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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-CA4,132,3702017-06-24 8xSan Jacinto Peak10839USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland3,913,5862017-06-23Jebel Igdet11873Morocco
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR2,971,9222017-01-17Black Point1791USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA2,916,5982017-06-23Mount Muller3748USA-WA
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA2,544,0912017-06-20Icicle Ridge7029USA-WA
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA2,422,1812015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)8976USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX2,379,5622017-06-16 cMount Pelion427Canada-ON
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA2,288,3062017-06-24 bPuu Nana1345USA-HI
9.Grant, SamUSA-UT2,270,0672017-06-23Mount Raymond10241USA-UT
10.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA2,231,9732017-06-23 xxWilacre Point1197USA-CA
11.Still, BenUSA-AK2,120,3032017-06-21Green Mountain8144USA-CO
12.Thomas, WillUSA-WA1,898,1642017-06-16Del Monte Ridge 6576 NW6576USA-WA
13.Boulier, BrandonCanada-AB1,877,3592017-06-18Mount Charles Stewart9216Canada-AB
14.Barlow, JamesUSA-CA1,734,1502017-06-04Independence Peak11742USA-CA
15.Kassan, EricUSA-NV1,720,6802017-06-24Griffith Peak11060USA-NV
16.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA1,720,4672017-06-10 CChumstick Mountain5810USA-WA
17.Woodall, RobUK-England1,610,2212017-06-24Snæfellsjökull-Road to ENE 4744Iceland
18.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA1,546,8112017-06-17Anderson Peak10840USA-CA
19.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL1,521,7702016-12-10Tschuggen8271Switz
20.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE1,510,7182017-06-24Großer Feldberg2884Germany-HE
21.Willis, CraigUSA-WA1,467,9902017-06-10 cChumstick Mountain5810USA-WA
22.Albert, SeanUSA-WA1,398,0372017-06-11Low Mountain5400USA-WA
23.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR1,331,6152017-06-23Kerby Peak5545USA-OR
24.Wilson, DougUSA-WA1,321,5012017-05-28Gobblers Knob5485USA-WA
25.Boos, AndyUSA-WA1,304,6042017-06-14Axis Peak7550USA-WA
26.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV1,285,3322014-06-22Raintree Peak10104USA-NV
27.Raether, DonUSA-CA1,268,1802017-06-17Teapot Mountain3009Canada-BC
28.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH1,242,5112017-05-27Mount Moriah4049USA-NH
29.Painter, ChadUSA-WA1,226,2232017-06-23Highland Park Hill450USA-WA
30.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY1,197,9012016-07-16Mount Adams3520USA-NY
31.Sarna, John EUSA-OR1,194,1492017-06-21Bald Hill755USA-OR
32.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA1,184,2012017-06-23Holt Hill423USA-MA
33. #, AshwinUSA-WA1,083,4922016-12-31Mount Si4180USA-WA
34.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA1,067,1472017-06-14 cBlue Mountain3720USA-NH
35.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA1,044,2952017-06-21High Point1803USA-NJ
36.Thate, KarineUSA-MA1,027,2642013-05-27 hZealand Mountain4240USA-NH
37.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA1,024,6022017-06-17Bills Peak6917USA-WA
38.Noel, EricUSA-WA1,021,2072017-06-24Peak 31563156USA-WA
39.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA983,5132017-06-19Poo Poo Point1820USA-WA
40.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR954,3062017-06-14Peak 31523152USA-OR
41.Themer, KarlUSA-WA935,4902017-05-29Thunder Knob1875USA-WA
42.Young, CliffUSA-ME931,9112017-03-05Guilford Mountain1320USA-ME
43.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA923,2312017-06-15Bull-of-the-Woods Mountain11640USA-NM
44.Boester, BradUSA-NV916,8762017-05-26Becky Peak10007USA-NV
45.Musser, William USA-FL906,2932017-06-24La Plata Peak14336USA-CO
46.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA894,1782017-04-15 cRamona Overlook Peak2635USA-CA
47.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO885,1862015-08-01Grizzly Mountain13708USA-CO
48.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ878,5722017-06-12Peak 19871987USA-AZ
49.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA870,8982017-06-01 bFernando 2 Benchmark4003USA-CA
50.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH839,7762017-03-25Mount Deception3671USA-NH
51.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV834,2502017-06-10Burnt Peak5788USA-CA
