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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-CA1,250,7352017-05-21Lightning Gulch Point2885USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland1,181,4562017-05-21Flatafjellet785Norway
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR905,8422017-01-17Black Point546USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA887,9572017-05-24Roan High Knob1916USA-NC/TN
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA775,4392017-05-22 bHaystack Lookout Site1094USA-WA
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA738,2812015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)2736USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX723,7492017-05-17 eMontagne du Cinq327Canada-QC
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA696,4762017-05-21Philadelphia Mountain1298USA-WA
9.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA680,2902017-05-17 4xGlendora Mountain1013USA-CA
10.Grant, SamUSA-UT664,4752017-05-21 bLittle Creek Peak3091USA-UT
11.Still, BenUSA-AK636,8282017-05-23Green Mountain2482USA-CO
12.Thomas, WillUSA-WA565,1532017-05-23Wildcat Mountain960USA-WA
13.Boulier, BrandonCanada-AB563,2182017-05-21Tiara Peak2533Canada-AB
14.Barlow, JamesUSA-CA523,7332017-05-21Cuyapaipe Peak1944USA-CA
15.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA521,4752017-05-20Easton Ridge1377USA-WA
16.Kassan, EricUSA-NV520,0092017-05-13Fletcher Peak3120USA-NV
17.Woodall, RobUK-England482,9082017-04-18Jebel Khmes2170Morocco
18.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA465,1772017-05-19San Tuze Benchmark393USA-CA
19.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL463,8352016-12-10Tschuggen2521Switz
20.Willis, CraigUSA-WA445,9942017-05-22 bMauna Loa4169USA-HI
21.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE444,0722017-05-23Großer Feldberg879Germany-HE
22.Albert, SeanUSA-WA424,5122017-04-29 bTeanaway Butte1451USA-WA
23.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR402,2012017-04-26Wasson Peak1429USA-AZ
24.Wilson, DougUSA-WA401,8532017-05-10Mount Saint Helens2540USA-WA
25.Boos, AndyUSA-WA395,3632017-05-23North Chiwaukum2174USA-WA
26.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV391,7692014-06-22Raintree Peak3080USA-NV
27.Raether, DonUSA-CA385,8352017-05-12El Paso Peaks1395USA-CA
28.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH377,7272017-04-27Mulhacén3479Spain
29.Painter, ChadUSA-WA373,7532016-09-24Yellow Aster Butte1902USA-WA
30.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY365,1202016-07-16Mount Adams1073USA-NY
31.Sarna, John EUSA-OR361,0802017-05-21Marys Peak1249USA-OR
32.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA356,7772017-05-21Mount Hood3426USA-OR
33. #, AshwinUSA-WA330,2482016-12-31Mount Si1274USA-WA
34.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA324,4432017-01-30 bDearth Hill332USA-MA
35.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA317,9732017-05-13 dPeak 68502088USA-CA
36.Thate, KarineUSA-MA313,1102013-05-27 hZealand Mountain1292USA-NH
37.Noel, EricUSA-WA310,8572017-01-28Malone Peak922USA-OR
38.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA299,1022017-05-21Mount Saint Helens-(Hike)2540USA-WA
39.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA290,4862017-05-20Muir Peak3105USA-WA
40.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR285,3142017-05-13Mount Hood-Palmer3426USA-OR
41.Themer, KarlUSA-WA284,5932017-05-14Guemes Island High Point210USA-WA
42.Young, CliffUSA-ME284,0462017-03-05Guilford Mountain402USA-ME
43.Boester, BradUSA-NV277,6192016-10-22Job Peak2678USA-NV
44.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA275,9762017-05-11Devisadaro Peak2531USA-NM
45.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA272,5452017-04-15 cRamona Overlook Peak803USA-CA
46.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO269,8052015-08-01Grizzly Mountain4178USA-CO
47.Musser, William USA-FL266,6432017-05-21 dCastle Rock1926USA-CO
48.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ266,5932017-04-15 bConnell Mountains High Point1954USA-AZ
49.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA265,4502017-05-20China Camp State Park Highpoint311USA-CA
50.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH255,9642017-03-25Mount Deception1119USA-NH
51.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV251,7102017-05-16South Sister3108USA-NV
