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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-CA1,199,4962017-01-16 3xGoat Benchmark1290USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland1,159,9192017-01-15Gråfjellet978Norway
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR903,8342017-01-17Black Point546USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA886,1452017-01-09 bGreen Mountain518USA-WA
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA775,4392017-01-16Nevado de Colima4260Mexico-Jal
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA738,2842015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)2736USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX711,1382017-01-17 cKarnes County High Point177USA-TX
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA683,3182017-01-07South Tiger Mountain616USA-WA
9.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA659,6982017-01-16Murray Hill671USA-CA
10.Still, BenUSA-AK614,5652017-01-17Table Mountain1890USA-CO
11.Grant, SamUSA-UT614,2542017-01-17Grandeur Peak2530USA-UT
12.Barlow, JamesUSA-CA516,2102017-01-11Riffa Hill64Bahrain
13.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA513,5072016-12-17 cGray County High Point1013USA-TX
14.Kassan, EricUSA-NV510,5092017-01-16Fortification Hill1133USA-AZ
15.Woodall, RobUK-England478,8442017-01-13Cerro Chirripó3819Costa Rica
16.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL463,8292016-12-10Tschuggen2521Switz
17.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA448,3952017-01-15Icehouse Saddle2315USA-CA
18.Willis, CraigUSA-WA439,0032017-01-15Shine Lookout Site153USA-WA
19.Albert, SeanUSA-WA424,5122017-01-15Tumtum Peak1426USA-WA
20.Wilson, DougUSA-WA400,1672016-09-27Mount Langley4275USA-CA
21.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV391,7332014-06-22Raintree Peak3080USA-NV
22.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE391,6162017-01-17Großer Feldberg879Germany-HE
23.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR385,4282017-01-12Tumacacori Mountains High Point1748USA-AZ
24.Boos, AndyUSA-WA384,2762017-01-04Mount Catherine1540USA-WA
25.Raether, DonUSA-CA375,5592017-01-17Eisenhower Mountain595USA-CA
26.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH368,4322016-11-01Sandwich Mountain1207USA-NH
27.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY365,1202016-07-16Mount Adams1073USA-NY
28.Painter, ChadUSA-WA360,6402016-08-13Banshee Peak2256USA-WA
29.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA354,1602017-01-02Hubbard Park Tower264USA-VT
30.Sarna, John EUSA-OR354,0512017-01-16Mount Pisgah463USA-OR
31. #, AshwinUSA-WA330,2482016-12-31Mount Si1274USA-WA
32.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA324,1682016-12-14Porcupine Hill371USA-MA
33.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA313,6932017-01-15 cElsinore Peak1090USA-CA
34.Thate, KarineUSA-MA313,1102013-05-27 hZealand Mountain1292USA-NH
35.Noel, EricUSA-WA310,6512016-10-30Meadow Butte1104USA-WA
36.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA295,0272016-12-04 BWest Tiger Mountain #2840USA-WA
37.Themer, KarlUSA-WA282,8352016-12-04Grand Ridge436USA-WA
38.Young, CliffUSA-ME281,2772016-12-03 gBagley Mountain268USA-ME
39.Boester, BradUSA-NV277,6192016-10-22Job Peak2678USA-NV
40.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR275,2202016-11-13San Jacinto Peak3304USA-CA
41.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO269,8052015-08-01Grizzly Mountain4178USA-CO
42.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA269,2892016-08-06Mount Pilchuck1628USA-WA
43.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA268,1392017-01-13Clayton Hill335USA-PA
44.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA265,0672017-01-15Sunset Mountain1115USA-CA
45.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ260,8592017-01-08Granite Mountain1075USA-AZ
46.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH253,6782017-01-07Savage Mountain1067USA-NH
47.Hall, LenUSA-NH249,6002017-01-14Britton Hill105USA-FL
48.Musser, William USA-FL248,1842017-01-15Mead Botanical Gardens Park High Point28USA-FL
49.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV242,6792017-01-10The Whale783USA-NV
50.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia234,2512013-11-23Miranda de les Boïgues955Spain
