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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, Petter1191Ascent List1127Peak List  149Trip Reports  2,957,125  901,332List of Lists2014-12-08
2.Poulin, Dennis2069Ascent List1841Peak List  1200Trip Reports  2,746,857  837,242List of Lists2014-12-09
3.Jones, Ken2352Ascent List2179Peak List  344Trip Reports  2,735,785  833,867List of Lists2014-12-14
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, Greg1248Ascent List781Peak List  253Trip Reports  2,003,434  610,647List of Lists2014-11-23
7.Walker, Adam747Ascent List606Peak List  425Trip Reports  1,725,431  525,911List of Lists2014-12-14
8.Still, Ben456Ascent List456Peak List  141Trip Reports  1,596,269  486,543List of Lists2014-11-22
9.Michelson, Paul823Ascent List752Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,577,436  480,802List of Lists2014-12-13
10.Woodall, Rob2965Ascent List2926Peak List  487Trip Reports  1,348,247  410,946List of Lists2014-11-29
11.Barlow, James848Ascent List718Peak List  560Trip Reports  1,293,730  394,329List of Lists2014-12-15
12.Gerber, Andrej260Ascent List260Peak List  140Trip Reports  1,291,361  393,607List of Lists2014-12-14
13.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List316Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,285,227  391,737List of Lists2014-06-22
14.Willis, Craig805Ascent List756Peak List  74Trip Reports  1,265,362  385,682List of Lists2014-12-13
15.Wilson, Doug398Ascent List231Peak List  1Trip Reports  1,260,626  384,239List of Lists2014-10-17
16.Kassan, Eric614Ascent List549Peak List  468Trip Reports  1,243,741  379,092List of Lists2014-12-14
17.Sasso, John631Ascent List293Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2014-11-11
18.Painter, ChadL794Ascent List603Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,112,385  339,055List of Lists2014-11-16
19.Sarna, John E730Ascent List584Peak List  243Trip Reports  1,054,353  321,367List of Lists2014-11-09
20.Dunham, Dave1251Ascent List789Peak List  1251Trip Reports  1,050,179  320,095List of Lists2014-12-14
21.Raether, Don721Ascent List629Peak List  457Trip Reports  1,041,717  317,515List of Lists2014-12-06
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, Rodney1236Ascent List878Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,015,506  309,526List of Lists2014-12-18
25.Grant, Sam509Ascent List341Peak List  26Trip Reports  964,288  293,915List of Lists2014-12-14
26.Noel, Eric783Ascent List639Peak List  352Trip Reports  946,373  288,454List of Lists2014-12-14
27.Giurgiulescu, Mihai596Ascent List362Peak List  17Trip Reports  924,027  281,643List of Lists2014-12-15
28.Albert, Sean364Ascent List216Peak List  293Trip Reports  915,606  279,077List of Lists2014-11-29
29.Ells, Chris424Ascent List197Peak List  6Trip Reports  881,369  268,641List of Lists2014-10-19
30.Themer, Karl363Ascent List266Peak List    871,115  265,516List of Lists2014-11-22
31.Kelliher, Mat492Ascent List444Peak List  457Trip Reports  867,102  264,293List of Lists2014-12-14
32.Boester, Brad367Ascent List350Peak List  133Trip Reports  845,272  257,639List of Lists2014-05-16
33.Boos, Andy1272Ascent List853Peak List  2Trip Reports  825,567  251,633List of Lists2014-12-02
34.Bigelow, Andrew808Ascent List358Peak List  254Trip Reports  801,746  244,372List of Lists2014-12-13
35.Evans, Alexei311Ascent List138Peak List  82Trip Reports  775,852  236,480List of Lists2014-12-14
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, Bryan565Ascent List498Peak List  183Trip Reports  727,165  221,640List of Lists2014-11-28
39.Oestreicher, Richard1106Ascent List788Peak List  935Trip Reports  714,377  217,742List of Lists2014-12-15
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, Michael389Ascent List209Peak List  312Trip Reports  646,608  197,086List of Lists2014-12-13
43.Straub, Chad251Ascent List187Peak List  212Trip Reports  609,474  185,768List of Lists2014-12-14
44.Hensley, Richard295Ascent List259Peak List  184Trip Reports  588,824  179,474List of Lists2014-11-03
45.ONeill, Patrick428Ascent List368Peak List  31Trip Reports  575,632  175,453List of Lists2014-11-16
46.Musser, William 729Ascent List562Peak List  485Trip Reports  548,433  167,162List of Lists2014-12-14
