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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-CA4,103,4602017-05-21Lightning Gulch Point9465USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland3,876,1682017-05-21Flatafjellet2575Norway
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR2,971,9222017-01-17Black Point1791USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA2,913,2462017-05-22 bRichland Balsam6410USA-NC
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA2,544,0912017-05-22 bHaystack Lookout Site3590USA-WA
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA2,422,1812015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)8976USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX2,374,5052017-05-17 eMontagne du Cinq1073Canada-QC
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA2,285,0262017-05-21Philadelphia Mountain4258USA-WA
9.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA2,231,9232017-05-17 4xGlendora Mountain3322USA-CA
10.Grant, SamUSA-UT2,178,2642017-05-21 bLittle Creek Peak10140USA-UT
11.Still, BenUSA-AK2,088,4672017-05-22Sanitas Mountaineer Top6800USA-CO
12.Thomas, WillUSA-WA1,851,7352017-05-22Lookout Rock2526USA-WA
13.Boulier, BrandonCanada-AB1,840,6952017-05-14Clubs Peak6362Canada-AB
14.Barlow, JamesUSA-CA1,718,2842017-05-21Cuyapaipe Peak6378USA-CA
15.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA1,710,8772017-05-20Easton Ridge4517USA-WA
16.Kassan, EricUSA-NV1,706,0662017-05-13Fletcher Peak10236USA-NV
17.Woodall, RobUK-England1,584,3452017-04-18Jebel Khmes7119Morocco
18.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA1,526,1712017-05-19San Tuze Benchmark1289USA-CA
19.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL1,521,7702016-12-10Tschuggen8271Switz
20.Willis, CraigUSA-WA1,459,8682017-05-07Maple Leaf Hill470USA-WA
21.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE1,455,7632017-05-22Großer Feldberg2884Germany-HE
22.Albert, SeanUSA-WA1,392,7572017-04-29 bTeanaway Butte4760USA-WA
23.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR1,319,5562017-04-26Wasson Peak4687USA-AZ
24.Wilson, DougUSA-WA1,318,4162017-05-10Mount Saint Helens8333USA-WA
25.Boos, AndyUSA-WA1,292,2692017-05-19Mount Pilchuck5340USA-WA
26.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV1,285,3322014-06-22Raintree Peak10104USA-NV
27.Raether, DonUSA-CA1,265,8632017-05-12El Paso Peaks4578USA-CA
28.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH1,239,2622017-04-27Mulhacén11414Spain
29.Painter, ChadUSA-WA1,226,2232016-09-24Yellow Aster Butte6241USA-WA
30.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY1,197,9012016-07-16Mount Adams3520USA-NY
31.Sarna, John EUSA-OR1,184,6472017-05-21Marys Peak4097USA-OR
32.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA1,167,5742017-05-16Holt Hill423USA-MA
33. #, AshwinUSA-WA1,083,4922016-12-31Mount Si4180USA-WA
34.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA1,064,4472017-01-30 bDearth Hill1090USA-MA
35.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA1,043,2202017-05-13 dPeak 68506850USA-CA
36.Thate, KarineUSA-MA1,027,2642013-05-27 hZealand Mountain4240USA-NH
37.Noel, EricUSA-WA1,019,8712017-01-28Malone Peak3025USA-OR
38.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA981,3052017-05-21Mount Saint Helens-(Hike)8333USA-WA
39.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA953,0392017-05-20Muir Peak10188USA-WA
40.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR936,0692017-05-13Mount Hood-Palmer11239USA-OR
41.Themer, KarlUSA-WA933,7042017-05-14Guemes Island High Point688USA-WA
42.Young, CliffUSA-ME931,9112017-03-05Guilford Mountain1320USA-ME
43.Boester, BradUSA-NV910,8252016-10-22Job Peak8785USA-NV
44.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA905,4332017-05-11Devisadaro Peak8304USA-NM
45.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA894,1782017-04-15 cRamona Overlook Peak2635USA-CA
46.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO885,1862015-08-01Grizzly Mountain13708USA-CO
47.Musser, William USA-FL874,8122017-05-21 dCastle Rock6319USA-CO
48.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ874,6492017-04-15 bConnell Mountains High Point6412USA-AZ
49.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA870,8982017-05-20China Camp State Park Highpoint1019USA-CA
50.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH839,7762017-03-25Mount Deception3671USA-NH
51.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV825,8202017-05-16South Sister10197USA-NV
