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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-CA1,234,9792017-03-29 bPeak 1376419USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland1,169,2512017-03-26Keiservarden366Norway
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR905,8542017-01-17Black Point546USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA886,1692017-03-04Volcán La Malinche4420Mexico-Pue/Tlax
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA775,4392017-03-30 bCathedral Peak High Point869USA-NV
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA738,2812015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)2736USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX720,0602017-03-21 dWalnut Knob988USA-TN
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA694,7782017-03-05Crystal Mountain-Silver Queen2121USA-WA
9.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA669,8372017-03-29Peak 1529466USA-CA
10.Grant, SamUSA-UT646,8742017-03-29 bGrandeur Peak2530USA-UT
11.Still, BenUSA-AK627,3212017-03-29Sanitas Mountaineer Top2073USA-CO
12.Kassan, EricUSA-NV517,8032017-03-26Apache Peaks2115USA-AZ
13.Barlow, JamesUSA-CA516,8732017-01-11Riffa Hill64Bahrain
14.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA513,9802017-03-19Saint Clair County High Point268USA-MI
15.Woodall, RobUK-England479,4402017-03-19 bStavrovouni (Attempt)654Cyprus
16.Thomas, WillUSA-WA471,8332017-03-30Round Mountain1079USA-WA
17.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL463,8292016-12-10Tschuggen2521Switz-BE
18.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA460,5772017-03-26 cMount Tamalpais-East Peak784USA-CA
19.Willis, CraigUSA-WA443,0162017-03-26Denton County High Point299USA-TX
20.Albert, SeanUSA-WA424,5122017-03-26Mailbox Peak1476USA-WA
21.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE417,7662017-03-29Großer Feldberg879Germany-HE
22.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR400,5972017-03-26Apache Peaks2115USA-AZ
23.Wilson, DougUSA-WA400,1672016-09-27Mount Langley4275USA-CA
24.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV391,7692014-06-22Raintree Peak3080USA-NV
25.Boos, AndyUSA-WA387,7692017-03-23Tumtum Peak1426USA-WA
26.Raether, DonUSA-CA381,6102017-03-29Indio Mountain678USA-CA
27.Painter, ChadUSA-WA373,7532016-09-24Yellow Aster Butte1902USA-WA
28.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH373,5692017-03-25Mount Washington-51221917USA-NH
29.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY365,1202016-07-16Mount Adams1073USA-NY
30.Sarna, John EUSA-OR357,2392017-03-28Bald Hill230USA-OR
31.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA354,1602017-01-02Hubbard Park Tower264USA-VT
32. #, AshwinUSA-WA330,2482016-12-31Mount Si1274USA-WA
33.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA324,4432017-01-30 bDearth Hill332USA-MA
34.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA315,3572017-03-18 dGilman Peak514USA-CA
35.Thate, KarineUSA-MA313,1102013-05-27 hZealand Mountain1292USA-NH
36.Noel, EricUSA-WA310,8692017-01-28Malone Peak922USA-OR
37.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA296,6422017-03-19 BSquak Mountain617USA-WA
38.Themer, KarlUSA-WA284,0902017-03-26Old Pass Hill1489USA-WA
39.Young, CliffUSA-ME284,0462017-03-05Guilford Mountain402USA-ME
40.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR278,7902017-03-18Hayrick Butte-NW side1683USA-OR
41.Boester, BradUSA-NV277,6192016-10-22Job Peak2678USA-NV
42.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA276,8122017-03-04Mount Si-(Hike)1274USA-WA
43.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA272,5452017-03-30 dPass Point 1840'+561USA-CA
44.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA271,0282017-03-20Devisadaro Peak2531USA-NM
45.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO269,8052015-08-01Grizzly Mountain4178USA-CO
46.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ265,5282017-03-25Peak 48791487USA-AZ
47.Musser, William USA-FL260,5562017-03-25Pusch Peak1634USA-AZ
48.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH255,9642017-03-25Mount Deception1119USA-NH
49.Hall, LenUSA-NH249,6002017-01-14Britton Hill105USA-FL
50.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV246,5792017-03-18Wheeler Benchmark2794USA-NV
51.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA236,1302017-03-05Guye Peak-North Peak1561USA-WA
