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Illinois County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

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

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

Compare Climbers: Click here to compare ascents of up to 5 climbers working on this list.

About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Mr. Wymore, 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

 = Peaks climbed by Mr. Wymore   = Unclimbed peaks

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(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)

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