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South Dakota County High Points

Showing Nikolai Braun's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 66, or 1.52%)

RankCountyPeak Elev-Ft
Range (Level 5) Prom-Ft
AscentsAscent Date
1.PenningtonBlack Elk Peak7231Southern Black Hills2921780Unknown
2.LawrenceCrooks Tower7137Northern Black Hills52757 
3.CusterSylvan Hill7000Southern Black Hills78255 
4.MeadeMeade County High Point5470Northern Black Hills18027 
5.Fall RiverParker Peak4848Southern Black Hills68323 
6.ButteThe Brakes4050Bear Lodge Mountains26010 
7.HardingHarding Peak4019West-Central Dakota Plains62910 
 Harding or East Short Pine Hills4010West-Central Dakota Plains6004 
8.Oglala LakotaOglala Lakota County High Point3718Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains30319 
9.BennettBennett County High Point3638Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains1035 
10.JacksonJackson County High Point3478Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains178 
11.ToddTodd County High Point3309Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains05 
12.PerkinsPerkins County High Point3176West-Central Dakota Plains1019 
13.HaakonHaakon County High Point2835Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains16016 
14.MelletteMellette County High Point2830Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains606 
15.ZiebachZiebach County High Point2730West-Central Dakota Plains2024 
 Ziebach or Thunder Butte2733West-Central Dakota Plains2974 
16.CorsonThunder Hawk Butte2710West-Central Dakota Plains11510 
17.TrippTripp County High Point2644Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains944 
18.JonesWhite Clay Butte2516Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains23127 
19.DeweyLantry Benchmark2461West-Central Dakota Plains467 
20.StanleyStanley County High Point2382Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains2096 
21.GregoryGregory County High Point2365Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains805 
22.LymanMedicine Benchmark2262Niobara-Missouri-Black Hills Plains49729 
23.WalworthWalworth County High Point2235East Central Dakota Plains3906 
24.PotterPotter County High Point2225East Central Dakota Plains3207 
25.HydeHyde County High Point2205East Central Dakota Plains5006 
26.HandRocky Benchmark2197East Central Dakota Plains2325 
27.McPhersonMcPherson County High Point2185East Central Dakota Plains704 
28.RobertsRoberts County High Point2135Sioux River Upland83814 
28.CampbellCampbell County High Point2135East Central Dakota Plains4105 
30.Charles MixCharles Mix County High Point2128East Central Dakota Plains4415 
31.EdmundsEdmunds County High Point2115East Central Dakota Plains605 
32.BruleBijou Hills2105East Central Dakota Plains28012 
33.MarshallMarshall County High Point2085Sioux River Upland1305 
33.CodingtonPunished Womans Mound2085Sioux River Upland1709 
35.SullySully Buttes2083East Central Dakota Plains2267 
36.GrantGrant County High Point2065Sioux River Upland1009 
37.JerauldJerauld County High Point2060East Central Dakota Plains2656 
38.HughesHughes County High Point2050East Central Dakota Plains459 
39.DayDay County High Point2045Sioux River Upland105 
39.DeuelDeuel County High Point2045Sioux River Upland1808 
41.FaulkWaters Hill2035East Central Dakota Plains1807 
42.BuffaloEden Benchmark2025East Central Dakota Plains506 
43.AuroraAurora County High Point2001East Central Dakota Plains22212 
44.BrookingsBrookings County High Point1990Sioux River Upland156 
45.HamlinHamlin County High Point1950Sioux River Upland58 
46.ClarkClark County High Point1930Sioux River Upland1655 
47.Bon HommeBon Homme County High Point1905East Central Dakota Plains35812 
47.HutchinsonHutchinson County High Point1905East Central Dakota Plains2014 
49.KingsburyKingsbury County High Point1890Sioux River Upland854 
50.BeadleBeadle County High Point1885East Central Dakota Plains606 
51.LakeLake County High Point1870Sioux River Upland1784 
51.McCookMcCook County High Point1870Sioux River Upland12515 
53.MinnehahaMinnehaha County High Point1825Sioux River Upland6023 
54.MinerMiner County High Point1805Sioux River Upland904 
55.DouglasDouglas County High Point1800East Central Dakota Plains015 
56.MoodyMoody County High Point1785Sioux River Upland607 
57.TurnerTurner County High Point1745Sioux River Upland3038 
58.DavisonDavison County High Point1695East Central Dakota Plains1116 
59.YanktonYankton County High Point1680Sioux River Upland557 
60.LincolnLincoln County High Point1565Sioux River Upland2506 
61.UnionUnion County High Point1545Sioux River Upland607 
62.BrownBrown County High Point1528East Central Dakota Plains315 
63.ClayClay County High Point1505Sioux River Upland1607 
64.SpinkBald Mountain1480East Central Dakota Plains1555 
65.HansonHanson County High Point1428Sioux River Upland116 
66.SanbornSanborn County High Point1375Sioux River Upland104 
 Sanborn or Pony Hills1378East Central Dakota Plains 1 

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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 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.


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