51.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice230,4892016-11-20 bSoliskový hrb2126Slovakia
52.Straub, ChadUSA-WA228,4642016-08-28The Mole2207USA-WA
53.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA228,2402016-12-06Poo Poo Point555USA-WA
54.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH226,5212016-12-03 iHigh Point550USA-NJ
55.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA217,7762016-12-14Round Mountain (Attempt)1622USA-WA
56.Russell, KenUSA-WA215,9052016-12-30Peak 2160658USA-WA
57.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ213,3722016-06-23Praděd1491Czech Republic
58.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA212,2522017-01-15Brocken1141Germany-ST
59.Myers, GrantUSA-WA211,0692017-01-14Camelback Mountain824USA-AZ
60.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC209,3152016-10-09Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345Belarus
61.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV208,6842017-01-08Mopah Point1076USA-CA
62.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY208,4862017-01-16 cCabot905USA-NY
63.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA205,5712015-06-01Vista Point75USA-CA
64.914, BMSUSA-NV203,7012016-08-06Bonanza Peak3169USA-NV
65.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA200,5782016-11-19Mount Washington1341USA-WA
66.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA197,7912017-01-06 hPeak 1475450USA-CA
67.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA191,7142017-01-16Black Mountain1598USA-CA
68.Stemm, BradUSA-CA187,9362017-01-16Sentenac Mountain935USA-CA
69.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH187,4122016-12-26Parker Mountain427USA-NH
70.Graham, JamesUSA-CA184,6012016-10-30Big Pine Mountain2073USA-CA
71.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT181,3122017-01-16Peak 81922497USA-UT
72.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA180,9032017-01-17Meacham Hill155USA-CA
73.Darr, John USA-WY178,2852016-11-10Bunsen Peak2610USA-WY
74.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA174,5772017-01-13Peak 557170USA-CA
75.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA174,4532017-01-02Mount Defiance (Attempt)1512USA-OR
76.Morris, CalebUSA-WA170,7962016-12-14Badger Mountain485USA-WA
77.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH170,7892017-01-16 eRussell Hill225USA-NH
78.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL170,6522016-12-29 fCrowborough242UK-England
79.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB169,6832016-10-23Kent Ridge North 2914Canada-AB
80.Olson, DavidUSA-CO169,3552016-09-05Pinnacle867USA-VA/WV
81.Nash, AaronUSA-WA166,4282016-08-29Guye Peak1575USA-WA
82.Peck, Lawrence164,7592016-08-07 bEast Watatic549USA-MA
83.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA161,5712016-10-09South Sister3157USA-OR
84.Murray, RobertUSA-MA160,8842017-01-11Haynes Mountain1042USA-NY
85.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT159,6412015-01-14Superior Peak3365USA-UT
86.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ156,8742017-01-07Palo Verde Mountains High Point646USA-AZ
87.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA154,7772016-12-26Cerro Guanaco970Argentina
88.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME152,5382016-09-15Mount Abram604USA-ME
89.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH149,9562016-12-04Black Mountain1262USA-KY
90.Myers, SteveUSA-CO148,0452016-10-24Tower Hill293USA-MN
91.Lara, SandyUSA-CA146,1502017-01-07Stepladder Mountains892USA-CA
92.Scott, BrianUSA-CA146,0092016-12-29 bMount Inspiration1695USA-CA
93.Triska, JanCanada-ON145,0002016-09-25Jay Mountains-mid point on summit ridge1090USA-NY
94.Rashel, JohnUSA-WA144,6862017-01-05South Tiger #2616USA-WA
95.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya144,1792017-01-15 aNagy-Tubes612Hungary
96.Bolton, BobUSA-WA143,5162017-01-12Bells Mountain678USA-WA
97.Winston, KeithUSA-CA143,1782017-01-06Diamond Head232USA-HI
98.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY143,1572017-01-17Peaked Peak2995USA-WY
99.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO137,6352016-11-12Cupid3998USA-CO
100.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC137,3082016-11-12Pisgah Crater775USA-CA
101.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA135,7732016-12-10Sheep Mountain1567USA-CA
