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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, Petter1168Ascent List1106Peak List  147Trip Reports  2,911,206  887,336List of Lists2014-09-20
2.Jones, Ken2323Ascent List2152Peak List  336Trip Reports  2,713,604  827,106List of Lists2014-09-20
3.Poulin, Dennis1997Ascent List1781Peak List  1174Trip Reports  2,680,310  816,958List of Lists2014-09-19
4.Earl, Edward1538Ascent List1422Peak List  205Trip Reports  2,340,104  713,264List of Lists2014-09-14
5.Lostracco, Ben3266Ascent List2433Peak List  1416Trip Reports  2,072,658  631,746List of Lists2014-09-14
6.Slayden, Greg1227Ascent List764Peak List  237Trip Reports  1,980,022  603,511List of Lists2014-09-13
7.Walker, Adam707Ascent List577Peak List  400Trip Reports  1,618,089  493,194List of Lists2014-09-20
8.Still, Ben447Ascent List447Peak List  128Trip Reports  1,570,641  478,731List of Lists2014-09-14
9.Michelson, Paul796Ascent List728Peak List  56Trip Reports  1,548,585  472,009List of Lists2014-09-17
10.Woodall, Rob2277Ascent List2241Peak List  451Trip Reports  1,312,312  399,993List of Lists2014-09-18
11.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List317Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,278,284  389,621List of Lists2014-06-22
12.Barlow, James814Ascent List686Peak List  532Trip Reports  1,238,512  377,498List of Lists2014-09-04
13.Willis, Craig783Ascent List740Peak List  73Trip Reports  1,236,929  377,016List of Lists2014-09-13
14.Kassan, Eric596Ascent List536Peak List  453Trip Reports  1,211,375  369,227List of Lists2014-09-13
15.Sasso, John612Ascent List290Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2014-09-01
16.Painter, ChadL705Ascent List543Peak List  57Trip Reports  1,056,209  321,933List of Lists2014-09-19
17.Gerber, Andrej196Ascent List196Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,054,709  321,475List of Lists2014-05-29
18.Sarna, John E726Ascent List581Peak List  239Trip Reports  1,046,695  319,033List of Lists2014-09-03
19.Dunham, Dave1218Ascent List772Peak List  1218Trip Reports  1,034,675  315,369List of Lists2014-08-24
20.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
21.Garneau, Robert726Ascent List435Peak List  202Trip Reports  1,017,020  309,988List of Lists2014-08-31
22.Ziak, Rodney1221Ascent List868Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,008,544  307,404List of Lists2014-09-10
23.Raether, Don696Ascent List604Peak List  437Trip Reports  1,008,289  307,326List of Lists2014-09-11
24.Noel, Eric770Ascent List627Peak List  339Trip Reports  927,429  282,680List of Lists2014-08-09
25.Ells, Chris420Ascent List196Peak List  6Trip Reports  873,161  266,139List of Lists2014-08-24
26.Giurgiulescu, Mihai555Ascent List325Peak List  10Trip Reports  868,084  264,592List of Lists2014-09-14
27.Grant, Sam443Ascent List290Peak List  23Trip Reports  862,978  263,036List of Lists2014-09-21
28.Themer, Karl356Ascent List260Peak List    862,562  262,909List of Lists2014-09-20
29.Albert, Sean353Ascent List208Peak List  278Trip Reports  848,534  258,633List of Lists2014-09-14
30.Boester, Brad367Ascent List350Peak List  133Trip Reports  845,272  257,639List of Lists2014-05-16
31.Kelliher, Mat471Ascent List429Peak List  432Trip Reports  818,187  249,383List of Lists2014-09-20
32.Boos, Andy1259Ascent List843Peak List  2Trip Reports  801,722  244,365List of Lists2014-09-16
33.Bigelow, Andrew805Ascent List355Peak List  253Trip Reports  796,246  242,696List of Lists2014-08-09
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, Bryan542Ascent List475Peak List  163Trip Reports  726,507  221,439List of Lists2014-09-14
37.Oestreicher, Richard1032Ascent List723Peak List  866Trip Reports  702,966  214,264List of Lists2014-07-31
38.Evans, Alexei281Ascent List131Peak List  66Trip Reports  700,852  213,620List of Lists2014-09-14
39.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
40.914, BMS267Ascent List214Peak List  264Trip Reports  657,130  200,293List of Lists2014-09-05
41.Wanberg, Michael377Ascent List205Peak List  306Trip Reports  626,079  190,829List of Lists2014-09-14
42.Hensley, Richard277Ascent List242Peak List  175Trip Reports  556,091  169,497List of Lists2014-09-13
43.ONeill, Patrick400Ascent List341Peak List  28Trip Reports  554,280  168,945List of Lists2014-09-20
44.Straub, Chad228Ascent List171Peak List  197Trip Reports  540,590  164,772List of Lists2014-09-07
45.Musser, William 694Ascent List537Peak List  467Trip Reports  534,182  162,819List of Lists2014-09-10
46.Rankine, Andrew261Ascent List215Peak List  255Trip Reports  532,832  162,407List of Lists2014-09-21
47.Graham, James370Ascent List311Peak List  10Trip Reports  528,556  161,104List of Lists2014-09-08
48.Morehouse, James295Ascent List209Peak List  179Trip Reports  521,188  158,858List of Lists2014-09-13
49.Russell, Ken416Ascent List408Peak List  121Trip Reports  520,268  158,578List of Lists2014-09-14
50.Pramuk, Gabriel710Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  517,799  157,825List of Lists2014-08-25
