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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-CA1,276,4782017-08-17Peak 129783956USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland1,220,7782017-08-13Setnesfjellet1238Norway
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR905,8432017-01-17Black Point546USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA900,1912017-08-18Mount Cleveland3190USA-MT
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA775,4352017-08-18Vedder Peak925Canada-BC
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA738,2812015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)2736USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX728,6662017-08-16 bBean Hill130USA-NY
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA706,3202017-08-06Red Mountain1795USA-WA
9.Grant, SamUSA-UT697,5722017-08-16Mount Olympus2751USA-UT
10.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA686,9502017-08-13Peak 82482514USA-CA
11.Still, BenUSA-AK658,3922017-08-18Pawnee Peak3945USA-CO
12.Thomas, WillUSA-WA597,9242017-08-15Denny Mountain-South Peak1682USA-WA
13.Boulier, BrandonCanada-AB596,5442017-08-13The Fist2630Canada-AB
14.Barlow, JamesUSA-WA541,2972017-07-15 bMount Tamalpais-East Peak784USA-CA
15.Kassan, EricUSA-NV535,9202017-08-06Provo Peak3374USA-UT
16.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA529,9462017-08-11 fFrench Benchmark347USA-MI
17.Woodall, RobUK-England507,8702017-08-15Silver Star Mountain1889Canada-BC
18.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE485,0542017-08-11Blosen1724Austria
19.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA484,7902017-08-17Cinnabar Mountain2561USA-ID
20.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL467,1572017-07-04Khalaca / Xalasxox3938Georgia
21.Willis, CraigUSA-WA453,5932017-07-30Zugspitze2962Germany/Austria
22.Albert, SeanUSA-WA426,1222017-08-06Prusik Peak2438USA-WA
23.Wilson, DougUSA-WA413,4142017-08-10Mineral Mountain1981USA-WA
24.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR408,9192017-08-06West Onion Peak938USA-OR
25.Boos, AndyUSA-WA404,4042017-08-03Mount Stimson3091USA-MT
26.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV391,7862014-06-22Raintree Peak3080USA-NV
27.Raether, DonUSA-CA388,2752017-07-05 bPk 43001311USA-AK
28.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH379,7092017-06-25Bondcliffs1300USA-NH
29.Painter, ChadUSA-WA374,8842017-07-31 bCowlitz Chimneys-Central Peak2262USA-WA
30.Sarna, John EUSA-OR365,4702017-08-17Bald Hill230USA-OR
31.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY365,1202016-07-16Mount Adams1073USA-NY
32.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA363,1432017-08-06Hurlburt’s Hill315USA-NY
33. #, AshwinUSA-WA330,2482016-12-31Mount Si1274USA-WA
34.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA325,8632017-08-17Scar Ridge-Middle Peak1061USA-NH
35.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA321,9982017-08-13Mount Julius Caesar4023USA-CA
36.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA319,5042017-08-12Green Mountain1981USA-WA
37.Thate, KarineUSA-MA313,1102013-05-27 hZealand Mountain1292USA-NH
38.Noel, EricUSA-WA312,3162017-08-17Blue Lake Ridge1749USA-WA
39.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA309,9902017-07-22Muir Peak3105USA-WA
40.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR301,2802017-08-15Pyramid Lake hill914USA-WA
41.Musser, William USA-FL293,2892017-08-17Green Mountain2089USA-CO
42.Themer, KarlUSA-WA289,5682017-08-12Tatoosh Peak1923USA-WA
43.Young, CliffUSA-ME289,4252017-08-10Little Bigelow Mountain933USA-ME
44.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA289,2762017-08-12Peak 97052958USA-NM
45.Boester, BradUSA-NV279,4642017-05-26Becky Peak3050USA-NV
46.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV275,2062017-08-15Mount Whitney4419USA-CA
47.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA272,5452017-04-15 cRamona Overlook Peak803USA-CA
48.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO270,8462017-07-28Cyclone Mountain4144USA-CO
49.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA268,1982017-08-18Big Southern Butte2304USA-ID
50.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ267,7892017-06-12Peak 1987606USA-AZ
51.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA265,4502017-07-22Albany Hill94USA-CA
