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Peaks with Highest Ascent Quality Ratings

Minimum of 5 quality ratings to be ranked

Showing 's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 0, or NaN%)

RankPeakQuality Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)
1.Mount Assiniboine9.63616Canada-AB/BC2082Canadian Rockies
2.El Morrón de la Agujereada9.41956Spain1956North Atlantic Islands
3.Forbidden Peak9.222687USA-WA322Cascade Range
4.Top Notch Peak9.23123USA-WY245Greater Yellowstone Rockies
5.Denali9.156190USA-AK6140Alaska Range
6.Mount Clark93512USA-CA220Sierra Nevada
6.Dorado Needle92573USA-WA244Cascade Range
6.Lodalskåpa92083Norway783Scandinavian Mountains
9.Thunderbolt Peak8.84268USA-CA62Sierra Nevada
9.Misery Hill8.84218USA-CA0Cascade Range
9.Dome Peak8.82719USA-WA927Cascade Range
9.Mount Henkel8.82673USA-MT186Central Montana Rocky Mountains
13.Monte Rosa8.754634Switz-VS2165Southern Alps
13.Piz Bernina8.754049Switz-GR2234Southern Alps
15.North Palisade8.714341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada
15.Unnecessary Mountain8.711548Canada-BC108Coast Mountains
17.Bonanza Peak8.672899USA-WA1131Cascade Range
17.Prusik Peak8.672438USA-WA49Cascade Range
19.Three Fingers8.652088USA-WA1369Cascade Range
20.Gannett Peak8.634207USA-WY2157Greater Yellowstone Rockies
21.Volcán Chimborazo8.636267Ecuador4122Ecuador Andes
22.Capitol Peak8.624307USA-CO527Southern Rocky Mountains
23.Temple Crag8.63955USA-CA75Sierra Nevada
23.Mount Columbia8.63741Canada-AB/BC2361Canadian Rockies

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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.

"Quality" is a subjective number between 1 and 10 that, ideally, represents the overall experience of a climb and how proud a climber is of an effort. Not all registered users assign Quality ratings to their ascents, and those that do will often have different opinions on how to apply the scale. So this list has very low statistical reliability.

To be included on this list, a peak must have at least 5 ascents with a Quality rating. All quality ratings for a peak are then averaged to get the metric used above. The result is a list of peaks that, in principle, offer difficult challenges and high rewards.


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