51. #, Ashwin182Ascent List64Peak List  73Trip Reports  510,816  155,697List of Lists2014-04-12
52.Kwok, Amy185Ascent List56Peak List  111Trip Reports  506,655  154,428List of Lists2014-09-13
53.Vadeboncoeur, Matt545Ascent List403Peak List  27Trip Reports  477,215  145,455List of Lists2014-09-20
54.Myers, Steve326Ascent List174Peak List  19Trip Reports  471,686  143,770List of Lists2014-07-01
55.Murray, Robert315Ascent List209Peak List  80Trip Reports  466,344  142,142List of Lists2014-09-13
56.Trošcák, Ondrej150Ascent List143Peak List  9Trip Reports  460,569  140,381List of Lists2014-08-28
57.Nakajima, Tomoko375Ascent List318Peak List  342Trip Reports  459,700  140,117List of Lists2014-09-11
58.Schussler, Arne348Ascent List221Peak List  301Trip Reports  456,467  139,131List of Lists2014-09-15
59.Morris, Caleb275Ascent List247Peak List  236Trip Reports  444,834  135,585List of Lists2014-09-13
60.Nash, Aaron135Ascent List74Peak List  64Trip Reports  435,950  132,878List of Lists2014-08-06
61.Vincent, Ida113Ascent List61Peak List  23Trip Reports  422,318  128,723List of Lists2014-08-28
62.Dillmore, Shannon432Ascent List425Peak List  88Trip Reports  416,409  126,921List of Lists2014-08-29
63.Baker, Troy169Ascent List148Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2014-06-21
64.Peck, Lawrence330Ascent List197Peak List  330Trip Reports  405,978  123,742List of Lists2014-09-20
65.Laverdure, Jean André 1695Ascent List1065Peak List  485Trip Reports  404,999  123,444List of Lists2014-09-19
66.Wheeler, Terry707Ascent List628Peak List  36Trip Reports  396,502  120,854List of Lists2014-08-30
67.Triska, Jan116Ascent List101Peak List  115Trip Reports  396,281  120,786List of Lists2014-07-28
68.Stemm, Brad435Ascent List382Peak List  11Trip Reports  387,904  118,233List of Lists2014-09-17
69.Newton, Lee905Ascent List899Peak List  239Trip Reports  381,329  116,229List of Lists2014-08-26
70.Tetazoo, III, James E.261Ascent List206Peak List  73Trip Reports  379,153  115,566List of Lists2014-08-27
71.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
72.Peavy, Scott270Ascent List262Peak List    377,494  115,060List of Lists2014-08-31
73.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo196Ascent List145Peak List  15Trip Reports  371,518  113,239List of Lists2014-09-13
74.Eichas, Paul237Ascent List113Peak List    370,081  112,801List of Lists2014-09-03
75.Johnson, Frederick1362Ascent List1029Peak List  397Trip Reports  369,291  112,560List of Lists2014-09-01
76.Luettringhaus, Uwe207Ascent List175Peak List  6Trip Reports  368,637  112,361List of Lists2014-09-13
77.Madhusudanan, Vineeth135Ascent List73Peak List  13Trip Reports  366,468  111,699List of Lists2014-08-19
78.Lewis, Michael97Ascent List96Peak List  8Trip Reports  365,091  111,280List of Lists2014-08-27
79.Bolton, Bob842Ascent List747Peak List  125Trip Reports  359,592  109,604List of Lists2014-08-29
80.Baxter, Dan443Ascent List412Peak List  148Trip Reports  359,397  109,544List of Lists2014-09-19
81.Jayaraman, Srikant233Ascent List210Peak List  38Trip Reports  358,988  109,420List of Lists2014-05-24
82.De Las Torres, Chiky344Ascent List313Peak List  60Trip Reports  356,965  108,803List of Lists2014-08-31
83.Hudson, Tim107Ascent List90Peak List  9Trip Reports  352,779  107,527List of Lists2013-12-31
84.Wright, Wesley173Ascent List135Peak List    349,705  106,590List of Lists2014-09-16
85.Stephens, Rich107Ascent List89Peak List  33Trip Reports  348,777  106,307List of Lists2014-08-05
86.Snapp, Bryon81Ascent List34Peak List  14Trip Reports  348,576  106,246List of Lists2014-06-29
87.Lockard, Alex135Ascent List56Peak List  10Trip Reports  347,710  105,982List of Lists2014-09-13
88.Putnam, Mike110Ascent List61Peak List  50Trip Reports  331,657  101,089List of Lists2013-06-29
89.Quinlan, Dan204Ascent List191Peak List  204Trip Reports  331,473  101,033List of Lists2014-08-29
90.Aschbrenner, Ryan495Ascent List429Peak List  284Trip Reports  327,844  99,927List of Lists2014-09-20
91.M, Joe142Ascent List75Peak List  6Trip Reports  325,324  99,159List of Lists2013-08-25
92.Gopal, Gokul233Ascent List156Peak List  62Trip Reports  324,927  99,038List of Lists2014-08-13
93.Kalsing, Kristian95Ascent List55Peak List  34Trip Reports  323,142  98,494List of Lists2014-09-07
94.Hanson, Vic246Ascent List190Peak List  157Trip Reports  321,882  98,110List of Lists2014-09-15
95.Murphy, John161Ascent List93Peak List  36Trip Reports  321,236  97,913List of Lists2014-09-19
96.Hirniak, Joseph131Ascent List120Peak List  92Trip Reports  320,844  97,793List of Lists2014-08-05
97.Cusick, Michael160Ascent List155Peak List  1Trip Reports  313,895  95,675List of Lists2014-09-13
98.Darr, John 150Ascent List39Peak List  116Trip Reports  311,851  95,052List of Lists2014-09-13
99.Horbal, Matt231Ascent List221Peak List  4Trip Reports  310,759  94,719List of Lists2014-09-14
100.Koppel, Eric411Ascent List256Peak List  69Trip Reports  306,999  93,573List of Lists2014-07-19

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