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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-CA3,941,3102017-01-21 2xMount Israel1346USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland3,810,0542017-01-21Nystulnuten4360Norway
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR2,971,9622017-01-17Black Point1791USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA2,907,2772017-01-09 bGreen Mountain1700USA-WA
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA2,544,0912017-01-18Cerro Tancítaro12598Mexico-Mich
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA2,422,1812015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)8976USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX2,333,3882017-01-20 cBuckman Mountain869USA-TX
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA2,241,8472017-01-07South Tiger Mountain2020USA-WA
9.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA2,165,0652017-01-21Peak 932932USA-CA
10.Still, BenUSA-AK2,016,2912017-01-17Table Mountain6200USA-CO
11.Grant, SamUSA-UT2,015,2692017-01-17Grandeur Peak8299USA-UT
12.Barlow, JamesUSA-CA1,693,6042017-01-11Riffa Hill210Bahrain
13.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA1,684,7242016-12-17 cGray County High Point3325USA-TX
14.Kassan, EricUSA-NV1,674,8872017-01-21Table Mountain Plateau5175USA-AZ
15.Woodall, RobUK-England1,571,3462017-01-13Cerro Chirripó12530Costa Rica
16.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL1,521,7502016-12-10Tschuggen8271Switz-BE
17.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA1,471,1112017-01-15Icehouse Saddle7595USA-CA
18.Willis, CraigUSA-WA1,440,2862017-01-15Shine Lookout Site503USA-WA
19.Albert, SeanUSA-WA1,392,7572017-01-15Tumtum Peak4678USA-WA
20.Wilson, DougUSA-WA1,312,8832016-09-27Mount Langley14026USA-CA
21.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE1,289,4902017-01-21Großer Feldberg2884Germany-HE
22.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV1,285,3322014-06-22Raintree Peak10104USA-NV
23.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR1,264,5292017-01-12Tumacacori Mountains High Point5736USA-AZ
24.Boos, AndyUSA-WA1,260,7492017-01-04Mount Catherine5052USA-WA
25.Raether, DonUSA-CA1,230,9482017-01-17Eisenhower Mountain1952USA-CA
26.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH1,208,7442016-11-01Sandwich Mountain3960USA-NH
27.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY1,197,9012016-07-16Mount Adams3520USA-NY
28.Painter, ChadUSA-WA1,183,2032016-08-13Banshee Peak7400USA-WA
29.Sarna, John EUSA-OR1,162,0432017-01-16Mount Pisgah1520USA-OR
30.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA1,161,9422017-01-02Hubbard Park Tower865USA-VT
31. #, AshwinUSA-WA1,083,4922016-12-31Mount Si4180USA-WA
32.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA1,063,5422016-12-14Porcupine Hill1216USA-MA
33.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA1,029,1902017-01-15 cElsinore Peak3575USA-CA
34.Thate, KarineUSA-MA1,027,2642013-05-27 hZealand Mountain4240USA-NH
35.Noel, EricUSA-WA1,019,1862016-10-30Meadow Butte3621USA-WA
36.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA967,9352016-12-04 BWest Tiger Mountain #22757USA-WA
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-OR902,9542016-11-13San Jacinto Peak10839USA-CA
41.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO885,1862015-08-01Grizzly Mountain13708USA-CO
42.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA883,4952016-08-06Mount Pilchuck5340USA-WA
43.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA880,4862017-01-21Schenley Heights1254USA-PA
44.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA869,6432017-01-15Sunset Mountain3657USA-CA
45.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ855,8362017-01-08Granite Mountain3526USA-AZ
46.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH832,2762017-01-07Savage Mountain3500USA-NH
47.Hall, LenUSA-NH818,8972017-01-14Britton Hill345USA-FL
48.Musser, William USA-FL816,7182017-01-21Mont Bélair1608Canada-QC
49.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV796,1802017-01-10The Whale2570USA-NV
50.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia768,5412013-11-23Miranda de les Boïgues3133Spain
51.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice756,1992016-11-20 bSoliskový hrb6975Slovakia
