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Hall of Fame Climbers:

Ascents Distinct Peaks Trip Reports Most Recent Ascent Vertical Gain Famous Climbers

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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, Petter1128Ascent List1067Peak List  146Trip Reports  2,811,500  856,945List of Lists2014-07-21
2.Jones, Ken2299Ascent List2135Peak List  332Trip Reports  2,705,372  824,597List of Lists2014-07-22
3.Poulin, Dennis1943Ascent List1728Peak List  1130Trip Reports  2,649,593  807,596List of Lists2014-07-22
4.Earl, Edward1515Ascent List1401Peak List  198Trip Reports  2,283,825  696,110List of Lists2014-07-18
5.Lostracco, Ben3181Ascent List2367Peak List  1377Trip Reports  2,040,852  622,052List of Lists2014-07-20
6.Slayden, Greg1218Ascent List756Peak List  232Trip Reports  1,958,632  596,991List of Lists2014-06-26
7.Walker, Adam664Ascent List537Peak List  361Trip Reports  1,594,276  485,935List of Lists2014-07-21
8.Michelson, Paul770Ascent List703Peak List  55Trip Reports  1,527,585  465,608List of Lists2014-07-20
9.Still, Ben434Ascent List434Peak List  117Trip Reports  1,516,258  462,155List of Lists2014-07-13
10.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List317Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,278,307  389,628List of Lists2014-06-22
11.Woodall, Rob2264Ascent List2223Peak List  437Trip Reports  1,274,337  388,418List of Lists2014-07-07
12.Willis, Craig760Ascent List700Peak List  70Trip Reports  1,190,075  362,735List of Lists2014-07-21
13.Sasso, John596Ascent List284Peak List  391Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2014-07-19
14.Kassan, Eric577Ascent List518Peak List  434Trip Reports  1,173,846  357,788List of Lists2014-06-29
15.Barlow, James790Ascent List664Peak List  511Trip Reports  1,165,519  355,250List of Lists2014-07-06
16.Gerber, Andrej196Ascent List196Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,054,709  321,475List of Lists2014-05-29
17.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
18.Dunham, Dave1198Ascent List757Peak List  1198Trip Reports  1,021,230  311,271List of Lists2014-07-13
19.Painter, ChadL666Ascent List518Peak List  55Trip Reports  1,007,401  307,056List of Lists2014-07-16
20.Garneau, Robert708Ascent List432Peak List  190Trip Reports  997,431  304,017List of Lists2014-07-16
21.Ziak, Rodney1209Ascent List860Peak List  99Trip Reports  995,814  303,524List of Lists2014-07-21
22.Raether, Don681Ascent List591Peak List  424Trip Reports  984,444  300,059List of Lists2014-07-22
23.Noel, Eric768Ascent List625Peak List  339Trip Reports  927,429  282,680List of Lists2014-07-19
24.Sarna, John E695Ascent List561Peak List  208Trip Reports  919,748  280,339List of Lists2014-07-20
25.Ells, Chris415Ascent List192Peak List  6Trip Reports  856,328  261,009List of Lists2014-07-13
26.Themer, Karl347Ascent List253Peak List    851,426  259,515List of Lists2014-07-20
27.Albert, Sean337Ascent List193Peak List  272Trip Reports  848,534  258,633List of Lists2014-07-21
28.Boester, Brad367Ascent List350Peak List  133Trip Reports  845,272  257,639List of Lists2014-05-16
29.Giurgiulescu, Mihai524Ascent List301Peak List  3Trip Reports  824,391  251,274List of Lists2014-07-20
30.Kelliher, Mat457Ascent List416Peak List  422Trip Reports  803,137  244,796List of Lists2014-07-20
31.Bigelow, Andrew804Ascent List354Peak List  253Trip Reports  795,446  242,452List of Lists2014-07-11