52.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice235,5292017-02-24Milešovka837Czech Republic
53.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia234,2512013-11-23Miranda de les Boïgues955Spain
54.Straub, ChadUSA-WA228,4642016-08-28The Mole2207USA-WA
55.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH227,0092017-03-05 eStultz Hill387USA-OH
56.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA217,7762016-12-14Round Mountain (Attempt)1622USA-WA
57.Russell, KenUSA-WA216,6452017-03-19 bWind Mountain581USA-WA
58.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA215,0672017-03-30Browns Peak2334USA-AZ
59.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY214,8152017-03-25Dune Reist143USA-NY
60.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ213,3722016-06-23Praděd1491Czech Republic
61.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA212,8782017-01-15Brocken1141Germany-ST
62.Myers, GrantUSA-WA211,7802017-03-27Sehome Hill189USA-WA
63.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV211,3362017-03-26 bFletcher Peak3120USA-NV
64.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA210,8452017-03-30Browns Peak2334USA-AZ
65.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC209,3112016-10-09Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345Belarus
66.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT207,8892017-03-24Twin Peaks1917USA-UT
67.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA205,5712015-06-01Vista Point75USA-CA
68.914, BMSUSA-NV203,7052017-03-18Black Mountain1552USA-NV
69.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA202,6292017-03-26Old Pass Hill1489USA-WA
70.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA196,8272017-03-30Browns Peak2334USA-AZ
71.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY193,9332017-03-27 bWind Mountain581USA-WA
72.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH191,4602017-03-20 bRock Rimmon Hill107USA-NH
73.Stemm, BradUSA-CA188,8742017-02-10 22Dreaded Hill495USA-CA
74.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB187,6272017-03-25Mount Crandell2378Canada-AB
75.Graham, JamesUSA-CA186,3652017-03-18Emory Peak2385USA-TX
76.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA183,5622017-03-24Peak 1361415USA-CA
77.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA182,8142017-03-18Mount Hood-Silcox Hut3426USA-OR
78.Darr, John USA-WY178,6812017-03-23Bunsen Peak2610USA-WY
79.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH176,7182017-03-19Melvin Hill702USA-NH
80.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL172,0762017-03-09Pico de la Atalaya724Spain
81.Morris, CalebUSA-WA171,1312017-03-26Badger Mountain485USA-WA
82.Olson, DavidUSA-CO169,3832017-03-26Caroline County High Point24USA-MD
83.Bolton, BobUSA-WA169,2402017-01-12Bells Mountain678USA-WA
84.Nash, AaronUSA-WA166,4282016-08-29Guye Peak1575USA-WA
85.Peck, Lawrence164,7592016-08-07 bEast Watatic549USA-MA
86.Murray, RobertUSA-MA162,6572017-03-22Mount Greylock1063USA-MA
87.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA161,5712016-10-09South Sister3157USA-OR
88.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT159,6412015-01-14Superior Peak3365USA-UT
89.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ159,4682017-03-11Mustang Mountains High Point1972USA-AZ
90.Lara, SandyUSA-CA159,0132017-03-11Baboquivari Peak2357USA-AZ
91.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA157,1142017-02-18Poo Poo Point555USA-WA
92.Boulier, BrandonCanada-AB154,5352017-02-12coliseum2040Canada-AB
93.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH152,8822017-03-11Sassafras Mountain1083USA-SC/NC
94.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME152,5382016-09-15Mount Abram604USA-ME
95.Rashel, JohnUSA-WA150,0772017-03-25Mutton Mountain1876USA-WA
96.Scott, BrianUSA-CA148,2832017-03-25Mount McDill1581USA-CA
97.Myers, SteveUSA-CO148,0352016-10-24Tower Hill293USA-MN
98.Winston, KeithUSA-CA147,7632017-03-24Peralta Hills High Point360USA-CA
99.Triska, JanCanada-ON147,3852017-03-11Mont du Lac des Cygnes970Canada-QC
100.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya146,6572017-02-26 bIvačka Glava913Croatia
101.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA139,8312017-03-24Red Island-North Peak-42USA-CA
102.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC137,8332017-02-04Richwood Knob979USA-VA
