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Missouri County High Points

Showing Dick Ellsworth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (115 out of 115, or 100%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.IronTaum Sauk Mountain1772Saint Francois Mountains5122002
2.WrightLead Hill1744Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
3.WebsterWebster County High Point1740Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
4.DouglasPainter Benchmark1703Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
5.ReynoldsProffit Mountain1700Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
6.BarryBarry County High Point1680Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
7.TexasTexas County High Point1660Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
8.Saint FrancoisBrown Mountain1650Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
9.ChristianChristian County High Point1583Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
10.WashingtonPruitt Mountain1582Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
11.HowellHowell County High Point1560Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
12.GreeneGreene County High Point1518Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
13.LawrenceLawrence County High Point1515Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
14.MadisonBlack Mountain1502Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
15.OzarkRomance Lookout1490Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
 Ozark or Preston Flat Ridge1480Central Ozark Plateau140 
16.TaneyPinnacle Northeast1480Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
17.StonePilot Knob Southwest1462Boston Mountains Unknown
17.McDonaldMcDonald County High Point1462Boston Mountains Unknown
19.DentDent County High Point1461Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
19.LacledeBateman Benchmark1461Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
21.WayneClark Mountain1440Saint Francois Mountains640Unknown
22.CrawfordHedley Knob Southwest1380Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
22.DallasDallas County High Point1380Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
24.NewtonNewton County High Point1360Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
25.ShannonThorny Mountain1359Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
26.PhelpsPhelps County High Point1352Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
27.CarterStegall Mountain1348Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
28.PolkBlue Mound1328Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
29.PulaskiPulaski County High Point1320Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
30.DadeDade County High Point1270Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
31.CamdenCamden County High Point1250Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
32.Sainte GenevieveGreasy Hills1245Saint Francois Mountains 2010-03
33.NodawayNodaway County High Point1230Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
34.AtchisonAtchison County High Point1221Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
35.MariesMaries County High Point1220Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
36.JasperJasper County High Point1210Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
36.WorthDevils Horn1210Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
38.PlattePlatte County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
38.BuchananBuchanan County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
38.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1190Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
41.MorganMorgan County High Point1181Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
42.AndrewAndrew County High Point1172Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
43.HoltHolt County High Point1170Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
44.HickoryHickory County High Point1153Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
45.BentonBenton County High Point1150Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
46.BartonBarton County High Point1140Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
47.CassCass County High Point1130Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
48.GentryGentry County High Point1115Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
49.ClintonClinton County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
49.DeKalbDe Kalb County High Point1102Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
51.CedarCedar County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
51.JacksonJackson County High Point1100Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
51.MercerMercer County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
51.MillerMiller County High Point1100Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
51.PutnamPutnam County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
51.RayRay County High Point1100Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
57.ClayClay County High Point1090Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
57.GasconadeGasconade County High Point1090Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
59.JohnsonJohnson County High Point1081Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
60.PerryPerry County High Point1080Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
60.LafayetteLafayette County High Point1080Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
60.OregonOregon County High Point1080Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
63.SullivanSullivan County High Point1072Mississippi-Missouri River Plains 2010-03
64.DaviessDaviess County High Point1063Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
64.OsageOsage County High Point1063Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
66.JeffersonVinegar Hill1060Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
66.AdairAdair County High Point1060Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
66.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point1060Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
69.BatesBates County High Point1053Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
70.CaldwellCaldwell County High Point1050Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
71.FranklinFranklin County High Point1040Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
72.PettisPettis County High Point1030Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
73.ColeBelshe Benchmark1020Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
73.MaconMacon County High Point1020Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
75.GrundyGrundy County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
75.LinnLinn County High Point1010Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
77.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point1004Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
78.PikeBuffalo Knob1001Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
79.VernonVernon County High Point1000Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
80.CarrollCarroll County High Point990Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
80.HenryHenry County High Point990Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
82.LivingstonLivingston County High Point984Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
83.BollingerBollinger County High Point980Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
83.LincolnLincoln County High Point980Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
85.MoniteauMoniteau County High Point970Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
86.CallawayCallaway County High Point960Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
87.AudrainAudrain County High Point950Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
88.WarrenWarren County High Point946Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
89.BooneBoone County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
89.CooperCooper County High Point940Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
89.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point940Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
89.RipleyRipley County High Point940Central Ozark Plateau Unknown
93.HowardHoward County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
93.KnoxKnox County High Point910Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
95.Saint CharlesSaint Charles County High Point903Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
96.Saint LouisSaint Louis County High Point900Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
96.ScotlandScotland County High Point900Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
98.RandolphRandolph County High Point890Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
99.CharitonChariton County High Point880Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
100.SalineSaline County High Point870Osage-Missouri Plains Unknown
101.RallsGibbs Benchmark859Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
102.MonroeMonroe County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
102.ShelbyShelby County High Point850Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
104.Cape GirardeauCape Girardeau County High Point820South and Central Illinois Unknown
105.ClarkClark County High Point770Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
106.ButlerButler County High Point769Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
107.MarionMarion County High Point760Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
108.LewisLewis County High Point750Mississippi-Missouri River Plains Unknown
109.Saint Louis citySublette Park Hill614Saint Francois Mountains Unknown
110.ScottJackson Hill600Ozark Plateau Foothills Unknown
111.StoddardStoddard County High Point580Ozark Plateau Foothills Unknown
112.DunklinDunklin County High Point534Ozark Plateau Foothills Unknown
113.MississippiMississippi County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills Unknown
113.New MadridNew Madrid County High Point330Ozark Plateau Foothills Unknown
115.PemiscotPemiscot County High Point290Ozark Plateau Foothills 2010-04-01

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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.


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 web site, and manually verified.


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