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Top 200 Climbers by Vertical Gain

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RankClimber NameHome LocationVert-ftMost Recent AscentMost Recent PeakElev-ftPeak Location
1.Gerlach, GregUSA-CA4,051,7702017-03-29 bPeak 13761376USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland3,836,1262017-03-26Keiservarden1201Norway
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR2,971,9622017-01-17Black Point1791USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA2,907,3772017-03-04Volcán La Malinche14501Mexico-Pue/Tlax
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA2,544,0912017-03-29 bRailroad Peak4142USA-NV
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA2,422,1812015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)8976USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX2,362,4022017-03-21 dWalnut Knob3240USA-TN
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA2,279,4552017-03-05Crystal Mountain-Silver Queen6960USA-WA
9.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA2,197,6282017-03-29Peak 15291529USA-CA
10.Grant, SamUSA-UT2,122,2912017-03-29 bGrandeur Peak8299USA-UT
11.Still, BenUSA-AK2,058,1412017-03-29Sanitas Mountaineer Top6800USA-CO
12.Kassan, EricUSA-NV1,698,8282017-03-26Apache Peaks6940USA-AZ
13.Barlow, JamesUSA-CA1,695,7762017-01-11Riffa Hill210Bahrain
14.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA1,686,2872017-03-19Saint Clair County High Point880USA-MI
15.Woodall, RobUK-England1,572,9652017-03-19 bStavrovouni (Attempt)2146Cyprus
16.Thomas, WillUSA-WA1,546,2722017-03-29Lost Mountain2040USA-WA
17.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL1,521,7502016-12-10Tschuggen8271Switz-BE
18.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA1,511,0812017-03-26 cMount Tamalpais-East Peak2572USA-CA
19.Willis, CraigUSA-WA1,453,4642017-03-26Denton County High Point980USA-TX
20.Albert, SeanUSA-WA1,392,7572017-03-26Mailbox Peak4841USA-WA
21.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE1,370,6222017-03-29Großer Feldberg2884Germany-HE
22.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR1,314,2932017-03-26Apache Peaks6940USA-AZ
23.Wilson, DougUSA-WA1,312,8832016-09-27Mount Langley14026USA-CA
24.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV1,285,3322014-06-22Raintree Peak10104USA-NV
25.Boos, AndyUSA-WA1,272,2082017-03-23Tumtum Peak4678USA-WA
26.Raether, DonUSA-CA1,252,0002017-03-29Indio Mountain2226USA-CA
27.Painter, ChadUSA-WA1,226,2232016-09-24Yellow Aster Butte6241USA-WA
28.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH1,225,6202017-03-25Mount Washington-51226288USA-NH
29.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY1,197,9012016-07-16Mount Adams3520USA-NY
30.Sarna, John EUSA-OR1,172,0432017-03-28Bald Hill755USA-OR
31.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA1,161,9422017-01-02Hubbard Park Tower865USA-VT
32. #, AshwinUSA-WA1,083,4922016-12-31Mount Si4180USA-WA
33.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA1,064,4472017-01-30 bDearth Hill1090USA-MA
34.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA1,034,6352017-03-18 dGilman Peak1685USA-CA
35.Thate, KarineUSA-MA1,027,2642013-05-27 hZealand Mountain4240USA-NH
36.Noel, EricUSA-WA1,019,9112017-01-28Malone Peak3025USA-OR
37.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA973,2352017-03-19 BSquak Mountain2024USA-WA
38.Themer, KarlUSA-WA932,0552017-03-26Old Pass Hill4885USA-WA
39.Young, CliffUSA-ME931,9112017-03-05Guilford Mountain1320USA-ME
40.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR914,6642017-03-18Hayrick Butte-NW side5523USA-OR
41.Boester, BradUSA-NV910,8252016-10-22Job Peak8785USA-NV
42.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA908,1752017-03-04Mount Si-(Hike)4180USA-WA
43.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA894,1782017-03-26Vallecito Mountains High Point3583USA-CA
44.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA889,1992017-03-20Devisadaro Peak8304USA-NM
45.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO885,1862015-08-01Grizzly Mountain13708USA-CO
46.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ871,1542017-03-25Peak 48794879USA-AZ
47.Musser, William USA-FL854,8422017-03-25Pusch Peak5361USA-AZ
48.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH839,7762017-03-25Mount Deception3671USA-NH
49.Hall, LenUSA-NH818,8972017-01-14Britton Hill345USA-FL
50.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV808,9872017-03-18Wheeler Benchmark9167USA-NV
