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Top 200 Climbers by Vertical Gain

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RankClimber NameHome LocationVert-mMost Recent AscentMost Recent PeakElev-mPeak Location
1.Gerlach, GregUSA-CA1,259,5462017-06-24 8xSan Jacinto Peak3304USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland1,192,8612017-06-23Jebel Igdet3619Morocco
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR905,8422017-01-17Black Point546USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA888,9792017-06-23Mount Muller1142USA-WA
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA775,4392017-06-20Icicle Ridge2142USA-WA
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA738,2812015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)2736USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX725,2902017-06-16 cMount Pelion130Canada-ON
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA697,4762017-06-03Hawkins Mountain2182USA-WA
9.Grant, SamUSA-UT691,9162017-06-23Mount Raymond3121USA-UT
10.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA680,3052017-06-23 xxWilacre Point365USA-CA
11.Still, BenUSA-AK646,2682017-06-21Green Mountain2482USA-CO
12.Thomas, WillUSA-WA578,5602017-06-16Del Monte Ridge 6576 NW2004USA-WA
13.Boulier, BrandonCanada-AB572,2192017-06-18Mount Charles Stewart2809Canada-AB
14.Barlow, JamesUSA-CA528,5692017-06-04Independence Peak3579USA-CA
15.Kassan, EricUSA-NV524,4632017-06-18Humphreys Peak3851USA-AZ
16.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA524,3982017-06-10 CChumstick Mountain1771USA-WA
17.Woodall, RobUK-England490,1952017-06-23Miðtindur í Ljósufjöllum1063Iceland
18.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA471,4682017-06-17Anderson Peak3304USA-CA
19.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL463,8352016-12-10Tschuggen2521Switz
20.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE460,1122017-06-23Großer Feldberg879Germany-HE
21.Willis, CraigUSA-WA447,4432017-06-10 cChumstick Mountain1771USA-WA
22.Albert, SeanUSA-WA426,1222017-06-11Low Mountain1646USA-WA
23.Wilson, DougUSA-WA402,7942017-05-28Gobblers Knob1672USA-WA
24.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR402,2012017-06-23Kerby Peak1690USA-OR
25.Boos, AndyUSA-WA397,6432017-06-14Axis Peak2301USA-WA
26.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV391,7692014-06-22Raintree Peak3080USA-NV
27.Raether, DonUSA-CA386,5412017-06-17Teapot Mountain917Canada-BC
28.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH378,7172017-05-27Mount Moriah1234USA-NH
29.Painter, ChadUSA-WA373,7532017-06-23Highland Park Hill137USA-WA
30.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY365,1202016-07-16Mount Adams1073USA-NY
31.Sarna, John EUSA-OR363,9772017-06-21Bald Hill230USA-OR
32.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA360,9442017-06-23Holt Hill129USA-MA
33. #, AshwinUSA-WA330,2482016-12-31Mount Si1274USA-WA
34.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA325,2662017-06-14 cBlue Mountain1134USA-NH
35.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA318,3012017-06-21High Point550USA-NJ
36.Thate, KarineUSA-MA313,1102013-05-27 hZealand Mountain1292USA-NH
37.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA312,2992017-06-17Bills Peak2108USA-WA
38.Noel, EricUSA-WA311,0032017-06-18Mount Octopus744USA-WA
39.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA299,7752017-06-19Poo Poo Point555USA-WA
40.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR290,8722017-06-14Peak 3152961USA-OR
41.Themer, KarlUSA-WA285,1372017-05-29Thunder Knob572USA-WA
42.Young, CliffUSA-ME284,0462017-03-05Guilford Mountain402USA-ME
43.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA280,6312017-06-15Bull-of-the-Woods Mountain3548USA-NM
44.Boester, BradUSA-NV279,4642017-05-26Becky Peak3050USA-NV
45.Musser, William USA-FL275,0412017-06-20Green Mountain2089USA-CO
46.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA272,5452017-04-15 cRamona Overlook Peak803USA-CA
47.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO269,8052015-08-01Grizzly Mountain4178USA-CO
48.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ267,7892017-06-12Peak 1987606USA-AZ
49.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA265,4502017-06-01 bFernando 2 Benchmark1220USA-CA
50.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH255,9642017-03-25Mount Deception1119USA-NH
