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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 Stanley9.55109Congo DRC/Uganda3924East Rift Valley Ranges45
2.Mount Stimson9.43091USA-MT1336Central Montana Rocky Mountains46
3.Hoyt Peak9.383202USA-WY191Greater Yellowstone Rockies22
4.Mount Assiniboine9.333616Canada-AB/BC2082Canadian Rockies35
4.El Morrón de la Agujereada9.331960Spain1960North Atlantic Islands22
6.Starlight Peak9.174328USA-CA24Sierra Nevada123
6.Kintla Peak9.173079USA-MT1341Central Montana Rocky Mountains34
8.Dome Peak92719USA-WA927Cascade Range170
8.Dorado Needle92573USA-WA244Cascade Range141
8.Lodalskåpa92083Norway783Scandinavian Mountains10
11.Denali8.976190USA-AK6140Alaska Range293
12.Monte Rosa8.854634Switzerland2165Southern Alps124
13.North Palisade8.834341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada292
14.Petit Grepon8.83749USA-CO91Southern Rocky Mountains35
14.Snow Creek Wall8.81268USA-WA24Cascade Range94
16.Thunderbolt Peak8.784268USA-CA62Sierra Nevada190
16.Piz Bernina8.784049Switzerland2234Southern Alps49
16.Mount Clark8.783512USA-CA220Sierra Nevada101
19.Forbidden Peak8.732687USA-WA322Cascade Range325
20.Matterhorn8.674478Italy/Switzerland1038Southern Alps102
21.Grand Teton8.634197USA-WY1990Greater Yellowstone Rockies531
22.Gannett Peak8.624207USA-WY2157Greater Yellowstone Rockies382
23.Iceberg Peak8.62787USA-MT276Central Montana Rocky Mountains29
23.Echo Rock8.62399USA-WA58Cascade Range276

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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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