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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)Ascents
1.Mount Assiniboine9.63616Canada-AB/BC2082Canadian Rockies29
2.Hoyt Peak9.433202USA-WY191Greater Yellowstone Rockies14
3.Mount Stanley9.45109Congo DRC/Uganda3924East Rift Valley Ranges38
4.El Morrón de la Agujereada9.331956Spain1956North Atlantic Islands19
5.Starlight Peak9.174328USA-CA24Sierra Nevada104
5.Kintla Peak9.173079USA-MT1341Central Montana Rocky Mountains29
7.Denali9.046190USA-AK6140Alaska Range232
8.Thunderbolt Peak94268USA-CA62Sierra Nevada161
8.Top Notch Peak93123USA-WY245Greater Yellowstone Rockies20
8.Dorado Needle92573USA-WA244Cascade Range109
8.Lodalskåpa92083Norway783Scandinavian Mountains10
12.Whorl Mountain8.863668USA-CA205Sierra Nevada122
13.Dome Peak8.832719USA-WA927Cascade Range154
14.Forbidden Peak8.792687USA-WA322Cascade Range267
15.North Palisade8.784341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada263
16.Volcán Chimborazo8.786267Ecuador4122Ecuador Andes97
16.Mount Clark8.783512USA-CA220Sierra Nevada96
18.Monte Rosa8.754634Switzerland2165Southern Alps108
18.Piz Bernina8.754049Switzerland2234Southern Alps42
20.Pingora Peak8.733622USA-WY87Greater Yellowstone Rockies64
21.Mount Columbia8.713741Canada-AB/BC2361Canadian Rockies28
21.Unnecessary Mountain8.711548Canada-BC108Coast Mountains57
23.Gannett Peak8.674207USA-WY2157Greater Yellowstone Rockies313
24.Misery Hill8.674218USA-CA0Cascade Range110
24.Bonanza Peak8.672899USA-WA1131Cascade Range134

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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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