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Illinois County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft
TotalRound 1
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound1235105  
2.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1192287  
3.StephensonStephenson County High Point1170180  
4.CarrollCarroll County High Point1073203  
5.KaneKane County High Point1068178  
6.PopeWilliams Hill1064634  
7.BooneBoone County High Point106080  
8.UnionBald Knob1040470  
9.OgleHardpan Ridge103315  
10.SalineHorton Hill1020440  
11.LeeLee County High Point1010180  
12.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point100088  
12.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point100030  
14.BureauBureau County High Point965311  
14.McLeanMcLean County High Point965288  
16.CookCook County High Point960190  
17.LakeGander Mountain95777  
18.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point930130  
19.GallatinHigh Knob929349  
20.MarshallMarshall County High Point915143  
21.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge90040  
21.PikePike County High Point900280  
23.JerseyJersey County High Point897316  
24.HenryHenry County High Point877127  
25.StarkStark County High Point87635  
25.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876133  
27.KnoxPilot Knob870100  
27.JohnsonJohnson County High Point870300  
27.AdamsAdams County High Point87050  
30.FordFord County High Point86645  
31.JacksonJackson County High Point860120  
31.DuPageDuPage County High Point86020  
31.AlexanderItalian Hill SSW860267  
34.ChampaignYankee Ridge855120  
35.WoodfordWoodford County High Point8500  
35.TazewellTazewell County High Point85090  
37.EdgarKansas Benchmark846192  
37.LivingstonLivingston County High Point84644  
39.MonroeMonroe County High Point840310  
39.WillHickory Benchmark840160  
41.PeoriaPeoria County High Point83090  
41.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill830210  
43.IroquoisIroquois County High Point82523  
44.KendallKendall County High Point820180  
44.BrownBrown County High Point82020  
44.MercerMercer County High Point82070  
44.WarrenWarren County High Point820108  
48.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813193  
49.DeWittDe Witt County High Point81119  
50.HendersonHenderson County High Point81018  
50.PiattPiatt County High Point81035  
50.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point8100  
53.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery807153  
54.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point8014  
55.VermilionVermilion County High Point79565  
56.ClarkClark County High Point78725  
56.ColesColes County High Point7879  
58.FultonFulton County High Point78030  
58.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point78020  
60.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point77852  
61.LoganElkhart Hill771179  
62.HancockHancock County High Point770130  
63.MaconMacon County High Point76053  
63.KankakeeKankakee County High Point76058  
63.RandolphRandolph County High Point760160  
63.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point760120  
67.PutnamPutnam County High Point753101  
68.MasonMason County High Point740178  
69.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point73060  
70.DouglasDouglas County High Point72332  
71.MorganThe Mound722102  
72.FayetteFayette County High Point72080  
73.CumberlandCumberland County High Point71924  
73.SangamonBettis Benchmark71914  
75.ScottSand Benchmark711173  
76.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point71050  
77.GreeneGreene County High Point709139  
78.GrundyGrundy County High Point7000  
78.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point70019  
80.CassCass County High Point69068  
81.EffinghamMound Benchmark68282  
82.BondBond County High Point68070  
83.MenardMenard County High Point66563  
84.MadisonMadison County High Point6620  
85.MarionMarion County High Point65983  
86.ClayClay County High Point65074  
86.CrawfordCrawford County High Point650110  
88.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640120  
88.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel640163  
90.HamiltonHamilton County High Point630120  
90.JasperJasper County High Point63040  
92.PerryPerry County High Point61090  
92.WashingtonWashington County High Point61068  
94.FranklinFranklin County High Point60424  
95.WayneWayne County High Point60383  
96.RichlandRichland County High Point601101  
97.WabashWabash County High Point600110  
97.EdwardsEdwards County High Point600170  
97.ClintonPelican Pouch600143  
100.WhiteBoyd Hill590170  
100.MassacMassac County High Point59020  
102.PulaskiPulaski County High Point53020  

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.


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