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Top 200 Climbers by Vertical Gain

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RankClimber NameHome LocationVert-ftMost Recent AscentMost Recent PeakElev-ftPeak Location
1.Gerlach, GregUSA-CA4,013,8802017-02-25 2xSawtooth Mountains High Point4684USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland3,824,0532017-02-26Kvanngrøhorga4206Norway
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR2,971,9622017-01-17Black Point1791USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA2,907,3772017-02-26Peak 950'950USA-WA
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA2,544,0912017-02-26Aliso Peak623USA-CA
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA2,422,1812015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)8976USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX2,346,1592017-02-24 bSpicer Lookout600USA-TX
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA2,279,4552017-02-04Cerro Buenavista11453Costa Rica
9.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA2,178,0532017-02-25 3xWild Horse Peak3277USA-CA
10.Grant, SamUSA-UT2,079,8582017-02-26Bald Mountain9203USA-UT
11.Still, BenUSA-AK2,031,4462017-02-26Greyrock Mountain7613USA-CO
12.Barlow, JamesUSA-CA1,693,6072017-01-11Riffa Hill210Bahrain
13.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA1,686,1622017-01-21Mount Pleasant2638USA-WA
14.Kassan, EricUSA-NV1,679,3402017-02-26Turtlehead Mountain6323USA-NV
15.Woodall, RobUK-England1,571,3462017-01-13Cerro Chirripó12530Costa Rica
16.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL1,521,7502016-12-10Tschuggen8271Switz-BE
17.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA1,498,5112017-02-25 cMount Sorenson6273USA-CA
18.Willis, CraigUSA-WA1,453,2712017-02-20Mount Wrightson9453USA-AZ
19.Albert, SeanUSA-WA1,392,7572017-01-22Mailbox Peak4841USA-WA
20.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE1,329,1002017-02-25Großer Feldberg2884Germany-HE
21.Wilson, DougUSA-WA1,312,8832016-09-27Mount Langley14026USA-CA
22.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR1,303,0862017-02-22Black Mountain5587USA-AZ
23.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV1,285,3322014-06-22Raintree Peak10104USA-NV
24.Boos, AndyUSA-WA1,265,6942017-02-14Peak 55605560USA-WA
25.Raether, DonUSA-CA1,241,1172017-02-21Castle Dome Peak3788USA-AZ
26.Painter, ChadUSA-WA1,226,2232016-09-24Yellow Aster Butte6241USA-WA
27.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH1,208,7442016-11-01Sandwich Mountain3960USA-NH
28.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY1,197,9012016-07-16Mount Adams3520USA-NY
29.Sarna, John EUSA-OR1,164,9172017-02-18Parrett Mountain (Attempt)1247USA-OR
30.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA1,161,9422017-01-02Hubbard Park Tower865USA-VT
31. #, AshwinUSA-WA1,083,4922016-12-31Mount Si4180USA-WA
32.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA1,064,4472017-01-30 bDearth Hill1090USA-MA
33.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA1,030,4352017-02-05Palen Mountains High Point3848USA-CA
34.Thate, KarineUSA-MA1,027,2642013-05-27 hZealand Mountain4240USA-NH
35.Noel, EricUSA-WA1,019,9112017-01-28Malone Peak3025USA-OR
36.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA969,0352017-02-24Diamond Head761USA-HI
37.Themer, KarlUSA-WA927,9352016-12-04Grand Ridge1430USA-WA
38.Young, CliffUSA-ME922,8252016-12-03 gBagley Mountain880USA-ME
39.Boester, BradUSA-NV910,8252016-10-22Job Peak8785USA-NV
40.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR906,0542016-11-13San Jacinto Peak10839USA-CA
41.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA901,0752017-02-12Poo Poo Point1820USA-WA
42.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO885,1862015-08-01Grizzly Mountain13708USA-CO
43.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA883,5302017-02-09Little Grande6850USA-NM
44.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA869,6432017-02-12Sombrero Peak4229USA-CA
45.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ866,7602017-02-26EJ Peak (Lone Mountain)2809USA-AZ
46.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH837,2762017-02-04 bMount Hitchcock3600USA-NH
47.Musser, William USA-FL833,4612017-02-25Prevatt Lake Sandhill85USA-FL
48.Hall, LenUSA-NH818,8972017-01-14Britton Hill345USA-FL
49.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV798,3052017-01-17Northshore Peak South3123USA-NV