52.Hall, LenUSA-NH818,8972017-01-14Britton Hill345USA-FL
53.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA808,6742017-06-11The Brothers6842USA-WA
54.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA797,0472017-06-24 bPeak 10411041USA-CA
55.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice792,6152017-06-04 dPołonina Caryńska4255Poland
56.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia768,5412013-11-23Miranda de les Boïgues3133Spain
57.Straub, ChadUSA-WA749,5552016-08-28The Mole7240USA-WA
58.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH744,9362017-06-24 dHurricane Hill5757USA-WA
59.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA739,9462017-06-17San Jacinto Peak10839USA-CA
60.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY732,9212017-06-24 dHennig Hill1602USA-NY
61.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA728,7782017-06-15 dLittle Bally4216USA-CA
62.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV726,7112017-06-23Charleston Peak11916USA-NV
63.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT715,4322017-06-24 bBox Elder Peak9372USA-UT
64.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA714,4872016-12-14Round Mountain (Attempt)5320USA-WA
65.Russell, KenUSA-WA710,7762017-03-19 bWind Mountain1907USA-WA
66.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ704,9102017-06-04Králický Sněžník4672Czech Republic/Poland
67.Myers, GrantUSA-WA700,2242017-06-07Peak 59305930USA-WA
68.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY692,2702017-06-23Inspiration Peak9760USA-WY
69.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC686,7112016-10-09Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132Belarus
70.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA681,7192017-06-17Point 53965396USA-WA
71.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA674,4452015-06-01Vista Point245USA-CA
72.914, BMSUSA-NV670,1812017-05-20Fletcher Peak10236USA-NV
73.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB651,3862017-05-14Lakeview Peak6348Canada-AB
74.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH635,6782017-05-28 bBald Knob2040USA-NH
75.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA626,0892017-06-17Boucher Hill5438USA-CA
76.Graham, JamesUSA-CA622,8672017-05-26San Benito Mountain5241USA-CA
77.Stemm, BradUSA-CA620,9082017-03-31 4XLos Pinos Peak4510USA-CA
78.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA620,6082017-06-15Two Buttes4711USA-CO
79.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH604,2672017-06-03 bMount Rosebrook3004USA-NH
80.Darr, John USA-WY602,9252017-06-15Bunsen Peak8564USA-WY
81.Bolton, BobUSA-WA585,6522017-06-24Round Mountain6755USA-OR
82.Morris, CalebUSA-WA584,9342017-06-24Mount Breitenbach12140USA-ID
83.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL571,8732017-05-28Riedbergerhorn5863Germany-BY
84.Lara, SandyUSA-CA562,6462017-06-16Helvellyn3117UK-England
85.Olson, DavidUSA-CO556,5982017-06-01Chestnut Hill442USA-PA
86.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA547,3862017-05-13West Tiger Mountain #32522USA-WA
87.Nash, AaronUSA-WA546,0242016-08-29Guye Peak5168USA-WA
88.Murray, RobertUSA-MA543,9872017-06-14Churchs Hill490USA-NY
89.Peck, Lawrence540,5492016-08-07 bEast Watatic1801USA-MA
90.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA535,9222017-06-04Mount Saint Helens8333USA-WA
91.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT531,2552017-06-05Deseret Peak11031USA-UT
92.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ530,1932017-06-24Sierra Blanca Peak11973USA-NM
93.Winston, KeithUSA-CA513,8692017-06-23Grapevine Mountain3955USA-CA
94.Rashel, JohnUSA-WA513,0642017-06-13Colchuck Peak8705USA-WA
95.Scott, BrianUSA-CA504,5122017-06-24Trail Peak11605USA-CA
96.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH503,5832017-04-05Burns Hill751USA-NH
97.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME500,4542016-09-15Mount Abram1980USA-ME
98.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya494,6952017-06-15Nagy-Tubes2008Hungary
99.Myers, SteveUSA-CO485,6782016-10-24Tower Hill960USA-MN
100.Triska, JanCanada-ON484,6962017-06-04Montagne d'Art1903Canada-QC
101.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA482,8162017-06-10Lookout Mountain6812USA-CA
102.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA457,4432017-06-12Olancha Peak12123USA-CA
