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Iowa County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft
TotalRound 1
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point167045  
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point158510  
2.LyonLyon County High Point158510  
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1575160  
5.SacSac County High Point1570255  
6.CrawfordCrawford County High Point156580  
6.EmmetEmmet County High Point1565110  
8.CarrollCarroll County High Point1560331  
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542152  
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point1540130  
10.IdaIda County High Point154030  
12.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point153530  
13.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1530195  
14.CherokeeCherokee County High Point152510  
15.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520130  
15.ShelbyShelby County High Point1520130  
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500110  
18.SiouxSioux County High Point149025  
19.MononaMonona County High Point1480170  
19.ClayClay County High Point14805  
21.AdairAdair County High Point147626  
22.CassCass County High Point146050  
23.HancockPilot Knob1454327  
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point144090  
25.HowardHoward County High Point141560  
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point140510  
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point138510  
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point137510  
29.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point137020  
30.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point13605  
30.UnionUnion County High Point13600  
32.WorthWorth County High Point135065  
32.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1350155  
34.MillsMills County High Point134499  
35.AdamsAdams County High Point134030  
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point132550  
37.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point132025  
37.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point132035  
39.FranklinFranklin County High Point1315110  
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point130530  
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point130025  
42.FremontFremont County High Point1295110  
42.WrightWright County High Point129590  
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point128015  
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point1270145  
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point127015  
47.MadisonMadison County High Point12650  
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point126227  
49.FayetteFayette County High Point126030  
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250175  
50.BooneBoone County High Point1250165  
50.PagePage County High Point125025  
53.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point124560  
54.GreeneGreene County High Point1230115  
54.WebsterWebster County High Point123025  
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point122333  
57.HardinHardin County High Point122045  
58.DelawareDelaware County High Point121580  
59.FloydFloyd County High Point12127  
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point120540  
61.BremerBremer County High Point11600  
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point116015  
61.StoryStory County High Point116015  
64.ButlerButler County High Point115570  
65.DallasDallas County High Point11520  
66.GrundyGrundy County High Point115065  
66.MarshallMarshall County High Point115045  
68.JacksonJackson County High Point114045  
69.WayneWayne County High Point112025  
70.WarrenWarren County High Point111015  
71.LucasLucas County High Point11000  
71.LinnLinn County High Point110045  
73.JonesJones County High Point1090105  
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point10805  
74.TamaTama County High Point108055  
76.BentonNelson Benchmark1050105  
77.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point104530  
78.PolkPolk County High Point10405  
78.JasperJasper County High Point104025  
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point103035  
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point10220  
82.MarionMarion County High Point10105  
83.DavisDavis County High Point100015  
84.CedarCedar County High Point96540  
85.ClintonClinton County High Point94075  
85.IowaIowa County High Point94035  
87.WapelloWapello County High Point9290  
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point9100  
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point9090  
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point90045  
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point845158  
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point83510  
93.ScottScott County High Point83055  
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point8216  
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point8208  
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point8130  
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark810105  
98.HenryHenry County High Point80570  
99.LeeLee County High Point780125  

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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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