51.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA774,7052017-03-05Guye Peak-North Peak5120USA-WA
52.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice772,7322017-02-24Milešovka2746Czech Republic
53.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia768,5412013-11-23Miranda de les Boïgues3133Spain
54.Straub, ChadUSA-WA749,5552016-08-28The Mole7240USA-WA
55.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH744,7812017-03-05 eStultz Hill1270USA-OH
56.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA714,4872016-12-14Round Mountain (Attempt)5320USA-WA
57.Russell, KenUSA-WA710,7762017-03-19 bWind Mountain1907USA-WA
58.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA705,6012017-03-29Mount Wrightson9453USA-AZ
59.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY704,7752017-03-25Dune Reist470USA-NY
60.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ700,0402016-06-23Praděd4892Czech Republic
61.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA698,4172017-01-15Brocken3743Germany-ST
62.Myers, GrantUSA-WA694,8172017-03-27Sehome Hill620USA-WA
63.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV693,3582017-03-26 bFletcher Peak10236USA-NV
64.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA691,7492017-03-29 bMount Ian9146USA-AZ
65.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC686,7172016-10-09Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132Belarus
66.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT682,0512017-03-24Twin Peaks6291USA-UT
67.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA674,4452015-06-01Vista Point245USA-CA
68.914, BMSUSA-NV668,3252017-03-18Black Mountain5092USA-NV
69.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA664,7942017-03-26Old Pass Hill4885USA-WA
70.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA645,7592017-03-29Mount Wrightson9453USA-AZ
71.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY636,2632017-03-27 bWind Mountain1907USA-WA
72.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH628,1512017-03-20 bRock Rimmon Hill350USA-NH
73.Stemm, BradUSA-CA619,6642017-02-10 22Dreaded Hill1624USA-CA
74.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB615,5752017-03-25Mount Crandell7802Canada-AB
75.Graham, JamesUSA-CA611,4352017-03-18Emory Peak7825USA-TX
76.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA602,2392017-03-24Peak 13611361USA-CA
77.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA599,7822017-03-18Mount Hood-Silcox Hut11239USA-OR
78.Darr, John USA-WY586,2252017-03-23Bunsen Peak8564USA-WY
79.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH579,7822017-03-19Melvin Hill2303USA-NH
80.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL564,5532017-03-09Pico de la Atalaya2375Spain
81.Morris, CalebUSA-WA561,4542017-03-26Badger Mountain1590USA-WA
82.Olson, DavidUSA-CO555,7192017-03-26Caroline County High Point79USA-MD
83.Bolton, BobUSA-WA555,2492017-01-12Bells Mountain2223USA-WA
84.Nash, AaronUSA-WA546,0242016-08-29Guye Peak5168USA-WA
85.Peck, Lawrence540,5492016-08-07 bEast Watatic1801USA-MA
86.Murray, RobertUSA-MA533,6522017-03-22Mount Greylock3487USA-MA
87.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA530,0892016-10-09South Sister10358USA-OR
88.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT523,7552015-01-14Superior Peak11040USA-UT
89.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ523,1902017-03-11Mustang Mountains High Point6469USA-AZ
90.Lara, SandyUSA-CA521,6962017-03-11Baboquivari Peak7734USA-AZ
91.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA515,4652017-02-18Poo Poo Point1820USA-WA
92.Boulier, BrandonCanada-AB507,0032017-02-12coliseum6693Canada-AB
93.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH501,5832017-03-11Sassafras Mountain3554USA-SC/NC
94.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME500,4542016-09-15Mount Abram1980USA-ME
95.Rashel, JohnUSA-WA492,3782017-03-25Mutton Mountain6156USA-WA
96.Scott, BrianUSA-CA486,4922017-03-25Mount McDill5187USA-CA
97.Myers, SteveUSA-CO485,6782016-10-24Tower Hill960USA-MN
98.Winston, KeithUSA-CA484,7862017-03-24Peralta Hills High Point1180USA-CA
99.Triska, JanCanada-ON483,5482017-03-11Mont du Lac des Cygnes3182Canada-QC
100.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya481,1582017-02-26 bIvačka Glava2995Croatia
101.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA458,7622017-03-24Red Island-North Peak-137USA-CA
