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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 Rockies27
2.Hoyt Peak9.433202USA-WY191Greater Yellowstone Rockies14
3.El Morrón de la Agujereada9.331956Spain1956North Atlantic Islands18
4.Starlight Peak9.174328USA-CA24Sierra Nevada89
4.Top Notch Peak9.173123USA-WY245Greater Yellowstone Rockies16
6.Forbidden Peak9.12687USA-WA322Cascade Range222
7.Denali9.046190USA-AK6140Alaska Range221
8.Thunderbolt Peak94268USA-CA62Sierra Nevada141
8.Pingora Peak93622USA-WY87Greater Yellowstone Rockies55
8.Mount Clark93512USA-CA220Sierra Nevada81
8.Kintla Peak93079USA-MT1341Central Montana Rocky Mountains26
8.Dorado Needle92573USA-WA244Cascade Range89
8.Lodalskåpa92083Norway783Scandinavian Mountains10
14.Misery Hill8.84218USA-CA0Cascade Range101
14.Dome Peak8.82719USA-WA927Cascade Range131
16.North Palisade8.784341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada234
17.Volcán Chimborazo8.756267Ecuador4122Ecuador Andes90
17.Monte Rosa8.754634Switzerland2165Southern Alps103
17.Piz Bernina8.754049Switzerland2234Southern Alps38
17.Bonanza Peak8.752899USA-WA1131Cascade Range121
21.Mount Columbia8.713741Canada-AB/BC2361Canadian Rockies26
21.Unnecessary Mountain8.711548Canada-BC108Coast Mountains46
23.Gannett Peak8.694207USA-WY2157Greater Yellowstone Rockies276
24.Mount Olympus8.642429USA-WA2389Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges374
25.Goode Mountain8.62804USA-WA1161Cascade Range104

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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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