32.Grant, Sam397Ascent List253Peak List  22Trip Reports  789,468  240,630List of Lists2014-07-20
33.Boos, Andy1247Ascent List839Peak List  2Trip Reports  775,733  236,443List of Lists2014-07-09
34.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,616  234,274List of Lists2013-11-23
35.Hall, Len448Ascent List205Peak List  438Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2013-08-25
36.Kraai, Bryan529Ascent List462Peak List  153Trip Reports  723,831  220,624List of Lists2014-07-13
37.Oestreicher, Richard1031Ascent List724Peak List  865Trip Reports  697,441  212,580List of Lists2014-07-22
38.Evans, Alexei275Ascent List126Peak List  61Trip Reports  688,552  209,871List of Lists2014-07-13
39.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
40.914, BMS265Ascent List213Peak List  262Trip Reports  651,135  198,466List of Lists2014-07-12
41.Wanberg, Michael359Ascent List193Peak List  294Trip Reports  585,346  178,413List of Lists2014-07-12
42.ONeill, Patrick394Ascent List336Peak List  28Trip Reports  540,135  164,633List of Lists2014-07-19
43.Straub, Chad226Ascent List169Peak List  192Trip Reports  534,735  162,987List of Lists2014-07-18
44.Rankine, Andrew254Ascent List209Peak List  248Trip Reports  527,862  160,892List of Lists2014-07-20
45.Graham, James366Ascent List307Peak List  10Trip Reports  527,453  160,768List of Lists2014-07-17
46.Hensley, Richard259Ascent List226Peak List  162Trip Reports  518,914  158,165List of Lists2014-07-13
47.Russell, Ken409Ascent List401Peak List  117Trip Reports  515,330  157,073List of Lists2014-07-19
48.Pramuk, Gabriel708Ascent List649Peak List  20Trip Reports  515,099  157,002List of Lists2013-09-04
49. #, Ashwin182Ascent List64Peak List  73Trip Reports  510,816  155,697List of Lists2014-04-12
50.Musser, William 663Ascent List512Peak List  445Trip Reports  501,657  152,905List of Lists2014-07-17
51.Morehouse, James280Ascent List203Peak List  168Trip Reports  493,397  150,387List of Lists2014-07-18
52.Kwok, Amy176Ascent List52Peak List  106Trip Reports  479,625  146,190List of Lists2014-07-19
53.Myers, Steve326Ascent List174Peak List  19Trip Reports  471,686  143,770List of Lists2014-07-01
54.Murray, Robert312Ascent List206Peak List  78Trip Reports  464,091  141,455List of Lists2014-07-13
55.Vadeboncoeur, Matt528Ascent List396Peak List  27Trip Reports  462,830  141,071List of Lists2014-07-20
56.Nakajima, Tomoko348Ascent List291Peak List  339Trip Reports  459,700  140,117List of Lists2014-07-05
57.Morris, Caleb269Ascent List241Peak List  230Trip Reports  430,609  131,250List of Lists2014-07-20
58.Schussler, Arne331Ascent List213Peak List  284Trip Reports  428,403  130,577List of Lists2014-07-13
59.Nash, Aaron133Ascent List72Peak List  63Trip Reports  426,101  129,876List of Lists2014-07-18
60.Baker, Troy169Ascent List148Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2014-06-21
61.Dillmore, Shannon431Ascent List424Peak List  88Trip Reports  412,899  125,852List of Lists2014-06-27
62.Trošcák, Ondrej126Ascent List120Peak List  9Trip Reports  408,461  124,499List of Lists2014-07-13
63.Laverdure, Jean André 1688Ascent List1065Peak List  485Trip Reports  403,238  122,907List of Lists2014-07-19
64.Peck, Lawrence316Ascent List185Peak List  316Trip Reports  391,314  119,273List of Lists2014-07-13
65.Wheeler, Terry686Ascent List608Peak List  36Trip Reports  388,201  118,324List of Lists2014-07-20