51.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV254,2792017-06-10Burnt Peak1764USA-CA
52.Hall, LenUSA-NH249,6002017-01-14Britton Hill105USA-FL
53.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA246,4842017-06-11The Brothers2085USA-WA
54.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA242,3822017-06-24 bPeak 1041317USA-CA
55.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice241,5892017-06-04 dPołonina Caryńska1297Poland
56.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia234,2512013-11-23Miranda de les Boïgues955Spain
57.Straub, ChadUSA-WA228,4642016-08-28The Mole2207USA-WA
58.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH227,0562017-06-01Mount Sunflower1231USA-KS
59.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA225,5362017-06-17San Jacinto Peak3304USA-CA
60.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY223,2782017-06-22Vedder Hill101USA-NY
61.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA222,1322017-06-15 dLittle Bally1285USA-CA
62.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV221,5022017-06-23Charleston Peak3632USA-NV
63.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT218,0642017-06-23 bJames Peak2872USA-UT
64.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA217,7762016-12-14Round Mountain (Attempt)1622USA-WA
65.Russell, KenUSA-WA216,6452017-03-19 bWind Mountain581USA-WA
66.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ214,8572017-06-04Králický Sněžník1424Czech Republic/Poland
67.Myers, GrantUSA-WA213,4282017-06-07Peak 59301807USA-WA
68.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY211,0042017-06-23Inspiration Peak2975USA-WY
69.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC209,3102016-10-09Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345Belarus
70.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA207,7882017-06-17Point 53961645USA-WA
71.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA205,5712015-06-01Vista Point75USA-CA
72.914, BMSUSA-NV204,2712017-05-20Fletcher Peak3120USA-NV
73.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB198,5422017-05-14Lakeview Peak1935Canada-AB
74.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH193,7552017-05-28 bBald Knob622USA-NH
75.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA190,8322017-06-17Boucher Hill1658USA-CA
76.Graham, JamesUSA-CA189,8502017-05-26San Benito Mountain1597USA-CA
77.Stemm, BradUSA-CA189,2532017-03-31 4XLos Pinos Peak1375USA-CA
78.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA189,1612017-06-15Two Buttes1436USA-CO
79.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH184,1812017-06-03 bMount Rosebrook916USA-NH
80.Darr, John USA-WY183,7722017-06-15Bunsen Peak2610USA-WY
81.Bolton, BobUSA-WA178,5072017-06-17 dSaturday Rock1195USA-WA
82.Morris, CalebUSA-WA178,2882017-06-03point 68352083USA-No State
83.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL174,3072017-05-28Riedbergerhorn1787Germany-BY
84.Lara, SandyUSA-CA171,4952017-06-16Helvellyn950UK-England
85.Olson, DavidUSA-CO169,6512017-06-01Chestnut Hill135USA-PA
86.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA166,8432017-05-13West Tiger Mountain #3769USA-WA
87.Nash, AaronUSA-WA166,4282016-08-29Guye Peak1575USA-WA
88.Murray, RobertUSA-MA165,8072017-06-14Churchs Hill149USA-NY
89.Peck, Lawrence164,7592016-08-07 bEast Watatic549USA-MA
90.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA163,3492017-06-04Mount Saint Helens2540USA-WA
91.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT161,9272017-06-05Deseret Peak3362USA-UT
92.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ161,6032017-06-10Peak 90702765USA-AZ
93.Winston, KeithUSA-CA156,6272017-06-23Grapevine Mountain1205USA-CA
94.Rashel, JohnUSA-WA156,3822017-06-13Colchuck Peak2653USA-WA
95.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH153,4922017-04-05Burns Hill229USA-NH
96.Scott, BrianUSA-CA153,2222017-06-17 bLittle Dobbs Peak3206USA-CA
97.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME152,5382016-09-15Mount Abram604USA-ME
98.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya150,7832017-06-15Nagy-Tubes612Hungary
99.Myers, SteveUSA-CO148,0352016-10-24Tower Hill293USA-MN
100.Triska, JanCanada-ON147,7352017-06-04Montagne d'Art580Canada-QC
101.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA147,1622017-06-10Lookout Mountain2076USA-CA
102.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA139,4292017-06-12Olancha Peak3695USA-CA