52.Hall, LenUSA-NH249,6002017-01-14Britton Hill105USA-FL
53.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA240,9862017-05-02West Tiger Mountain #3769USA-WA
54.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice237,5152017-05-14 cOstredok1592Slovakia
55.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia234,2512013-11-23Miranda de les Boïgues955Spain
56.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA230,9892017-05-21Chews Ridge1538USA-CA
57.Straub, ChadUSA-WA228,4642016-08-28The Mole2207USA-WA
58.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH227,0562017-05-21 bMount Theodore Roosevelt1731USA-SD
59.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY220,7482017-05-23Kings Barrens107USA-NY
60.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA219,1772017-05-20Mount Hawkins2697USA-CA
61.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA218,6562017-05-16Peak 1340408USA-CA
62.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA217,7762016-12-14Round Mountain (Attempt)1622USA-WA
63.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV216,8082017-05-20 bMacks Peak3059USA-NV
64.Russell, KenUSA-WA216,6452017-03-19 bWind Mountain581USA-WA
65.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ214,0732016-06-25Beerberg982Germany-TH
66.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT213,0002017-05-22Black Mountain-West Peak-Smuggler's Gap Trail2451USA-UT
67.Myers, GrantUSA-WA211,7802017-05-16Hampton Butte1933USA-OR
68.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC209,3102016-10-09Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345Belarus
69.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA205,5712015-06-01Vista Point75USA-CA
70.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA205,0752017-05-07Dirtyface Mountain-Lookout Site1825USA-WA
71.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY204,3032017-05-07Sublette Mountain2839USA-WY
72.914, BMSUSA-NV204,2712017-05-20Fletcher Peak3120USA-NV
73.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB198,5422017-05-14Lakeview Peak1935Canada-AB
74.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH193,2822017-05-20Blue Job Mountain414USA-NH
75.Stemm, BradUSA-CA189,2532017-03-31 4XLos Pinos Peak1375USA-CA
76.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA188,4852017-05-19Span Benchmark1062USA-CA
77.Graham, JamesUSA-CA188,0732017-05-23Junipero Serra Peak (Attempt)1787USA-CA
78.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA185,3032017-05-07Larch Mountain1236USA-OR
79.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH183,3162017-05-20 eMount Langdon728USA-NH
80.Darr, John USA-WY182,5832017-05-23Bunsen Peak2610USA-WY
81.Bolton, BobUSA-WA177,4932017-05-20 bGreen Mountain863USA-OR
82.Morris, CalebUSA-WA175,6062017-05-20Candy Mountain424USA-WA
83.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL173,6252017-05-04Gun385UK-England
84.Lara, SandyUSA-CA169,6812017-05-16Mount Tipton2179USA-AZ
85.Olson, DavidUSA-CO169,6492017-05-21 5Brace Mountain708USA-NY
86.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA166,8432017-05-13West Tiger Mountain #3769USA-WA
87.Nash, AaronUSA-WA166,4282016-08-29Guye Peak1575USA-WA
88.Peck, Lawrence164,7592016-08-07 bEast Watatic549USA-MA
89.Murray, RobertUSA-MA163,8952017-05-06Scofield Ridge469USA-NY
90.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA161,5712016-10-09South Sister3157USA-OR
91.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ160,3452017-04-15Connell Mountains High Point1954USA-AZ
92.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT159,6412015-01-14Superior Peak3365USA-UT
93.Rashel, JohnUSA-WA154,6682017-05-20Iron Mountain1599USA-WA
94.Winston, KeithUSA-CA153,5312017-05-21Peak 1775541USA-CA
95.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH153,4922017-04-05Burns Hill229USA-NH
96.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME152,5382016-09-15Mount Abram604USA-ME
97.Scott, BrianUSA-CA151,8142017-04-22 bBlack Mountain1598USA-CA
98.Myers, SteveUSA-CO148,0352016-10-24Tower Hill293USA-MN
99.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya147,9922017-05-12 bNadmorska Visma985Croatia
100.Triska, JanCanada-ON147,3852017-03-11Mont du Lac des Cygnes970Canada-QC
101.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA145,2042017-05-05Combs Peak (Attempt)1888USA-CA
102.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC138,2372017-05-20 bRich Mountain Bald1637USA-NC