102.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY133,3052017-01-01Algonquin Peak1559USA-NY
103.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR132,0412016-12-31Dog Mountain899USA-WA
104.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA131,9212016-09-26South Slide Mountain2018USA-WA
105.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA131,0342017-01-14Laveaga Peak1159USA-CA
106.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA131,0242016-03-05 bBoy Scout Peak988USA-CA
107.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH130,0162016-12-11Mount Israel799USA-NH
108.Horbal, MattUSA-NV128,3652016-12-10Corkscrew Peak1769USA-CA
109.Baxter, DanUSA-CA127,9332017-01-14Panoramic Point2294USA-CA
110.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV127,2042016-12-30Bear Mountain882USA-CA
111.Baker, TroyUSA-WA127,1312016-10-22Deer Point2146USA-ID
112.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.126,6012017-01-13Uja di Calcante1614Italy
113.Hanson, VicUSA124,8932016-11-17Brown Mountain1361USA-CA
114.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT124,1212016-06-04Mount Olympus East2979USA-UT
115.McHugh, JohnUSA-VT123,7562017-01-01Westmount Parc Summit206Canada-QC
116.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC122,2802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain1066USA-NY
117.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT121,4802015-08-22Gore Mountain1086USA-NY
118.Partridge, RichardUSA-OR120,2282016-12-11Incline Peak2914USA-NV
119.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR119,9512016-09-10Broken Top2797USA-OR
120.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ119,7312016-09-03Mount Peale3877USA-UT
121.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA118,3652017-01-14Peak 55391688USA-WA
122.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY118,2912017-01-16Indian Lookout Mountain1991USA-CO
123.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA117,9862016-04-02 cMaintop Mountain1231USA-VA
124.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA117,7852016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak2266USA-WA
125.Stokes, BenUSA-UT115,9272016-02-07Grandeur Peak2530USA-UT
126.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ115,4272014-06-14 6Big Indian Mountain1128USA-NY
127.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR114,5102016-11-06Pine Creek Mountain-East Peak2431USA-OR
128.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME114,4102016-12-21Ragged Mountain396USA-ME
129.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO112,5612017-01-10Miami High Point6USA-FL
130.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD111,6922016-12-30Peak 60461843USA-SD
131.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO111,2772017-01-12Mount Morrison2402USA-CO
132.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA109,5342016-06-10Sahale Peak2646USA-WA
133.Colbert, JonNew Zealand108,9402016-07-11Single Cone2319New Zealand
134.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA108,1882017-01-15Ladyface621USA-CA
135.Hudson, TimUSA-WA107,5272013-12-31Tusk O'Granite1697USA-WA
136.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC105,5422017-01-15 bMont du lac Évanturel1044Canada-QC
137.Berger, TimUSA-CA105,4732016-10-04North Chalone Peak1007USA-CA
138.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID105,2872016-12-28Dooly Knob1609USA-UT
139.Dolan, JayUSA-CA104,8782016-12-28 bMount Minerva Hoyt1647USA-CA
140.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA104,4942016-09-11Black Peak2734USA-WA
141.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO103,3732016-12-03Estes Cone3355USA-CO
142.Hirniak, JosephUSA103,3022016-11-25Mount Wrightson2881USA-AZ
143.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA103,0112017-01-02Salzburger Hochthron1852Austria
144.Porter, CarryUSA-WA101,8722016-09-21McClellan Butte1573USA-WA
145.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA101,0922013-06-29Mount San Antonio3068USA-CA
146.M, JoeCanada-AB99,1592013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)3467Canada-AB/BC
147.Gopal, Gokul99,0382014-08-13Skunk Knob3383USA-WY
148.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC98,7672014-10-12Mont Tremblant932Canada-QC
149.Rhude, David J.USA-MN98,7392016-12-07Mount Robert-Bushline Hut1421New Zealand