52.Hall, LenUSA-NH818,8972017-01-14Britton Hill345USA-FL
53.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA790,6372017-05-02West Tiger Mountain #32522USA-WA
54.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice779,2502017-05-14 cOstredok5223Slovakia
55.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia768,5412013-11-23Miranda de les Boïgues3133Spain
56.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA757,8392017-05-21Chews Ridge5045USA-CA
57.Straub, ChadUSA-WA749,5552016-08-28The Mole7240USA-WA
58.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH744,9342017-05-21 bMount Theodore Roosevelt5680USA-SD
59.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY724,1732017-05-20 gBreadloaf Mountain1030USA-CT
60.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA719,0852017-05-20Mount Hawkins8850USA-CA
61.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA717,3762017-05-16Peak 13401340USA-CA
62.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA714,4872016-12-14Round Mountain (Attempt)5320USA-WA
63.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV711,3122017-05-20 bMacks Peak10036USA-NV
64.Russell, KenUSA-WA710,7762017-03-19 bWind Mountain1907USA-WA
65.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ702,3382016-06-25Beerberg3222Germany-TH
66.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT698,8182017-05-22Black Mountain-West Peak-Smuggler's Gap Trail8040USA-UT
67.Myers, GrantUSA-WA694,8172017-05-16Hampton Butte6343USA-OR
68.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC686,7112016-10-09Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132Belarus
69.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA674,4452015-06-01Vista Point245USA-CA
70.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA672,8192017-05-07Dirtyface Mountain-Lookout Site5989USA-WA
71.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY670,2872017-05-07Sublette Mountain9313USA-WY
72.914, BMSUSA-NV670,1812017-05-20Fletcher Peak10236USA-NV
73.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB651,3862017-05-14Lakeview Peak6348Canada-AB
74.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH634,1262017-05-20Blue Job Mountain1357USA-NH
75.Stemm, BradUSA-CA620,9082017-03-31 4XLos Pinos Peak4510USA-CA
76.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA618,3892017-05-19Span Benchmark3484USA-CA
77.Graham, JamesUSA-CA614,6192017-05-18Harquahala Mountain5681USA-AZ
78.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA607,9502017-05-07Larch Mountain4055USA-OR
79.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH601,4302017-05-20 eMount Langdon2390USA-NH
80.Darr, John USA-WY597,7252017-05-16Bunsen Peak8564USA-WY
81.Bolton, BobUSA-WA582,3252017-05-20 bGreen Mountain2833USA-OR
82.Morris, CalebUSA-WA576,1342017-05-20Candy Mountain1391USA-WA
83.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL569,6352017-05-04Gun1263UK-England
84.Lara, SandyUSA-CA556,6962017-05-16Mount Tipton7148USA-AZ
85.Olson, DavidUSA-CO556,5912017-05-21 5Brace Mountain2323USA-NY
86.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA547,3862017-05-13West Tiger Mountain #32522USA-WA
87.Nash, AaronUSA-WA546,0242016-08-29Guye Peak5168USA-WA
88.Peck, Lawrence540,5492016-08-07 bEast Watatic1801USA-MA
89.Murray, RobertUSA-MA537,7122017-05-06Scofield Ridge1540USA-NY
90.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA530,0892016-10-09South Sister10358USA-OR
91.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ526,0662017-04-15Connell Mountains High Point6412USA-AZ
92.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT523,7552015-01-14Superior Peak11040USA-UT
93.Rashel, JohnUSA-WA507,4422017-05-20Iron Mountain5245USA-WA
94.Winston, KeithUSA-CA503,7112017-05-21Peak 17751775USA-CA
95.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH503,5832017-04-05Burns Hill751USA-NH
96.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME500,4542016-09-15Mount Abram1980USA-ME
97.Scott, BrianUSA-CA498,0782017-04-22 bBlack Mountain5244USA-CA
98.Myers, SteveUSA-CO485,6782016-10-24Tower Hill960USA-MN
99.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya485,5372017-05-12 bNadmorska Visma3232Croatia
100.Triska, JanCanada-ON483,5482017-03-11Mont du Lac des Cygnes3182Canada-QC
101.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA476,3922017-05-05Combs Peak (Attempt)6193USA-CA
102.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC453,5342017-05-20 bRich Mountain Bald5372USA-NC
