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Top 100 Climbers by Total Vertical Gain

Note that many climbers do not enter vertical gain data so list is not complete.

RankClimberAscentsPeaksTrip ReportsGain-FtGain-MList of ListsMost Recent Ascent
1.Bjørstad, Petter1182Ascent List1119Peak List  147Trip Reports  2,950,422  899,289List of Lists2014-11-15
2.Poulin, Dennis2060Ascent List1834Peak List  1195Trip Reports  2,739,479  834,993List of Lists2014-11-16
3.Jones, Ken2344Ascent List2171Peak List  340Trip Reports  2,728,019  831,500List of Lists2014-11-13
4.Earl, Edward1553Ascent List1436Peak List  206Trip Reports  2,369,432  722,203List of Lists2014-11-08
5.Lostracco, Ben3357Ascent List2512Peak List  1455Trip Reports  2,100,675  640,286List of Lists2014-11-15
6.Slayden, Greg1245Ascent List779Peak List  250Trip Reports  1,989,516  606,404List of Lists2014-11-21
7.Walker, Adam725Ascent List589Peak List  410Trip Reports  1,708,079  520,622List of Lists2014-11-21
8.Still, Ben454Ascent List454Peak List  140Trip Reports  1,589,773  484,563List of Lists2014-11-14
9.Michelson, Paul819Ascent List748Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,574,947  480,044List of Lists2014-11-16
10.Woodall, Rob2963Ascent List2925Peak List  483Trip Reports  1,348,116  410,906List of Lists2014-10-13
11.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List316Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,285,227  391,737List of Lists2014-06-22
12.Barlow, James836Ascent List708Peak List  544Trip Reports  1,274,411  388,440List of Lists2014-11-19
13.Willis, Craig801Ascent List752Peak List  74Trip Reports  1,261,846  384,611List of Lists2014-11-16
14.Wilson, Doug398Ascent List231Peak List  1Trip Reports  1,260,626  384,239List of Lists2014-10-17
15.Kassan, Eric608Ascent List546Peak List  465Trip Reports  1,232,967  375,808List of Lists2014-11-09
16.Sasso, John631Ascent List293Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2014-11-11
17.Painter, ChadL794Ascent List603Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,112,385  339,055List of Lists2014-11-16
18.Gerber, Andrej199Ascent List199Peak List  61Trip Reports  1,069,372  325,945List of Lists2014-10-15
19.Sarna, John E730Ascent List584Peak List  243Trip Reports  1,054,353  321,367List of Lists2014-11-09
20.Dunham, Dave1241Ascent List782Peak List  1241Trip Reports  1,048,482  319,577List of Lists2014-11-08
21.Raether, Don717Ascent List625Peak List  453Trip Reports  1,035,286  315,555List of Lists2014-11-14
22.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
23.Garneau, Robert734Ascent List441Peak List  205Trip Reports  1,024,108  312,148List of Lists2014-10-20
24.Ziak, Rodney1233Ascent List877Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,015,290  309,460List of Lists2014-11-08
25.Noel, Eric778Ascent List635Peak List  348Trip Reports  940,973  286,809List of Lists2014-11-16
26.Grant, Sam497Ascent List334Peak List  26Trip Reports  939,661  286,409List of Lists2014-11-20
27.Giurgiulescu, Mihai580Ascent List347Peak List  13Trip Reports  902,367  275,041List of Lists2014-11-15
28.Ells, Chris424Ascent List197Peak List  6Trip Reports  881,369  268,641List of Lists2014-10-19
29.Themer, Karl360Ascent List263Peak List    866,666  264,160List of Lists2014-11-02
30.Kelliher, Mat487Ascent List442Peak List  452Trip Reports  861,852  262,692List of Lists2014-11-09
31.Albert, Sean361Ascent List214Peak List  291Trip Reports  850,689  259,290List of Lists2014-10-19
