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Peaks with Highest Ascent Quality Ratings

Minimum of 5 quality ratings to be ranked

RankPeakQuality Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Capitol Peak9.84307USA-CO527Southern Rocky Mountains 
2.Mount McKinley9.56194USA-AK6144Alaska Range 
3.El Morrón de la Agujereada9.41956Spain1956North Atlantic Islands 
4.Monte Rosa9.144634Switz2165Southern Alps 
5.Chimney Peak8.891494USA-ME19Northern U.S. Appalachians 
6.Mont Harfang8.83945Canada-QC107Canadian Shield 
7.Temple Crag8.63955USA-CA75Sierra Nevada 
7.Mount Columbia8.63741Canada-AB/BC2361Canadian Rockies 
7.Mount Olympus8.62429USA-WA2389Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
10.North Palisade8.54341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada 
11.Großglockner8.463798Austria2423Eastern Alps 
12.Cathedral Peak8.443326USA-CA280Sierra Nevada 
13.Boston Peak8.42711USA-WA260Cascade Range 
14.Three Fingers8.382088USA-WA1369Cascade Range 
15.Gannett Peak8.334207USA-WY2156Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
15.Gran Paradiso8.334061Italy1879Western Alps 
17.Katahdin-South Peak8.311603USA-ME12Northern U.S. Appalachians 
18.Mount Jefferson8.273199USA-OR1760Cascade Range 
19.Mount Ritter8.254006USA-CA1206Sierra Nevada 
20.Allen Mountain8.221325USA-NY195Canadian Shield 
21.Mount Muir8.24271USA-CA91Sierra Nevada 
21.Mount Buckner8.22778USA-WA925Cascade Range 
23.Prusik Peak8.172438USA-WA48Cascade Range 
24.Mont Blanc8.114810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
25.Granite Peak83901USA-MT1450Greater Yellowstone 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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