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Iowa County High Points - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
1.LyonLyon County High Point15800  
2.OsceolaHawkeye Point167040  
3.O'BrienO'Brien County High Point15800  
4.HancockPilot Knob1454326  
5.SacSac County High Point1560240  
6.CrawfordCrawford County High Point156070  
7.CarrollCarroll County High Point1560330  
8.Des MoinesDes Moines County High Point840153  
9.WrightWright County High Point129080  
10.WinnebagoWinnebago County High Point13700  
11.AdairAdair County High Point14666  
12.AdamsAdams County High Point134020  
13.AllamakeeAllamakee County High Point1340145  
14.AppanooseAppanoose County High Point10805  
15.AudubonAudubon County High Point1540120  
16.BentonNelson Benchmark1050100  
17.Black HawkBlack Hawk County High Point103030  
18.BooneBoone County High Point1250160  
19.BremerBremer County High Point11600  
20.BuchananBuchanan County High Point116010  
21.Buena VistaBuena Vista County High Point1542142  
22.ButlerButler County High Point115060  
23.CalhounCalhoun County High Point127010  
24.CassCass County High Point146040  
25.CedarCedar County High Point96030  
26.Cerro GordoCerro Gordo County High Point132030  
27.CherokeeCherokee County High Point15200  
28.ChickasawChickasaw County High Point132020  
29.ClarkeClarke County High Point122323  
30.ClayClay County High Point14800  
31.ClaytonClayton County High Point1270140  
32.ClintonClinton County High Point94070  
33.DallasDallas County High Point11520  
34.DavisDavis County High Point100015  
35.DecaturDecatur County High Point120030  
36.DelawareDelaware County High Point121070  
37.DickinsonDickinson County High Point1570150  
38.DubuqueDubuque County High Point1250170  
39.EmmetEmmet County High Point1560100  
40.FayetteFayette County High Point126020  
41.FloydFloyd County High Point12122  
42.FranklinFranklin County High Point1310105  
43.FremontFremont County High Point1290100  
44.GreeneGreene County High Point1230110  
45.GrundyGrundy County High Point115060  
46.GuthrieGuthrie County High Point1500100  
47.HamiltonHamilton County High Point126222  
48.HardinHardin County High Point122040  
49.HarrisonHarrison County High Point144080  
50.HenryHenry County High Point80060  
51.HowardHoward County High Point141050  
52.HumboldtHumboldt County High Point124050  
53.IdaIda County High Point154020  
54.IowaIowa County High Point94030  
55.JacksonJackson County High Point114040  
56.JasperJasper County High Point104020  
57.JeffersonJefferson County High Point8208  
58.JohnsonJohnson County High Point90040  
59.JonesJones County High Point1090100  
60.KeokukKeokuk County High Point9090  
61.KossuthKossuth County High Point132040  
62.LeeLee County High Point780120  
63.LinnLinn County High Point110040  
64.LouisaLouisa County High Point8300  
65.LucasLucas County High Point11000  
66.MadisonMadison County High Point12650  
67.MahaskaMahaska County High Point9100  
68.MarionMarion County High Point10105  
69.MarshallMarshall County High Point115040  
70.MillsMills County High Point134494  
71.MitchellMitchell County High Point14000  
72.MononaMonona County High Point1480160  
73.MonroeMonroe County High Point10220  
74.MontgomeryMontgomery County High Point130020  
75.MuscatineDurant Benchmark810100  
76.PagePage County High Point125020  
77.Palo AltoPalo Alto County High Point153020  
78.PlymouthPlymouth County High Point1520120  
79.PocahontasPocahontas County High Point13800  
80.PolkPolk County High Point10400  
81.PottawattamiePottawattamie County High Point13600  
82.PoweshiekPoweshiek County High Point104020  
83.RinggoldRinggold County High Point128010  
84.ScottScott County High Point83050  
85.ShelbyShelby County High Point1520120  
86.SiouxSioux County High Point149020  
87.StoryStory County High Point116010  
88.TamaTama County High Point108050  
89.TaylorTaylor County High Point130525  
90.UnionUnion County High Point13600  
91.Van BurenVan Buren County High Point8130  
92.WapelloWapello County High Point9290  
93.WarrenWarren County High Point11005  
94.WashingtonWashington County High Point8211  
95.WayneWayne County High Point112020  
96.WebsterWebster County High Point123020  
97.WinneshiekWinneshiek County High Point13600  
98.WoodburyWoodbury County High Point1520180  
99.WorthWorth County High Point135060  

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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