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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, Petter1462Ascent List1228Peak List  150Trip Reports  3,475,001  1,059,180List of Lists2016-02-13
2.Poulin, Dennis2250Ascent List2003Peak List  1258Trip Reports  2,877,052  876,925List of Lists2016-01-27
3.Jones, Ken2464Ascent List2276Peak List  398Trip Reports  2,848,423  868,199List of Lists2016-02-09
4.Earl, Edward1606Ascent List1486Peak List  201Trip Reports  2,417,999  737,006List of Lists2015-06-18
5.Lostracco, Ben3886Ascent List2957Peak List  1741Trip Reports  2,230,146  679,749List of Lists2016-02-13
6.Walker, Adam1023Ascent List845Peak List  599Trip Reports  2,155,624  657,034List of Lists2016-02-13
7.Slayden, Greg1312Ascent List823Peak List  292Trip Reports  2,134,464  650,585List of Lists2016-01-15
8.Still, Ben503Ascent List496Peak List  161Trip Reports  1,721,498  524,713List of Lists2016-02-07
9.Michelson, Paul888Ascent List817Peak List  91Trip Reports  1,643,494  500,937List of Lists2015-10-24
10.Barlow, James1028Ascent List885Peak List  777Trip Reports  1,582,955  482,485List of Lists2016-02-11
11.Grant, Sam792Ascent List559Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,562,543  476,263List of Lists2016-02-14
12.Woodall, Rob3564Ascent List3488Peak List  543Trip Reports  1,490,816  454,401List of Lists2016-01-16
13.Kassan, Eric746Ascent List659Peak List  578Trip Reports  1,485,374  452,742List of Lists2016-02-14
14.Gerber, Andrej296Ascent List296Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,446,342  440,845List of Lists2015-12-27
15.Willis, Craig905Ascent List849Peak List  80Trip Reports  1,384,534  422,006List of Lists2016-01-03
16.Wilson, Doug423Ascent List244Peak List  1Trip Reports  1,323,491  403,400List of Lists2015-09-15
17.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List315Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,285,210  391,732List of Lists2014-06-22
18.Giurgiulescu, Mihai802Ascent List525Peak List  35Trip Reports  1,237,366  377,149List of Lists2016-02-14
19.Albert, Sean430Ascent List246Peak List  338Trip Reports  1,209,425  368,633List of Lists2016-01-31
20.Sasso, John659Ascent List305Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,197,901  365,120List of Lists2016-01-18
21.Painter, ChadL865Ascent List654Peak List  59Trip Reports  1,167,514  355,858List of Lists2015-10-24
22.Garneau, Robert808Ascent List460Peak List  227Trip Reports  1,161,764  354,106List of Lists2015-11-01
23.Raether, Don874Ascent List753Peak List  545Trip Reports  1,150,790  350,761List of Lists2016-02-08
24.Dunham, Dave1351Ascent List858Peak List  1351Trip Reports  1,114,752  339,776List of Lists2016-02-05
25.Sarna, John E780Ascent List600Peak List  264Trip Reports  1,077,583  328,447List of Lists2016-02-08
26.Boos, Andy1378Ascent List931Peak List  2Trip Reports  1,052,799  320,893List of Lists2016-01-03
27.Ziak, Rodney1281Ascent List897Peak List  101Trip Reports  1,039,457  316,826List of Lists2016-01-31
28.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
29.Gerlach, Greg1781Ascent List1281Peak List  206Trip Reports  986,291  300,621List of Lists2016-02-14
30.Kelliher, Mat660Ascent List574Peak List  601Trip Reports  984,361  300,033List of Lists2016-02-06
31.Noel, Eric824Ascent List676Peak List  370Trip Reports  961,616  293,101List of Lists2015-12-19
32.Tibatong, Habakuk822Ascent List419Peak List  8Trip Reports  924,350  281,742List of Lists2016-02-14