103.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO137,6352016-11-12Cupid3998USA-CO
104.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA137,4622017-05-06 cNorth Chalone Peak1007USA-CA
105.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY137,3152017-03-18Scarface Mountain932USA-NY
106.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH135,4542017-05-21Stinson Mountain866USA-NH
107.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR134,6762017-05-20Baring Mountain1867USA-WA
108.Lap, SébastienCanada134,4022017-04-23 cMont du Lac Dard1048Canada-QC
109.Dolan, JayUSA-CA132,7852017-05-14 bWarren Point1555USA-CA
110.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA131,9212016-09-26South Slide Mountain2018USA-WA
111.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV131,4752017-04-10Arthur’s Seat251UK-Scotland
112.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA131,0242017-05-06Vasquez Rock811USA-CA
113.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.129,7082017-04-16Monte Murano882Italy
114.Horbal, MattUSA-NV129,2282017-03-06Calico Hills South1317USA-NV
115.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA128,8662017-05-13West Teneriffe1414USA-WA
116.Partridge, RichardUSA-OR128,1352017-05-21Mount Shasta4317USA-CA
117.Baxter, DanUSA-CA127,9332017-01-14Panoramic Point2294USA-CA
118.Hanson, VicUSA127,9292017-02-17Clifty Benchmark998USA-AZ
119.Baker, TroyUSA-WA127,1312016-10-22Deer Point2146USA-ID
120.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC125,6912017-05-23 cTrois-Rivières High Point76Canada-QC
121.McHugh, JohnCanada-QC124,9932017-05-21Mont Royal234Canada-QC
122.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT124,1212016-06-04Mount Olympus East2979USA-UT
123.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY123,0622017-05-20Green Mountain2482USA-CO
124.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC122,2802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain1066USA-NY
125.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT121,4802015-08-22Gore Mountain1086USA-NY
126.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD120,1662017-05-20 cCement Ridge2034USA-WY
127.Stokes, BenUSA-UT120,1242017-05-10Black Ridge2054USA-UT
128.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR119,9512016-09-10Broken Top2797USA-OR
129.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ119,7312016-09-03Mount Peale3877USA-UT
130.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO118,4142017-05-23Tin Cup2394USA-CO
131.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA117,9862017-05-06Mount Erie388USA-WA
132.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA117,7852016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak2266USA-WA
133.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME117,7172017-04-29 bBlack Mountain333USA-ME
134.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR116,7622017-05-07Mount Ruth2621USA-OR
135.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ115,4272014-06-14 6Big Indian Mountain1128USA-NY
136.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID113,7912017-05-14 bGrass Benchmark2010USA-UT
137.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO112,5612017-05-14 HBournwell Hill119UK-England
138.Berger, TimUSA-CA110,2962017-04-29Mount Diablo1173USA-CA
139.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA109,9042017-05-21Big Lou2371USA-WA
140.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA109,5312016-06-10Sahale Peak2646USA-WA
141.Colbert, JonNew Zealand108,9402016-07-11Single Cone2319New Zealand
142.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA108,1882017-05-14Cachuma Mountain1431USA-CA
143.Hudson, TimUSA-WA107,5272013-12-31Tusk O'Granite1697USA-WA
144.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA104,4942017-02-11Kalahaku Overlook2842USA-HI
145.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH103,7072017-05-21 cMadock Hill Road Hill403USA-NH
146.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO103,3732016-12-03Estes Cone3355USA-CO
147.Hirniak, JosephUSA103,2992016-11-25Mount Wrightson2881USA-AZ
148.Porter, CarryUSA-WA101,8722016-09-21McClellan Butte1573USA-WA
149.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA101,0922013-06-29Mount San Antonio3068USA-CA
150.M, JoeCanada-AB99,1522013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)3467Canada-AB/BC
