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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, Petter1223Ascent List1158Peak List  149Trip Reports  3,049,665  929,538List of Lists2015-03-21
2.Poulin, Dennis2104Ascent List1873Peak List  1206Trip Reports  2,788,676  849,988List of Lists2015-03-17
3.Jones, Ken2384Ascent List2207Peak List  361Trip Reports  2,756,729  840,251List of Lists2015-03-29
4.Earl, Edward1557Ascent List1439Peak List  206Trip Reports  2,372,941  723,272List of Lists2015-02-22
5.Lostracco, Ben3517Ascent List2655Peak List  1562Trip Reports  2,121,104  646,512List of Lists2015-03-23
6.Slayden, Greg1262Ascent List792Peak List  262Trip Reports  2,025,035  617,231List of Lists2015-03-14
7.Walker, Adam832Ascent List675Peak List  464Trip Reports  1,752,178  534,064List of Lists2015-03-28
8.Still, Ben460Ascent List460Peak List  145Trip Reports  1,605,754  489,434List of Lists2015-03-29
9.Michelson, Paul867Ascent List796Peak List  84Trip Reports  1,598,440  487,205List of Lists2015-03-19
10.Woodall, Rob3254Ascent List3212Peak List  509Trip Reports  1,419,753  432,741List of Lists2015-03-08
11.Barlow, James898Ascent List761Peak List  618Trip Reports  1,360,227  414,597List of Lists2015-03-10
12.Gerber, Andrej271Ascent List271Peak List  157Trip Reports  1,350,603  411,664List of Lists2015-02-13
13.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List315Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,285,227  391,737List of Lists2014-06-22
14.Willis, Craig826Ascent List776Peak List  75Trip Reports  1,282,057  390,771List of Lists2015-03-08
15.Kassan, Eric625Ascent List554Peak List  474Trip Reports  1,263,827  385,214List of Lists2015-03-29
16.Wilson, Doug399Ascent List231Peak List  1Trip Reports  1,263,434  385,095List of Lists2014-12-13
17.Sasso, John631Ascent List293Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2014-11-11
18.Painter, ChadL802Ascent List610Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,117,170  340,513List of Lists2015-02-28
19.Raether, Don761Ascent List663Peak List  485Trip Reports  1,084,506  330,557List of Lists2015-03-12
20.Grant, Sam566Ascent List386Peak List  42Trip Reports  1,083,364  330,209List of Lists2015-03-29
21.Sarna, John E739Ascent List591Peak List  250Trip Reports  1,059,308  322,877List of Lists2015-03-18
22.Dunham, Dave1268Ascent List799Peak List  1268Trip Reports  1,055,401  321,686List of Lists2015-03-07
23.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
24.Garneau, Robert737Ascent List441Peak List  205Trip Reports  1,024,008  312,118List of Lists2015-01-02
25.Albert, Sean379Ascent List218Peak List  303Trip Reports  1,017,580  310,158List of Lists2015-03-28
26.Ziak, Rodney1241Ascent List880Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,016,641  309,872List of Lists2015-03-09
27.Giurgiulescu, Mihai634Ascent List394Peak List  20Trip Reports  991,782  302,295List of Lists2015-03-28
28.Noel, Eric794Ascent List649Peak List  363Trip Reports  952,610  290,356List of Lists2015-03-29
29.Kelliher, Mat538Ascent List485Peak List  491Trip Reports  893,769  272,421List of Lists2015-03-29
30.Ells, Chris425Ascent List197Peak List  6Trip Reports  882,378  268,949List of Lists2014-10-25
31.Themer, Karl375Ascent List278Peak List    877,429  267,440List of Lists2015-03-01
32.Boos, Andy1297Ascent List873Peak List  2Trip Reports  877,261  267,389List of Lists2015-03-22
