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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Gerry Roach's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (23 out of 25, or 92%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier2964392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1964-05-24
2.Mount Shasta1334317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1964-11-28
3.Mount Hood1193426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1962-03
4.Mount Baker953286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1970-07-06
5.Mount Saint Helens832540USA-WA1394Cascade RangeUnknown
6.Mount Whitney794419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada1967-05-28
7.Mount Washington651917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
8.Mount Adams643742USA-WA2474Cascade RangeUnknown
9.Denali536190USA-AK6140Alaska Range1963-07-04
9.Mount Shuksan532783USA-WA1344Cascade RangeUnknown
11.Longs Peak444345USA-CO896Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
12.Mount Si431274USA-WA79Cascade RangeUnknown
13.Silver Peak421708USA-WA648Cascade RangeUnknown
14.Glacier Peak403206USA-WA2285Cascade RangeUnknown
15.McClellan Butte391573USA-WA440Cascade RangeUnknown
16.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies1981-07-18
17.Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps1973-08-10
18.Aconcagua366962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes1975-02-13
18.Mount Stuart362870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
20.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1957-08-15
20.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1971-11-28
22.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California RangesUnknown
23.Pico de Orizaba315636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera NeovolcanicaUnknown
24.San Jacinto Peak293304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California RangesUnknown
24.Mount Jefferson293199USA-OR1761Cascade Range 

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List Description

This list, like all the other "Usage" lists, will change over time as ascents are entered into the database. This list is automatically recalculated once a day, so a completion of all these peaks is a moving target that may be frustrating for a climber.

The "Ascents" column above show the total number of unsuccessful attempts on a peak logged in the database. Multiple failed attempts by one climber are all counted. However, note that many registered site users do not log their unsuccessful ascents, so this list is not very robust statistically. However, it does give a somewhat interesting picture of some worldwide summit that are perhaps among the most difficult to ascend.

A personal note--I have long maintained that there should be no shame or stigma in an unsuccessful attempt. They are excellent learning experiences and a sign of wise maturity in the mountains. Never climb with someone who has never turned back! And don't be afraid to log your trips where the summit was just not in the cards.


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