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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, Petter1273Ascent List1201Peak List  149Trip Reports  3,231,035  984,819List of Lists2015-07-25
2.Poulin, Dennis2181Ascent List1946Peak List  1238Trip Reports  2,812,244  857,172List of Lists2015-07-26
3.Jones, Ken2423Ascent List2242Peak List  377Trip Reports  2,780,694  847,556List of Lists2015-07-26
4.Earl, Edward1606Ascent List1486Peak List  218Trip Reports  2,417,942  736,989List of Lists2015-06-18
5.Lostracco, Ben3616Ascent List2728Peak List  1599Trip Reports  2,166,913  660,475List of Lists2015-07-21
6.Slayden, Greg1275Ascent List797Peak List  272Trip Reports  2,061,678  628,399List of Lists2015-07-22
7.Walker, Adam882Ascent List719Peak List  499Trip Reports  1,752,178  534,064List of Lists2015-07-21
8.Still, Ben477Ascent List477Peak List  155Trip Reports  1,671,872  509,587List of Lists2015-07-19
9.Michelson, Paul883Ascent List813Peak List  90Trip Reports  1,625,744  495,527List of Lists2015-06-13
10.Woodall, Rob3313Ascent List3247Peak List  515Trip Reports  1,433,154  436,825List of Lists2015-07-13
11.Barlow, James936Ascent List796Peak List  700Trip Reports  1,432,166  436,524List of Lists2015-07-20
12.Gerber, Andrej277Ascent List277Peak List  163Trip Reports  1,369,573  417,446List of Lists2015-05-30
13.Willis, Craig875Ascent List820Peak List  78Trip Reports  1,336,608  407,398List of Lists2015-07-18
14.Kassan, Eric667Ascent List592Peak List  509Trip Reports  1,332,696  406,206List of Lists2015-07-28
15.Wilson, Doug411Ascent List237Peak List  1Trip Reports  1,294,336  394,514List of Lists2015-07-24
16.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List315Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,285,227  391,737List of Lists2014-06-22
17.Grant, Sam655Ascent List464Peak List  48Trip Reports  1,257,042  383,146List of Lists2015-07-27
18.Sasso, John639Ascent List301Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,197,901  365,120List of Lists2015-07-05
19.Garneau, Robert776Ascent List449Peak List  221Trip Reports  1,126,480  343,351List of Lists2015-07-20
20.Painter, ChadL818Ascent List625Peak List  59Trip Reports  1,122,615  342,173List of Lists2015-07-15
21.Raether, Don811Ascent List699Peak List  504Trip Reports  1,100,252  335,357List of Lists2015-07-28
22.Giurgiulescu, Mihai693Ascent List439Peak List  22Trip Reports  1,091,968  332,832List of Lists2015-07-26
23.Dunham, Dave1315Ascent List830Peak List  1315Trip Reports  1,066,705  325,132List of Lists2015-07-24
24.Sarna, John E747Ascent List596Peak List  259Trip Reports  1,063,321  324,100List of Lists2015-06-24
25.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
26.Albert, Sean396Ascent List232Peak List  308Trip Reports  1,021,824  311,452List of Lists2015-07-24
27.Ziak, Rodney1248Ascent List881Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,018,772  310,522List of Lists2015-06-12
28.Boos, Andy1341Ascent List911Peak List  2Trip Reports  962,711  293,434List of Lists2015-07-17
29.Noel, Eric804Ascent List658Peak List  368Trip Reports  959,810  292,550List of Lists2015-07-25
30.Kelliher, Mat587Ascent List527Peak List  535Trip Reports  923,634  281,524List of Lists2015-07-26
31.Themer, Karl386Ascent List289Peak List    893,513  272,343List of Lists2015-07-25
32.Ells, Chris425Ascent List197Peak List  6Trip Reports  882,378  268,949List of Lists2014-10-25
