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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Gerry Roach's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (24 out of 25, or 96%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Pico de Orizaba285636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera NeovolcanicaUnknown
1.Longs Peak414345USA-CO896Southern Rocky MountainsUnknown
1.Mount Adams563742USA-WA2474Cascade RangeUnknown
1.San Jacinto Peak273304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California RangesUnknown
1.Glacier Peak373206USA-WA2285Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount San Antonio313068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California RangesUnknown
1.Mount Shuksan492783USA-WA1344Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Saint Helens752540USA-WA1394Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Silver Peak391708USA-WA648Cascade RangeUnknown
1.McClellan Butte361573USA-WA440Cascade RangeUnknown
1.Mount Si341274USA-WA79Cascade RangeUnknown
12.Mount Elbert324399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1957-08-15
13.Mount Hood1173426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1962-03
14.Denali466190USA-AK6140Alaska Range1963-07-04
15.Mount Rainier2564392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1964-05-24
16.Mount Shasta1224317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1964-11-28
17.Mount Whitney764419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada1967-05-28
18.Mount Baker883286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1970-07-06
19.Wheeler Peak294011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1971-11-28
20.Mont Blanc354810France/Italy4697Western Alps1973-08-10
21.Aconcagua326962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes1975-02-13
22.Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes1980-07-08
23.Granite Peak383901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies1981-07-18
24.Mount Washington601917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2006-05
 Mount Stuart352870USA-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 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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