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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-CA4,187,9202017-08-20 2xCharleston Peak11916USA-NV
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland4,008,4242017-08-20Dystingen3278Norway
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR2,971,9252017-01-17Black Point1791USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA2,953,3842017-08-18Mount Cleveland10466USA-MT
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA2,544,0782017-08-19 dMicrowave Ridge7592Canada-BC
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA2,422,1822015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)8976USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX2,390,6372017-08-16 bBean Hill428USA-NY
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA2,317,3222017-08-20Upper Saddle Mountain7644Canada-BC
9.Grant, SamUSA-UT2,288,6222017-08-20Gannett Peak13804USA-WY
10.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA2,253,7732017-08-13Peak 82488248USA-CA
11.Still, BenUSA-AK2,165,6252017-08-20Longs Peak14255USA-CO
12.Thomas, WillUSA-WA1,961,6942017-08-15Denny Mountain-South Peak5520USA-WA
13.Boulier, BrandonCanada-AB1,957,1652017-08-13The Fist8629Canada-AB
14.Barlow, JamesUSA-WA1,775,9082017-07-15 bMount Tamalpais-East Peak2572USA-CA
15.Kassan, EricUSA-NV1,761,1592017-08-20 dSnowbank Mountain-West Peak8320USA-ID
16.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA1,738,6692017-08-20Black Mountain6646USA-OR
17.Woodall, RobUK-England1,680,0862017-08-20Upper Saddle Mountain7644Canada-BC
18.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE1,594,8812017-08-20 eNickel1696Germany-HE
19.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA1,590,5182017-08-19Borah Peak12662USA-ID
20.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL1,532,6662017-07-04Khalaca / Xalasxox12920Georgia
21.Willis, CraigUSA-WA1,488,8502017-08-20Black Mountain6646USA-OR
22.Albert, SeanUSA-WA1,398,0372017-08-06Prusik Peak8000USA-WA
23.Wilson, DougUSA-WA1,356,3462017-08-10Mineral Mountain6500USA-WA
24.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR1,341,5992017-08-06West Onion Peak3076USA-OR
25.Boos, AndyUSA-WA1,326,7852017-08-03Mount Stimson10142USA-MT
26.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV1,285,3882014-06-22Raintree Peak10104USA-NV
27.Raether, DonUSA-CA1,273,8682017-07-05 bPk 43004300USA-AK
28.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH1,245,7642017-06-25Bondcliffs4265USA-NH
29.Painter, ChadUSA-WA1,229,9362017-07-31 bCowlitz Chimneys-Central Peak7421USA-WA
30.Sarna, John EUSA-OR1,199,4852017-08-20Bald Hill755USA-OR
31.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY1,197,9012016-07-16Mount Adams3520USA-NY
32.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA1,191,4152017-08-20Pigeon hill110USA-MA
33. #, AshwinUSA-WA1,083,4922016-12-31Mount Si4180USA-WA
34.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA1,069,1032017-08-17Scar Ridge-Middle Peak3480USA-NH
35.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA1,056,4232017-08-13Mount Julius Caesar13200USA-CA
36.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA1,049,2752017-08-19 COregon Butte6387USA-WA
37.Thate, KarineUSA-MA1,027,2642013-05-27 hZealand Mountain4240USA-NH
38.Noel, EricUSA-WA1,024,6582017-08-17Blue Lake Ridge5738USA-WA
39.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA1,017,0272017-07-22Muir Peak10188USA-WA
40.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR989,5322017-08-18 aBeacon Rock840USA-WA
41.Musser, William USA-FL969,7592017-08-20 bMount Bailey9089USA-CO
42.Themer, KarlUSA-WA950,0252017-08-12Tatoosh Peak6310USA-WA
43.Young, CliffUSA-ME949,5572017-08-10Little Bigelow Mountain3060USA-ME
44.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA949,4612017-08-19Kiowa Mesa7502USA-NM
45.Boester, BradUSA-NV916,8762017-05-26Becky Peak10007USA-NV
46.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV902,9082017-08-15Mount Whitney14498USA-CA
47.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA894,1782017-04-15 cRamona Overlook Peak2635USA-CA
48.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO888,6022017-07-28Cyclone Mountain13596USA-CO
49.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA887,8912017-08-20Borah Peak12662USA-ID
50.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ881,1902017-08-19 bMcFadden Peak7135USA-AZ
