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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 Mountains5125951988-12-22
2.WrightLead Hill1744Central Ozark Plateau144251997-01-03
3.WebsterWebster County High Point1740Central Ozark Plateau460311997-01-03
4.DouglasPainter Benchmark1703Central Ozark Plateau143211997-01-03
5.ReynoldsProffit Mountain1700Saint Francois Mountains360221997-12-29
6.BarryBarry County High Point1680Central Ozark Plateau8017 
7.TexasTexas County High Point1660Central Ozark Plateau200192001-12-31
8.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain1650Saint Francois Mountains490241997-12-29
9.ChristianChristian County High Point1583Central Ozark Plateau014 
10.WashingtonPruitt Mountain1582Saint Francois Mountains302172019-09-21 1
11.HowellHowell County High Point1560Central Ozark Plateau8013 
12.GreeneGreene County High Point1518Central Ozark Plateau88192019-10-07
13.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1515Central Ozark Plateau6513 
14.MadisonBlack Mountain1502Saint Francois Mountains382211997-01-02
15.OzarkRomance Lookout1490Central Ozark Plateau33013 
 Ozark or Preston Flat Ridge1480Central Ozark Plateau1402 
16.TaneyPinnacle Northeast1480Central Ozark Plateau141171998-12-31
17.StonePilot Knob Southwest1470Boston Mountains39013 
17.McDonaldMcDonald County High Point1462Boston Mountains211 
19.DentDent County High Point1461Saint Francois Mountains161201998-12-31
19.LacledeBateman Benchmark1461Central Ozark Plateau 10 
21.WayneClark Mountain1440Saint Francois Mountains640391997-12-29
22.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest1380Saint Francois Mountains100211997-01-02
22.DallasDallas County High Point1380Central Ozark Plateau011 
24.NewtonNewton County High Point1360Central Ozark Plateau09 
25.ShannonThorny Mountain1359Central Ozark Plateau459112019-09-28 1
26.PhelpsPhelps County High Point1352Saint Francois Mountains22172019-09-02
27.CarterStegall Mountain1348Central Ozark Plateau313152019-09-28 2
28.PolkBlue Mound1328Central Ozark Plateau118112001-12-31
29.PulaskiPulaski County High Point1320Central Ozark Plateau0192019-10-06
30.DadeDade County High Point1270Central Ozark Plateau010 
31.CamdenCamden County High Point1250Central Ozark Plateau8010 
32.Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills1245Saint Francois Mountains285141998-12-28
33.NodawayNodaway County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains108 
34.AtchisonAtchison County High Point1221Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10111 
35.MariesMaries County High Point1220Central Ozark Plateau207 
36.JasperJasper County High Point1210Central Ozark Plateau013 
36.WorthDevils Horn1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains9010 
38.PlattePlatte County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80112001-12-30
38.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains210112001-12-30
38.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains408 
41.MorganMorgan County High Point1181Osage-Missouri Plains31112 
42.AndrewAndrew County High Point1172Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1427 
43.HoltHolt County High Point1170Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1108 
44.HickoryHickory County High Point1153Central Ozark Plateau437 
45.BentonBenton County High Point1150Osage-Missouri Plains1109 
46.BartonBarton County High Point1140Central Ozark Plateau9010 
47.CassCass County High Point1130Osage-Missouri Plains015 
48.GentryGentry County High Point1115Mississippi-Missouri River Plains989 
49.ClintonClinton County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains72122001-12-30
49.DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains77 
51.CedarCedar County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau1007 
51.JacksonJackson County High Point1100Osage-Missouri Plains10212019-08-11 2
51.MercerMercer County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08 
51.MillerMiller County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau07 
51.PutnamPutnam County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010 
51.RayRay County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40102001-12-21
57.ClayClay County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20112001-12-21
57.GasconadeGasconade County High Point1090Saint Francois Mountains6014 
59.JohnsonJohnson County High Point1081Osage-Missouri Plains718 
60.PerryPerry County High Point1080Saint Francois Mountains20301997-12-30
60.LafayetteLafayette County High Point1080Osage-Missouri Plains10182019-08-11 1
60.OregonOregon County High Point1080Central Ozark Plateau07 
63.SullivanSullivan County High Point1072Mississippi-Missouri River Plains124 
64.DaviessDaviess County High Point1063Mississippi-Missouri River Plains999 
64.OsageOsage County High Point1063Saint Francois Mountains6310 
66.JeffersonVinegar Hill1060Saint Francois Mountains80251997-12-28
66.AdairAdair County High Point1060Mississippi-Missouri River Plains4016 
66.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point1060Central Ozark Plateau07 
69.BatesBates County High Point1053Osage-Missouri Plains439 
70.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains209 
71.FranklinFranklin County High Point1040Saint Francois Mountains4021 
72.PettisPettis County High Point1030Osage-Missouri Plains08 
73.ColeBelshe Benchmark1020Osage-Missouri Plains1409 
73.MaconMacon County High Point1020Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3014 
75.GrundyGrundy County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains107 
75.LinnLinn County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010 
77.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point1004Mississippi-Missouri River Plains96 
78.PikeBuffalo Knob1001Mississippi-Missouri River Plains231111997-12-27
79.VernonVernon County High Point1000Osage-Missouri Plains508 
80.CarrollCarroll County High Point990Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2008 
80.HenryHenry County High Point990Osage-Missouri Plains109 
82.LivingstonLivingston County High Point984Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08 
83.BollingerBollinger County High Point980Saint Francois Mountains20221998-12-30
83.LincolnLincoln County High Point980Mississippi-Missouri River Plains18010 
85.MoniteauMoniteau County High Point970Osage-Missouri Plains108 
86.CallawayCallaway County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10012 
87.AudrainAudrain County High Point950Mississippi-Missouri River Plains013 
88.WarrenWarren County High Point946Mississippi-Missouri River Plains668 
89.BooneBoone County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207 
89.CooperCooper County High Point940Osage-Missouri Plains07 
89.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1208 
89.RipleyRipley County High Point940Central Ozark Plateau4011 
93.HowardHoward County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1007 
93.KnoxKnox County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains108 
95.Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point903Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12311 
96.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point900Saint Francois Mountains220531997-12-28
96.ScotlandScotland County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains08 
98.RandolphRandolph County High Point890Mississippi-Missouri River Plains307 
99.CharitonChariton County High Point880Mississippi-Missouri River Plains010 
100.SalineSaline County High Point870Osage-Missouri Plains608 
101.RallsGibbs Benchmark859Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2396 
102.MonroeMonroe County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains09 
102.ShelbyShelby County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains07 
104.Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point820South and Central Illinois240101997-01-02
105.ClarkClark County High Point770Mississippi-Missouri River Plains106 
106.ButlerButler County High Point769Saint Francois Mountains89192019-08-31 2
107.MarionMarion County High Point760Mississippi-Missouri River Plains207 
108.LewisLewis County High Point750Mississippi-Missouri River Plains105 
109.Saint Louis citySublette Park Hill614Saint Francois Mountains144692019-05-27
110.ScottJackson Hill600Ozark Plateau Foothills268211995-12-29
111.StoddardStoddard County High Point580Ozark Plateau Foothills2287 
112.DunklinDunklin County High Point534Ozark Plateau Foothills20211 
113.MississippiMississippi County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills37 
113.New MadridNew Madrid County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills315 
115.PemiscotPemiscot County High Point290Ozark Plateau Foothills136 

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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.

Acknowledgments

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 CoHP.org web site, and manually verified.

 


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