150.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY97,4942016-07-03Gothics1443USA-NY
151.Layton, TomUSA-NC95,8222017-01-15Elk Knob1682USA-NC
152.Stone, PeterUK-England95,1932016-12-27 dLittle Fell748UK-England
153.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR94,9972017-01-01Sentinel Hill317USA-OR
154.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA93,9482017-01-16Arlington Peak991USA-CA
155.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ93,7822016-01-31Klissberget266Sweden
156.McAllister, MarkUK-England92,8892016-12-09West Cairn Hill562UK-Scotland
157.Darby, DavidUSA-MA92,4312017-01-15Mount Hale1236USA-NH
158.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM92,3192016-09-04 bPeak 109203328USA-NM
159.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA89,6552016-09-24Newcastle Hills341USA-WA
160.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH89,4352017-01-16 dCatamount Mountain406USA-NH
161.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT88,2542015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)8848China/Nepal
162.Willis, DavidCanada-BC87,7492016-10-01Zugspitze2962Germany/Austria
163.Witt, JoseUSA-NV87,1812016-11-12Mormon Peak2260USA-NV
164.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA87,0592017-01-14Cougar Mountain491USA-WA
165.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA86,1402017-01-16Mount Willey1297USA-NH
166.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA85,2962016-11-05County Corner Point1536USA-NC
167.Meneely, JimUSA-CA84,1572016-12-10Little Berdoo Peak1658USA-CA
168.Kemp, BenUSA-NY84,1422014-09-28Chimney Mountain826USA-NY
169.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC83,2172016-10-09 cMount Tecumseh-Northwest Peak1148USA-NH
170.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB82,8772016-11-14Mount Buller2805Canada-AB
171.Howe, NoelUSA-WA81,4912017-01-15Tumtum Peak1426USA-WA
172.Olson, AndersCanada-BC81,2452016-10-16Navajo Knobs2127USA-UT
173.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY81,0372016-09-03Hohe Munde2662Austria
174.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA80,8382016-12-18Hastings Peak1219USA-CA
175.Honey, Gary80,8072015-08-17Pico Ruivo1862Portugal
176.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA80,2942016-11-10Aldrich Butte348USA-WA
177.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA80,0252015-01-03 cMount Abraham1231USA-ME
178.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ79,8402016-12-22Petřín393Czech Republic
179.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA79,7292016-09-04Mount Cardigan952USA-NH
180.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland79,2992016-12-28Åsen (Attempt)181Norway
181.Hill, William "Billy"79,0092010-09-17Black Down280UK-England
182.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA78,5392016-04-24Mount San Antonio3068USA-CA
183.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME78,4692016-11-13Mount Hibbard890USA-NH
184.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba78,4222016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)6012Argentina
185.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.77,8462016-12-16Monte Contrario1788Italy
186.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA77,2982016-12-28Rabbit Peak1618USA-CA
187.Carpenter, ChipUSA-NH77,1242014-07-22Mount Washington1917USA-NH
188.Man, MapUSA-NH76,1792016-11-19 eMount Major544USA-NH
189.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA76,1622016-12-28Mount Storm King1372USA-WA
190.Rogers, WmUSA-OR75,8012011-10-15Mount Adams (Attempt)3742USA-WA
191.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV75,6172016-11-13Railroad Peak1262USA-NV
192.Svensson, CajSweden-Västmanland75,0132016-07-08 2Kebnekaise Nordtoppen2097Sweden
193.Firman, JeffreyUSA-CA74,4762016-12-01King Mountain1604USA-OR
194.Still, JillUSA-AK74,4142017-01-15Sanitas Mountaineer Top2073USA-CO
195.Schrempp, MaxwellUSA-WA74,1012016-11-11Russian Butte (Attempt)1561USA-WA
196.Wolff, AlbertUSA-TN74,0362016-09-05Kit Carson Mountain4317USA-CO
197.Lilly, PatrickUSA-CO74,0042013-08-08Crestone Peak4357USA-CO
198.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK73,7142017-01-12Hurdygurdy Mountain1827USA-AK
199.Molen, DeanUSA-UT72,8392016-09-06Red Mountain2472USA-UT
200.Vaughan, MichaelUSA-NY72,3902016-10-18 fBlueberry Cobbles620USA-NY

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