50.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice772,7322017-02-24Milešovka2746Czech Republic
51.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA772,5052017-02-18Poo Poo Point1820USA-WA
52.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia768,5412013-11-23Miranda de les Boïgues3133Spain
53.Straub, ChadUSA-WA749,5552016-08-28The Mole7240USA-WA
54.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH743,1782016-12-03 iHigh Point1803USA-NJ
55.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA714,4872016-12-14Round Mountain (Attempt)5320USA-WA
56.Russell, KenUSA-WA708,3492016-12-30Bogus Peak2160USA-WA
57.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ700,0402016-06-23Praděd4892Czech Republic
58.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY698,6852017-02-25 cTwo Tops1740USA-NY
59.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA698,4172017-01-15Brocken3743Germany-ST
60.Myers, GrantUSA-WA694,8172017-01-29Black River Benchmark476USA-WA
61.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV693,3582017-02-24Barry Goldwater Peak4083USA-AZ
62.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC686,7172016-10-09Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132Belarus
63.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA674,4452015-06-01Vista Point245USA-CA
64.914, BMSUSA-NV668,3252016-08-06Bonanza Peak10397USA-NV
65.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA668,0352017-02-26Peak 48834883USA-CA
66.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA664,5272017-02-15 cPeak 12721272USA-CA
67.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA658,0642016-11-19Mount Washington4400USA-WA
68.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT629,4812017-02-25Pahvant Butte5751USA-UT
69.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH621,9392017-02-19Mount Cardigan3123USA-NH
70.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA620,7502017-02-26 bAlum Benchmark2125USA-CA
71.Stemm, BradUSA-CA618,9142017-01-31Peak 26002600USA-CA
72.Graham, JamesUSA-CA607,5932017-02-15Browns Peak7657USA-AZ
73.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB604,2002017-02-25Little Lougheed8192Canada-AB
74.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA592,8162017-02-26Peak 17831783USA-CA
75.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA589,9692017-02-26Hamilton Mountain2438USA-WA
76.Darr, John USA-WY584,9252016-11-10Bunsen Peak8564USA-WY
77.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH570,7752017-02-20 dPotash Mountain2680USA-NH
78.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL561,2002017-02-18 bRinderberg6821Switz-BE
79.Morris, CalebUSA-WA560,6542017-02-18Sand Hill721USA-WA
80.Olson, DavidUSA-CO555,6492017-02-19Baldpate Mountain480USA-NJ
81.Bolton, BobUSA-WA548,9832017-01-12Bells Mountain2223USA-WA
82.Nash, AaronUSA-WA546,0242016-08-29Guye Peak5168USA-WA
83.Peck, Lawrence540,5492016-08-07 bEast Watatic1801USA-MA
84.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA530,0892016-10-09South Sister10358USA-OR
85.Murray, RobertUSA-MA526,4352017-01-11Balsam Mountain3600USA-NY
86.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT523,7552015-01-14Superior Peak11040USA-UT
87.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ520,1392017-02-25Prieta Peak3332USA-AZ
88.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA515,4652017-02-18Poo Poo Point1820USA-WA
89.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME500,4542016-09-15Mount Abram1980USA-ME
90.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH499,4832017-02-20Stowe Pinnacle2651USA-VT
91.Lara, SandyUSA-CA499,2962017-02-09Superstition Benchmark5057USA-AZ
92.Myers, SteveUSA-CO485,6782016-10-24Tower Hill960USA-MN
93.Rashel, JohnUSA-WA483,6022017-02-24Turtlehead Mountain6323USA-NV
94.Triska, JanCanada-ON481,6942017-01-27Loder Peak6850Canada-AB
95.Scott, BrianUSA-CA481,2512017-02-25Josephine Peak5558USA-CA
96.Winston, KeithUSA-CA479,8472017-02-20Jacumba Mountain4512USA-CA
97.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya476,9202017-02-19Nagy-Tubes2008Hungary
98.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY471,6732017-02-13 bElk Island High Point6918USA-WY
99.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA454,3742017-02-24Columbia Rock Benchmark5031USA-CA
100.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC452,2092017-02-04Richwood Knob3211USA-VA
101.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO451,5572016-11-12Cupid13117USA-CO
