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Illinois County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft
TotalRound 1
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235100  
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1191284  
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1165170  
4.CarrollCarroll County High Point1070195  
5.KaneKane County High Point1067172  
6.PopeWilliams Hill1064629  
7.BooneBoone County High Point105570  
8.UnionBald Knob1030455  
8.OgleHardpan Ridge103012  
10.SalineHorton Hill1010420  
11.LeeLee County High Point1005170  
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point99583  
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point99520  
14.BureauBureau County High Point961307  
14.McLeanMcLean County High Point961284  
16.LakeGander Mountain95772  
17.CookCook County High Point955180  
18.GallatinHigh Knob929339  
19.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point925120  
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point912140  
21.JerseyJersey County High Point897313  
22.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge89020  
22.PikePike County High Point890265  
24.HenryHenry County High Point877122  
25.StarkStark County High Point87635  
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876133  
27.KnoxPilot Knob87095  
28.FordFord County High Point86645  
29.JohnsonJohnson County High Point865290  
29.AdamsAdams County High Point86540  
31.ChampaignYankee Ridge855120  
31.DuPageDuPage County High Point85510  
33.JacksonJackson County High Point850100  
33.AlexanderItalian Hill SSW850257  
33.WoodfordWoodford County High Point8500  
33.TazewellTazewell County High Point85085  
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark843188  
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point84341  
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point835300  
39.WillHickory Benchmark835150  
41.PeoriaPeoria County High Point83085  
42.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill825200  
43.IroquoisIroquois County High Point82321  
44.MercerMercer County High Point82065  
45.WarrenWarren County High Point815103  
45.KendallKendall County High Point815170  
45.BrownBrown County High Point81510  
48.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813188  
49.DeWittDe Witt County High Point81119  
50.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point8100  
50.PiattPiatt County High Point81035  
52.HendersonHenderson County High Point80513  
53.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery804149  
54.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point8014  
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point79565  
56.ClarkClark County High Point78422  
56.ColesColes County High Point7846  
58.FultonFulton County High Point78025  
59.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point77852  
60.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point77510  
61.LoganElkhart Hill771179  
62.HancockHancock County High Point765120  
63.MaconMacon County High Point75851  
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point75856  
65.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point755110  
66.PutnamPutnam County High Point753101  
67.RandolphRandolph County High Point750140  
68.MasonMason County High Point735173  
69.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point72550  
70.DouglasDouglas County High Point72332  
71.MorganThe Mound72297  
72.SangamonBettis Benchmark71913  
73.FayetteFayette County High Point71570  
73.CumberlandCumberland County High Point71520  
75.ScottSand Benchmark711173  
76.GreeneGreene County High Point709134  
77.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point70540  
78.GrundyGrundy County High Point7000  
78.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point70018  
80.CassCass County High Point68563  
81.EffinghamMound Benchmark68277  
82.BondBond County High Point67560  
83.MenardMenard County High Point66361  
84.MadisonMadison County High Point6620  
85.MarionMarion County High Point65982  
86.ClayClay County High Point65073  
87.CrawfordCrawford County High Point645100  
88.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640115  
89.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel635158  
90.JasperJasper County High Point63035  
91.HamiltonHamilton County High Point625110  
92.PerryPerry County High Point60580  
92.WashingtonWashington County High Point60563  
94.FranklinFranklin County High Point60419  
95.WayneWayne County High Point60378  
96.RichlandRichland County High Point60196  
97.ClintonPelican Pouch598141  
98.EdwardsEdwards County High Point595160  
98.WabashWabash County High Point595100  
100.MassacMassac County High Point59015  
101.WhiteBoyd Hill585160  
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point52510  

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

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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.


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