51.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA870,8982017-07-22Albany Hill310USA-CA
52.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH839,7762017-08-08Mount Carrigain4680USA-NH
53.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA836,3812017-07-11Ingalls Peak7662USA-WA
54.Hall, LenUSA-NH821,0972017-07-05Ascutney North3094USA-VT
55.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT814,8282017-08-15 bCache Peak10339USA-ID
56.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice813,6702017-08-13Gánok (Attempt)8077Slovakia
57.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA785,1472017-08-02 bMiddle Sister10047USA-OR
58.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia769,9822017-07-16La Mola3619Spain
59.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA765,0462017-08-05San Jacinto Peak10839USA-CA
60.Myers, GrantUSA-WA752,3932017-08-19White Mountain West10442USA-ID
61.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH750,0532017-07-16 bPeak 6132011USA-WA
62.Straub, ChadUSA-WA749,5472017-08-15Forbidden Peak8815USA-WA
63.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY748,1082017-08-19Sphinx Mountain10876USA-MT
64.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY747,9012017-08-20 cMezinger Hill970USA-NY
65.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA742,9532017-08-20Borah Peak12662USA-ID
66.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV741,4352017-08-17 bPeak 1297812978USA-CA
67.Russell, KenUSA-WA710,9902017-06-28Little Mountain2972USA-WA
68.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA708,5192017-07-31Martin Peak8511USA-WA
69.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ704,9102017-06-04Králický Sněžník4672Czech Republic/Poland
70.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC704,8562017-06-29Mount Timmia-Northwest Peak2497Canada-NU
71.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA674,4452015-06-01Vista Point245USA-CA
72.914, BMSUSA-NV670,1812017-05-20Fletcher Peak10236USA-NV
73.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH657,1852017-08-19Ladies Delight Hill562USA-ME
74.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA651,7962017-08-12North Sister10085USA-OR
75.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB651,3862017-05-14Lakeview Peak6348Canada-AB
76.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA650,6492017-08-14Denk Mountain1050USA-CA
77.Darr, John USA-WY633,6542017-08-18Bunsen Peak8564USA-WY
78.Graham, JamesUSA-CA631,9522017-08-08Piestewa Peak2606USA-AZ
79.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH628,2072017-08-04Huron Peak14003USA-CO
80.Stemm, BradUSA-CA621,3772017-08-02 3XGuna Benchmark719USA-CA
81.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA609,1282017-07-23 bCollar Mountain5851USA-WA
82.Lara, SandyUSA-CA596,2462017-07-27Avalanche Peak10568USA-WY
83.Bolton, BobUSA-WA590,6132017-08-19Smoky Dome10095USA-ID
84.Morris, CalebUSA-WA590,2342017-07-16Pine Mountain6509USA-OR
85.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL586,6372017-08-20Mount Nebo11928USA-UT
86.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA576,2052017-07-16Mount Baker10781USA-WA
87.Olson, DavidUSA-CO556,5982017-08-13 2Round Top Hill1781USA-MA
88.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH553,0512017-08-16Kearsarge North3268USA-NH
89.Murray, RobertUSA-MA552,1752017-07-24Harmon Hill2320USA-VT
90.Nash, AaronUSA-WA550,0652017-07-22Mount Rainier14411USA-WA
91.Peck, LawrenceUSA-MA549,6032017-07-01Mount Adams5799USA-NH
92.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA535,9222017-06-04Mount Saint Helens8333USA-WA
93.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ535,3822017-08-05Devils Playground13060USA-CO
94.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT531,2552017-06-05Deseret Peak11031USA-UT
95.Scott, BrianUSA-CA530,2072017-08-13 cZahniser Peak10056USA-CA
96.Winston, KeithUSA-CA525,0162017-08-18Alexander Peak4107USA-CA
97.Partridge, RichardUSA-CA520,1322017-08-12Cutthroat Peak8050USA-WA
98.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya520,1042017-08-15Monte Coglians9121Austria/Italy
99.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA516,0202017-08-14Grays Peak7920USA-CA
100.Triska, JanCanada-ON512,9432017-07-19Hollyburn Mountain4350Canada-BC
101.Lap, SébastienCanada507,0062017-08-18Cap de Wilson Pond817Canada-QC
102.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME500,4542016-09-15Mount Abram1980USA-ME