47.Russell, Ken428Ascent List420Peak List  126Trip Reports  544,193  165,870List of Lists2014-12-13
48.Morehouse, James318Ascent List225Peak List  189Trip Reports  542,966  165,496List of Lists2014-12-14
49.Graham, James375Ascent List315Peak List  10Trip Reports  540,787  164,832List of Lists2014-11-09
50.Rankine, Andrew264Ascent List216Peak List  258Trip Reports  535,621  163,257List of Lists2014-12-13
51.Kwok, Amy196Ascent List61Peak List  112Trip Reports  527,620  160,819List of Lists2014-12-14
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.Trošcák, Ondrej160Ascent List152Peak List  9Trip Reports  489,018  149,053List of Lists2014-12-13
55.Vadeboncoeur, Matt570Ascent List415Peak List  27Trip Reports  486,918  148,413List of Lists2014-12-14
56.Lockling, Tim396Ascent List175Peak List  129Trip Reports  484,119  147,559List of Lists2014-11-29
57.Murray, Robert326Ascent List214Peak List  85Trip Reports  473,346  144,276List of Lists2014-11-13
58.Myers, Steve327Ascent List175Peak List  19Trip Reports  472,286  143,953List of Lists2014-12-07
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, Aaron139Ascent List76Peak List  65Trip Reports  448,866  136,814List of Lists2014-11-30
63.Vincent, Ida119Ascent List62Peak List  27Trip Reports  441,686  134,626List of Lists2014-12-13
64.Stemm, Brad505Ascent List441Peak List  13Trip Reports  428,106  130,487List of Lists2014-12-14
65.Peck, Lawrence343Ascent List197Peak List  343Trip Reports  424,324  129,334List of Lists2014-12-13
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 1712Ascent List1070Peak List  489Trip Reports  408,799  124,602List of Lists2014-12-18
69.Luettringhaus, Uwe224Ascent List190Peak List  6Trip Reports  405,715  123,662List of Lists2014-12-06
70.Newton, Lee988Ascent List977Peak List  250Trip Reports  399,502  121,768List 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, Scott277Ascent List269Peak List    390,782  119,110List of Lists2014-12-07
74.Lewis, Michael104Ascent List102Peak List  11Trip Reports  386,443  117,788List of Lists2014-12-14
75.Eichas, Paul256Ascent List129Peak List    384,637  117,237List of Lists2014-10-20
76.Jayaraman, Srikant249Ascent List223Peak List  42Trip Reports  382,652  116,632List of Lists2014-12-07
77.Tetazoo, III, James E.263Ascent List208Peak List  74Trip Reports  382,080  116,458List of Lists2014-10-31
78.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
79.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo203Ascent List152Peak List  15Trip Reports  376,604  114,789List of Lists2014-11-01
80.Johnson, Frederick1373Ascent List1040Peak List  403Trip Reports  376,430  114,736List of Lists2014-11-25
81.Lockard, Alex147Ascent List61Peak List  10Trip Reports  375,831  114,553List of Lists2014-11-30
82.Baxter, Dan452Ascent List420Peak List  151Trip Reports  367,356  111,970List of Lists2014-11-16
83.Madhusudanan, Vineeth139Ascent List76Peak List  13Trip Reports  366,468  111,699List of Lists2014-10-04
84.Darr, John 179Ascent List39Peak List  119Trip Reports  364,941  111,234List of Lists2014-12-18
85.Bolton, Bob849Ascent List754Peak List  125Trip Reports  359,592  109,604List of Lists2014-12-07
86.Wright, Wesley178Ascent List138Peak List    358,307  109,212List of Lists2014-10-30
87.De Las Torres, Chiky355Ascent List324Peak List  60Trip Reports  356,965  108,803List of Lists2014-11-29
88.Thomas, John158Ascent List156Peak List    356,000  108,509List of Lists2014-12-06
89.Quinlan, Dan216Ascent List203Peak List  216Trip Reports  353,473  107,739List of Lists2014-10-11
90.Hudson, Tim107Ascent List90Peak List  9Trip Reports  352,754  107,519List of Lists2013-12-31
91.Murphy, John176Ascent List107Peak List  40Trip Reports  352,749  107,518List of Lists2014-11-16
92.Snapp, Bryon82Ascent List34Peak List  15Trip Reports  352,336  107,392List of Lists2014-10-05
93.Stephens, Rich107Ascent List89Peak List  33Trip Reports  348,777  106,307List of Lists2014-08-05
94.Kalsing, Kristian100Ascent List56Peak List  35Trip Reports  340,515  103,789List of Lists2014-12-13
95.Aschbrenner, Ryan510Ascent List441Peak List  289Trip Reports  339,633  103,520List of Lists2014-11-09
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.Horbal, Matt236Ascent List226Peak List  5Trip Reports  321,041  97,853List of Lists2014-11-22

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