32.Boester, Brad367Ascent List350Peak List  133Trip Reports  845,272  257,639List of Lists2014-05-16
33.Boos, Andy1271Ascent List853Peak List  2Trip Reports  822,405  250,669List of Lists2014-11-16
34.Bigelow, Andrew806Ascent List356Peak List  254Trip Reports  799,046  243,549List of Lists2014-11-15
35.Evans, Alexei309Ascent List138Peak List  79Trip Reports  771,952  235,291List of Lists2014-11-08
36.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,616  234,274List of Lists2013-11-23
37.Hall, Len449Ascent List205Peak List  438Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2013-08-25
38.Kraai, Bryan556Ascent List489Peak List  175Trip Reports  726,858  221,546List of Lists2014-11-01
39.Oestreicher, Richard1066Ascent List750Peak List  896Trip Reports  710,136  216,449List of Lists2014-11-15
40.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
41.914, BMS267Ascent List214Peak List  264Trip Reports  657,130  200,293List of Lists2014-09-05
42.Wanberg, Michael388Ascent List209Peak List  311Trip Reports  644,058  196,309List of Lists2014-11-16
43.Hensley, Richard295Ascent List259Peak List  184Trip Reports  588,824  179,474List of Lists2014-11-03
44.Straub, Chad234Ascent List174Peak List  199Trip Reports  576,917  175,844List of Lists2014-11-08
45.ONeill, Patrick428Ascent List368Peak List  31Trip Reports  575,632  175,453List of Lists2014-11-16
46.Musser, William 721Ascent List555Peak List  478Trip Reports  543,184  165,562List of Lists2014-11-08
47.Morehouse, James307Ascent List216Peak List  185Trip Reports  542,966  165,496List of Lists2014-11-16
48.Russell, Ken424Ascent List416Peak List  124Trip Reports  541,550  165,064List of Lists2014-11-16
49.Graham, James375Ascent List315Peak List  10Trip Reports  540,787  164,832List of Lists2014-11-09
50.Rankine, Andrew263Ascent List216Peak List  257Trip Reports  534,496  162,914List of Lists2014-11-14
51.Kwok, Amy195Ascent List60Peak List  112Trip Reports  526,820  160,575List of Lists2014-11-16
52.Pramuk, Gabriel710Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  517,749  157,810List of Lists2014-08-25
53. #, Ashwin182Ascent List64Peak List  73Trip Reports  510,816  155,697List of Lists2014-04-12
54.Vadeboncoeur, Matt567Ascent List413Peak List  27Trip Reports  484,997  147,827List of Lists2014-11-19
55.Lockling, Tim395Ascent List175Peak List  129Trip Reports  483,564  147,390List of Lists2014-10-04
56.Trošcák, Ondrej156Ascent List148Peak List  9Trip Reports  478,575  145,870List of Lists2014-11-15
57.Murray, Robert326Ascent List214Peak List  85Trip Reports  473,346  144,276List of Lists2014-11-13
58.Myers, Steve326Ascent List174Peak List  19Trip Reports  471,686  143,770List of Lists2014-07-01
59.Schussler, Arne359Ascent List222Peak List  311Trip Reports  466,095  142,066List of Lists2014-10-20
60.Nakajima, Tomoko375Ascent List318Peak List  342Trip Reports  459,700  140,117List of Lists2014-09-11
61.Morris, Caleb281Ascent List253Peak List  241Trip Reports  455,134  138,725List of Lists2014-10-11
62.Nash, Aaron135Ascent List74Peak List  64Trip Reports  435,950  132,878List of Lists2014-08-06
63.Vincent, Ida116Ascent List61Peak List  25Trip Reports  434,017  132,288List of Lists2014-10-19
64.Peck, Lawrence341Ascent List197Peak List  341Trip Reports  420,670  128,220List of Lists2014-11-15
65.Stemm, Brad480Ascent List418Peak List  12Trip Reports  417,209  127,165List of Lists2014-11-20
66.Dillmore, Shannon432Ascent List425Peak List  88Trip Reports  416,413  126,923List of Lists2014-08-29