103.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO138,9592017-06-18Bison Peak3789USA-CO
104.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC138,2372017-05-20 bRich Mountain Bald1637USA-NC
105.Lap, SébastienCanada137,3292017-06-21Montagne à Tremblay576Canada-QC
106.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY137,3152017-03-18Scarface Mountain932USA-NY
107.Partridge, RichardUSA-CA135,9502017-06-22Mount Shuksan2783USA-WA
108.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH135,8592017-06-11Square Ledge792USA-NH
109.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR135,3852017-06-18Mount Eddy2751USA-CA
110.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA134,6332017-06-17Colchuck Peak2653USA-WA
111.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV134,5292017-06-04Pickles Butte940USA-ID
112.Dolan, JayUSA-CA132,7852017-06-17 eSugarpine Mountain1670USA-CA
113.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC132,4622017-06-14Owls Head1227USA-NH
114.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA131,9212016-09-26South Slide Mountain2018USA-WA
115.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA131,0242017-05-06Vasquez Rock811USA-CA
116.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.130,7362017-06-03Monte Tremalzo1975Italy
117.Horbal, MattUSA-NV129,2282017-03-06Calico Hills South1317USA-NV
118.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT128,6522017-06-09Broad Fork Twin Peaks-West Peak3453USA-UT
119.Baxter, DanUSA-CA127,9332017-01-14Panoramic Point2294USA-CA
120.Hanson, VicUSA127,9292017-02-17Clifty Benchmark998USA-AZ
121.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD127,8722017-06-19Jack Squirrel Peak2726USA-WY
122.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY127,2712017-06-19Wheeler Peak4011USA-NM
123.Baker, TroyUSA-WA127,1312016-10-22Deer Point2146USA-ID
124.McHugh, JohnCanada-QC125,7712017-06-17Mont Rigaud (sommet de la croix)218Canada-QC
125.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID125,1582017-06-24View Benchmark2037USA-UT
126.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO124,6982017-06-19Mummy Mountain4092USA-CO
127.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC122,2802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain1066USA-NY
128.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT121,4802015-08-22Gore Mountain1086USA-NY
129.Stokes, BenUSA-UT120,1242017-05-10Black Ridge2054USA-UT
130.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR119,9512016-09-10Broken Top2797USA-OR
131.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ119,7312016-09-03Mount Peale3877USA-UT
132.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA117,9862017-05-06Mount Erie388USA-WA
133.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA117,7852016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak2266USA-WA
134.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME117,7172017-04-29 bBlack Mountain333USA-ME
135.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR117,3042017-05-07Mount Ruth2621USA-OR
136.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ116,0672017-06-20Baldhead Mountain-South Peak944USA-NH
137.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA113,8302017-06-18Navaho Peak2202USA-WA
138.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO112,5612017-06-17 CMineral Hill3319USA-CO
139.Berger, TimUSA-CA110,5042017-06-04Grizzly Peak1804USA-OR
140.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA109,5312016-06-10Sahale Peak2646USA-WA
141.Colbert, JonNew Zealand108,9402016-07-11Single Cone2319New Zealand
142.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA108,1882017-06-04Ishizuchi-san1982Japan
143.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH108,1842017-06-24 bAllen Mountain343USA-ME
144.Hudson, TimUSA-WA107,5272013-12-31Tusk O'Granite1697USA-WA
145.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA104,4942017-02-11Kalahaku Overlook2842USA-HI
146.Hirniak, JosephUSA103,7802017-05-24Los Pinos Mountain1465USA-CA
147.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO103,3732016-12-03Estes Cone3355USA-CO
148.Porter, CarryUSA-WA101,8722016-09-21McClellan Butte1573USA-WA
149.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA101,0922013-06-29Mount San Antonio3068USA-CA
150.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY100,4752016-07-03Gothics1443USA-NY