151.Gopal, Gokul99,0342014-08-13Skunk Knob3383USA-WY
152.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY98,9852016-07-03Gothics1443USA-NY
153.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC98,7672014-10-12Mont Tremblant932Canada-QC
154.Rhude, David J.USA-MN98,7362016-12-07Mount Robert-Bushline Hut1421New Zealand
155.Layton, TomUSA-NC97,6852017-05-20Tusquitee Bald (Attempt)1597USA-NC
156.McAllister, MarkUK-England97,4572017-05-06Jabal Umm ad Dami1854Jordan
157.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA97,1902017-05-20Iron Mountain1599USA-WA
158.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR96,9802017-04-14Gray Butte1557USA-OR
159.Stone, PeterUK-England96,3252017-05-14 bBengairn391UK-Scotland
160.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA95,8372017-05-21Lockwood Peak1908USA-CA
161.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ93,7822016-01-31Klissberget266Sweden
162.Darby, DavidUSA-MA92,8132017-05-13Nutting Hill495USA-MA
163.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM92,3192016-09-04 bPeak 109203328USA-NM
164.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK91,6162017-05-19 bPeak 55371688USA-AK
165.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA89,6552016-09-24Newcastle Hills341USA-WA
166.Willis, DavidCanada-BC88,9592017-05-07Mount Seymour (Attempt)1449Canada-BC
167.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT88,2542015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)8848China/Nepal
168.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA87,9442017-04-17Mount Shaw911USA-NH
169.Witt, JoseUSA-NV87,1812017-05-20Griffith Peak3371USA-NV
170.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.85,3242017-02-23Monte Prado2054Italy
171.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA85,2962016-11-05County Corner Point1536USA-NC
172.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland84,4752017-05-20Storåsen191Norway
173.Meneely, JimUSA-CA84,4312017-04-15Mount Markham1750USA-CA
174.Kemp, BenUSA-NY84,1422014-09-28Chimney Mountain826USA-NY
175.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY84,1152017-04-21Dosso della Torta2156Italy
176.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC83,2172016-10-09 cMount Tecumseh-Northwest Peak1148USA-NH
177.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB82,8772016-11-14Mount Buller2805Canada-AB
178.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA81,9052017-02-05Hastings Peak1219USA-CA
179.Howe, NoelUSA-WA81,4912017-05-20 cIron Mountain1915USA-WA
180.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ81,2762017-04-30Payette County High Point1452USA-ID
181.Olson, AndersCanada-BC81,2452017-03-17Shore Line Butte202USA-CA
182.Honey, Gary80,8072015-08-17Pico Ruivo1862Portugal
183.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA80,2942016-11-10Aldrich Butte348USA-WA
184.Still, JillUSA-AK80,2102017-05-14Kruger Rock2851USA-CO
185.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA80,0252015-01-03 cMount Abraham1231USA-ME
186.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA79,7292016-09-04Mount Cardigan952USA-NH
187.Hill, William "Billy"79,0152010-09-17Black Down280UK-England
188.Wiley, JohnUSA-NY78,6542017-05-08Cuyahoga Valley National Park High Point357USA-OH
189.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA78,5392016-04-24Mount San Antonio3068USA-CA
190.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME78,4692016-11-13Mount Hibbard890USA-NH
191.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba78,4222016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)6012Argentina
192.Alexa, RichardSlovakia-No State78,2212017-05-23Tête du Torraz1930France
193.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA78,0452017-01-28Azusa Peak634USA-CA
194.Valaitis, DeividasCzech Republic-Prague77,8182017-05-23 A1Lobatejo1379Spain
195.Carpenter, ChipUSA-NH77,1242014-07-22Mount Washington1917USA-NH
196.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV76,9962017-03-18Wheeler Benchmark2794USA-NV
197.Man, MapUSA-NH76,9732017-05-10Grand Cayman High Point16Caymans
198.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA76,1622016-12-28Mount Storm King1372USA-WA
199.Rogers, WmUSA-OR75,8012011-10-15Mount Adams (Attempt)3742USA-WA
200.Lakin, BethUSA-CO75,4802017-04-04 bMount Davidson2397USA-NV

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