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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-M Range (Level 5) Prom-M AscentsAscent Date
1.IronTaum Sauk Mountain540Saint Francois Mountains1566031988-12-22
2.ScottJackson Hill183Ozark Plateau Foothills82211995-12-29
3.Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point250South and Central Illinois73101997-01-02
3.MadisonBlack Mountain458Saint Francois Mountains116211997-01-02
3.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest421Saint Francois Mountains30231997-01-02
6.WrightLead Hill532Central Ozark Plateau44271997-01-03
6.WebsterWebster County High Point530Central Ozark Plateau140331997-01-03
6.DouglasPainter Benchmark519Central Ozark Plateau44211997-01-03
9.PikeBuffalo Knob305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70111997-12-27
10.JeffersonVinegar Hill323Saint Francois Mountains24251997-12-28
10.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point274Saint Francois Mountains67551997-12-28
12.ReynoldsProffit Mountain518Saint Francois Mountains110241997-12-29
12.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain503Saint Francois Mountains149241997-12-29
12.WayneClark Mountain439Saint Francois Mountains195391997-12-29
15.PerryPerry County High Point329Saint Francois Mountains6301997-12-30
16.Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills379Saint Francois Mountains87141998-12-28
17.BollingerBollinger County High Point299Saint Francois Mountains6221998-12-30
18.TaneyPinnacle Northeast451Central Ozark Plateau43171998-12-31
18.DentDent County High Point445Saint Francois Mountains49221998-12-31
20.RayRay County High Point335Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12102001-12-21
20.ClayClay County High Point332Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6112001-12-21
22.ClintonClinton County High Point336Mississippi-Missouri River Plains22122001-12-30
22.PlattePlatte County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains24112001-12-30
22.BuchananBuchanan County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains64112001-12-30
25.TexasTexas County High Point506Central Ozark Plateau61212001-12-31
25.PolkBlue Mound405Central Ozark Plateau36112001-12-31
27.Saint Louis citySublette Park Hill187Saint Francois Mountains44712019-05-27
28.LafayetteLafayette County High Point329Osage-Missouri Plains3182019-08-11 1
29.JacksonJackson County High Point335Osage-Missouri Plains3212019-08-11 2
30.ButlerButler County High Point234Saint Francois Mountains27192019-08-31 2
31.PhelpsPhelps County High Point412Saint Francois Mountains7192019-09-02
32.WashingtonPruitt Mountain482Saint Francois Mountains92172019-09-21 1
33.ShannonThorny Mountain414Central Ozark Plateau140112019-09-28 1
34.CarterStegall Mountain411Central Ozark Plateau95152019-09-28 2
35.PulaskiPulaski County High Point402Central Ozark Plateau0212019-10-06
36.GreeneGreene County High Point463Central Ozark Plateau27212019-10-07
 LawrenceLawrence County High Point462Central Ozark Plateau2013 
 OzarkRomance Lookout454Central Ozark Plateau10113 
 Ozark or Preston Flat Ridge451Central Ozark Plateau432 
 LacledeBateman Benchmark445Central Ozark Plateau 12 
 StonePilot Knob Southwest448Boston Mountains11913 
 McDonaldMcDonald County High Point446Boston Mountains111 
 HowellHowell County High Point475Central Ozark Plateau2415 
 ChristianChristian County High Point482Central Ozark Plateau014 
 BarryBarry County High Point512Central Ozark Plateau2417 
 DadeDade County High Point387Central Ozark Plateau010 
 CamdenCamden County High Point381Central Ozark Plateau2410 
 DallasDallas County High Point421Central Ozark Plateau013 
 NewtonNewton County High Point415Central Ozark Plateau09 
 HarrisonHarrison County High Point363Mississippi-Missouri River Plains128 
 MorganMorgan County High Point360Osage-Missouri Plains9512 
 AndrewAndrew County High Point357Mississippi-Missouri River Plains437 
 HoltHolt County High Point357Mississippi-Missouri River Plains348 
 HickoryHickory County High Point351Central Ozark Plateau137 
 BentonBenton County High Point351Osage-Missouri Plains349 
 BartonBarton County High Point347Central Ozark Plateau2710 
 CassCass County High Point344Osage-Missouri Plains015 
 GentryGentry County High Point340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains309 
 DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point336Mississippi-Missouri River Plains27 
