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Illinois County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

Showing all of Jason Potkay's ascent dates (max 10 rounds) (Overall: 1 out of 102, or 0.98%)

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound123595  
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190280  
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160160  
4.KaneKane County High Point1066166  
5.PopeWilliams Hill1064624  
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063183  
7.BooneBoone County High Point105060  
8.OgleHardpan Ridge10246  
9.UnionBald Knob1020440  
10.SalineHorton Hill1000400  
10.LeeLee County High Point1000160  
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point99078  
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point99010  
14.LakeGander Mountain95767  
15.BureauBureau County High Point955301  
15.McLeanMcLean County High Point955278  
17.CookCook County High Point950170  
18.GallatinHigh Knob929329  
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920110  
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point906134  
21.JerseyJersey County High Point897310  
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge8800  
22.PikePike County High Point880250  
24.HenryHenry County High Point877117  
25.StarkStark County High Point87635  
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876133  
27.KnoxPilot Knob87090  
28.FordFord County High Point86645  
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860280  
29.AdamsAdams County High Point86030  
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge855120  
32.DuPageDuPage County High Point8500  
32.WoodfordWoodford County High Point8500  
32.TazewellTazewell County High Point85080  
35.JacksonJackson County High Point84080  
35.AlexanderItalian Hill SSW840247  
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark837180  
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point83735  
39.PeoriaPeoria County High Point83080  
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point830290  
39.WillHickory Benchmark830140  
42.MercerMercer County High Point82060  
42.IroquoisIroquois County High Point82018  
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820190  
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813183  
46.DeWittDe Witt County High Point81119  
47.BrownBrown County High Point8100  
47.KendallKendall County High Point810160  
47.WarrenWarren County High Point81098  
47.PiattPiatt County High Point81035  
47.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point8100  
52.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point8014  
53.HendersonHenderson County High Point8008  
54.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797140  
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point79565  
56.FultonFulton County High Point78020  
57.ClarkClark County High Point77816  
57.ColesColes County High Point7780  
57.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point77852  
60.LoganElkhart Hill771179  
61.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point7700  
62.HancockHancock County High Point760110  
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point75553  
63.MaconMacon County High Point75548  
65.PutnamPutnam County High Point753101  
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750100  
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point740120  
68.MasonMason County High Point730168  
69.DouglasDouglas County High Point72332  
70.MorganThe Mound72292  
71.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point72040  
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark7157  
73.ScottSand Benchmark711173  
74.FayetteFayette County High Point71060  
75.GreeneGreene County High Point709129  
75.CumberlandCumberland County High Point70914  
77.GrundyGrundy County High Point7000  
77.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point70016  
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point70030  
80.EffinghamMound Benchmark68272  
81.CassCass County High Point68058  
82.BondBond County High Point670501 2015-04-06 h 
83.MadisonMadison County High Point6620  
84.MenardMenard County High Point66058  
85.MarionMarion County High Point65677  
86.ClayClay County High Point64667  
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point64090  
87.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640110  
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630153  
90.JasperJasper County High Point62727  
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620100  
92.FranklinFranklin County High Point60414  
93.WayneWayne County High Point60373  
94.RichlandRichland County High Point60191  
95.PerryPerry County High Point60070  
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point60058  
97.ClintonPelican Pouch595138  
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590150  
98.MassacMassac County High Point59010  
98.WabashWabash County High Point59090  
101.WhiteBoyd Hill580150  
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point5200  

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Jason Potkay, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

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 Illinois, 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 Andy Martin, David Olson, and John Mitchler.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks and sub-areas provided by John Hasch via the web site, and manually verified. I manually located the 62 points for Calhoun County.


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