52.Straub, ChadUSA-WA749,5552016-08-28The Mole7240USA-WA
53.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA748,8202016-12-06Poo Poo Point1820USA-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-WA708,3492016-12-30Peak 21602160USA-WA
57.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ700,0402016-06-23Praděd4892Czech Republic
58.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA698,4172017-01-15Brocken3743Germany-ST
59.Myers, GrantUSA-WA692,4832017-01-14Camelback Mountain2704USA-AZ
60.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC686,7172016-10-09Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132Belarus
61.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV684,6582017-01-18 bFletcher Highpoint10286USA-NV
62.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY684,2972017-01-19 bStag Hill1038USA-NY
63.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA674,4452015-06-01Vista Point245USA-CA
64.914, BMSUSA-NV668,3252016-08-06Bonanza Peak10397USA-NV
65.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA658,0642016-11-19Mount Washington4400USA-WA
66.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA648,9202017-01-06 hPeak 14751475USA-CA
67.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA632,9422017-01-21Peak 16881688USA-CA
68.Stemm, BradUSA-CA616,5892017-01-16Sentenac Mountain3068USA-CA
69.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH614,9062017-01-15Blue Job Mountain1357USA-NH
70.Graham, JamesUSA-CA605,6362016-10-30Big Pine Mountain6800USA-CA
71.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT594,8562017-01-21Thorpe Hills High Point6190USA-UT
72.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA593,5132017-01-17Meacham Hill508USA-CA
73.Darr, John USA-WY584,9252016-11-10Bunsen Peak8564USA-WY
74.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA572,7602017-01-13Peak 557557USA-CA
75.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA572,3532017-01-02Mount Defiance (Attempt)4960USA-OR
76.Morris, CalebUSA-WA560,3542016-12-14Badger Mountain1590USA-WA
77.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH560,0302017-01-16 eRussell Hill738USA-NH
78.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL559,8812016-12-29 fCrowborough794UK-England
79.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB556,7032016-10-23Kent Ridge North 9560Canada-AB
80.Olson, DavidUSA-CO555,6272016-09-05Pinnacle2844USA-VA/WV
81.Nash, AaronUSA-WA546,0242016-08-29Guye Peak5168USA-WA
82.Peck, Lawrence540,5492016-08-07 bEast Watatic1801USA-MA
83.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA530,0892016-10-09South Sister10358USA-OR
84.Murray, RobertUSA-MA527,8352017-01-11Haynes Mountain3420USA-NY
85.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT523,7552015-01-14Superior Peak11040USA-UT
86.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ514,6802017-01-07Palo Verde Mountains High Point2121USA-AZ
87.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA507,8002016-12-26Cerro Guanaco3182Argentina
88.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME500,4542016-09-15Mount Abram1980USA-ME
89.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH491,9832016-12-04Black Mountain4139USA-KY
90.Myers, SteveUSA-CO485,6782016-10-24Tower Hill960USA-MN
91.Lara, SandyUSA-CA479,4962017-01-07Stepladder Mountains2940USA-CA
92.Scott, BrianUSA-CA479,0332016-12-29 bMount Inspiration5560USA-CA
93.Triska, JanCanada-ON475,7232016-09-25Jay Mountains-mid point on summit ridge3576USA-NY
94.Rashel, JohnUSA-WA474,6912017-01-05South Tiger #22021USA-WA
95.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya473,0292017-01-15 aNagy-Tubes2008Hungary
96.Winston, KeithUSA-CA472,9772017-01-16Sentenac Mountain3068USA-CA
97.Bolton, BobUSA-WA470,8542017-01-12Bells Mountain2223USA-WA
98.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY469,6762017-01-17Peaked Peak9827USA-WY
99.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO451,5572016-11-12Cupid13117USA-CO
100.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC450,4862016-11-12Pisgah Crater2543USA-CA
101.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA447,5862017-01-14Fortuna Mountain1291USA-CA
102.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY437,3532017-01-01Algonquin Peak5115USA-NY
