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Peaks with Highest Ascent Quality Ratings

Minimum of 5 quality ratings to be ranked

Showing Patrick Thornley's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 25, or 12%)

RankPeakQuality Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Capitol Peak9.84307USA-CO527Southern Rocky Mountains2010-09-12
2.Mount McKinley9.56194USA-AK6144Alaska Range 
3.Monte Rosa9.144634Switz2165Southern Alps 
4.Chimney Peak9.131494USA-ME19Northern U.S. Appalachians 
5.Cathedral Peak8.733326USA-CA280Sierra Nevada 
6.Katahdin-South Peak8.731603USA-ME12Northern U.S. Appalachians 
7.Allen Mountain8.651325USA-NY195Canadian Shield 
8.Triglav8.632864Slovenia2052Eastern Alps 
9.Temple Crag8.63955USA-CA75Sierra Nevada 
10.Mount Ritter8.574006USA-CA1206Sierra Nevada 
11.Pamola Peak8.541499USA-ME30Northern U.S. Appalachians 
12.Großglockner8.463798Austria2423Eastern Alps 
12.Mount Olympus8.462429USA-WA2389Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
14.Mount Muir8.444271USA-CA91Sierra Nevada 
15.Boston Peak8.42711USA-WA260Cascade Range 
16.North Palisade8.384341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada2013-08-25
17.Lions Head8.381534USA-NH0Northern U.S. Appalachians 
18.Gran Paradiso8.334061Italy1879Western Alps 
19.Gannett Peak8.254207USA-WY2156Greater Yellowstone Rockies2009-07-11
20.Glacier Peak8.23206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
20.Mount Buckner8.22778USA-WA925Cascade Range 
20.Bear Peak8.22579USA-CO80Southern Rocky Mountains 
23.Bigelow Mountain8.171263USA-ME867Northern U.S. Appalachians 
24.Alta Peak8.143415USA-CA38Sierra Nevada 
24.Mount Jefferson8.143199USA-OR1760Cascade 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.

"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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