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Iowa County High Points

Showing Kevin Williamson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (52 out of 99, or 52.53%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point1670Sioux River Upland401996-06-30
2.LyonLyon County High Point1580Sioux River Upland 2003-05-19
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point1580Sioux River Upland 2003-05-19
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-20
5.CarrollCarroll County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains320 
5.EmmetEmmet County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-20
5.SacSac County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2004-06-01
5.CrawfordCrawford County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-19
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
10.IdaIda County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
12.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point1530Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-20
13.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains180 
13.CherokeeCherokee County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains02003-05-19
13.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
13.ShelbyShelby County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
18.SiouxSioux County High Point1490Sioux River Upland 2004-06-01
19.ClayClay County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-20
19.MononaMonona County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
21.AdairAdair County High Point1466Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
22.CassCass County High Point1460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
23.HancockPilot Knob1450Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3192003-05-20
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #21440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #31440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
25.HowardHoward County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-20
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-20
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2002-05-19
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-20
29.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
29.UnionUnion County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
29.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
32.WorthWorth County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-20
33.MillsMills County High Point1344Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
34.AdamsAdams County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
34.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
36.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-20
36.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-20
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-20
39.FranklinFranklin County High Point1310Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-13
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point1305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
42.WrightWright County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-13
42.FremontFremont County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-21
47.MadisonMadison County High Point1265Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point1262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
49.FayetteFayette County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-21
50.BooneBoone County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-19
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-21
50.PagePage County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
53.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-19
54.GreeneGreene County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
54.WebsterWebster County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-19
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point1223Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
57.HardinHardin County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-13
58.FloydFloyd County High Point1212Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
59.DelawareDelaware County High Point1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-16
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
61.BremerBremer County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-21
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
61.StoryStory County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-19
64.DallasDallas County High Point1152Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
65.ButlerButler County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-13
65.GrundyGrundy County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2001-11-28
65.MarshallMarshall County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2001-11-27
68.JacksonJackson County High Point1140Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-21
69.WayneWayne County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
70.LinnLinn County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-22
70.LucasLucas County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
70.WarrenWarren County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
73.JonesJones County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-22
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
74.TamaTama County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-15
76.BentonNelson Benchmark1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-16
77.JasperJasper County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2001-11-27
77.PolkPolk County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
77.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2001-11-27
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point1030Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point1022Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
82.MarionMarion County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
83.DavisDavis County High Point1000Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
84.CedarCedar County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-22
85.ClintonClinton County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-22
85.IowaIowa County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-12
87.WapelloWapello County High Point929Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point909Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-22
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point840Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-12
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-12
92.ScottScott County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point821Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-12
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point820Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point813Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2004-05-29
98.HenryHenry County High Point800Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-12
99.LeeLee County High Point780Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2003-05-12

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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 Iowa, 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 1998 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.


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