33.Boester, Brad373Ascent List356Peak List  133Trip Reports  858,921  261,799List of Lists2015-06-05
34.Evans, Alexei361Ascent List154Peak List  109Trip Reports  844,997  257,555List of Lists2015-07-26
35.Bigelow, Andrew820Ascent List363Peak List  258Trip Reports  818,866  249,590List of Lists2015-07-11
36.Oestreicher, Richard1244Ascent List889Peak List  1069Trip Reports  783,324  238,757List of Lists2015-07-25
37.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,616  234,274List of Lists2013-11-23
38.Kraai, Bryan596Ascent List529Peak List  204Trip Reports  734,160  223,772List of Lists2015-05-28
39.Hall, Len449Ascent List205Peak List  438Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2013-08-25
40.Wanberg, Michael437Ascent List224Peak List  357Trip Reports  716,360  218,347List of Lists2015-07-12
41.Kwok, Amy268Ascent List77Peak List  123Trip Reports  690,669  210,516List of Lists2015-07-23
42.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
43.Rankine, Andrew331Ascent List276Peak List  325Trip Reports  669,165  203,961List of Lists2015-07-27
44.Straub, Chad268Ascent List199Peak List  221Trip Reports  667,749  203,530List of Lists2015-07-08
45.914, BMS271Ascent List217Peak List  267Trip Reports  660,545  201,334List of Lists2015-07-26
46. #, Ashwin229Ascent List77Peak List  74Trip Reports  650,300  198,211List of Lists2015-01-24
47.ONeill, Patrick511Ascent List437Peak List  47Trip Reports  648,396  197,631List of Lists2015-07-27
48.Johnson, Frederick1397Ascent List1072Peak List  508Trip Reports  641,601  195,560List of Lists2015-06-01
49.Musser, William 930Ascent List664Peak List  580Trip Reports  638,615  194,650List of Lists2015-07-28
50.Tibatong, Habakuk577Ascent List361Peak List  8Trip Reports  613,266  186,923List of Lists2015-07-27
51.Russell, Ken470Ascent List462Peak List  147Trip Reports  604,292  184,188List of Lists2015-07-19
52.Lewis, Michael144Ascent List119Peak List  73Trip Reports  598,906  182,547List of Lists2015-07-21
53.Hensley, Richard302Ascent List264Peak List  186Trip Reports  594,713  181,269List of Lists2015-07-25
54.Morehouse, James401Ascent List282Peak List  218Trip Reports  579,641  176,675List of Lists2015-07-25
55.Thomas, John186Ascent List181Peak List    574,514  175,112List of Lists2015-07-25
56.Vincent, Ida150Ascent List79Peak List  40Trip Reports  562,720  171,517List of Lists2015-07-07
57.Trošcák, Ondrej187Ascent List175Peak List  9Trip Reports  557,799  170,017List of Lists2015-07-05
58.Graham, James405Ascent List341Peak List  12Trip Reports  556,072  169,491List of Lists2015-07-25
59.Pramuk, Gabriel713Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  523,732  159,634List of Lists2015-01-14
60.Vadeboncoeur, Matt612Ascent List438Peak List  38Trip Reports  523,037  159,422List of Lists2015-07-17
61.Luettringhaus, Uwe290Ascent List247Peak List  11Trip Reports  507,239  154,606List of Lists2015-07-25
62.Laverdure, Jean André 1945Ascent List1242Peak List  605Trip Reports  494,239  150,644List of Lists2015-07-24
63.Morris, Caleb304Ascent List271Peak List  260Trip Reports  483,721  147,438List of Lists2015-06-20
64.Stemm, Brad575Ascent List468Peak List  13Trip Reports  483,490  147,368List of Lists2015-07-25
65.Murray, Robert338Ascent List220Peak List  94Trip Reports  482,910  147,191List of Lists2015-07-14
66.Schussler, Arne371Ascent List226Peak List  322Trip Reports  479,796  146,242List of Lists2015-07-13