103.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO455,9032017-06-18Bison Peak12431USA-CO
104.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC453,5342017-05-20 bRich Mountain Bald5372USA-NC
105.Partridge, RichardUSA-CA452,5962017-06-22Mount Shuksan9131USA-WA
106.Lap, SébastienCanada450,5532017-06-21Montagne à Tremblay1890Canada-QC
107.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY450,5102017-03-18Scarface Mountain3058USA-NY
108.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH445,7322017-06-11Square Ledge2600USA-NH
109.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR444,1762017-06-18Mount Eddy9025USA-CA
110.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA441,7082017-06-17Colchuck Peak8705USA-WA
111.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV441,3692017-06-04Pickles Butte3084USA-ID
112.Dolan, JayUSA-CA435,6462017-06-17 eSugarpine Mountain5478USA-CA
113.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC434,5882017-06-14Owls Head4025USA-NH
114.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA432,8132016-09-26South Slide Mountain6620USA-WA
115.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA429,8702017-05-06Vasquez Rock2660USA-CA
116.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.428,9252017-06-03Monte Tremalzo6480Italy
117.Horbal, MattUSA-NV423,9762017-03-06Calico Hills South4322USA-NV
118.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT422,0862017-06-09Broad Fork Twin Peaks-West Peak11328USA-UT
119.Baxter, DanUSA-CA419,7282017-01-14Panoramic Point7526USA-CA
120.Hanson, VicUSA419,7142017-02-17Clifty Benchmark3273USA-AZ
121.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD419,5292017-06-19Jack Squirrel Peak8942USA-WY
122.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY417,5552017-06-19Wheeler Peak13161USA-NM
123.Baker, TroyUSA-WA417,0952016-10-22Deer Point7040USA-ID
124.McHugh, JohnCanada-QC412,6332017-06-17Mont Rigaud (sommet de la croix)715Canada-QC
125.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID410,6252017-06-24View Benchmark6682USA-UT
126.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO409,1142017-06-19Mummy Mountain13425USA-CO
127.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC401,1802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain3497USA-NY
128.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT398,5552015-08-22Gore Mountain3563USA-NY
129.Stokes, BenUSA-UT394,1072017-05-10Black Ridge6738USA-UT
130.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR393,5412016-09-10Broken Top9175USA-OR
131.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ392,8182016-09-03Mount Peale12721USA-UT
132.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA387,0932017-05-06Mount Erie1273USA-WA
133.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA386,4332016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak7435USA-WA
134.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME386,2102017-04-29 bBlack Mountain1094USA-ME
135.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR384,8562017-05-07Mount Ruth8600USA-OR
136.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ380,7972017-06-20Baldhead Mountain-South Peak3097USA-NH
137.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA373,4572017-06-18Navaho Peak7223USA-WA
138.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO369,2932017-06-17 CMineral Hill10890USA-CO
139.Berger, TimUSA-CA362,5452017-06-04Grizzly Peak5920USA-OR
140.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA359,3542016-06-10Sahale Peak8680USA-WA
141.Colbert, JonNew Zealand357,4152016-07-11Single Cone7608New Zealand
142.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH357,0272017-06-24 bAllen Mountain1126USA-ME
143.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA354,9462017-06-04Ishizuchi-san6503Japan
144.Hudson, TimUSA-WA352,7802013-12-31Tusk O'Granite5566USA-WA
145.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA342,8272017-02-11Kalahaku Overlook9324USA-HI
146.Hirniak, JosephUSA340,4862017-05-24Los Pinos Mountain4805USA-CA
147.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO339,1492016-12-03Estes Cone11006USA-CO
148.Porter, CarryUSA-WA334,2252016-09-21McClellan Butte5162USA-WA
149.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA331,6662013-06-29Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
150.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY329,6432016-07-03Gothics4734USA-NY