52.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH255,9642017-08-08Mount Carrigain1426USA-NH
53.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA254,9292017-07-11Ingalls Peak2335USA-WA
54.Hall, LenUSA-NH250,2702017-07-05Ascutney North943USA-VT
55.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT248,3602017-08-15 bCache Peak3151USA-ID
56.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice248,0072017-08-13Gánok (Attempt)2462Slovakia
57.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA239,3132017-08-02 bMiddle Sister3062USA-OR
58.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia234,6912017-07-16La Mola1103Spain
59.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA233,1862017-08-05San Jacinto Peak3304USA-CA
60.Myers, GrantUSA-WA229,3292017-08-16North Targhee Peak3170USA-ID/MT
61.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH228,6162017-07-16 bPeak 613613USA-WA
62.Straub, ChadUSA-WA228,4622017-08-15Forbidden Peak2687USA-WA
63.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY227,7522017-08-17 bFederal Hill210USA-NH
64.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY226,6142017-08-07East Gros Ventre Butte2258USA-WY
65.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV225,9892017-08-17 bPeak 129783956USA-CA
66.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA224,8482017-08-17Signal Mountain2353USA-WY
67.Russell, KenUSA-WA216,7102017-06-28Little Mountain906USA-WA
68.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA215,9572017-07-31Martin Peak2594USA-WA
69.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ214,8572017-06-04Králický Sněžník1424Czech Republic/Poland
70.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC214,8402017-06-29Mount Timmia-Northwest Peak761Canada-NU
71.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA205,5712015-06-01Vista Point75USA-CA
72.914, BMSUSA-NV204,2712017-05-20Fletcher Peak3120USA-NV
73.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA198,6672017-08-12North Sister3074USA-OR
74.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB198,5422017-05-14Lakeview Peak1935Canada-AB
75.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA198,3182017-08-14Denk Mountain320USA-CA
76.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH196,1102017-08-17 aBaldface Knob922USA-NH
77.Darr, John USA-WY192,7412017-08-15Bunsen Peak2610USA-WY
78.Graham, JamesUSA-CA192,6192017-08-08Piestewa Peak794USA-AZ
79.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH191,4772017-08-04Huron Peak4268USA-CO
80.Stemm, BradUSA-CA189,3962017-08-02 3XGuna Benchmark219USA-CA
81.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA185,6622017-07-23 bCollar Mountain1783USA-WA
82.Lara, SandyUSA-CA181,7362017-07-27Avalanche Peak3221USA-WY
83.Bolton, BobUSA-WA180,0192017-08-05 bEcho Lake Northwest Peak2723USA-OR
84.Morris, CalebUSA-WA179,9032017-07-16Pine Mountain1984USA-OR
85.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL178,8072017-08-05Monte Cadria2254Italy
86.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA175,6272017-07-16Mount Baker3286USA-WA
87.Olson, DavidUSA-CO169,6512017-08-13 2Round Top Hill543USA-MA
88.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH168,5702017-08-16Kearsarge North996USA-NH
89.Murray, RobertUSA-MA168,3032017-07-24Harmon Hill707USA-VT
90.Nash, AaronUSA-WA167,6602017-07-22Mount Rainier4392USA-WA
91.Peck, LawrenceUSA-MA167,5192017-07-01Mount Adams1768USA-NH
92.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA163,3492017-06-04Mount Saint Helens2540USA-WA
93.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ163,1842017-08-05Devils Playground3981USA-CO
94.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT161,9272017-06-05Deseret Peak3362USA-UT
95.Scott, BrianUSA-CA161,6072017-08-13 cZahniser Peak3065USA-CA
96.Winston, KeithUSA-CA158,8122017-07-30Angels Landing1765USA-UT
97.Partridge, RichardUSA-CA158,5362017-08-12Cutthroat Peak2454USA-WA
98.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya158,5282017-08-15Monte Coglians2780Austria/Italy
99.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA157,2832017-08-14Grays Peak2414USA-CA
100.Triska, JanCanada-ON156,3452017-07-19Hollyburn Mountain1326Canada-BC
101.Lap, SébastienCanada154,3422017-08-18Cap de Wilson Pond249Canada-QC
