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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 Upland02003-05-19
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point1580Sioux River Upland02003-05-19
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1570Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1502003-05-20
5.SacSac County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2402004-06-01
5.CrawfordCrawford County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains70 
5.CarrollCarroll County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains330 
5.EmmetEmmet County High Point1560Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1002003-05-20
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1422003-05-19
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
10.IdaIda County High Point1540Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
12.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point1530Mississippi-Missouri River Plains202003-05-20
13.CherokeeCherokee County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains02003-05-19
13.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
13.ShelbyShelby County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains120 
13.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1520Mississippi-Missouri River Plains180 
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100 
18.SiouxSioux County High Point1490Sioux River Upland202004-06-01
19.ClayClay County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains02003-05-20
19.MononaMonona County High Point1480Mississippi-Missouri River Plains160 
21.AdairAdair County High Point1466Mississippi-Missouri River Plains6 
22.CassCass County High Point1460Mississippi-Missouri River Plains40 
23.HancockPilot Knob1454Mississippi-Missouri River Plains3262003-05-20
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains80 
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #21440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains255 
 Harrison or Harrison County High Point #31440Mississippi-Missouri River Plains141 
25.HowardHoward County High Point1410Mississippi-Missouri River Plains502003-05-20
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point1400Mississippi-Missouri River Plains02003-05-20
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point1380Mississippi-Missouri River Plains02002-05-19
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point1370Mississippi-Missouri River Plains02003-05-20
29.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
 Pottawattamie or West Pottawattamie County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains  
29.UnionUnion County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
29.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point1360Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
32.WorthWorth County High Point1350Mississippi-Missouri River Plains602003-05-20
33.MillsMills County High Point1344Mississippi-Missouri River Plains94 
34.AdamsAdams County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
34.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1340Mississippi-Missouri River Plains145 
36.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains302003-05-20
36.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains202003-05-20
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point1320Mississippi-Missouri River Plains402003-05-20
39.FranklinFranklin County High Point1310Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1052003-05-13
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point1305Mississippi-Missouri River Plains25 
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point1300Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
42.WrightWright County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains802003-05-13
42.FremontFremont County High Point1290Mississippi-Missouri River Plains100 
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point1280Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point1270Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1402003-05-21
47.MadisonMadison County High Point1265Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point1262Mississippi-Missouri River Plains22 
49.FayetteFayette County High Point1260Mississippi-Missouri River Plains202003-05-21
50.BooneBoone County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1602003-05-19
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1702003-05-21
50.PagePage County High Point1250Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
53.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point1240Mississippi-Missouri River Plains502003-05-19
54.GreeneGreene County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains110 
54.WebsterWebster County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains202003-05-19
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point1223Mississippi-Missouri River Plains23 
57.HardinHardin County High Point1220Mississippi-Missouri River Plains402003-05-13
58.FloydFloyd County High Point1212Mississippi-Missouri River Plains2 
59.DelawareDelaware County High Point1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains702003-05-16
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point1200Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
61.BremerBremer County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains02003-05-21
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains10 
61.StoryStory County High Point1160Mississippi-Missouri River Plains102003-05-19
64.DallasDallas County High Point1152Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
65.ButlerButler County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains602003-05-13
65.GrundyGrundy County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains602001-11-28
65.MarshallMarshall County High Point1150Mississippi-Missouri River Plains402001-11-27
68.JacksonJackson County High Point1140Mississippi-Missouri River Plains402003-05-21
69.WayneWayne County High Point1120Mississippi-Missouri River Plains20 
70.LinnLinn County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains402003-05-22
70.LucasLucas County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
70.WarrenWarren County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
73.JonesJones County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1002003-05-22
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
74.TamaTama County High Point1080Mississippi-Missouri River Plains502003-05-15
76.BentonNelson Benchmark1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1002003-05-16
77.JasperJasper County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains202001-11-27
77.PolkPolk County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
77.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point1040Mississippi-Missouri River Plains202001-11-27
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point1030Mississippi-Missouri River Plains30 
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point1022Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
82.MarionMarion County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains5 
83.DavisDavis County High Point1000Mississippi-Missouri River Plains15 
84.CedarCedar County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains302003-05-22
85.ClintonClinton County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains702003-05-22
85.IowaIowa County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains302003-05-12
87.WapelloWapello County High Point929Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point909Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains402003-05-22
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point840Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1532003-05-12
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains02003-05-12
92.ScottScott County High Point830Mississippi-Missouri River Plains50 
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point821Mississippi-Missouri River Plains12003-05-12
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point820Mississippi-Missouri River Plains8 
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point813Mississippi-Missouri River Plains0 
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark810Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1002004-05-29
98.HenryHenry County High Point800Mississippi-Missouri River Plains602003-05-12
99.LeeLee County High Point780Mississippi-Missouri River Plains1202003-05-12

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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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