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Missouri County High Points

Showing Paul Michelson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (2 out of 115, or 1.74%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.IronTaum Sauk Mountain1772Saint Francois Mountains5122006-01-10
2.WrightLead Hill1744Central Ozark Plateau144 
3.WebsterWebster County High Point1740Central Ozark Plateau460 
4.DouglasPainter Benchmark1703Central Ozark Plateau143 
5.ReynoldsProffit Mountain1700Saint Francois Mountains360 
6.BarryBarry County High Point1680Central Ozark Plateau80 
7.TexasTexas County High Point1660Central Ozark Plateau200 
8.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain1650Saint Francois Mountains490 
9.ChristianChristian County High Point1583Central Ozark Plateau0 
10.WashingtonPruitt Mountain1582Saint Francois Mountains302 
11.HowellHowell County High Point1560Central Ozark Plateau80 
12.GreeneGreene County High Point1518Central Ozark Plateau88 
13.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1515Central Ozark Plateau65 
14.MadisonBlack Mountain1502Saint Francois Mountains382 
15.OzarkRomance Lookout1490Central Ozark Plateau330 
 Ozark or Preston Flat Ridge1480Central Ozark Plateau140 
16.TaneyPinnacle Northeast1480Central Ozark Plateau141 
17.StonePilot Knob Southwest1462Boston Mountains119 
17.McDonaldMcDonald County High Point1462Boston Mountains2 
19.DentDent County High Point1461Saint Francois Mountains161 
19.LacledeBateman Benchmark1461Central Ozark Plateau  
21.WayneClark Mountain1440Saint Francois Mountains640 
22.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest1380Saint Francois Mountains100 
22.DallasDallas County High Point1380Central Ozark Plateau0 
24.NewtonNewton County High Point1360Central Ozark Plateau0 
25.ShannonThorny Mountain1359Central Ozark Plateau459 
26.PhelpsPhelps County High Point1352Saint Francois Mountains22 
27.CarterStegall Mountain1348Central Ozark Plateau313 
28.PolkBlue Mound1328Central Ozark Plateau118 
29.PulaskiPulaski County High Point1320Central Ozark Plateau0 
30.DadeDade County High Point1270Central Ozark Plateau0 
31.CamdenCamden County High Point1250Central Ozark Plateau80 
32.Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills1245Saint Francois Mountains285 
33.NodawayNodaway County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
34.AtchisonAtchison County High Point1221Mississippi-Missouri River Plains101 
35.MariesMaries County High Point1220Central Ozark Plateau20 
36.JasperJasper County High Point1210Central Ozark Plateau0 
36.WorthDevils Horn1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains90 
38.PlattePlatte County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80 
38.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains210 
38.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
41.MorganMorgan County High Point1181Osage-Missouri Plains311 
42.AndrewAndrew County High Point1172Mississippi-Missouri River Plains142 
43.HoltHolt County High Point1170Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
44.HickoryHickory County High Point1153Central Ozark Plateau43 
45.BentonBenton County High Point1150Osage-Missouri Plains110 
46.BartonBarton County High Point1140Central Ozark Plateau90 
47.CassCass County High Point1130Osage-Missouri Plains0 
48.GentryGentry County High Point1115Mississippi-Missouri River Plains98 
49.ClintonClinton County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains72 
49.DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains7 
51.CedarCedar County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau100 
51.JacksonJackson County High Point1100Osage-Missouri Plains10 
51.MercerMercer County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
51.MillerMiller County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau0 
51.PutnamPutnam County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
51.RayRay County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
57.ClayClay County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
57.GasconadeGasconade County High Point1090Saint Francois Mountains60 
59.JohnsonJohnson County High Point1081Osage-Missouri Plains71 
60.PerryPerry County High Point1080Saint Francois Mountains20 
60.LafayetteLafayette County High Point1080Osage-Missouri Plains10 
60.OregonOregon County High Point1080Central Ozark Plateau0 
63.SullivanSullivan County High Point1072Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12 
64.DaviessDaviess County High Point1063Mississippi-Missouri River Plains99 
64.OsageOsage County High Point1063Saint Francois Mountains63 
66.JeffersonVinegar Hill1060Saint Francois Mountains80 
66.AdairAdair County High Point1060Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
66.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point1060Central Ozark Plateau0 
69.BatesBates County High Point1053Osage-Missouri Plains43 
70.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
71.FranklinFranklin County High Point1040Saint Francois Mountains40 
72.PettisPettis County High Point1030Osage-Missouri Plains0 
73.ColeBelshe Benchmark1020Osage-Missouri Plains140 
73.MaconMacon County High Point1020Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
75.GrundyGrundy County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
75.LinnLinn County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
77.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point1004Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9 
78.PikeBuffalo Knob1001Mississippi-Missouri River Plains231 
79.VernonVernon County High Point1000Osage-Missouri Plains50 
80.CarrollCarroll County High Point990Mississippi-Missouri River Plains200 
80.HenryHenry County High Point990Osage-Missouri Plains10 
82.LivingstonLivingston County High Point984Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
83.BollingerBollinger County High Point980Saint Francois Mountains20 
83.LincolnLincoln County High Point980Mississippi-Missouri River Plains180 
85.MoniteauMoniteau County High Point970Osage-Missouri Plains10 
86.CallawayCallaway County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100 
87.AudrainAudrain County High Point950Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
88.WarrenWarren County High Point946Mississippi-Missouri River Plains66 
89.BooneBoone County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
89.CooperCooper County High Point940Osage-Missouri Plains0 
89.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
89.RipleyRipley County High Point940Central Ozark Plateau40 
93.HowardHoward County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100 
93.KnoxKnox County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
95.Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point903Mississippi-Missouri River Plains123 
96.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point900Saint Francois Mountains2202006-01-10
96.ScotlandScotland County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
98.RandolphRandolph County High Point890Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
99.CharitonChariton County High Point880Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
100.SalineSaline County High Point870Osage-Missouri Plains60 
101.RallsGibbs Benchmark859Mississippi-Missouri River Plains239 
102.MonroeMonroe County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
102.ShelbyShelby County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
104.Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point820South and Central Illinois240 
105.ClarkClark County High Point770Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
106.ButlerButler County High Point769Saint Francois Mountains89 
107.MarionMarion County High Point760Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
108.LewisLewis County High Point750Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
109.Saint Louis citySublette Park Hill614Saint Francois Mountains144 
110.ScottJackson Hill600Ozark Plateau Foothills268 
111.StoddardStoddard County High Point580Ozark Plateau Foothills228 
112.DunklinDunklin County High Point534Ozark Plateau Foothills202 
113.MississippiMississippi County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills3 
113.New MadridNew Madrid County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills3 
115.PemiscotPemiscot County High Point290Ozark Plateau Foothills13 

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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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