102.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME152,5382016-09-15Mount Abram604USA-ME
103.Myers, SteveUSA-CO148,0532017-01Longmont High Point1553USA-CO
104.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA142,5662017-07-15 cSouth Yolla Bolly Mountain2467USA-CA
105.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC141,5632017-08-03 bMont de la rivière du Milieu1020Canada-QC
106.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR141,3582017-08-12Table Rock1488USA-OR
107.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA141,1402017-08-09Mount Elphinstone1266Canada-BC
108.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO140,7552017-07-16Fletcher Mountain4252USA-CO
109.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.140,7502017-08-16Cima del Redentore (Attempt)2448Italy
110.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC140,5932017-07-08Mauna Loa4169USA-HI
111.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY137,3152017-08-12Zealand Mountain1292USA-NH
112.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH136,8802017-08-06Potash Mountain817USA-NH
113.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV135,3222017-08-11Lincoln County High Point1814USA-ID
114.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA134,4842017-08-12Putrid Petes Peak1585USA-WA
115.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD134,3692017-07-22Crazy Peak (Attempt)3417USA-MT
116.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY132,9382017-08-18Steamboat Rock705USA-WA
117.Dolan, JayUSA-CA132,7852017-08-12Mount Pugh2195USA-WA
118.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA131,0242017-07-03 bTelegraph Peak2739USA-CA
119.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID130,8962017-07-29Okanogan Post Office Lookout Site244USA-WA
120.Hanson, VicUSA130,2492017-07-10Mount Elbert4399USA-CO
121.Horbal, MattUSA-NV129,2282017-03-06Calico Hills South1317USA-NV
122.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT128,6522017-06-09Broad Fork Twin Peaks-West Peak3453USA-UT
123.Baxter, DanUSA-CA127,9332017-01-14Panoramic Point2294USA-CA
124.McHugh, JohnCanada-QC127,8892017-08-13Mont Rigaud (sommet de la croix)218Canada-QC
125.Baker, TroyUSA-WA127,1312016-10-22Deer Point2146USA-ID
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.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR120,4732017-07-15Columbia Hill2474USA-OR
130.Stokes, BenUSA-UT120,1242017-07-09Clipper Peak2806USA-UT
131.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR119,9512016-09-10Broken Top2797USA-OR
132.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ119,7312016-09-03Mount Peale3877USA-UT
133.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA117,9882017-05-06Mount Erie388USA-WA
134.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA117,7852016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak2266USA-WA
135.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME117,7172017-04-29 bBlack Mountain333USA-ME
136.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH117,3802017-08-17 bMores Mountain2206USA-ID
137.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ116,0672017-06-20Baldhead Mountain-South Peak944USA-NH
138.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO112,5612017-08-13Alps Mountain3219USA-CO
139.Berger, TimUSA-CA111,7922017-08-06Pyramid Peak3043USA-CA
140.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA109,5312016-06-10Sahale Peak2646USA-WA
141.Colbert, JonNew Zealand108,9402016-07-11Single Cone2319New Zealand
142.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR108,6832017-08-12Signal Buttes1579USA-OR
143.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA108,1882017-07-16Peak 76802341USA-CA
144.Hudson, TimUSA-WA107,5272013-12-31Tusk O'Granite1697USA-WA
145.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA107,3892017-08-12Kelso Mountain4009USA-CO
146.Hirniak, JosephUSA104,7212017-08-10East Pocket Knob2193USA-AZ
147.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA104,4942017-02-11Kalahaku Overlook2842USA-HI
148.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY103,9012017-08-03Goodman Mountain664USA-NY
149.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO103,6822017-07-01Mount Spalding4219USA-CO
150.Layton, TomUSA-NC102,1262017-08-16Howards Knob-Sanctuary Loop1347USA-NC
