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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Dean Molen's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (11 out of 25, or 44%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier2504392USA-WA4026Cascade Range1969-08-09
2.Mount Shasta1144317USA-CA2975Cascade Range2004-07-03
3.Mount Hood1103426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2003-05-24
4.Mount Baker853286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
5.Mount Whitney734419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2005-08-03
6.Mount Saint Helens722540USA-WA1394Cascade Range 
7.Mount Washington601917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians 
8.Mount Adams523742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2003-07-11
9.Mount Shuksan472783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
10.Denali466190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
11.Longs Peak414345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains 
12.Granite Peak373901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
12.Glacier Peak373206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
12.Silver Peak371708USA-WA648Cascade Range2007-07-05
15.McClellan Butte361573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
16.Mont Blanc354810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
17.Mount Stuart342870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
18.Aconcagua326962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
18.Mount Elbert324399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2008-07-31
20.Mount San Antonio313068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges2006-05-06
21.Wheeler Peak294011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2008-08-02
21.Mount Si291274USA-WA79Cascade Range1967-05-20
23.Pico de Orizaba285636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
24.Volcán Cotopaxi275897Ecuador2404Ecuador Andes 
24.San Jacinto Peak273304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges2004-08-01

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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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