102.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC452,2092017-02-04Richwood Knob3211USA-VA
103.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO451,5572016-11-12Cupid13117USA-CO
104.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY445,0292017-02-11Comm Towers2245USA-AL
105.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH444,4022017-03-19Greenleaf Knob4245USA-NH
106.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA439,6292017-03-04 cVista Benchmark934USA-CA
107.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR437,3062017-03-27Badger Mountain4254USA-WA
108.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA432,8132016-09-26South Slide Mountain6620USA-WA
109.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA429,8702017-03-12 bLittle Desert6868USA-CA
110.Horbal, MattUSA-NV423,9762017-03-06Calico Hills South4322USA-NV
111.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV422,3772017-03-17Junipero Serra Peak5862USA-CA
112.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.420,4372017-03-05Punta Sea Bianca8927Italy
113.Baxter, DanUSA-CA419,7282017-01-14Panoramic Point7526USA-CA
114.Hanson, VicUSA419,7142017-02-17Clifty Benchmark3273USA-AZ
115.Baker, TroyUSA-WA417,0952016-10-22Deer Point7040USA-ID
116.Lap, SébastienCanada415,9532017-03-22 cMont Saint-Louis1749Canada-QC
117.Partridge, RichardUSA-OR409,3082017-02-03Mount Shasta (Attempt)14162USA-CA
118.McHugh, JohnCanada-QC408,3772017-03-19Mont Royal768Canada-QC
119.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT407,2202016-06-04Mount Olympus East9773USA-UT
120.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC401,1802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain3497USA-NY
121.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT398,5552015-08-22Gore Mountain3563USA-NY
122.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA398,0382017-02-25Guye Peak5168USA-WA
123.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY397,4622017-03-20Turtlehead Mountain6323USA-NV
124.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR393,5412016-09-10Broken Top9175USA-OR
125.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ392,8182016-09-03Mount Peale12721USA-UT
126.Stokes, BenUSA-UT388,2252017-03-28Mount Wire7143USA-UT
127.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA387,0932016-04-02 cMaintop Mountain4040USA-VA
128.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA386,4332016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak7435USA-WA
129.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD382,0212017-03-27 bHorse Trap Mountain4682USA-SD
130.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO379,6682017-03-21First Flatiron7280USA-CO
131.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME379,0052017-02-26Half Dome (Attempt)8840USA-CA
132.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ378,6972014-06-14 6Big Indian Mountain3700USA-NY
133.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR375,6882016-11-06Pine Creek Mountain-East Peak7975USA-OR
134.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC374,9122017-03-19 cMont du Barbeau3609Canada-QC
135.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO369,2932017-03-17Monte Titano2425San Marino
136.Dolan, JayUSA-CA363,9922017-03-26 bSentenac Mountain3068USA-CA
137.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA359,3542016-06-10Sahale Peak8680USA-WA
138.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID359,2942017-03-26Bonelli Peak5334USA-NV
139.Colbert, JonNew Zealand357,4152016-07-11Single Cone7608New Zealand
140.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA354,9462017-03-18Ghost Mountain3400USA-CA
141.Hudson, TimUSA-WA352,7802013-12-31Tusk O'Granite5566USA-WA
142.Berger, TimUSA-CA349,1322017-02-04Mount Saint Helena4343USA-CA
143.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA342,8272017-02-11Kalahaku Overlook9324USA-HI
144.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA341,2432017-03-19Arrowhead Mountain6030USA-WA
145.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO339,1492016-12-03Estes Cone11006USA-CO
146.Hirniak, JosephUSA338,9072016-11-25Mount Wrightson9453USA-AZ
147.Porter, CarryUSA-WA334,2252016-09-21McClellan Butte5162USA-WA
148.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA331,6662013-06-29Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
149.M, JoeCanada-AB325,3242013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)11375Canada-AB/BC
150.Gopal, Gokul324,9162014-08-13Skunk Knob11099USA-WY