103.Myers, SteveUSA-CO488,3602017-08-19Laramie Peak10272USA-WY
104.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA467,7362017-08-19Borah Peak12662USA-ID
105.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC464,4462017-08-03 bMont de la rivière du Milieu3346Canada-QC
106.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR463,7722017-08-12Table Rock4881USA-OR
107.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA463,0582017-08-20Chimney Rock7727USA-WA
108.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.462,1502017-08-16Cima del Redentore (Attempt)8031Italy
109.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO461,7962017-07-16Fletcher Mountain13951USA-CO
110.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC461,2622017-07-08Mauna Loa13679USA-HI
111.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY450,5102017-08-12Zealand Mountain4240USA-NH
112.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV449,4652017-08-11Lincoln County High Point5950USA-ID
113.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH449,0832017-08-06Potash Mountain2680USA-NH
114.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA441,2202017-08-12Putrid Petes Peak5200USA-WA
115.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD440,8442017-07-22Crazy Peak (Attempt)11209USA-MT
116.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY436,1492017-08-18Steamboat Rock2312USA-WA
117.Dolan, JayUSA-CA435,6462017-08-12Mount Pugh7201USA-WA
118.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA429,8702017-07-03 bTelegraph Peak8985USA-CA
119.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID429,4502017-07-29Okanogan Post Office Lookout Site800USA-WA
120.Hanson, VicUSA427,3252017-07-10Mount Elbert14433USA-CO
121.Horbal, MattUSA-NV426,5572017-08-18Freel Peak10881USA-CA
122.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT422,0862017-06-09Broad Fork Twin Peaks-West Peak11328USA-UT
123.McHugh, JohnCanada-QC419,9452017-08-19Mont du Loup-Garou1608Canada-QC
124.Baxter, DanUSA-CA419,7282017-01-14Panoramic Point7526USA-CA
125.Baker, TroyUSA-WA417,0952016-10-22Deer Point7040USA-ID
126.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO409,1142017-06-19Mummy Mountain13425USA-CO
127.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC401,1802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain3497USA-NY
128.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT398,5552015-08-22Gore Mountain3563USA-NY
129.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR395,2522017-07-15Columbia Hill8117USA-OR
130.Stokes, BenUSA-UT394,1072017-07-09Clipper Peak9207USA-UT
131.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR393,5412016-09-10Broken Top9175USA-OR
132.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ392,8182016-09-03Mount Peale12721USA-UT
133.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA387,0992017-05-06Mount Erie1273USA-WA
134.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH386,7232017-08-20 cDeadman Peak8189USA-ID
135.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA386,4332016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak7435USA-WA
136.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME386,2102017-04-29 bBlack Mountain1094USA-ME
137.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ380,7972017-06-20Baldhead Mountain-South Peak3097USA-NH
138.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO369,2932017-08-19Weld County High Point6380USA-CO
139.Berger, TimUSA-CA366,7722017-08-06Pyramid Peak9983USA-CA
140.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA359,3542016-06-10Sahale Peak8680USA-WA
141.Colbert, JonNew Zealand357,4152016-07-11Single Cone7608New Zealand
142.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR356,5722017-08-12Signal Buttes5181USA-OR
143.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA354,9462017-07-16Peak 76807680USA-CA
144.Hudson, TimUSA-WA352,7802013-12-31Tusk O'Granite5566USA-WA
145.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA352,3252017-08-12Kelso Mountain13154USA-CO
146.Hirniak, JosephUSA343,5742017-08-10East Pocket Knob7196USA-AZ
147.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA342,8272017-02-11Kalahaku Overlook9324USA-HI
148.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY341,6832017-08-03Goodman Mountain2178USA-NY
149.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO340,1632017-07-01Mount Spalding13842USA-CO
150.Layton, TomUSA-NC336,0202017-08-19Elk Knob5520USA-NC