151.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA99,9232017-05-29Mount Rainier4392USA-WA
152.Layton, TomUSA-NC99,4712017-06-13Green Hill1195USA-NC
153.M, JoeCanada-AB99,1522013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)3467Canada-AB/BC
154.Gopal, Gokul99,0342014-08-13Skunk Knob3383USA-WY
155.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC98,7672014-10-12Mont Tremblant932Canada-QC
156.Rhude, David J.USA-MN98,7362016-12-07Mount Robert-Bushline Hut1421New Zealand
157.McAllister, MarkUK-England97,4572017-05-06Jabal Umm ad Dami1854Jordan
158.Stone, PeterUK-England97,3352017-06-20 bMeighs Wood185UK-England
159.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR97,2652017-06-17Peak 4816 (Attempt)1468USA-OR
160.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA95,8372017-06-18Bonanza King2146USA-CA
161.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK95,7212017-06-16Yukla Peak2297USA-AK
162.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM95,5302017-06-22Peak 83002530USA-NM
163.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ93,7822016-01-31Klissberget266Sweden
164.Darby, DavidUSA-MA93,5232017-06-17Stone Mountain512USA-GA
165.Willis, DavidCanada-BC90,1652017-05-28Unnecessary North Peak (Attempt)1543Canada-BC
166.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA89,6552016-09-24Newcastle Hills341USA-WA
167.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA89,3312017-06-22 cMount Passaconaway1232USA-NH
168.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.88,8412017-06-01Monte Pisanino1947Italy
169.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT88,2542015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)8848China/Nepal
170.Witt, JoseUSA-NV87,1812017-05-20Griffith Peak3371USA-NV
171.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA85,2962016-11-05County Corner Point1536USA-NC
172.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY85,2492017-05-25Rappenspitze2223Austria
173.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland85,1812017-06-05Løvstakken477Norway
174.Meneely, JimUSA-CA84,7062017-05-27Mount Lowe1708USA-CA
175.Kemp, BenUSA-NY84,1422014-09-28Chimney Mountain826USA-NY
176.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC83,3512017-05-22Brasstown Bald1458USA-GA
177.Valaitis, DeividasCzech Republic-Prague82,9892017-06-04 A1Montagne de Angèle1606France
178.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB82,8772016-11-14Mount Buller2805Canada-AB
179.Still, JillUSA-AK82,2792017-06-12Berrian Mountain2788USA-CO
180.Alexa, RichardSlovakia-No State82,0272017-05-27 bLe Croisse Baulet2236France
181.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA81,9052017-02-05Hastings Peak1219USA-CA
182.Howe, NoelUSA-WA81,4912017-06-11Low Mountain1646USA-WA
183.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ81,2762017-05-29Parking Lot Rock2073USA-ID
184.Olson, AndersCanada-BC81,2452017-03-17Shore Line Butte202USA-CA
185.Honey, Gary80,8072015-08-17Pico Ruivo1862Portugal
186.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA80,2942016-11-10Aldrich Butte348USA-WA
187.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA80,0252015-01-03 cMount Abraham1231USA-ME
188.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA79,7292016-09-04Mount Cardigan952USA-NH
189.Wiley, JohnUSA-NY79,6692017-06-14Rocky Mountain678USA-NY
190.Hill, William "Billy"79,0152010-09-17Black Down280UK-England
191.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA78,5392016-04-24Mount San Antonio3068USA-CA
192.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME78,4692016-11-13Mount Hibbard890USA-NH
193.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba78,4222016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)6012Argentina
194.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV78,3022017-06-03Boundary Peak4005USA-NV
195.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA78,0452017-01-28Azusa Peak634USA-CA
196.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA77,9282017-06-17Mount Moosilauke1464USA-NH
197.Man, MapUSA-NH77,5082017-05-20Mount Hayes779USA-NH
198.Carpenter, ChipUSA-NH77,1242014-07-22Mount Washington1917USA-NH
199.Sexauer, GustavUSA-IA76,5242017-06-03Mount Union2432USA-AZ
200.Caulfield, SeánIreland-Wexford75,8152017-06-11Stawamus Chief-First Summit600Canada-BC

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