103.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR433,2072016-12-31Dog Mountain2948USA-WA
104.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA432,8132016-09-26South Slide Mountain6620USA-WA
105.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA429,9002017-01-14Laveaga Peak3801USA-CA
106.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA429,8702016-03-05 bBoy Scout Peak3240USA-CA
107.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH426,5622016-12-11Mount Israel2620USA-NH
108.Horbal, MattUSA-NV421,1462016-12-10Corkscrew Peak5804USA-CA
109.Baxter, DanUSA-CA419,7282017-01-14Panoramic Point7526USA-CA
110.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV417,3372016-12-30Bear Mountain2893USA-CA
111.Baker, TroyUSA-WA417,0952016-10-22Deer Point7040USA-ID
112.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.415,3582017-01-13Uja di Calcante5295Italy
113.Hanson, VicUSA409,7552016-11-17Brown Mountain4466USA-CA
114.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT407,2202016-06-04Mount Olympus East9773USA-UT
115.McHugh, JohnUSA-VT406,0222017-01-01Westmount Parc Summit676Canada-QC
116.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC401,1802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain3497USA-NY
117.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT398,5552015-08-22Gore Mountain3563USA-NY
118.Partridge, RichardUSA-OR394,4482016-12-11Incline Peak9561USA-NV
119.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR393,5412016-09-10Broken Top9175USA-OR
120.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ392,8182016-09-03Mount Peale12721USA-UT
121.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA388,3382017-01-14Peak 55395539USA-WA
122.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY388,0942017-01-16Indian Lookout Mountain6533USA-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.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ378,6972014-06-14 6Big Indian Mountain3700USA-NY
127.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR375,6882016-11-06Pine Creek Mountain-East Peak7975USA-OR
128.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME375,3612016-12-21Ragged Mountain1300USA-ME
129.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO369,2932017-01-10Miami High Point20USA-FL
130.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD368,3542017-01-18 cCuster Mountain6089USA-SD
131.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO365,0812017-01-12Mount Morrison7881USA-CO
132.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA359,3542016-06-10Sahale Peak8680USA-WA
133.Colbert, JonNew Zealand357,4152016-07-11Single Cone7608New Zealand
134.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA354,9462017-01-15Ladyface2036USA-CA
135.Hudson, TimUSA-WA352,7802013-12-31Tusk O'Granite5566USA-WA
136.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC346,2682017-01-15 bMont du lac Évanturel3425Canada-QC
137.Berger, TimUSA-CA346,0412016-10-04North Chalone Peak3304USA-CA
138.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID345,4202016-12-28Dooly Knob5278USA-UT
139.Dolan, JayUSA-CA344,0882016-12-28 bMount Minerva Hoyt5405USA-CA
140.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA342,8272016-09-11Black Peak8970USA-WA
141.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO339,1492016-12-03Estes Cone11006USA-CO
142.Hirniak, JosephUSA338,9072016-11-25Mount Wrightson9453USA-AZ
143.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA337,9632017-01-02Salzburger Hochthron6076Austria/Germany
144.Porter, CarryUSA-WA334,2252016-09-21McClellan Butte5162USA-WA
145.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA331,6662013-06-29Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
146.M, JoeCanada-AB325,3242013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)11375Canada-AB/BC
147.Gopal, Gokul324,9162014-08-13Skunk Knob11099USA-WY
148.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC324,0392014-10-12Mont Tremblant3058Canada-QC
149.Rhude, David J.USA-MN323,9362016-12-07Mount Robert-Bushline Hut4662New Zealand
150.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY319,8622016-07-03Gothics4734USA-NY
151.Layton, TomUSA-NC314,3772017-01-15Elk Knob5520USA-NC
152.Stone, PeterUK-England312,3012016-12-27 dLittle Fell2454UK-England