151.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA327,8302017-05-29Mount Rainier14411USA-WA
152.Layton, TomUSA-NC326,3492017-06-13Green Hill3920USA-NC
153.M, JoeCanada-AB325,3012013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)11375Canada-AB/BC
154.Gopal, Gokul324,9162014-08-13Skunk Knob11099USA-WY
155.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC324,0392014-10-12Mont Tremblant3058Canada-QC
156.Rhude, David J.USA-MN323,9362016-12-07Mount Robert-Bushline Hut4662New Zealand
157.McAllister, MarkUK-England319,7402017-05-06Jabal Umm ad Dami6083Jordan
158.Stone, PeterUK-England319,3422017-06-20 bMeighs Wood607UK-England
159.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR319,1102017-06-17Peak 4816 (Attempt)4816USA-OR
160.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA314,4252017-06-18Bonanza King7040USA-CA
161.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK314,0442017-06-16Yukla Peak7535USA-AK
162.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM313,4182017-06-22Peak 83008300USA-NM
163.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ307,6842016-01-31Klissberget873Sweden
164.Darby, DavidUSA-MA306,8332017-06-17Stone Mountain1680USA-GA
165.Willis, DavidCanada-BC295,8172017-05-28Unnecessary North Peak (Attempt)5062Canada-BC
166.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA294,1432016-09-24Newcastle Hills1119USA-WA
167.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA293,0802017-06-22 cMount Passaconaway4043USA-NH
168.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.291,4722017-06-01Monte Pisanino6388Italy
169.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT289,5472015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)29029China/Nepal
170.Witt, JoseUSA-NV286,0272017-05-20Griffith Peak11060USA-NV
171.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA279,8422016-11-05County Corner Point5040USA-NC
172.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY279,6882017-05-25Rappenspitze7293Austria
173.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland279,4652017-06-05Løvstakken1565Norway
174.Meneely, JimUSA-CA277,9062017-05-27Mount Lowe5603USA-CA
175.Kemp, BenUSA-NY276,0582014-09-28Chimney Mountain2710USA-NY
176.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC273,4602017-05-22Brasstown Bald4784USA-GA
177.Valaitis, DeividasCzech Republic-Prague272,2732017-06-04 A1Montagne de Angèle5269France
178.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB271,9052016-11-14Mount Buller9203Canada-AB
179.Still, JillUSA-AK269,9432017-06-12Berrian Mountain9147USA-CO
180.Alexa, RichardSlovakia-No State269,1162017-05-27 bLe Croisse Baulet7336France
181.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA268,7172017-02-05Hastings Peak4000USA-CA
182.Howe, NoelUSA-WA267,3582017-06-11Low Mountain5400USA-WA
183.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ266,6532017-05-29Parking Lot Rock6800USA-ID
184.Olson, AndersCanada-BC266,5532017-03-17Shore Line Butte663USA-CA
185.Honey, Gary265,1162015-08-17Pico Ruivo6109Portugal
186.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA263,4332016-11-10Aldrich Butte1141USA-WA
187.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA262,5492015-01-03 cMount Abraham4040USA-ME
188.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA261,5792016-09-04Mount Cardigan3123USA-NH
189.Wiley, JohnUSA-NY261,3822017-06-14Rocky Mountain2225USA-NY
190.Hill, William "Billy"259,2352010-09-17Black Down919UK-England
191.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA257,6752016-04-24Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
192.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME257,4432016-11-13Mount Hibbard2920USA-NH
193.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba257,2892016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)19724Argentina
194.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV256,8962017-06-03Boundary Peak13140USA-NV
195.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA256,0522017-01-28Azusa Peak2081USA-CA
196.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA255,6702017-06-17Mount Moosilauke4802USA-NH
197.Man, MapUSA-NH254,2922017-05-20Mount Hayes2555USA-NH
198.Carpenter, ChipUSA-NH253,0302014-07-22Mount Washington6288USA-NH
199.Sexauer, GustavUSA-IA251,0622017-06-03Mount Union7979USA-AZ
200.Greco, ScottUSA-NV250,1442017-06-24Mount Thielsen9182USA-OR

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