103.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO451,5572016-11-12Cupid13117USA-CO
104.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA450,9922017-05-06 cNorth Chalone Peak3304USA-CA
105.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY450,5102017-03-18Scarface Mountain3058USA-NY
106.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH444,4022017-05-21Stinson Mountain2840USA-NH
107.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR441,8512017-05-20Baring Mountain6125USA-WA
108.Lap, SébastienCanada440,9522017-04-23 cMont du Lac Dard3438Canada-QC
109.Dolan, JayUSA-CA435,6462017-05-14 bWarren Point5103USA-CA
110.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA432,8132016-09-26South Slide Mountain6620USA-WA
111.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV431,3472017-04-10Arthur’s Seat823UK-Scotland
112.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA429,8702017-05-06Vasquez Rock2660USA-CA
113.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.425,5512017-04-16Monte Murano2894Italy
114.Horbal, MattUSA-NV423,9762017-03-06Calico Hills South4322USA-NV
115.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA422,7882017-05-13West Teneriffe4640USA-WA
116.Partridge, RichardUSA-OR420,3892017-05-21Mount Shasta14162USA-CA
117.Baxter, DanUSA-CA419,7282017-01-14Panoramic Point7526USA-CA
118.Hanson, VicUSA419,7142017-02-17Clifty Benchmark3273USA-AZ
119.Baker, TroyUSA-WA417,0952016-10-22Deer Point7040USA-ID
120.McHugh, JohnCanada-QC410,0832017-05-21Mont Royal768Canada-QC
121.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC407,7582017-05-21 bMont Tremblant3058Canada-QC
122.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT407,2202016-06-04Mount Olympus East9773USA-UT
123.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY403,7462017-05-20Green Mountain8144USA-CO
124.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC401,1802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain3497USA-NY
125.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT398,5552015-08-22Gore Mountain3563USA-NY
126.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD394,2472017-05-20 cCement Ridge6674USA-WY
127.Stokes, BenUSA-UT394,1072017-05-10Black Ridge6738USA-UT
128.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR393,5412016-09-10Broken Top9175USA-OR
129.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ392,8182016-09-03Mount Peale12721USA-UT
130.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA387,0932017-05-06Mount Erie1273USA-WA
131.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO386,8422017-05-16Berrian Mountain9147USA-CO
132.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA386,4332016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak7435USA-WA
133.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME386,2102017-04-29 bBlack Mountain1094USA-ME
134.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR383,0792017-05-07Mount Ruth8600USA-OR
135.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ378,6972014-06-14 6Big Indian Mountain3700USA-NY
136.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID373,3312017-05-14 bGrass Benchmark6596USA-UT
137.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO369,2932017-05-14 HBournwell Hill390UK-England
138.Berger, TimUSA-CA361,8622017-04-29Mount Diablo3849USA-CA
139.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA359,3542016-06-10Sahale Peak8680USA-WA
140.Colbert, JonNew Zealand357,4152016-07-11Single Cone7608New Zealand
141.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA355,3342017-05-14Manastash 13580USA-WA
142.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA354,9462017-05-14Cachuma Mountain4696USA-CA
143.Hudson, TimUSA-WA352,7802013-12-31Tusk O'Granite5566USA-WA
144.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA342,8272017-02-11Kalahaku Overlook9324USA-HI
145.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH340,2472017-05-21 cMadock Hill Road Hill1322USA-NH
146.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO339,1492016-12-03Estes Cone11006USA-CO
147.Hirniak, JosephUSA338,9072016-11-25Mount Wrightson9453USA-AZ
148.Porter, CarryUSA-WA334,2252016-09-21McClellan Butte5162USA-WA
149.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA331,6662013-06-29Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
150.M, JoeCanada-AB325,3012013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)11375Canada-AB/BC