153.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR311,6712017-01-01Sentinel Hill1040USA-OR
154.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA308,2282017-01-16Arlington Peak3250USA-CA
155.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ307,6842016-01-31Klissberget873Sweden
156.McAllister, MarkUK-England304,7532016-12-09West Cairn Hill1844UK-Scotland
157.Darby, DavidUSA-MA303,2522017-01-15Mount Hale4054USA-NH
158.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM302,8842016-09-04 bPeak 1092010920USA-NM
159.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA294,1432016-09-24Newcastle Hills1119USA-WA
160.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH293,4212017-01-16 dCatamount Mountain1331USA-NH
161.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT289,5472015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)29029China/Nepal
162.Willis, DavidCanada-BC287,8912016-10-01Zugspitze9718Germany/Austria
163.Witt, JoseUSA-NV286,0272016-11-12Mormon Peak7414USA-NV
164.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA285,6262017-01-14Cougar Mountain1610USA-WA
165.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA282,6122017-01-16Mount Willey4255USA-NH
166.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA279,8422016-11-05County Corner Point5040USA-NC
167.Meneely, JimUSA-CA276,1062016-12-10Little Berdoo Peak5440USA-CA
168.Kemp, BenUSA-NY276,0582014-09-28Chimney Mountain2710USA-NY
169.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC273,0232016-10-09 cMount Tecumseh-Northwest Peak3766USA-NH
170.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB271,9052016-11-14Mount Buller9203Canada-AB
171.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.269,9502016-12-16Monte Contrario5866Italy
172.Howe, NoelUSA-WA267,3582017-01-15Tumtum Peak4678USA-WA
173.Olson, AndersCanada-BC266,5532016-10-16Navajo Knobs6979USA-UT
174.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY265,8702016-09-03Hohe Munde8734Austria
175.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA265,2172016-12-18Hastings Peak4000USA-CA
176.Honey, Gary265,1162015-08-17Pico Ruivo6109Portugal
177.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA263,4332016-11-10Aldrich Butte1141USA-WA
178.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA262,5492015-01-03 cMount Abraham4040USA-ME
179.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ261,9422016-12-22Petřín1289Czech Republic
180.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA261,5792016-09-04Mount Cardigan3123USA-NH
181.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland260,1682016-12-28Åsen (Attempt)594Norway
182.Hill, William "Billy"259,2152010-09-17Black Down919UK-England
183.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA257,6752016-04-24Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
184.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME257,4432016-11-13Mount Hibbard2920USA-NH
185.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba257,2892016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)19724Argentina
186.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA253,6042016-12-28Rabbit Peak5307USA-CA
187.Carpenter, ChipUSA-NH253,0302014-07-22Mount Washington6288USA-NH
188.Man, MapUSA-NH249,9312016-11-19 eMount Major1786USA-NH
189.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA249,8762016-12-28Mount Storm King4500USA-WA
190.Rogers, WmUSA-OR248,6912011-10-15Mount Adams (Attempt)12276USA-WA
191.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV248,0882016-11-13Railroad Peak4142USA-NV
192.Svensson, CajSweden-Västmanland246,0962016-07-08 2Kebnekaise Nordtoppen6880Sweden
193.Firman, JeffreyUSA-CA244,3322016-12-01King Mountain5264USA-OR
194.Still, JillUSA-AK244,1422017-01-15Sanitas Mountaineer Top6800USA-CO
195.Schrempp, MaxwellUSA-WA243,1122016-11-11Russian Butte (Attempt)5123USA-WA
196.Wolff, AlbertUSA-TN242,9012016-09-05Kit Carson Mountain14165USA-CO
197.Lilly, PatrickUSA-CO242,7962013-08-08Crestone Peak14294USA-CO
198.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK241,8432017-01-12Hurdygurdy Mountain5994USA-AK
199.Molen, DeanUSA-UT238,9722016-09-06Red Mountain8111USA-UT
200.Vaughan, MichaelUSA-NY237,5012016-10-18 fBlueberry Cobbles2034USA-NY

† = Deceased

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