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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 McKinley9.426194USA-AK6144Alaska Range 
3.El Morrón de la Agujereada9.41956Spain1956North Atlantic Islands 
4.Monte Rosa94634Switz2165Southern Alps 
5.Mont Harfang8.83945Canada-QC107Canadian Shield 
6.Prusik Peak8.712438USA-WA48Cascade Range 
7.Mount Olympus8.632429USA-WA2389Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
8.North Palisade8.64341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada 
8.Temple Crag8.63955USA-CA75Sierra Nevada 
8.Mount Columbia8.63741Canada-AB/BC2361Canadian Rockies 
11.McDonald Peak8.52993USA-MT1719Central Montana Rocky Mountains 
12.Großglockner8.463798Austria2428Eastern Alps 
13.Cathedral Peak8.443326USA-CA280Sierra Nevada 
14.Teewinot Mountain8.43757USA-WY246Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
14.Boston Peak8.42711USA-WA260Cascade Range 
16.Three Fingers8.382088USA-WA1369Cascade Range 
17.Gannett Peak8.334207USA-WY2156Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
17.Gran Paradiso8.334061Italy1879Western Alps 
17.Mount Jefferson8.333199USA-OR1760Cascade Range 
20.Chimney Peak8.271494USA-ME19Northern U.S. Appalachians 
21.Mount Ritter8.254006USA-CA1206Sierra Nevada 
22.Mount Muir8.24271USA-CA91Sierra Nevada 
22.Mount Buckner8.22778USA-WA925Cascade Range 
25.Mont Blanc8.114810France/Italy4697Western Alps 

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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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