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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Gerry Roach's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (22 out of 25, or 88%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier1704392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1964-05-24
2.Mount Shasta744317USA-CA2976Cascade Range1964-11-28
3.Mount Hood693426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1962-03
4.Mount Baker563286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1970-07-06
5.Mount Whitney524418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada1967-05-28
6.Mount Saint Helens482540USA-WA1394Cascade RangeUnknown
7.Mount Washington431917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
8.Mount Adams363742USA-WA2474Cascade RangeUnknown
9.Mount Shuksan342783USA-WA1344Cascade RangeUnknown
10.Mount McKinley316194USA-AK6144Alaska Range1963-07-04
11.Longs Peak294345USA-CO896Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
12.Aconcagua266962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes1975-02-13
12.Silver Peak261708USA-WA647Cascade RangeUnknown
12.McClellan Butte261573USA-WA439Cascade RangeUnknown
15.Mont Blanc244810France/Italy4697Western Alps1973-08-10
16.Mount Elbert234399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1957-08-15
16.Granite Peak233901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies1981-07-18
18.Quandary Peak224348USA-CO337Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
19.Volcán Cotopaxi215897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes1980-07-08
19.Wheeler Peak214011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1971-11-28
19.Mount Washington211907USA-WA798Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
22.North Sister203074USA-OR831Cascade Range 
22.Mount Stuart202870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
22.Katahdin201606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
25.Pico de Orizaba185636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica1959-12-31

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List Description

This list, like all the other "Usage" lists, will change over time as ascents are entered into the Peakbagger.com 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 Peakbagger.com 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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