151.Porter, CarryUSA-WA101,8722017-07-16Kololo Peaks2499USA-WA
152.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA101,0922013-06-29Mount San Antonio3068USA-CA
153.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM99,9992017-08-03Cabezon Peak2373USA-NM
154.M, JoeCanada-AB99,1522013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)3467Canada-AB/BC
155.Gopal, Gokul99,0342014-08-13Skunk Knob3383USA-WY
156.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC98,7672014-10-12Mont Tremblant932Canada-QC
157.Rhude, David J.USA-MN98,7362017-08-15Mauna Kea4205USA-HI
158.McAllister, MarkUK-England98,3392017-08-13 hBlack Sails745UK-England
159.Stone, PeterUK-England97,3352017-08-17 bGroßglockner3798Austria
160.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK96,2672017-08-15MIcrodot1494USA-AK
161.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA95,8372017-08-08 2xMount Russell4294USA-CA
162.Darby, DavidUSA-MA95,3642017-07-24Arthur’s Seat251UK-Scotland
163.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA94,8352017-06-25Silers Bald1709USA-NC/TN
164.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ93,7822016-01-31Klissberget266Sweden
165.Willis, DavidCanada-BC92,4082017-07-16Unnecessary North Peak1543Canada-BC
166.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.90,5942017-07-08Cresta Sassetelli-Cima 21392139Italy
167.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY90,5172017-08-14Wörner2476Germany-BY
168.Witt, JoseUSA-NV90,2502017-07-10Mount Rainier-Southeast Crater Rim4328USA-WA
169.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA89,9372017-08-01Signal Hill140Canada-NL
170.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA89,6552016-09-24Newcastle Hills341USA-WA
171.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT88,2542015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)8848China/Nepal
172.Sexauer, GustavUSA-AZ86,2572017-08-17 #2Two Peaks672USA-AZ
173.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland85,1812017-06-05Løvstakken477Norway
174.Meneely, JimUSA-CA84,9802017-07-22Mount Lowe1708USA-CA
175.Valaitis, DeividasCzech Republic-Prague84,6642017-07-31 A1Gora Goverla2061Ukraine
176.Still, JillUSA-AK84,4222017-07-31Thorodin Mountain3213USA-CO
177.Kemp, BenUSA-NY84,1422014-09-28Chimney Mountain826USA-NY
178.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ83,9892017-08-16Great Hill41USA-NY
179.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB83,9362017-08-01Mount Lefroy3442Canada-AB/BC
180.Wiley, JohnUSA-NY83,5712017-08-17 bGraham Mountain1179USA-NY
181.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC83,3512017-05-22Brasstown Bald1458USA-GA
182.Man, MapUSA-NH82,4652017-07-01Bacon Ledge594USA-NH
183.Alexa, RichardSlovakia-No State82,0272017-05-27 bLe Croisse Baulet2236France
184.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA81,9052017-02-05Hastings Peak1219USA-CA
185.Svensson, CajSweden-Västmanland81,5852017-08-08Großglockner (Attempt)3798Austria
186.Howe, NoelUSA-WA81,4912017-08-05 bCopper Peak2732USA-WA
187.Olson, AndersCanada-BC81,2452017-03-17Shore Line Butte202USA-CA
188.Honey, Gary80,8072015-08-17Pico Ruivo1862Portugal
189.Lakin, BethUSA-CO80,8012017-08-05Mount of the Holy Cross4269USA-CO
190.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV80,6842017-08-06Provo Peak3374USA-UT
191.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA80,3992017-07-20Shellrock Mountain1355USA-OR
192.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA80,0252015-01-03 cMount Abraham1231USA-ME
193.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA79,7292016-09-04Mount Cardigan952USA-NH
194.Rice, ScottUSA-WA79,3742017-08-15 dConey Peak1244USA-WA
195.Hill, William "Billy"79,0152010-09-17Black Down280UK-England
196.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA78,5392017-08-03Half Dome2694USA-CA
197.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME78,4692016-11-13Mount Hibbard890USA-NH
198.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba78,4222016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)6012Argentina
199.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA78,3402017-08-06Cadillac Mountain466USA-ME
200.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA78,0452017-01-28Azusa Peak634USA-CA

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