151.Gopal, Gokul324,9162014-08-13Skunk Knob11099USA-WY
152.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY324,7552016-07-03Gothics4734USA-NY
153.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC324,0392014-10-12Mont Tremblant3058Canada-QC
154.Rhude, David J.USA-MN323,9362016-12-07Mount Robert-Bushline Hut4662New Zealand
155.Layton, TomUSA-NC320,4882017-05-20Tusquitee Bald (Attempt)5240USA-NC
156.McAllister, MarkUK-England319,7402017-05-06Jabal Umm ad Dami6083Jordan
157.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA318,8652017-05-20Iron Mountain5245USA-WA
158.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR318,1752017-04-14Gray Butte5108USA-OR
159.Stone, PeterUK-England316,0262017-05-14 bBengairn1283UK-Scotland
160.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA314,4252017-05-21Lockwood Peak6261USA-CA
161.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ307,6842016-01-31Klissberget873Sweden
162.Darby, DavidUSA-MA304,5052017-05-13Nutting Hill1624USA-MA
163.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM302,8842016-09-04 bPeak 1092010920USA-NM
164.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK300,5792017-05-19 bPeak 55375537USA-AK
165.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA294,1432016-09-24Newcastle Hills1119USA-WA
166.Willis, DavidCanada-BC291,8602017-05-07Mount Seymour (Attempt)4754Canada-BC
167.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT289,5472015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)29029China/Nepal
168.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA288,5292017-04-17Mount Shaw2990USA-NH
169.Witt, JoseUSA-NV286,0272017-05-20Griffith Peak11060USA-NV
170.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.279,9362017-02-23Monte Prado6739Italy
171.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA279,8422016-11-05County Corner Point5040USA-NC
172.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland277,1482017-05-20Storåsen627Norway
173.Meneely, JimUSA-CA277,0062017-04-15Mount Markham5742USA-CA
174.Kemp, BenUSA-NY276,0582014-09-28Chimney Mountain2710USA-NY
175.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY275,9682017-04-21Dosso della Torta7073Italy
176.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC273,0232016-10-09 cMount Tecumseh-Northwest Peak3766USA-NH
177.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB271,9052016-11-14Mount Buller9203Canada-AB
178.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA268,7172017-02-05Hastings Peak4000USA-CA
179.Howe, NoelUSA-WA267,3582017-05-20 cIron Mountain6283USA-WA
180.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ266,6532017-04-30Payette County High Point4763USA-ID
181.Olson, AndersCanada-BC266,5532017-03-17Shore Line Butte663USA-CA
182.Honey, Gary265,1162015-08-17Pico Ruivo6109Portugal
183.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA263,4332016-11-10Aldrich Butte1141USA-WA
184.Still, JillUSA-AK263,1572017-05-14Kruger Rock9355USA-CO
185.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA262,5492015-01-03 cMount Abraham4040USA-ME
186.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA261,5792016-09-04Mount Cardigan3123USA-NH
187.Hill, William "Billy"259,2352010-09-17Black Down919UK-England
188.Wiley, JohnUSA-NY258,0502017-05-08Cuyahoga Valley National Park High Point1170USA-OH
189.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA257,6752016-04-24Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
190.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME257,4432016-11-13Mount Hibbard2920USA-NH
191.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba257,2892016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)19724Argentina
192.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA256,0522017-01-28Azusa Peak2081USA-CA
193.Valaitis, DeividasCzech Republic-Prague254,0952017-05-22 A1Cerro Ahíllo4764Spain
194.Carpenter, ChipUSA-NH253,0302014-07-22Mount Washington6288USA-NH
195.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV252,6102017-03-18Wheeler Benchmark9167USA-NV
196.Man, MapUSA-NH252,5372017-05-10Grand Cayman High Point52Caymans
197.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA249,8762016-12-28Mount Storm King4500USA-WA
198.Rogers, WmUSA-OR248,6912011-10-15Mount Adams (Attempt)12276USA-WA
199.Svensson, CajSweden-Västmanland246,1162016-07-08 2Kebnekaise Nordtoppen6880Sweden
200.Lakin, BethUSA-CO245,6712017-04-04 bMount Davidson7864USA-NV

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