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Iowa County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft
TotalRound 1
1.OsceolaHawkeye Point167050  
2.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point159020  
2.LyonLyon County High Point159020  
4.SacSac County High Point1580270  
4.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1580170  
6.CrawfordCrawford County High Point157090  
6.EmmetEmmet County High Point1570120  
8.CarrollCarroll County High Point1560332  
9.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542162  
10.AudubonAudubon County High Point1540140  
10.IdaIda County High Point154040  
10.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point154040  
10.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1540210  
14.CherokeeCherokee County High Point153020  
15.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520140  
15.ShelbyShelby County High Point1520140  
17.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500120  
18.SiouxSioux County High Point149030  
19.AdairAdair County High Point148646  
20.ClayClay County High Point148010  
20.MononaMonona County High Point1480180  
22.CassCass County High Point146060  
23.HancockPilot Knob1454328  
24.HarrisonHarrison County High Point1440100  
25.HowardHoward County High Point142070  
26.MitchellMitchell County High Point141020  
27.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point139020  
28.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point138040  
28.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point138020  
30.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1360165  
30.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point136010  
30.UnionUnion County High Point13600  
33.WorthWorth County High Point135070  
34.MillsMills County High Point1344104  
35.AdamsAdams County High Point134040  
36.KossuthKossuth County High Point133060  
37.FranklinFranklin County High Point1320115  
37.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point132030  
37.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point132040  
40.TaylorTaylor County High Point130535  
41.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point130030  
41.WrightWright County High Point1300100  
41.FremontFremont County High Point1300120  
44.RinggoldRinggold County High Point128020  
45.ClaytonClayton County High Point1270150  
45.CalhounCalhoun County High Point127020  
47.MadisonMadison County High Point12650  
48.HamiltonHamilton County High Point126232  
49.FayetteFayette County High Point126040  
50.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point125070  
50.DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250180  
50.BooneBoone County High Point1250170  
50.PagePage County High Point125030  
54.WebsterWebster County High Point123030  
54.GreeneGreene County High Point1230120  
56.ClarkeClarke County High Point122343  
57.HardinHardin County High Point122050  
57.DelawareDelaware County High Point122090  
59.FloydFloyd County High Point121212  
60.DecaturDecatur County High Point121050  
61.ButlerButler County High Point116080  
61.BremerBremer County High Point11600  
61.BuchananBuchanan County High Point116020  
61.StoryStory County High Point116020  
65.DallasDallas County High Point11520  
66.GrundyGrundy County High Point115070  
66.MarshallMarshall County High Point115050  
68.JacksonJackson County High Point114050  
69.WayneWayne County High Point112030  
69.WarrenWarren County High Point112025  
71.LucasLucas County High Point11000  
71.LinnLinn County High Point110050  
73.JonesJones County High Point1090110  
74.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point10805  
74.TamaTama County High Point108060  
76.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point105040  
76.BentonNelson Benchmark1050110  
78.JasperJasper County High Point104030  
78.PolkPolk County High Point104010  
80.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point103040  
81.MonroeMonroe County High Point10220  
82.MarionMarion County High Point10105  
83.DavisDavis County High Point100015  
84.CedarCedar County High Point97050  
85.ClintonClinton County High Point94080  
85.IowaIowa County High Point94040  
87.WapelloWapello County High Point9290  
88.MahaskaMahaska County High Point9100  
89.KeokukKeokuk County High Point9090  
90.JohnsonJohnson County High Point90050  
91.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point850163  
92.LouisaLouisa County High Point84020  
93.ScottScott County High Point83060  
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point82111  
95.JeffersonJefferson County High Point8208  
96.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point8130  
97.MuscatineDurant Benchmark810110  
97.HenryHenry County High Point81080  
99.LeeLee County High Point780130  

Main Peak List: Click here to see the standard peak listing, showning more informational columns and just the first ascent date.

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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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