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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Ken Jones'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.Mount San Antonio313068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges1974-06-23 c
2.Mount Whitney734419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada1974-07-25
3.San Jacinto Peak273304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges1975-09-29 b
4.Mount Hood1103426USA-OR2349Cascade Range1981-06-14
5.Mount Rainier2524392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1982-05-31
6.Mount Baker853286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1982-07-18
7.Mount Adams523742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1982-07-25
8.Glacier Peak373206USA-WA2285Cascade Range1983-05-29
9.Mount Stuart342870USA-WA1632Cascade Range1983-07-24
10.Mount Shuksan472783USA-WA1344Cascade Range1985-07-26
11.Mount Washington601917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians1986-05-26 a
12.Mount Shasta1154317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1987-07-04
13.Mount Saint Helens722540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1988-09-14
14.McClellan Butte361573USA-WA440Cascade Range1991-07-04
15.Granite Peak373901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies1991-07-30
16.Mount Elbert324399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains1993-07-24
17.Pico de Orizaba285636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica1993-11-12
18.Silver Peak371708USA-WA648Cascade Range1994-04-02 b
19.Denali466190USA-AK6140Alaska Range1994-06-14
20.Wheeler Peak294011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains1994-07-30 b
21.Mount Si291274USA-WA79Cascade Range1996-04-28
22.Aconcagua326962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes2006-01-17
23.Mont Blanc354810France/Italy4697Western Alps2007-08-13
24.Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes2009-11-17
 Longs Peak414345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 

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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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