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Illinois County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
1.Jo DaviessCharles Mound123595  
2.LakeGander Mountain95767  
3.McHenryMcHenry County High Point1190280  
4.StephensonStephenson County High Point1160160  
5.CookCook County High Point950170  
6.CarrollCarroll County High Point1063183  
7.KaneKane County High Point1066166  
8.DeKalbDeKalb County High Point99078  
9.LeeLee County High Point1000160  
10.BureauBureau County High Point955301  
11.McLeanMcLean County High Point955278  
12.LoganElkhart Hill771179  
13.ShelbyWilliamsburg Hill820190  
14.JerseyJersey County High Point897310  
15.WhiteBoyd Hill580150  
16.SalineHorton Hill1000400  
17.GallatinHigh Knob929329  
18.PopeWilliams Hill1064624  
19.UnionBald Knob1020440  
20.AdamsAdams County High Point86030  
21.AlexanderItalian Hill SSW840247  
22.BondBond County High Point67050  
23.BooneBoone County High Point105060  
24.BrownBrown County High Point8100  
25.CalhounCalhoun County High Point813183  
26.CassCass County High Point68058  
27.ChampaignYankee Ridge855120  
28.ChristianRosamond Grove Cemetery797140  
29.ClarkClark County High Point77816  
30.ClayClay County High Point64667  
31.ClintonPelican Pouch595138  
32.ColesColes County High Point7780  
33.CrawfordCrawford County High Point64090  
34.CumberlandCumberland County High Point70914  
35.DeWittDe Witt County High Point81119  
36.DouglasDouglas County High Point72332  
37.DuPageDuPage County High Point8500  
38.EdgarKansas Benchmark837180  
39.EdwardsEdwards County High Point590150  
40.EffinghamMound Benchmark68272  
41.FayetteFayette County High Point71060  
42.FordFord County High Point86645  
43.FranklinFranklin County High Point60414  
44.FultonFulton County High Point78020  
45.GreeneGreene County High Point709129  
46.GrundyGrundy County High Point7000  
47.HamiltonHamilton County High Point620100  
48.HancockHancock County High Point760110  
49.HendersonHenderson County High Point8008  
50.HenryHenry County High Point877117  
51.IroquoisIroquois County High Point82018  
52.JacksonJackson County High Point84080  
53.JasperJasper County High Point62727  
54.JeffersonJefferson County High Point640110  
55.JohnsonJohnson County High Point860280  
56.KankakeeKankakee County High Point75553  
57.KendallKendall County High Point810160  
58.KnoxPilot Knob87090  
59.LaSalleLa Salle County High Point920110  
60.LawrenceRed Hills Chapel630153  
61.LivingstonLivingston County High Point83735  
62.McDonoughMcDonough County High Point8014  
63.MaconMacon County High Point75548  
64.MacoupinMacoupin County High Point70016  
65.MadisonMadison County High Point6620  
66.MarionMarion County High Point65677  
67.MarshallMarshall County High Point906134  
68.MasonMason County High Point730168  
69.MassacMassac County High Point59010  
70.MenardMenard County High Point66058  
71.MercerMercer County High Point82060  
72.MonroeMonroe County High Point830290  
73.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point77852  
74.MorganThe Mound72292  
75.MoultrieMoultrie County High Point7700  
76.OgleHardpan Ridge10246  
77.PeoriaPeoria County High Point83080  
78.PerryPerry County High Point60070  
79.PiattPiatt County High Point81035  
80.PikePike County High Point880250  
81.PulaskiPulaski County High Point5200  
82.PutnamPutnam County High Point753101  
83.RandolphRandolph County High Point740120  
84.RichlandRichland County High Point60191  
85.Rock IslandRock Island County High Point8100  
86.Saint ClairSaint Clair County High Point70030  
87.SangamonBettis Benchmark7157  
88.SchuylerSchuyler County High Point750100  
89.ScottSand Benchmark711173  
90.StarkStark County High Point87635  
91.TazewellTazewell County High Point85080  
92.VermilionVermilion County High Point79565  
93.WabashWabash County High Point59090  
94.WarrenWarren County High Point81098  
95.WashingtonWashington County High Point60058  
96.WayneWayne County High Point60373  
97.WhitesideHinrichs Benchmark876133  
98.WillHickory Benchmark830140  
99.WilliamsonWilliamson County High Point72040  
100.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point99010  
101.WoodfordWoodford County High Point8500  
102.HardinHigh Knob-South Ridge8800  

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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