103.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO137,6352016-11-12Cupid3998USA-CO
104.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY135,6452017-02-11Comm Towers684USA-AL
105.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH135,4542017-03-19Greenleaf Knob1294USA-NH
106.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA133,9992017-03-04 cVista Benchmark285USA-CA
107.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR133,2912017-03-27Badger Mountain1297USA-WA
108.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA131,9212016-09-26South Slide Mountain2018USA-WA
109.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA131,0242017-03-12 bLittle Desert2093USA-CA
110.Horbal, MattUSA-NV129,2282017-03-06Calico Hills South1317USA-NV
111.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV128,7412017-03-17Junipero Serra Peak1787USA-CA
112.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.128,1492017-03-05Punta Sea Bianca2721Italy
113.Baxter, DanUSA-CA127,9332017-01-14Panoramic Point2294USA-CA
114.Hanson, VicUSA127,9292017-02-17Clifty Benchmark998USA-AZ
115.Lap, SébastienCanada127,1392017-03-29Montagne à Tremblay576Canada-QC
116.Baker, TroyUSA-WA127,1312016-10-22Deer Point2146USA-ID
117.Partridge, RichardUSA-OR124,7572017-02-03Mount Shasta (Attempt)4317USA-CA
118.McHugh, JohnCanada-QC124,4732017-03-19Mont Royal234Canada-QC
119.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT124,1212016-06-04Mount Olympus East2979USA-UT
120.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC122,2802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain1066USA-NY
121.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT121,4802015-08-22Gore Mountain1086USA-NY
122.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA121,3222017-02-25Guye Peak1575USA-WA
123.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY121,1462017-03-20Turtlehead Mountain1927USA-NV
124.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR119,9512016-09-10Broken Top2797USA-OR
125.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ119,7312016-09-03Mount Peale3877USA-UT
126.Stokes, BenUSA-UT118,3312017-03-28Mount Wire2177USA-UT
127.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA117,9862016-04-02 cMaintop Mountain1231USA-VA
128.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA117,7852016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak2266USA-WA
129.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD116,4402017-03-27 bHorse Trap Mountain1427USA-SD
130.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO115,7232017-03-21First Flatiron2219USA-CO
131.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME115,5212017-02-26Half Dome (Attempt)2694USA-CA
132.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ115,4272014-06-14 6Big Indian Mountain1128USA-NY
133.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR114,5102016-11-06Pine Creek Mountain-East Peak2431USA-OR
134.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC114,2732017-03-19 cMont du Barbeau1100Canada-QC
135.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO112,5612017-03-17Monte Titano739San Marino
136.Dolan, JayUSA-CA110,9452017-03-26 bSentenac Mountain935USA-CA
137.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA109,5312016-06-10Sahale Peak2646USA-WA
138.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID109,5132017-03-26Bonelli Peak1626USA-NV
139.Colbert, JonNew Zealand108,9402016-07-11Single Cone2319New Zealand
140.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA108,1882017-03-18Ghost Mountain1036USA-CA
141.Hudson, TimUSA-WA107,5272013-12-31Tusk O'Granite1697USA-WA
142.Berger, TimUSA-CA106,4152017-02-04Mount Saint Helena1324USA-CA
143.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA104,4942017-02-11Kalahaku Overlook2842USA-HI
144.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA104,0112017-03-19Arrowhead Mountain1838USA-WA
145.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO103,3732016-12-03Estes Cone3355USA-CO
146.Hirniak, JosephUSA103,2992016-11-25Mount Wrightson2881USA-AZ
147.Porter, CarryUSA-WA101,8722016-09-21McClellan Butte1573USA-WA
148.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA101,0922013-06-29Mount San Antonio3068USA-CA
149.M, JoeCanada-AB99,1592013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)3467Canada-AB/BC
150.Gopal, Gokul99,0342014-08-13Skunk Knob3383USA-WY