102.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY445,0292017-02-11Comm Towers2245USA-AL
103.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR437,1122017-01-29Silver Peak5605USA-WA
104.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA434,3962017-01-28Mount Sizer3216USA-CA
105.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA432,8132016-09-26South Slide Mountain6620USA-WA
106.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA429,8702016-03-05 bBoy Scout Peak3240USA-CA
107.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH428,9682017-01-29Mount Hale-Northwest Peak3960USA-NH
108.Horbal, MattUSA-NV423,9762017-02-02Rice Peak7575USA-AZ
109.Baxter, DanUSA-CA419,7282017-01-14Panoramic Point7526USA-CA
110.Hanson, VicUSA419,7142017-02-17Clifty Benchmark3273USA-AZ
111.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV417,3372017-01-27Blue Angels Peak4548USA-CA
112.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.417,1202017-02-05Monte Arpone5259Italy
113.Baker, TroyUSA-WA417,0952016-10-22Deer Point7040USA-ID
114.Partridge, RichardUSA-OR409,3082017-02-03Mount Shasta (Attempt)14162USA-CA
115.McHugh, JohnCanada-QC408,1012017-02-25Mount Philo980USA-VT
116.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT407,2202016-06-04Mount Olympus East9773USA-UT
117.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC401,1802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain3497USA-NY
118.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT398,5552015-08-22Gore Mountain3563USA-NY
119.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA397,6062017-02-25Guye Peak5168USA-WA
120.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR393,5412016-09-10Broken Top9175USA-OR
121.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ392,8182016-09-03Mount Peale12721USA-UT
122.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY392,4472017-02-26Chief Mountain11709USA-CO
123.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA387,0932016-04-02 cMaintop Mountain4040USA-VA
124.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA386,4332016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak7435USA-WA
125.Stokes, BenUSA-UT380,3392016-02-07Grandeur Peak8299USA-UT
126.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME379,0052017-02-17Longs Peak (Attempt)14255USA-CO
127.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ378,6972014-06-14 6Big Indian Mountain3700USA-NY
128.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD375,7932017-02-20 eRankin Ridge5013USA-SD
129.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR375,6882016-11-06Pine Creek Mountain-East Peak7975USA-OR
130.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO373,2242017-02-19Mount Morrison7881USA-CO
131.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO369,2932017-02-15Delaware County High Point500USA-PA
132.Dolan, JayUSA-CA363,9922017-02-25Wild Horse Peak3277USA-CA
133.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC360,6302017-02-18 bMont du lac à Moïse3150Canada-QC
134.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA359,3542016-06-10Sahale Peak8680USA-WA
135.Colbert, JonNew Zealand357,4152016-07-11Single Cone7608New Zealand
136.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA354,9462017-02-26Mount Russell2704USA-CA
137.Hudson, TimUSA-WA352,7802013-12-31Tusk O'Granite5566USA-WA
138.Berger, TimUSA-CA349,1322017-02-04Mount Saint Helena4343USA-CA
139.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID345,4202017-02-17Cerro Chirripó12530Costa Rica
140.Lap, SébastienCanada344,5032017-02-24 bMont de la Tourterelle Triste3150Canada-QC
141.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA342,8272017-02-11Kalahaku Overlook9324USA-HI
142.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO339,1492016-12-03Estes Cone11006USA-CO
143.Hirniak, JosephUSA338,9072016-11-25Mount Wrightson9453USA-AZ
144.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA337,9632017-01-02Salzburger Hochthron6076Austria/Germany
145.Porter, CarryUSA-WA334,2252016-09-21McClellan Butte5162USA-WA
146.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA331,6662013-06-29Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
147.M, JoeCanada-AB325,3242013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)11375Canada-AB/BC
148.Gopal, Gokul324,9162014-08-13Skunk Knob11099USA-WY
149.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC324,0392014-10-12Mont Tremblant3058Canada-QC
150.Rhude, David J.USA-MN323,9362016-12-07Mount Robert-Bushline Hut4662New Zealand
