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North Dakota County High Points

Showing Dave Covill's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (18 out of 53, or 33.96%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
Ascent Date
1.SlopeWhite Butte3506West-Central Dakota Plains5511984-08-01
2.MountrailMountrail County High Point2555Central International Border Area Plains4802009-04-19
3.WardWard County High Point2365Central International Border Area Plains502009-04-21
3.BurkeBurke County High Point2532Central International Border Area Plains3472009-04-21
3.DivideDivide County High Point2475Central International Border Area Plains602009-04-21
3.RenvilleRenville County High Point2005Central International Border Area Plains32009-04-21
7.McKenzieSaddle Butte2830Southeast Montana Plains8002009-11-18
8.Golden ValleySentinel Butte3430Southeast Montana Plains6202009-11-19
8.BillingsBullion Butte3370Southeast Montana Plains6802009-11-19
10.WilliamsBull Butte2588Central International Border Area Plains1432010-10-01
10.McLeanDogden Butte2298Central International Border Area Plains2732010-10-01
10.McHenryMcHenry County High Point2185Central International Border Area Plains402010-10-01
13.BottineauBoundary Butte2541Manitoba Area Plains10342011-09-15
14.MortonMorton County High Point2570West-Central Dakota Plains402012-11-18
14.MercerMercer County High Point2447West-Central Dakota Plains172012-11-18
16.SiouxSioux County High Point2655West-Central Dakota Plains602014-05-19
17.AdamsWhetstone Buttes3149West-Central Dakota Plains2942014-05-20
17.HettingerBlack Butte3012West-Central Dakota Plains3572014-05-20
 GrantPretty Rock Butte2857West-Central Dakota Plains372 
 StarkBrown Benchmark3061West-Central Dakota Plains336 
 DunnKilldeer Mountains3281West-Central Dakota Plains711 
 BowmanMedicine Pole Hills3447West-Central Dakota Plains262 
 OliverOliver County High Point2430West-Central Dakota Plains180 
 RoletteRolette County High Point2405Manitoba Area Plains218 
 FosterFoster County High Point1965East Central Dakota Plains10 
 BensonThe Buttes1878Manitoba Area Plains273 
 PiercePierce County High Point1855Central International Border Area Plains300 
 TownerTowner County High Point1783Manitoba Area Plains11 
 EddyDevils Thumb1764East Central Dakota Plains262 
 SargentSargent County High Point1745Sioux River Upland10 
 GriggsGriggs County High Point1735East Central Dakota Plains210 
 CavalierCavalier County High Point1683Manitoba Area Plains148 
 NelsonBlue Mountain1665Manitoba Area Plains199 
 WalshWalsh County High Point1658Manitoba Area Plains6 
 RamseyDevils Lake Mountain1643Manitoba Area Plains131 
 BarnesBarnes County High Point1598East Central Dakota Plains163 
 SteeleSteele County High Point1575East Central Dakota Plains70 
 Grand ForksGrand Forks County High Point1535East Central Dakota Plains30 
 RansomStanding Rock Hill1490East Central Dakota Plains115 
 PembinaPembina County High Point1455Manitoba Area Plains10 
 RichlandRichland County High Point1295Sioux River Upland100 
 CassCass County High Point1283East Central Dakota Plains126 
 TraillTraill County High Point1205East Central Dakota Plains10 
 KidderKidder County High Point2325East Central Dakota Plains400 
 McIntoshMcIntosh County High Point2271East Central Dakota Plains306 
 LoganLogan County High Point2275East Central Dakota Plains470 
 BurleighBurleigh County High Point2255East Central Dakota Plains320 
 SheridanProphet Mountains2255East Central Dakota Plains293 
 WellsWells County High Point2255East Central Dakota Plains40 
 DickeyDickey County High Point2245East Central Dakota Plains220 
 EmmonsEmmons County High Point2175East Central Dakota Plains180 
 Emmons or South Emmons County High Point2171East Central Dakota Plains376 
 StutsmanStutsman County High Point2145East Central Dakota Plains230 
 LaMoureLa Moure County High Point2085East Central Dakota Plains110 

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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 North Dakota, 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 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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