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Iowa County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point50912  
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point4820  
2.LyonLyon County High Point4820  
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point47946  
5.SacSac County High Point47573  
5.CrawfordCrawford County High Point47521  
5.CarrollCarroll County High Point475101  
5.EmmetEmmet County High Point47530  
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point47043  
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point46937  
10.IdaIda County High Point4696  
12.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point4666  
13.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point46337  
13.ShelbyShelby County High Point46337  
13.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point46355  
13.CherokeeCherokee County High Point4630  
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point45730  
18.SiouxSioux County High Point4546  
19.MononaMonona County High Point45149  
19.ClayClay County High Point4510  
21.AdairAdair County High Point4472  
22.CassCass County High Point44512  
23.HancockPilot Knob44399  
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point43924  
25.HowardHoward County High Point43015  
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point4270  
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point4210  
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point4180  
29.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point4150  
29.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point4150  
29.UnionUnion County High Point4150  
32.WorthWorth County High Point41118  
33.MillsMills County High Point41029  
34.AdamsAdams County High Point4086  
34.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point40844  
36.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point4026  
36.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point4029  
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point40212  
39.FranklinFranklin County High Point39932  
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point3988  
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point3966  
42.FremontFremont County High Point39330  
42.WrightWright County High Point39324  
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point3903  
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point38743  
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point3873  
47.MadisonMadison County High Point3860  
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point3857  
49.FayetteFayette County High Point3846  
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point38152  
50.BooneBoone County High Point38149  
50.PagePage County High Point3816  
53.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point37815  
54.GreeneGreene County High Point37534  
54.WebsterWebster County High Point3756  
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point3737  
57.HardinHardin County High Point37212  
58.FloydFloyd County High Point3691  
59.DelawareDelaware County High Point36921  
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point3669  
61.BremerBremer County High Point3540  
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point3543  
61.StoryStory County High Point3543  
64.DallasDallas County High Point3510  
65.ButlerButler County High Point35118  
65.MarshallMarshall County High Point35112  
65.GrundyGrundy County High Point35118  
68.JacksonJackson County High Point34712  
69.WayneWayne County High Point3416  
70.WarrenWarren County High Point3352  
70.LucasLucas County High Point3350  
70.LinnLinn County High Point33512  
73.JonesJones County High Point33230  
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point3292  
74.TamaTama County High Point32915  
76.BentonNelson Benchmark32030  
77.JasperJasper County High Point3176  
77.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point3176  
77.PolkPolk County High Point3170  
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point3149  
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point3120  
82.MarionMarion County High Point3082  
83.DavisDavis County High Point3055  
84.CedarCedar County High Point2939  
85.ClintonClinton County High Point28721  
85.IowaIowa County High Point2879  
87.WapelloWapello County High Point2830  
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point2770  
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point2770  
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point27412  
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point25647  
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point2530  
92.ScottScott County High Point25315  
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point2500  
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point2502  
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point2480  
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark24730  
98.HenryHenry County High Point24418  
99.LeeLee County High Point23837  

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 Gary Spencer, 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 Iowa, 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 1998 by David Olson, limited review by Andy Martin.
  • Some latitude-longitude values for peaks provided by Tom Dunigan via the web site, and manually verified.


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