151.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY319,8622016-07-03Gothics4734USA-NY
152.McAllister, MarkUK-England319,7202017-02-26Chanctonbury Hill781UK-England
153.Layton, TomUSA-NC317,5162017-02-25Hogback Mountain3189USA-SC
154.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA313,8502017-02-20Cowhole Mountain2247USA-CA
155.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR312,7822017-02-25Juniper Dunes Wilderness High Point1140USA-WA
156.Stone, PeterUK-England312,3012016-12-27 dLittle Fell2454UK-England
157.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH308,0632017-02-26Sawyer Mountain1200USA-ME
158.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ307,6842016-01-31Klissberget873Sweden
159.Darby, DavidUSA-MA303,2522017-01-15Mount Hale4054USA-NH
160.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM302,8842016-09-04 bPeak 1092010920USA-NM
161.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA294,1432016-09-24Newcastle Hills1119USA-WA
162.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA290,8362017-02-11Olallie Mountain4440USA-WA
163.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT289,5472015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)29029China/Nepal
164.Willis, DavidCanada-BC287,8912016-10-01Zugspitze9718Germany/Austria
165.Witt, JoseUSA-NV286,0272016-11-12Mormon Peak7414USA-NV
166.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA282,6122017-01-16Mount Willey4255USA-NH
167.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.279,9362017-02-23Monte Prado6739Italy
168.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA279,8422016-11-05County Corner Point5040USA-NC
169.Meneely, JimUSA-CA276,1062016-12-10Little Berdoo Peak5440USA-CA
170.Kemp, BenUSA-NY276,0582014-09-28Chimney Mountain2710USA-NY
171.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC273,0232016-10-09 cMount Tecumseh-Northwest Peak3766USA-NH
172.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB271,9052016-11-14Mount Buller9203Canada-AB
173.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA268,7172017-02-05Hastings Peak4000USA-CA
174.Howe, NoelUSA-WA267,3582017-02-19Mailbox Peak4841USA-WA
175.Olson, AndersCanada-BC266,5532017-02-13Mount Ashwabay1570USA-WI
176.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY265,8702016-09-03Hohe Munde8734Austria
177.Honey, Gary265,1162015-08-17Pico Ruivo6109Portugal
178.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland264,3332017-02-12Hoklane1585Norway
179.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA263,4332016-11-10Aldrich Butte1141USA-WA
180.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA262,5492015-01-03 cMount Abraham4040USA-ME
181.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ261,9422016-12-22Petřín1289Czech Republic
182.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA261,5792016-09-04Mount Cardigan3123USA-NH
183.Hill, William "Billy"259,2152010-09-17Black Down919UK-England
184.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA257,6752016-04-24Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
185.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME257,4432016-11-13Mount Hibbard2920USA-NH
186.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba257,2892016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)19724Argentina
187.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA256,0522017-01-28Azusa Peak2081USA-CA
188.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK255,0872017-02-26Windy Peak7888USA-UT
189.Carpenter, ChipUSA-NH253,0302014-07-22Mount Washington6288USA-NH
190.Man, MapUSA-NH249,9312016-11-19 eMount Major1786USA-NH
191.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA249,8762016-12-28Mount Storm King4500USA-WA
192.Still, JillUSA-AK249,3062017-02-21Green Mountain8144USA-CO
193.Rogers, WmUSA-OR248,6912011-10-15Mount Adams (Attempt)12276USA-WA
194.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV248,0882016-11-13Railroad Peak4142USA-NV
195.Svensson, CajSweden-Västmanland246,0962016-07-08 2Kebnekaise Nordtoppen6880Sweden
196.Firman, JeffreyUSA-CA244,3322016-12-01King Mountain5264USA-OR
197.Schrempp, MaxwellUSA-No State243,1122016-11-11Russian Butte (Attempt)5123USA-WA
198.Wolff, AlbertUSA-TN242,9012016-09-05Kit Carson Mountain14165USA-CO
199.Lilly, PatrickUSA-CO242,7962013-08-08Crestone Peak14294USA-CO
200.Wiley, JohnUSA-NY241,8192017-02-19 bCliff Mountain3944USA-NY

† = Deceased

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