67.Nash, Aaron146Ascent List79Peak List  65Trip Reports  479,663  146,201List of Lists2015-06-27
68.Myers, Steve329Ascent List176Peak List  19Trip Reports  472,596  144,047List of Lists2015-07-22
69.Peck, Lawrence371Ascent List199Peak List  371Trip Reports  467,124  142,379List of Lists2015-07-25
70.Nakajima, Tomoko411Ascent List353Peak List  378Trip Reports  463,181  141,178List of Lists2015-07-04
71.Newton, Lee1167Ascent List1155Peak List  303Trip Reports  459,508  140,058List of Lists2015-07-12
72.Murphy, John205Ascent List119Peak List  48Trip Reports  440,778  134,349List of Lists2015-07-18
73.Lockard, Alex173Ascent List70Peak List  12Trip Reports  439,698  134,020List of Lists2015-07-16
74.Darr, John 215Ascent List41Peak List  134Trip Reports  439,687  134,017List of Lists2015-07-25
75.Kalsing, Kristian122Ascent List67Peak List  48Trip Reports  431,447  131,505List of Lists2015-07-04
76.Peavy, Scott295Ascent List286Peak List    427,051  130,165List of Lists2015-06-28
77.Dillmore, Shannon441Ascent List434Peak List  93Trip Reports  426,331  129,946List of Lists2015-07-12
78.Triska, Jan125Ascent List107Peak List  124Trip Reports  424,052  129,251List of Lists2015-07-23
79.Baker, Troy175Ascent List151Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2015-05-24
80.Baxter, Dan520Ascent List479Peak List  170Trip Reports  406,842  124,005List of Lists2015-06-01
81.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo236Ascent List181Peak List  15Trip Reports  405,330  123,545List of Lists2015-07-16
82.Aschbrenner, Ryan613Ascent List534Peak List  320Trip Reports  401,314  122,321List of Lists2015-07-25
83.Wheeler, Terry720Ascent List632Peak List  36Trip Reports  401,180  122,280List of Lists2015-07-10
84.Wright, Wesley197Ascent List151Peak List    399,824  121,866List of Lists2015-07-26
85.Jayaraman, Srikant261Ascent List233Peak List  43Trip Reports  395,390  120,515List of Lists2015-04-05
86.Eichas, Paul267Ascent List136Peak List    393,185  119,843List of Lists2015-07-12
87.Corcoran, Spencer403Ascent List224Peak List  333Trip Reports  390,033  118,882List of Lists2015-07-20
88.Bolton, Bob888Ascent List791Peak List  130Trip Reports  383,671  116,943List of Lists2015-07-26
89.Tetazoo, III, James E.263Ascent List208Peak List  74Trip Reports  382,080  116,458List of Lists2014-10-31
90.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
91.Madhusudanan, Vineeth140Ascent List77Peak List  13Trip Reports  370,468  112,919List of Lists2014-12-13
92.Sekera, Alison123Ascent List114Peak List    370,213  112,841List of Lists2015-07-07
93.Myers, Grant2242Ascent List2212Peak List  54Trip Reports  369,890  112,742List of Lists2015-07-08
94.Quinlan, Dan227Ascent List214Peak List  227Trip Reports  369,173  112,524List of Lists2015-07-03
95.Burgess, George138Ascent List137Peak List  136Trip Reports  367,333  111,963List of Lists2015-07-26
96.DeFranco, Jack281Ascent List251Peak List  2Trip Reports  360,304  109,821List of Lists2015-07-21
97.Snapp, Bryon83Ascent List34Peak List  15Trip Reports  357,086  108,840List of Lists2015-06-14
98.De Las Torres, Chiky388Ascent List355Peak List  61Trip Reports  356,965  108,803List of Lists2015-07-05
99.Cusick, Michael241Ascent List231Peak List  2Trip Reports  354,983  108,199List of Lists2015-07-27
100.Utah, Johnny109Ascent List93Peak List  6Trip Reports  353,039  107,606List of Lists2015-07-16

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