151.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC98,7672014-10-12Mont Tremblant932Canada-QC
152.Rhude, David J.USA-MN98,7362016-12-07Mount Robert-Bushline Hut1421New Zealand
153.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY97,4942016-07-03Gothics1443USA-NY
154.McAllister, MarkUK-England97,4512017-03-18Butser Hill270UK-England
155.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH97,2942017-03-28Mount Ann84USA-MA
156.Layton, TomUSA-NC97,2182017-03-29Elk Knob1682USA-NC
157.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR96,5982017-03-25Black Butte (Attempt)1938USA-CA
158.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA95,6612017-03-19Boy Scout Peak988USA-CA
159.Stone, PeterUK-England95,4792017-03-26 eFell Head639UK-England
160.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ93,7822016-01-31Klissberget266Sweden
161.Darby, DavidUSA-MA92,4312017-03-26Mount Washington1917USA-NH
162.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM92,3192016-09-04 bPeak 109203328USA-NM
163.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA92,2502017-03-25Mutton Mountain1876USA-WA
164.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA89,6552016-09-24Newcastle Hills341USA-WA
165.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT88,2542015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)8848China/Nepal
166.Willis, DavidCanada-BC87,7492016-10-01Zugspitze2962Germany/Austria
167.Witt, JoseUSA-NV87,1812016-11-12Mormon Peak2260USA-NV
168.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA87,0872017-03-19 cMount Waumbek-East Peak1218USA-NH
169.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.85,3242017-02-23Monte Prado2054Italy
170.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA85,2962016-11-05County Corner Point1536USA-NC
171.Meneely, JimUSA-CA84,1572016-12-10Little Berdoo Peak1658USA-CA
172.Kemp, BenUSA-NY84,1422014-09-28Chimney Mountain826USA-NY
173.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC83,2172016-10-09 cMount Tecumseh-Northwest Peak1148USA-NH
174.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB82,8772016-11-14Mount Buller2805Canada-AB
175.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland82,4332017-03-18Møsnuken639Norway
176.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY82,0942017-03-03Wankspitze2208Austria
177.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA81,9052017-02-05Hastings Peak1219USA-CA
178.Howe, NoelUSA-WA81,4912017-03-25Mailbox Peak1476USA-WA
179.Olson, AndersCanada-BC81,2452017-03-17Shore Line Butte202USA-CA
180.Honey, Gary80,8072015-08-17Pico Ruivo1862Portugal
181.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ80,5622017-03-17Kepros Mountain1654USA-ID
182.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA80,2942016-11-10Aldrich Butte348USA-WA
183.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK80,0642017-03-26Kings Mountain1771USA-AK
184.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA80,0252015-01-03 cMount Abraham1231USA-ME
185.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA79,7292016-09-04Mount Cardigan952USA-NH
186.Hill, William "Billy"79,0092010-09-17Black Down280UK-England
187.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA78,5392016-04-24Mount San Antonio3068USA-CA
188.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME78,4692016-11-13Mount Hibbard890USA-NH
189.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba78,4222016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)6012Argentina
190.Still, JillUSA-AK78,4012017-03-27Mount McConnel2441USA-CO
191.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA78,0452017-01-28Azusa Peak634USA-CA
192.Carpenter, ChipUSA-NH77,1242014-07-22Mount Washington1917USA-NH
193.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV76,9962017-03-18Wheeler Benchmark2794USA-NV
194.Man, MapUSA-NH76,1792016-11-19 eMount Major544USA-NH
195.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA76,1622016-12-28Mount Storm King1372USA-WA
196.Rogers, WmUSA-OR75,8012011-10-15Mount Adams (Attempt)3742USA-WA
197.Svensson, CajSweden-Västmanland75,0102016-07-08 2Kebnekaise Nordtoppen2097Sweden
198.Firman, JeffreyUSA-CA74,4722016-12-01King Mountain1604USA-OR
199.Lakin, BethUSA-CO74,2222017-03-16Black Mesa High Point2490USA-AZ
200.Wiley, JohnUSA-NY74,2112017-03-06 cGentry Hill155USA-LA

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