67.Baker, Troy174Ascent List151Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2014-10-11
68.Laverdure, Jean André 1700Ascent List1066Peak List  488Trip Reports  405,488  123,593List of Lists2014-10-31
69.Luettringhaus, Uwe221Ascent List187Peak List  6Trip Reports  401,686  122,434List of Lists2014-11-16
70.Newton, Lee925Ascent List917Peak List  245Trip Reports  398,882  121,579List of Lists2014-11-17
71.Wheeler, Terry709Ascent List629Peak List  36Trip Reports  398,031  121,320List of Lists2014-10-05
72.Triska, Jan116Ascent List101Peak List  115Trip Reports  396,281  120,786List of Lists2014-07-28
73.Peavy, Scott275Ascent List267Peak List    388,090  118,290List of Lists2014-11-14
74.Eichas, Paul256Ascent List129Peak List    384,637  117,237List of Lists2014-10-20
75.Tetazoo, III, James E.263Ascent List208Peak List  74Trip Reports  382,080  116,458List of Lists2014-10-31
76.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
77.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo203Ascent List152Peak List  15Trip Reports  376,604  114,789List of Lists2014-11-01
78.Lewis, Michael102Ascent List101Peak List  10Trip Reports  375,602  114,483List of Lists2014-10-19
79.Johnson, Frederick1371Ascent List1038Peak List  401Trip Reports  375,122  114,337List of Lists2014-10-22
80.Lockard, Alex145Ascent List61Peak List  10Trip Reports  372,199  113,446List of Lists2014-11-11
81.Baxter, Dan452Ascent List420Peak List  151Trip Reports  367,356  111,970List of Lists2014-11-16
82.Madhusudanan, Vineeth139Ascent List76Peak List  13Trip Reports  366,468  111,699List of Lists2014-10-04
83.Bolton, Bob847Ascent List752Peak List  125Trip Reports  359,592  109,604List of Lists2014-10-13
84.Jayaraman, Srikant238Ascent List213Peak List  38Trip Reports  358,988  109,420List of Lists2014-09-29
85.Wright, Wesley178Ascent List138Peak List    358,307  109,212List of Lists2014-10-30
86.De Las Torres, Chiky351Ascent List320Peak List  60Trip Reports  356,965  108,803List of Lists2014-11-16
87.Quinlan, Dan216Ascent List203Peak List  216Trip Reports  353,473  107,739List of Lists2014-10-11
88.Hudson, Tim107Ascent List90Peak List  9Trip Reports  352,754  107,519List of Lists2013-12-31
89.Snapp, Bryon82Ascent List34Peak List  15Trip Reports  352,336  107,392List of Lists2014-10-05
90.Murphy, John175Ascent List107Peak List  39Trip Reports  350,563  106,852List of Lists2014-11-11
91.Stephens, Rich107Ascent List89Peak List  33Trip Reports  348,777  106,307List of Lists2014-08-05
92.Thomas, John153Ascent List151Peak List    346,900  105,735List of Lists2014-11-15
93.Darr, John 168Ascent List39Peak List  119Trip Reports  345,491  105,306List of Lists2014-11-17
94.Aschbrenner, Ryan510Ascent List441Peak List  289Trip Reports  339,633  103,520List of Lists2014-11-09
95.Kalsing, Kristian98Ascent List55Peak List  35Trip Reports  335,970  102,404List of Lists2014-11-08
96.Putnam, Mike110Ascent List61Peak List  50Trip Reports  331,657  101,089List of Lists2013-06-29
97.Hanson, Vic253Ascent List194Peak List  159Trip Reports  326,049  99,380List of Lists2014-11-12
98.M, Joe142Ascent List75Peak List  6Trip Reports  325,324  99,159List of Lists2013-08-25
99.Gopal, Gokul233Ascent List156Peak List  62Trip Reports  324,927  99,038List of Lists2014-08-13
100.Hirniak, Joseph131Ascent List120Peak List  92Trip Reports  320,844  97,793List of Lists2014-08-05

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