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South Dakota County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft
TotalRound 1
1.PenningtonBlack Elk Peak72312931  
2.LawrenceCrooks Tower7137537  
3.CusterSylvan Hill7000800  
4.MeadeMeade County High Point5480200  
5.Fall RiverParker Peak4848683  
6.ButteThe Brakes4060280  
7.HardingHarding Peak4019639  
8.Oglala LakotaOglala Lakota County High Point3718303  
9.BennettBennett County High Point3638103  
10.JacksonJackson County High Point347817  
11.ToddTodd County High Point33090  
12.PerkinsPerkins County High Point3182107  
13.MelletteMellette County High Point284080  
13.HaakonHaakon County High Point2840165  
15.ZiebachZiebach County High Point2730202  
16.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte2710120  
17.TrippTripp County High Point264494  
18.JonesWhite Clay Butte2516231  
19.DeweyLantry Benchmark246146  
20.StanleyStanley County High Point2382209  
21.GregoryGregory County High Point237090  
22.LymanMedicine Benchmark2262497  
23.WalworthWalworth County High Point2240395  
24.PotterPotter County High Point2230325  
25.HydeHyde County High Point2210510  
26.HandRocky Benchmark2197232  
27.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point219080  
28.CampbellCampbell County High Point2140415  
29.RobertsRoberts County High Point2135838  
30.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point2128441  
31.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point212070  
32.BruleBijou Hills2110290  
33.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound2090180  
33.MarshallMarshall County High Point2090140  
35.SullySully Buttes2083226  
36.GrantGrant County High Point2070110  
37.JerauldJerauld County High Point2060270  
38.DayDay County High Point205020  
38.DeuelDeuel County High Point2050190  
38.HughesHughes County High Point205045  
41.FaulkWaters Hill2035180  
42.BuffaloEden Benchmark203060  
43.AuroraAurora County High Point2001222  
44.BrookingsBrookings County High Point199015  
45.HamlinHamlin County High Point19505  
46.ClarkClark County High Point1930170  
47.Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point1910363  
47.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point191025  
49.BeadleBeadle County High Point189070  
49.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point189085  
51.LakeLake County High Point1870178  
51.McCookMcCook County High Point1870125  
53.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point183065  
54.MinerMiner County High Point181095  
55.DouglasDouglas County High Point18000  
56.MoodyMoody County High Point179070  
57.TurnerTurner County High Point1750308  
58.DavisonDavison County High Point1695111  
59.YanktonYankton County High Point168060  
60.LincolnLincoln County High Point1565250  
61.UnionUnion County High Point155070  
62.BrownBrown County High Point153033  
63.ClayClay County High Point1510170  
64.SpinkBald Mountain1480155  
65.HansonHanson County High Point143013  
66.SanbornSanborn County High Point138020  

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Cory Sytsma, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

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 South 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 1994 by David Olson, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


Map Showing Location of Peaks

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