 CedarCedar County High Point335Central Ozark Plateau307 
 NodawayNodaway County High Point375Mississippi-Missouri River Plains38 
 AtchisonAtchison County High Point372Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3111 
 MariesMaries County High Point372Central Ozark Plateau67 
 JasperJasper County High Point369Central Ozark Plateau013 
 WorthDevils Horn369Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2710 
 MercerMercer County High Point335Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08 
 MillerMiller County High Point335Central Ozark Plateau07 
 PutnamPutnam County High Point335Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010 
 GasconadeGasconade County High Point332Saint Francois Mountains1816 
 JohnsonJohnson County High Point329Osage-Missouri Plains228 
 OregonOregon County High Point329Central Ozark Plateau07 
 SullivanSullivan County High Point327Mississippi-Missouri River Plains44 
 DaviessDaviess County High Point324Mississippi-Missouri River Plains309 
 OsageOsage County High Point324Saint Francois Mountains1910 
 VernonVernon County High Point305Osage-Missouri Plains159 
 CarrollCarroll County High Point302Mississippi-Missouri River Plains619 
 HenryHenry County High Point302Osage-Missouri Plains310 
 LivingstonLivingston County High Point300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains09 
 AdairAdair County High Point323Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1216 
 Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point323Central Ozark Plateau07 
 BatesBates County High Point321Osage-Missouri Plains139 
 CaldwellCaldwell County High Point320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains69 
 FranklinFranklin County High Point317Saint Francois Mountains1223 
 PettisPettis County High Point314Osage-Missouri Plains09 
 ColeBelshe Benchmark311Osage-Missouri Plains439 
 MaconMacon County High Point311Mississippi-Missouri River Plains914 
 GrundyGrundy County High Point308Mississippi-Missouri River Plains37 
 LinnLinn County High Point308Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010 
 SchuylerSchuyler County High Point306Mississippi-Missouri River Plains36 
 MarionMarion County High Point232Mississippi-Missouri River Plains67 
 LewisLewis County High Point229Mississippi-Missouri River Plains35 
 ClarkClark County High Point235Mississippi-Missouri River Plains36 
 StoddardStoddard County High Point177Ozark Plateau Foothills697 
 DunklinDunklin County High Point163Ozark Plateau Foothills6211 
 MississippiMississippi County High Point101Ozark Plateau Foothills17 
 New MadridNew Madrid County High Point101Ozark Plateau Foothills115 
 PemiscotPemiscot County High Point88Ozark Plateau Foothills46 
 LincolnLincoln County High Point299Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5510 
 MoniteauMoniteau County High Point296Osage-Missouri Plains38 
 CallawayCallaway County High Point293Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3012 
 AudrainAudrain County High Point290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains013 
 WarrenWarren County High Point288Mississippi-Missouri River Plains208 
 BooneBoone County High Point287Mississippi-Missouri River Plains67 
 CooperCooper County High Point287Osage-Missouri Plains07 
 MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point287Mississippi-Missouri River Plains378 
 RipleyRipley County High Point287Central Ozark Plateau1211 
 HowardHoward County High Point277Mississippi-Missouri River Plains307 
 KnoxKnox County High Point277Mississippi-Missouri River Plains38 
 Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point275Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3713 
 ScotlandScotland County High Point274Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08 
 RandolphRandolph County High Point271Mississippi-Missouri River Plains97 
 CharitonChariton County High Point268Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010 
 SalineSaline County High Point265Osage-Missouri Plains189 
 RallsGibbs Benchmark262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains736 
 MonroeMonroe County High Point259Mississippi-Missouri River Plains09 
 ShelbyShelby County High Point259Mississippi-Missouri River Plains07 

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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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