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Missouri County High Points

Showing David Olson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (36 out of 115, or 31.3%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
AscentsAscent Date
1.IronTaum Sauk Mountain1772Saint Francois Mountains5175931988-12-22
2.ScottJackson Hill610Ozark Plateau Foothills278211995-12-29
3.Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point820South and Central Illinois250101997-01-02
3.MadisonBlack Mountain1502Saint Francois Mountains392211997-01-02
3.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest1380Saint Francois Mountains110211997-01-02
6.WrightLead Hill1744Central Ozark Plateau154251997-01-03
6.WebsterWebster County High Point1750Central Ozark Plateau480311997-01-03
6.DouglasPainter Benchmark1703Central Ozark Plateau153211997-01-03
9.PikeBuffalo Knob1001Mississippi-Missouri River Plains236111997-12-27
10.JeffersonVinegar Hill1070Saint Francois Mountains100251997-12-28
10.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point905Saint Francois Mountains235531997-12-28
12.ReynoldsProffit Mountain1710Saint Francois Mountains380221997-12-29
12.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain1650Saint Francois Mountains500241997-12-29
12.WayneClark Mountain1450Saint Francois Mountains660391997-12-29
15.PerryPerry County High Point1090Saint Francois Mountains40301997-12-30
16.Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills1245Saint Francois Mountains295141998-12-28
17.BollingerBollinger County High Point980Saint Francois Mountains30221998-12-30
18.TaneyPinnacle Northeast1490Central Ozark Plateau151171998-12-31
18.DentDent County High Point1461Saint Francois Mountains171201998-12-31
20.RayRay County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains45102001-12-21
20.ClayClay County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25112001-12-21
22.ClintonClinton County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains72122001-12-30
22.PlattePlatte County High Point1195Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90112001-12-30
22.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains220112001-12-30
25.TexasTexas County High Point1670Central Ozark Plateau220192001-12-31
25.PolkBlue Mound1328Central Ozark Plateau118112001-12-31
27.Saint Louis citySublette Park Hill614Saint Francois Mountains149692019-05-27
28.LafayetteLafayette County High Point1080Osage-Missouri Plains15182019-08-11 1
29.JacksonJackson County High Point1100Osage-Missouri Plains15212019-08-11 2
30.ButlerButler County High Point769Saint Francois Mountains99192019-08-31 2
31.PhelpsPhelps County High Point1352Saint Francois Mountains27172019-09-02
32.WashingtonPruitt Mountain1582Saint Francois Mountains312172019-09-21 1
33.ShannonThorny Mountain1359Central Ozark Plateau469112019-09-28 1
34.CarterStegall Mountain1348Central Ozark Plateau313152019-09-28 2
35.PulaskiPulaski County High Point1320Central Ozark Plateau0192019-10-06
36.GreeneGreene County High Point1518Central Ozark Plateau93192019-10-07
 LawrenceLawrence County High Point1515Central Ozark Plateau7013 
 OzarkRomance Lookout1490Central Ozark Plateau34013 
 Ozark or Preston Flat Ridge1490Central Ozark Plateau1602 
 LacledeBateman Benchmark1461Central Ozark Plateau 10 
 StonePilot Knob Southwest1470Boston Mountains40013 
 McDonaldMcDonald County High Point1462Boston Mountains1211 
 HowellHowell County High Point1570Central Ozark Plateau10013 
 ChristianChristian County High Point1583Central Ozark Plateau014 
 BarryBarry County High Point1690Central Ozark Plateau10017 
 DadeDade County High Point1270Central Ozark Plateau510 
 CamdenCamden County High Point1250Central Ozark Plateau8510 
 DallasDallas County High Point1380Central Ozark Plateau011 
 NewtonNewton County High Point1360Central Ozark Plateau09 
 HarrisonHarrison County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains458 
 MorganMorgan County High Point1181Osage-Missouri Plains31611 
 AndrewAndrew County High Point1172Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1427 
 HoltHolt County High Point1170Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1158 
 HickoryHickory County High Point1153Central Ozark Plateau487 
 BentonBenton County High Point1150Osage-Missouri Plains1158 
 BartonBarton County High Point1140Central Ozark Plateau9510 
 CassCass County High Point1130Osage-Missouri Plains015 
 GentryGentry County High Point1122Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1059 
 DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains77 
 CedarCedar County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau1057 
 NodawayNodaway County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains158 
 AtchisonAtchison County High Point1221Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10611 
 MariesMaries County High Point1220Central Ozark Plateau307 
 JasperJasper County High Point1210Central Ozark Plateau513 
 WorthDevils Horn1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9510 
 MercerMercer County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08 
 MillerMiller County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau07 
 PutnamPutnam County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains510 
 GasconadeGasconade County High Point1090Saint Francois Mountains6514 
 JohnsonJohnson County High Point1081Osage-Missouri Plains768 
 OregonOregon County High Point1080Central Ozark Plateau107 
 SullivanSullivan County High Point1072Mississippi-Missouri River Plains174 
 DaviessDaviess County High Point1063Mississippi-Missouri River Plains999 
 OsageOsage County High Point1063Saint Francois Mountains7310 
 VernonVernon County High Point1000Osage-Missouri Plains558 
 CarrollCarroll County High Point990Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2008 
 HenryHenry County High Point990Osage-Missouri Plains158 
 LivingstonLivingston County High Point984Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08 
 AdairAdair County High Point1060Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5016 
 Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point1060Central Ozark Plateau57 
 BatesBates County High Point1053Osage-Missouri Plains489 
 CaldwellCaldwell County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains209 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point1040Saint Francois Mountains5021 
 PettisPettis County High Point1030Osage-Missouri Plains57 
 ColeBelshe Benchmark1020Osage-Missouri Plains1509 
 MaconMacon County High Point1020Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3514 
 GrundyGrundy County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains157 
 LinnLinn County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains510 
 SchuylerSchuyler County High Point1004Mississippi-Missouri River Plains96 
 MarionMarion County High Point760Mississippi-Missouri River Plains256 
 LewisLewis County High Point750Mississippi-Missouri River Plains205 
 ClarkClark County High Point770Mississippi-Missouri River Plains206 
 StoddardStoddard County High Point580Ozark Plateau Foothills2286 
 DunklinDunklin County High Point534Ozark Plateau Foothills20210 
 MississippiMississippi County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills37 
 New MadridNew Madrid County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills315 
 PemiscotPemiscot County High Point290Ozark Plateau Foothills136 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point980Mississippi-Missouri River Plains19010 
 MoniteauMoniteau County High Point970Osage-Missouri Plains158 
 CallawayCallaway County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains11012 
 AudrainAudrain County High Point950Mississippi-Missouri River Plains513 
 WarrenWarren County High Point946Mississippi-Missouri River Plains768 
 BooneBoone County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains257 
 CooperCooper County High Point940Osage-Missouri Plains57 
 MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1308 
 RipleyRipley County High Point950Central Ozark Plateau6011 
 HowardHoward County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1057 
 KnoxKnox County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains158 
 Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point903Mississippi-Missouri River Plains13311 
 ScotlandScotland County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains58 
 RandolphRandolph County High Point890Mississippi-Missouri River Plains357 
 CharitonChariton County High Point880Mississippi-Missouri River Plains510 
 SalineSaline County High Point870Osage-Missouri Plains657 
 RallsGibbs Benchmark859Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2496 
 MonroeMonroe County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains59 
 ShelbyShelby County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains57 

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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 Missouri, 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 1996 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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