151.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC324,0392014-10-12Mont Tremblant3058Canada-QC
152.Rhude, David J.USA-MN323,9362016-12-07Mount Robert-Bushline Hut4662New Zealand
153.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY319,8622016-07-03Gothics4734USA-NY
154.McAllister, MarkUK-England319,7202017-03-18Butser Hill886UK-England
155.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH319,2072017-03-28Mount Ann276USA-MA
156.Layton, TomUSA-NC318,9562017-03-29Elk Knob5520USA-NC
157.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR316,9222017-03-25Black Butte (Attempt)6358USA-CA
158.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA313,8502017-03-19Boy Scout Peak3240USA-CA
159.Stone, PeterUK-England313,2502017-03-26 eFell Head2096UK-England
160.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ307,6842016-01-31Klissberget873Sweden
161.Darby, DavidUSA-MA303,2522017-03-26Mount Washington6288USA-NH
162.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM302,8842016-09-04 bPeak 1092010920USA-NM
163.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA302,6562017-03-25Mutton Mountain6156USA-WA
164.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA294,1432016-09-24Newcastle Hills1119USA-WA
165.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT289,5472015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)29029China/Nepal
166.Willis, DavidCanada-BC287,8912016-10-01Zugspitze9718Germany/Austria
167.Witt, JoseUSA-NV286,0272016-11-12Mormon Peak7414USA-NV
168.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA285,7172017-03-19 cMount Waumbek-East Peak3996USA-NH
169.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.279,9362017-02-23Monte Prado6739Italy
170.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA279,8422016-11-05County Corner Point5040USA-NC
171.Meneely, JimUSA-CA276,1062016-12-10Little Berdoo Peak5440USA-CA
172.Kemp, BenUSA-NY276,0582014-09-28Chimney Mountain2710USA-NY
173.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC273,0232016-10-09 cMount Tecumseh-Northwest Peak3766USA-NH
174.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB271,9052016-11-14Mount Buller9203Canada-AB
175.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland270,4502017-03-18Møsnuken2096Norway
176.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY269,3382017-03-03Wankspitze7244Austria
177.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA268,7172017-02-05Hastings Peak4000USA-CA
178.Howe, NoelUSA-WA267,3582017-03-25Mailbox Peak4841USA-WA
179.Olson, AndersCanada-BC266,5532017-03-17Shore Line Butte663USA-CA
180.Honey, Gary265,1162015-08-17Pico Ruivo6109Portugal
181.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ264,3102017-03-17Kepros Mountain5428USA-ID
182.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA263,4332016-11-10Aldrich Butte1141USA-WA
183.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK262,6762017-03-26Kings Mountain5809USA-AK
184.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA262,5492015-01-03 cMount Abraham4040USA-ME
185.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA261,5792016-09-04Mount Cardigan3123USA-NH
186.Hill, William "Billy"259,2152010-09-17Black Down919UK-England
187.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA257,6752016-04-24Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
188.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME257,4432016-11-13Mount Hibbard2920USA-NH
189.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba257,2892016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)19724Argentina
190.Still, JillUSA-AK257,2212017-03-27Mount McConnel8008USA-CO
191.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA256,0522017-01-28Azusa Peak2081USA-CA
192.Carpenter, ChipUSA-NH253,0302014-07-22Mount Washington6288USA-NH
193.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV252,6102017-03-18Wheeler Benchmark9167USA-NV
194.Man, MapUSA-NH249,9312016-11-19 eMount Major1786USA-NH
195.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA249,8762016-12-28Mount Storm King4500USA-WA
196.Rogers, WmUSA-OR248,6912011-10-15Mount Adams (Attempt)12276USA-WA
197.Svensson, CajSweden-Västmanland246,0962016-07-08 2Kebnekaise Nordtoppen6880Sweden
198.Firman, JeffreyUSA-CA244,3322016-12-01King Mountain5264USA-OR
199.Lakin, BethUSA-CO243,5112017-03-16Black Mesa High Point8168USA-AZ
200.Wiley, JohnUSA-NY243,4742017-03-06 cGentry Hill510USA-LA

† = Deceased

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