33.Boester, Brad367Ascent List350Peak List  133Trip Reports  845,272  257,639List of Lists2014-05-16
34.Bigelow, Andrew816Ascent List362Peak List  257Trip Reports  816,866  248,981List of Lists2015-03-28
35.Evans, Alexei321Ascent List140Peak List  86Trip Reports  792,452  241,539List of Lists2015-03-26
36.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,616  234,274List of Lists2013-11-23
37.Kraai, Bryan594Ascent List527Peak List  202Trip Reports  730,547  222,671List of Lists2015-03-05
38.Hall, Len449Ascent List205Peak List  438Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2013-08-25
39.Oestreicher, Richard1130Ascent List804Peak List  958Trip Reports  724,024  220,683List of Lists2015-03-29
40.Wanberg, Michael410Ascent List214Peak List  332Trip Reports  679,677  207,166List of Lists2015-03-21
41.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
42.914, BMS270Ascent List216Peak List  267Trip Reports  660,545  201,334List of Lists2015-03-20
43. #, Ashwin229Ascent List77Peak List  74Trip Reports  650,300  198,211List of Lists2015-01-24
44.Straub, Chad258Ascent List190Peak List  217Trip Reports  629,861  191,982List of Lists2015-02-11
45.ONeill, Patrick477Ascent List411Peak List  41Trip Reports  619,566  188,844List of Lists2015-03-12
46.Hensley, Richard295Ascent List259Peak List  184Trip Reports  588,824  179,474List of Lists2014-11-03
47.Musser, William 803Ascent List616Peak List  526Trip Reports  575,936  175,545List of Lists2015-03-27
48.Rankine, Andrew276Ascent List227Peak List  270Trip Reports  574,351  175,062List of Lists2015-03-12
49.Kwok, Amy221Ascent List64Peak List  116Trip Reports  571,234  174,112List of Lists2015-03-26
50.Russell, Ken450Ascent List442Peak List  137Trip Reports  563,945  171,890List of Lists2015-03-29
51.Morehouse, James361Ascent List256Peak List  197Trip Reports  559,291  170,472List of Lists2015-03-22
52.Graham, James386Ascent List324Peak List  11Trip Reports  551,713  168,162List of Lists2015-03-21
53.Johnson, Frederick1382Ascent List1057Peak List  474Trip Reports  527,552  160,798List of Lists2015-03-21
54.Pramuk, Gabriel713Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  523,732  159,634List of Lists2015-01-14
55.Lewis, Michael133Ascent List109Peak List  62Trip Reports  518,164  157,936List of Lists2015-03-08
56.Trošcák, Ondrej170Ascent List160Peak List  9Trip Reports  510,700  155,661List of Lists2015-03-21
57.Vadeboncoeur, Matt584Ascent List419Peak List  31Trip Reports  496,017  151,186List of Lists2015-03-29
58.Lockling, Tim405Ascent List178Peak List  129Trip Reports  486,544  148,299List of Lists2015-02-14
59.Murray, Robert333Ascent List216Peak List  89Trip Reports  479,000  145,999List of Lists2015-02-21
60.Vincent, Ida130Ascent List69Peak List  31Trip Reports  473,847  144,429List of Lists2015-03-29
61.Myers, Steve327Ascent List175Peak List  19Trip Reports  472,286  143,953List of Lists2014-12-07
62.Schussler, Arne359Ascent List222Peak List  311Trip Reports  466,095  142,066List of Lists2014-10-20
63.Morris, Caleb296Ascent List264Peak List  253Trip Reports  465,349  141,838List of Lists2015-03-26
64.Tibatong, Habakuk467Ascent List325Peak List  6Trip Reports  460,693  140,419List of Lists2015-03-29
65.Nakajima, Tomoko375Ascent List318Peak List  342Trip Reports  459,700  140,117List of Lists2014-09-11
66.Stemm, Brad540Ascent List451Peak List  13Trip Reports  459,307  139,997List of Lists2015-03-14
