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Illinois County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound37629  
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point36385  
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point35449  
4.KaneKane County High Point32551  
5.PopeWilliams Hill324190  
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point32456  
7.BooneBoone County High Point32018  
8.OgleHardpan Ridge3122  
9.UnionBald Knob311134  
10.SalineHorton Hill305122  
10.LeeLee County High Point30549  
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point30224  
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point3023  
14.LakeGander Mountain29220  
15.BureauBureau County High Point29192  
15.McLeanMcLean County High Point29185  
17.CookCook County High Point29052  
18.GallatinHigh Knob283100  
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point28034  
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point27641  
21.JerseyJersey County High Point27394  
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge2680  
22.PikePike County High Point26876  
24.HenryHenry County High Point26736  
25.StarkStark County High Point26711  
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark26741  
27.KnoxPilot Knob26527  
28.FordFord County High Point26414  
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point26285  
29.AdamsAdams County High Point2629  
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge26137  
32.DuPageDuPage County High Point2590  
32.WoodfordWoodford County High Point2590  
32.TazewellTazewell County High Point25924  
35.JacksonJackson County High Point25624  
35.AlexanderItalian Hill SSW25675  
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark25555  
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point25511  
39.PeoriaPeoria County High Point25324  
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point25388  
39.WillHickory Benchmark25343  
42.MercerMercer County High Point25018  
42.IroquoisIroquois County High Point2505  
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill25058  
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point24856  
46.DeWittDe Witt County High Point2476  
47.BrownBrown County High Point2470  
47.KendallKendall County High Point24749  
47.WarrenWarren County High Point24730  
47.PiattPiatt County High Point24711  
47.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point2470  
52.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point2441  
53.HendersonHenderson County High Point2442  
54.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery24343  
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point24220  
56.FultonFulton County High Point2386  
57.ClarkClark County High Point2375  
57.ColesColes County High Point2370  
57.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point23716  
60.LoganElkhart Hill23555  
61.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point2350  
62.HancockHancock County High Point23234  
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point23016  
63.MaconMacon County High Point23015  
65.PutnamPutnam County High Point23031  
66.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point22930  
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point22637  
68.MasonMason County High Point22351  
69.DouglasDouglas County High Point22010  
70.MorganThe Mound22028  
71.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point21912  
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark2182  
73.ScottSand Benchmark21753  
74.FayetteFayette County High Point21618  
75.GreeneGreene County High Point21639  
75.CumberlandCumberland County High Point2164  
77.GrundyGrundy County High Point2130  
77.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point2135  
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point2139  
80.EffinghamMound Benchmark20822  
81.CassCass County High Point20718  
82.BondBond County High Point20415  
83.MadisonMadison County High Point2020  
84.MenardMenard County High Point20118  
85.MarionMarion County High Point20024  
86.ClayClay County High Point19721  
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point19527  
87.JeffersonJefferson County High Point19534  
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel19247  
90.JasperJasper County High Point1918  
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point18930  
92.FranklinFranklin County High Point1844  
93.WayneWayne County High Point18422  
94.RichlandRichland County High Point18328  
95.PerryPerry County High Point18321  
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point18318  
97.ClintonPelican Pouch18142  
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point18046  
98.MassacMassac County High Point1803  
98.WabashWabash County High Point18027  
101.WhiteBoyd Hill17746  
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point1580  

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

Front Runners List: Click here to see list completion progress by climbers that log their climbs using

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Mike Stinson, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

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 Illinois, 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 Andy Martin, David Olson, and John Mitchler.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks and sub-areas provided by John Hasch via the web site, and manually verified. I manually located the 62 points for Calhoun County.


Map Showing Location of Peaks

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