33.Themer, Karl415Ascent List315Peak List    911,244  277,747List of Lists2016-02-08
34.Ells, Chris426Ascent List198Peak List  6Trip Reports  885,186  269,805List of Lists2015-08-01
35.Boester, Brad380Ascent List361Peak List  133Trip Reports  872,112  265,820List of Lists2015-09-20
36.Evans, Alexei379Ascent List164Peak List  125Trip Reports  865,597  263,834List of Lists2015-11-02
37. #, Ashwin289Ascent List93Peak List  1Trip Reports  846,331  257,962List of Lists2015-11-29
38.Bigelow, Andrew823Ascent List362Peak List  261Trip Reports  825,516  251,617List of Lists2015-08-01
39.Hall, Len496Ascent List214Peak List  486Trip Reports  818,493  249,477List of Lists2015-12-23
40.Oestreicher, Richard1304Ascent List931Peak List  1127Trip Reports  814,082  248,132List of Lists2016-02-05
41.Kwok, Amy311Ascent List85Peak List  130Trip Reports  788,197  240,242List of Lists2016-01-25
42.Wanberg, Michael482Ascent List236Peak List  388Trip Reports  783,550  238,826List of Lists2016-01-31
43.ONeill, Patrick616Ascent List516Peak List  64Trip Reports  782,172  238,406List of Lists2016-02-11
44.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,606  234,271List of Lists2013-11-23
45.Straub, Chad286Ascent List213Peak List  228Trip Reports  749,555  228,464List of Lists2016-01-17
46.Kraai, Bryan611Ascent List543Peak List  219Trip Reports  735,531  224,190List of Lists2015-11-10
47.Rankine, Andrew347Ascent List289Peak List  341Trip Reports  695,842  212,093List of Lists2016-01-18
48.Musser, William 1019Ascent List719Peak List  635Trip Reports  685,303  208,880List of Lists2016-02-13
49.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
50.Johnson, Frederick1401Ascent List1078Peak List  520Trip Reports  669,017  203,916List of Lists2015-06-01
51.914, BMS277Ascent List222Peak List  270Trip Reports  668,312  203,701List of Lists2015-08-29
52.Hensley, Richard349Ascent List306Peak List  211Trip Reports  667,028  203,310List of Lists2016-01-30
53.Trošcák, Ondrej209Ascent List189Peak List  9Trip Reports  654,223  199,407List of Lists2016-02-06
54.Vincent, Ida185Ascent List89Peak List  51Trip Reports  649,708  198,031List of Lists2016-01-09
55.Russell, Ken506Ascent List498Peak List  160Trip Reports  641,525  195,537List of Lists2016-01-02
56.Lewis, Michael150Ascent List125Peak List  77Trip Reports  624,276  190,279List of Lists2015-09-30
57.Thomas, John197Ascent List189Peak List    605,014  184,408List of Lists2016-01-24
58.Morehouse, James462Ascent List312Peak List  258Trip Reports  601,952  183,475List of Lists2016-02-10
59.Graham, James428Ascent List364Peak List  12Trip Reports  579,971  176,775List of Lists2016-01-07
60.Luettringhaus, Uwe337Ascent List286Peak List  14Trip Reports  577,023  175,877List of Lists2016-02-06
61.Vadeboncoeur, Matt654Ascent List456Peak List  44Trip Reports  561,770  171,227List of Lists2016-02-05
62.Laverdure, Jean André 2109Ascent List1357Peak List  678Trip Reports  553,683  168,763List of Lists2016-02-12
63.Stemm, Brad654Ascent List530Peak List  15Trip Reports  549,423  167,464List of Lists2016-02-03
64.Pramuk, Gabriel713Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  523,762  159,643List of Lists2015-01-14
65.Newton, Lee1224Ascent List1211Peak List  344Trip Reports  517,120  157,618List of Lists2016-01-30
66.Peck, Lawrence412Ascent List205Peak List  375Trip Reports  514,342  156,771List of Lists2016-01-03
