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North Dakota County High Points

Showing Dick Ellsworth's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (39 out of 53, or 73.58%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft Ascent Date
1.SlopeWhite Butte3506West-Central Dakota Plains5462003
2.BowmanMedicine Pole Hills3447West-Central Dakota Plains257Unknown
3.Golden ValleySentinel Butte3430Southeast Montana Plains610Unknown
4.BillingsBullion Butte3360Southeast Montana Plains6602011-07-25
5.DunnKilldeer Mountains3281West-Central Dakota Plains701 
6.AdamsWhetstone Buttes3149West-Central Dakota Plains289Unknown
7.StarkBrown Benchmark3061West-Central Dakota Plains331Unknown
8.HettingerBlack Butte3012West-Central Dakota Plains352Unknown
9.GrantPretty Rock Butte2857West-Central Dakota Plains367Unknown
10.McKenzieSaddle Butte2820Southeast Montana Plains780Unknown
11.SiouxSioux County High Point2650West-Central Dakota Plains50Unknown
12.WilliamsBull Butte2588Central International Border Area Plains138Unknown
13.MortonMorton County High Point2560West-Central Dakota Plains20Unknown
14.MountrailMountrail County High Point2550Central International Border Area Plains4702015-10-09 a
15.BottineauBoundary Butte2541Manitoba Area Plains10312015-10-11 a
16.BurkeBurke County High Point2532Central International Border Area Plains3422015-10-09 b
17.DivideDivide County High Point2470Central International Border Area Plains50Unknown
18.MercerMercer County High Point2447West-Central Dakota Plains72011-07-25
19.OliverOliver County High Point2420West-Central Dakota Plains1602011-07-25
20.RoletteRolette County High Point2400Manitoba Area Plains2002015-10-10 b
21.WardWard County High Point2360Central International Border Area Plains402015-10-09 d
22.KidderKidder County High Point2320East Central Dakota Plains390 
23.McLeanDogden Butte2298Central International Border Area Plains268 
24.McIntoshMcIntosh County High Point2271East Central Dakota Plains3012011-07-24
25.LoganLogan County High Point2270East Central Dakota Plains460 
26.BurleighBurleigh County High Point2250East Central Dakota Plains3102011-07-25
26.SheridanProphet Mountains2250East Central Dakota Plains2882015-10-10 a
26.WellsWells County High Point2250East Central Dakota Plains30 
29.DickeyDickey County High Point2240East Central Dakota Plains210 
30.McHenryMcHenry County High Point2180Central International Border Area Plains30 
31.EmmonsEmmons County High Point2170East Central Dakota Plains170 
 Emmons or South Emmons County High Point2171East Central Dakota Plains371 
32.StutsmanStutsman County High Point2140East Central Dakota Plains220 
33.LaMoureLa Moure County High Point2080East Central Dakota Plains100 
34.RenvilleRenville County High Point2005Central International Border Area Plains32015-10-09 c
35.FosterFoster County High Point1960East Central Dakota Plains02011-07-26
36.BensonThe Buttes1878Manitoba Area Plains2682015-10-11 b
37.PiercePierce County High Point1850Central International Border Area Plains290 
38.TownerTowner County High Point1780Manitoba Area Plains82015-10-10 c
39.EddyDevils Thumb1764East Central Dakota Plains2622015-10-12 b
40.SargentSargent County High Point1740Sioux River Upland02015-10-13 a
41.GriggsGriggs County High Point1730East Central Dakota Plains2002015-10-12 c
42.CavalierCavalier County High Point1680Manitoba Area Plains140 
43.NelsonBlue Mountain1665Manitoba Area Plains1992015-10-12 a
44.WalshWalsh County High Point1655Manitoba Area Plains0 
45.RamseyDevils Lake Mountain1640Manitoba Area Plains1282015-10-11 c
46.BarnesBarnes County High Point1595East Central Dakota Plains1602015-10-12 e
47.SteeleSteele County High Point1570East Central Dakota Plains602015-10-12 d
48.Grand ForksGrand Forks County High Point1530East Central Dakota Plains202011-07-27
49.RansomStanding Rock Hill1490East Central Dakota Plains1102015-10-12 f
50.PembinaPembina County High Point1450Manitoba Area Plains0 
51.RichlandRichland County High Point1290Sioux River Upland90Unknown
52.CassCass County High Point1280East Central Dakota Plains1232011-07-27
53.TraillTraill County High Point1200East Central Dakota Plains02011-07-27

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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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