66.Triska, Jan113Ascent List99Peak List  112Trip Reports  384,634  117,236List of Lists2014-06-21
67.Vincent, Ida104Ascent List54Peak List  23Trip Reports  379,790  115,760List of Lists2014-07-20
68.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
69.Peavy, Scott267Ascent List259Peak List    374,708  114,211List of Lists2014-07-06
70.Stemm, Brad392Ascent List352Peak List  10Trip Reports  373,014  113,695List of Lists2014-07-19
71.Tetazoo, III, James E.258Ascent List203Peak List  72Trip Reports  372,756  113,616List of Lists2014-07-21
72.Madhusudanan, Vineeth131Ascent List69Peak List  13Trip Reports  366,468  111,699List of Lists2014-05-11
73.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo188Ascent List140Peak List  15Trip Reports  364,905  111,223List of Lists2014-07-14
74.Eichas, Paul232Ascent List108Peak List    362,175  110,391List of Lists2014-07-06
75.Jayaraman, Srikant233Ascent List210Peak List  38Trip Reports  358,988  109,420List of Lists2014-05-24
76.De Las Torres, Chiky340Ascent List309Peak List  60Trip Reports  356,949  108,798List of Lists2014-07-12
77.Lewis, Michael81Ascent List80Peak List  5Trip Reports  354,275  107,983List of Lists2014-07-12
78.Hudson, Tim107Ascent List90Peak List  9Trip Reports  352,779  107,527List of Lists2013-12-31
79.Bolton, Bob835Ascent List740Peak List  124Trip Reports  348,844  106,328List of Lists2014-07-20
80.Snapp, Bryon81Ascent List34Peak List  14Trip Reports  348,576  106,246List of Lists2014-06-29
81.Baxter, Dan418Ascent List392Peak List  135Trip Reports  338,679  103,229List of Lists2014-07-12
82.Putnam, Mike110Ascent List61Peak List  50Trip Reports  331,657  101,089List of Lists2013-06-29
83.Johnson, Frederick1341Ascent List1018Peak List  378Trip Reports  330,740  100,810List of Lists2014-06-28
84.Lockard, Alex129Ascent List55Peak List  10Trip Reports  329,892  100,551List of Lists2014-07-20
85.M, Joe142Ascent List75Peak List  6Trip Reports  325,324  99,159List of Lists2013-08-25
86.Gopal, Gokul229Ascent List152Peak List  61Trip Reports  324,927  99,038List of Lists2014-06-18
87.Newton, Lee902Ascent List893Peak List  222Trip Reports  318,897  97,200List of Lists2014-07-22
88.Hirniak, Joseph130Ascent List118Peak List  89Trip Reports  318,710  97,143List of Lists2014-02-23
89.Wright, Wesley161Ascent List126Peak List    313,802  95,647List of Lists2014-07-20
90.Hanson, Vic239Ascent List184Peak List  156Trip Reports  308,854  94,139List of Lists2014-07-21
91.Koppel, Eric411Ascent List256Peak List  69Trip Reports  306,999  93,573List of Lists2014-07-19
92.Luettringhaus, Uwe186Ascent List166Peak List  1Trip Reports  306,287  93,356List of Lists2014-07-20
93.Murphy, John144Ascent List77Peak List  34Trip Reports  301,796  91,987List of Lists2014-07-18
94.Rhude, David J.145Ascent List103Peak List  93Trip Reports  298,347  90,936List of Lists2013-08-16
95.Aschbrenner, Ryan456Ascent List402Peak List  278Trip Reports  295,995  90,219List of Lists2014-07-12
96.Horbal, Matt225Ascent List215Peak List  4Trip Reports  294,611  89,797List of Lists2014-06-18
97.Cusick, Michael150Ascent List145Peak List    292,747  89,229List of Lists2014-07-19
98.Couët, Gabriel259Ascent List193Peak List  186Trip Reports  292,246  89,077List of Lists2014-07-17
99.Berger, Tim138Ascent List107Peak List  110Trip Reports  287,420  87,606List of Lists2014-07-13
100.Quinlan, Dan171Ascent List159Peak List  171Trip Reports  285,273  86,951List of Lists2013-11-03

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