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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.Pico de Orizaba315636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera NeovolcanicaUnknown
1.Longs Peak464345USA-CO896Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
1.Mount Adams683742USA-WA2474Cascade RangeUnknown
1.San Jacinto Peak303304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California RangesUnknown
1.Glacier Peak403206USA-WA2285Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California RangesUnknown
1.Mount Shuksan542783USA-WA1344Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Saint Helens882540USA-WA1394Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Silver Peak441708USA-WA648Cascade RangeUnknown
1.McClellan Butte421573USA-WA440Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Si491274USA-WA79Cascade RangeUnknown
12.Mount Elbert344399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1957-08-15
13.Mount Hood1243426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1962-03
14.Denali546190USA-AK6140Alaska Range1963-07-04
15.Mount Rainier3034392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1964-05-24
16.Mount Shasta1374317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1964-11-28
17.Mount Whitney804419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada1967-05-28
18.Mount Baker973286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1970-07-06
19.Wheeler Peak344011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1971-11-28
20.Mont Blanc374810France/Italy4697Western Alps1973-08-10
21.Aconcagua386962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes1975-02-13
22.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies1981-07-18
23.Mount Washington681917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
 Mount Jefferson303199USA-OR1761Cascade Range 
 Mount Stuart382870USA-WA1632Cascade 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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