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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.Quandary Peak224348USA-CO337Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
1.Longs Peak284345USA-CO896Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
1.Mount Adams353742USA-WA2474Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Shuksan342783USA-WA1344Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Saint Helens462540USA-WA1394Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Snoqualmie Mountain181914USA-WA305Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Silver Peak251708USA-WA647Cascade RangeUnknown
1.McClellan Butte261573USA-WA439Cascade RangeUnknown
9.Mount Elbert214399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1957-08-15
10.Pico de Orizaba185636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica1959-12-31
11.Mount Hood703426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1962-03
12.Mount McKinley316194USA-AK6144Alaska Range1963-07-04
13.Mount Rainier1634392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1964-05-24
14.Mount Shasta694317USA-CA2976Cascade Range1964-11-28
15.Mount Whitney524418USA-CA3071Sierra Nevada1967-05-28
16.Mount Baker543286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1970-07-06
17.Wheeler Peak214011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1971-11-28
18.Mont Blanc244810France/Italy4697Western Alps1973-08-10
19.Aconcagua266962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes1975-02-13
20.Volcán Cotopaxi215897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes1980-07-08
21.Granite Peak213901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone Rockies1981-07-18
22.Mount Washington411917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
22.Katahdin191606USA-ME1307Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
 North Sister193074USA-OR831Cascade Range 
 Mount Washington181907USA-WA798Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 

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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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