67.Nash, Aaron140Ascent List76Peak List  65Trip Reports  456,147  139,034List of Lists2015-03-01
68.Luettringhaus, Uwe269Ascent List235Peak List  11Trip Reports  455,608  138,869List of Lists2015-03-15
69.Laverdure, Jean André 1804Ascent List1140Peak List  539Trip Reports  441,732  134,640List of Lists2015-03-29
70.Peck, Lawrence348Ascent List197Peak List  348Trip Reports  433,481  132,125List of Lists2015-03-07
71.Dillmore, Shannon433Ascent List426Peak List  88Trip Reports  418,313  127,502List of Lists2015-01-24
72.Peavy, Scott289Ascent List280Peak List    417,351  127,209List of Lists2015-03-17
73.Baker, Troy174Ascent List151Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2014-10-11
74.Newton, Lee1122Ascent List1111Peak List  272Trip Reports  413,222  125,950List of Lists2015-03-25
75.Lockard, Alex160Ascent List64Peak List  12Trip Reports  408,178  124,413List of Lists2015-03-21
76.Triska, Jan118Ascent List101Peak List  117Trip Reports  403,991  123,136List of Lists2015-02-23
77.Wheeler, Terry709Ascent List629Peak List  36Trip Reports  398,031  121,320List of Lists2014-10-05
78.Murphy, John191Ascent List109Peak List  46Trip Reports  394,505  120,245List of Lists2015-03-06
79.Jayaraman, Srikant261Ascent List233Peak List  42Trip Reports  394,293  120,181List of Lists2015-03-18
80.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo221Ascent List169Peak List  15Trip Reports  388,768  118,496List of Lists2015-03-04
81.Eichas, Paul256Ascent List129Peak List    384,637  117,237List of Lists2014-10-20
82.Baxter, Dan483Ascent List446Peak List  163Trip Reports  382,663  116,636List of Lists2015-02-20
83.Tetazoo, III, James E.263Ascent List208Peak List  74Trip Reports  382,080  116,458List of Lists2014-10-31
84.Darr, John 187Ascent List39Peak List  121Trip Reports  379,541  115,684List of Lists2015-03-15
85.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
86.Madhusudanan, Vineeth140Ascent List77Peak List  13Trip Reports  370,468  112,919List of Lists2014-12-13
87.Thomas, John164Ascent List161Peak List    370,400  112,898List of Lists2015-02-15
88.Wright, Wesley181Ascent List138Peak List    370,173  112,829List of Lists2015-03-15
89.Aschbrenner, Ryan549Ascent List471Peak List  300Trip Reports  367,982  112,161List of Lists2015-03-13
90.Kalsing, Kristian109Ascent List60Peak List  38Trip Reports  367,504  112,015List of Lists2015-03-29
91.Bolton, Bob864Ascent List768Peak List  125Trip Reports  360,722  109,948List of Lists2015-03-29
92.De Las Torres, Chiky375Ascent List343Peak List  61Trip Reports  356,965  108,803List of Lists2015-03-07
93.Quinlan, Dan216Ascent List203Peak List  216Trip Reports  353,473  107,739List of Lists2014-10-11
94.Hudson, Tim107Ascent List90Peak List  9Trip Reports  352,754  107,519List of Lists2013-12-31
95.Snapp, Bryon82Ascent List34Peak List  15Trip Reports  352,336  107,392List of Lists2014-10-05
96.Corcoran, Spencer358Ascent List195Peak List  293Trip Reports  349,603  106,559List of Lists2015-03-29
97.Stephens, Rich107Ascent List89Peak List  33Trip Reports  348,777  106,307List of Lists2014-08-05
98.Myers, Grant2206Ascent List2177Peak List  49Trip Reports  339,830  103,580List of Lists2015-03-08
99.Hanson, Vic258Ascent List197Peak List  159Trip Reports  337,872  102,983List of Lists2015-02-14
100.Horbal, Matt249Ascent List239Peak List  7Trip Reports  332,642  101,389List of Lists2015-03-22

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