67.Nash, Aaron155Ascent List81Peak List  68Trip Reports  506,400  154,351List of Lists2016-01-09
68.Morris, Caleb311Ascent List275Peak List  266Trip Reports  506,061  154,247List of Lists2016-01-30
69.Darr, John 257Ascent List41Peak List  162Trip Reports  505,237  153,996List of Lists2016-01-31
70.Murray, Robert349Ascent List226Peak List  97Trip Reports  493,290  150,355List of Lists2015-10-23
71.Schussler, Arne371Ascent List226Peak List  322Trip Reports  479,796  146,242List of Lists2015-07-13
72.Myers, Steve333Ascent List177Peak List  19Trip Reports  478,491  145,844List of Lists2015-12-24
73.Sanger, David620Ascent List564Peak List  106Trip Reports  466,536  142,200List of Lists2016-02-14
74.Peavy, Scott323Ascent List313Peak List    466,132  142,077List of Lists2016-02-13
75.Aschbrenner, Ryan676Ascent List585Peak List  344Trip Reports  464,528  141,588List of Lists2016-02-07
76.Nakajima, Tomoko413Ascent List355Peak List  379Trip Reports  463,181  141,178List of Lists2015-07-12
77.Kirmse, Andrew407Ascent List388Peak List  55Trip Reports  458,145  139,643List of Lists2016-02-12
78.Murphy, John208Ascent List121Peak List  48Trip Reports  449,437  136,988List of Lists2015-08-24
79.Lockard, Alex176Ascent List71Peak List  12Trip Reports  449,236  136,927List of Lists2016-02-08
80.Dillmore, Shannon459Ascent List451Peak List  99Trip Reports  446,584  136,119List of Lists2016-01-22
81.Kalsing, Kristian128Ascent List70Peak List  50Trip Reports  446,392  136,060List of Lists2015-11-28
82.Corcoran, Spencer449Ascent List267Peak List  379Trip Reports  443,153  135,073List of Lists2016-02-10
83.Myers, Grant2311Ascent List2280Peak List  65Trip Reports  432,561  131,845List of Lists2016-02-08
84.Triska, Jan127Ascent List107Peak List  126Trip Reports  428,017  130,460List of Lists2015-12-25
85.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo259Ascent List202Peak List  15Trip Reports  427,591  130,330List of Lists2016-02-14
86.Young, Cliff563Ascent List525Peak List  5Trip Reports  423,834  129,185List of Lists2016-02-12
87.Eichas, Paul282Ascent List151Peak List    420,935  128,301List of Lists2016-02-06
88.Baker, Troy182Ascent List158Peak List  17Trip Reports  417,095  127,131List of Lists2015-11-14
89.Sekera, Alison141Ascent List132Peak List    416,437  126,930List of Lists2016-02-06
90.Baxter, Dan542Ascent List498Peak List  177Trip Reports  412,099  125,608List of Lists2016-01-24
91.Bolton, Bob918Ascent List818Peak List  140Trip Reports  410,331  125,069List of Lists2016-01-18
92.Jayaraman, Srikant282Ascent List246Peak List  43Trip Reports  406,318  123,846List of Lists2016-01-24
93.R, Johnny129Ascent List108Peak List  9Trip Reports  401,523  122,384List of Lists2016-02-07
94.Wheeler, Terry721Ascent List633Peak List  36Trip Reports  401,180  122,280List of Lists2016-02-07
95.Wright, Wesley201Ascent List155Peak List    399,824  121,866List of Lists2015-08-11
96.Quinlan, Dan246Ascent List232Peak List  246Trip Reports  398,573  121,485List of Lists2015-08-22
97.DeFranco, Jack316Ascent List281Peak List  2Trip Reports  391,086  119,203List of Lists2016-01-30
98.Bedard, Richard210Ascent List143Peak List  154Trip Reports  388,918  118,542List of Lists2016-01-23
99.Madhusudanan, Vineeth143Ascent List80Peak List  13Trip Reports  386,433  117,785List of Lists2015-10-24
100.Tetazoo, III, James E.263Ascent List208Peak List  74Trip Reports  382,093  116,462List of Lists2014-10-31

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