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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.El Morrón de la Agujereada9.41956Spain1956North Atlantic Islands 
2.Denali9.226190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
3.Mount Clark93512USA-CA220Sierra Nevada 
4.Mont Harfang8.86945Canada-QC107Canadian Shield 
5.Hvannadalshnúkur8.832110Iceland2110Norwegian Sea Islands 
6.Thunderbolt Peak8.84268USA-CA62Sierra Nevada 
6.Misery Hill8.84218USA-CA0Cascade Range 
8.Monte Rosa8.74634Switz2165Southern Alps 
9.Capitol Peak8.634307USA-CO527Southern Rocky Mountains 
9.Three Fingers8.632088USA-WA1369Cascade Range 
11.North Palisade8.614341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada 
12.Temple Crag8.63955USA-CA75Sierra Nevada 
12.Mount Columbia8.63741Canada-AB/BC2361Canadian Rockies 
12.Bonanza Peak8.62899USA-WA1131Cascade Range 
16.Piz Bernina8.574049Switz2234Southern Alps 
17.Prusik Peak8.552438USA-WA49Cascade Range 
18.Gannett Peak8.544207USA-WY2157Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
19.McDonald Peak8.52993USA-MT1719Central Montana Rocky Mountains 
20.Mount Russell8.474294USA-CA334Sierra Nevada 
21.Großglockner8.433798Austria2428Eastern Alps 
22.Mount Ritter8.44006USA-CA1206Sierra Nevada 
22.Broad Fork Twin Peaks8.43453USA-UT430Western Rocky Mountains 
22.Boston Peak8.42711USA-WA260Cascade Range 
25.Mount Jefferson8.373199USA-OR1761Cascade 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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