665Manitoba Area Plains199Unknown
44.WalshWalsh County High Point1655Manitoba Area Plains0Unknown
45.RamseyDevils Lake Mountain1640Manitoba Area Plains128Unknown
46.BarnesBarnes County High Point1595East Central Dakota Plains160Unknown
47.SteeleSteele County High Point1570East Central Dakota Plains60Unknown
48.Grand ForksGrand Forks County High Point1530East Central Dakota Plains20Unknown
49.RansomStanding Rock Hill1490East Central Dakota Plains110Unknown
50.PembinaPembina County High Point1450Manitoba Area Plains0Unknown
51.RichlandRichland County High Point1290Sioux River Upland90Unknown
52.CassCass County High Point1280East Central Dakota Plains123Unknown
53.TraillTraill County High Point1200East Central Dakota Plains0Unknown

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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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