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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Rob Woodall's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (17 out of 25, or 68%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Mount Rainier3324392USA-WA4037Cascade Range2013-07-28
2.Mount Shasta1504317USA-CA2975Cascade Range2013-08-01
3.Mount Hood1393426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2014-07-02 a
4.Mount Baker1053286USA-WA2686Cascade Range2013-07-24
5.Mount Whitney934419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2014-06-26 b
5.Mount Saint Helens932540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2014-07-02 c
7.Mount Washington751917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians 
8.Mount Adams733742USA-WA2474Cascade Range2013-07-30
9.Mount Shuksan642783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
10.Denali576190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
11.Mount Si521274USA-WA79Cascade Range 
12.Longs Peak494345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains2012-08-15
13.McClellan Butte481573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
14.Silver Peak441708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
15.Glacier Peak433206USA-WA2285Cascade Range2010-08-11
15.Mount Stuart432870USA-WA1632Cascade Range2010-08-27
17.Granite Peak413901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
18.Aconcagua406962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes2011-01-20
19.Mont Blanc384810France/Italy4697Western Alps2010-06-26
20.Mount Elbert354399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2012-07-22 a
20.Wheeler Peak354011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains 
20.Mount Jefferson353199USA-OR1761Cascade Range2010-08-20
23.Pico de Orizaba335636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica2012-01-11
23.San Jacinto Peak333304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges2014-06-19
23.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges2014-06-20 f

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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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