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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Doug Urban's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (6 out of 25, or 24%)

RankPeakAscentsB Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Washington801917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians43092005-06-26
2.Mount Whitney1104419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada28352011-08-10
3.Mount Si591274USA-WA79Cascade Range2294 
4.Mount Rainier4034392USA-WA4037Cascade Range21692003-08-16
5.Mount Saint Helens1142540USA-WA1394Cascade Range1913 
6.Mount Adams913742USA-WA2474Cascade Range1691 
7.Mount Hood1653426USA-OR2349Cascade Range15812008-06-01
8.Mount Elbert444399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains15302006-08-27
9.Mount Baker1383286USA-WA2686Cascade Range1432 
10.Mount Shasta1704317USA-CA2975Cascade Range1228 
11.Longs Peak554345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains762 
12.Silver Peak571708USA-WA648Cascade Range715 
13.Glacier Peak563206USA-WA2285Cascade Range656 
14.Guye Peak421575USA-WA161Cascade Range651 
15.McClellan Butte571573USA-WA440Cascade Range636 
16.Mount Stuart522870USA-WA1632Cascade Range627 
17.Sahale Peak392646USA-WA24Cascade Range583 
18.Mount Shuksan892783USA-WA1344Cascade Range576 
19.Mount Olympus422429USA-WA2389Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges383 
20.Pico de Orizaba435636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica318 
21.Mont Blanc444810France/Italy4697Western Alps292 
22.Granite Peak473901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies2802008-08-02
23.Denali686190USA-AK6140Alaska Range222 
24.Aconcagua486962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes200 
25.Mount Jefferson413199USA-OR1761Cascade Range180 

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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.

The "Ascents" column above show the total number of unsuccessful attempts on a peak logged in the database. Multiple failed attempts by one climber are all counted. However, note that many registered site users do not log their unsuccessful ascents, so this list is not very robust statistically. However, it does give a somewhat interesting picture of some worldwide summit that are perhaps among the most difficult to ascend.

A personal note--I have long maintained that there should be no shame or stigma in an unsuccessful attempt. They are excellent learning experiences and a sign of wise maturity in the mountains. Never climb with someone who has never turned back! And don't be afraid to log your trips where the summit was just not in the cards.


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