151.Porter, CarryUSA-WA334,2252017-07-16Kololo Peaks8200USA-WA
152.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA331,6662013-06-29Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
153.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM328,0802017-08-03Cabezon Peak7785USA-NM
154.M, JoeCanada-AB325,3012013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)11375Canada-AB/BC
155.Gopal, Gokul324,9162014-08-13Skunk Knob11099USA-WY
156.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC324,0392014-10-12Mont Tremblant3058Canada-QC
157.Rhude, David J.USA-MN323,9362017-08-15Mauna Kea13796USA-HI
158.McAllister, MarkUK-England322,6352017-08-20Lauriston Road180UK-England
159.Stone, PeterUK-England319,3422017-08-20 bMali Triglav8940Slovenia
160.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK315,8372017-08-18 bHale-Bopp Peak5800USA-AK
161.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA314,4252017-08-08 2xMount Russell14088USA-CA
162.Darby, DavidUSA-MA312,8732017-07-24Arthur’s Seat823UK-Scotland
163.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA311,1402017-06-25Silers Bald5607USA-NC/TN
164.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ307,6842016-01-31Klissberget873Sweden
165.Willis, DavidCanada-BC303,1762017-07-16Unnecessary North Peak5062Canada-BC
166.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.302,1332017-08-14Monte Perdido10984Spain
167.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY296,9722017-08-14Wörner8123Germany-BY
168.Witt, JoseUSA-NV296,0962017-07-10Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim14200USA-WA
169.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA295,0702017-08-01Signal Hill459Canada-NL
170.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA294,1432016-09-24Newcastle Hills1120USA-WA
171.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT289,5472015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)29029China/Nepal
172.Sexauer, GustavUSA-AZ287,0602017-08-19Black Mountain3398USA-AZ
173.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland279,4652017-06-05Løvstakken1565Norway
174.Meneely, JimUSA-CA278,8062017-07-22Mount Lowe5603USA-CA
175.Valaitis, DeividasCzech Republic-Prague277,7692017-08-20 dKrahberg7244Austria
176.Still, JillUSA-AK276,9762017-07-31Thorodin Mountain10540USA-CO
177.Kemp, BenUSA-NY276,0582014-09-28Chimney Mountain2710USA-NY
178.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ275,5532017-08-16Great Hill135USA-NY
179.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB275,3812017-08-01Mount Lefroy11293Canada-AB/BC
180.Wiley, JohnUSA-NY274,1842017-08-17 bGraham Mountain3868USA-NY
181.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC273,4602017-05-22Brasstown Bald4784USA-GA
182.Man, MapUSA-NH270,5542017-07-01Bacon Ledge1949USA-NH
183.Alexa, RichardSlovakia-No State269,1162017-05-27 bLe Croisse Baulet7336France
184.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA268,7172017-02-05Hastings Peak4000USA-CA
185.Svensson, CajSweden-Västmanland267,6662017-08-08Großglockner (Attempt)12461Austria
186.Howe, NoelUSA-WA267,3582017-08-05 bCopper Peak8964USA-WA
187.Olson, AndersCanada-BC266,5532017-03-17Shore Line Butte663USA-CA
188.Honey, Gary265,1162015-08-17Pico Ruivo6109Portugal
189.Lakin, BethUSA-CO265,0942017-08-05Mount of the Holy Cross14005USA-CO
190.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV264,7112017-08-06Provo Peak11068USA-UT
191.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA263,7772017-07-20Shellrock Mountain4444USA-OR
192.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA262,5492015-01-03 cMount Abraham4040USA-ME
193.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA261,5792016-09-04Mount Cardigan3123USA-NH
194.Rice, ScottUSA-WA260,4152017-08-15 dConey Peak4080USA-WA
195.Eckardt, AnnettGermany-HE259,3042017-08-20 eNickel1696Germany-HE
196.Hill, William "Billy"259,2352010-09-17Black Down919UK-England
197.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA257,6752017-08-03Half Dome8840USA-CA
198.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME257,4432016-11-13Mount Hibbard2920USA-NH
199.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba257,2892016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)19724Argentina
200.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA257,0212017-08-06Cadillac Mountain1528USA-ME

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