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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 Rockies32
2.Mount Stanley9.55109Congo DRC/Uganda3924East Rift Valley Ranges42
3.Hoyt Peak9.383202USA-WY191Greater Yellowstone Rockies20
4.El Morrón de la Agujereada9.331956Spain1956North Atlantic Islands19
5.Starlight Peak9.174328USA-CA24Sierra Nevada114
5.Kintla Peak9.173079USA-MT1341Central Montana Rocky Mountains32
7.Denali9.046190USA-AK6140Alaska Range267
8.Thunderbolt Peak94268USA-CA62Sierra Nevada172
8.Dorado Needle92573USA-WA244Cascade Range129
8.Lodalskåpa92083Norway783Scandinavian Mountains10
11.Monte Rosa8.854634Switzerland2165Southern Alps115
12.Dome Peak8.832719USA-WA927Cascade Range163
13.Forbidden Peak8.792687USA-WA322Cascade Range289
14.North Palisade8.784341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada279
15.Volcán Chimborazo8.786267Ecuador4122Ecuador Andes99
15.Piz Bernina8.784049Switzerland2234Southern Alps46
15.Mount Clark8.783512USA-CA220Sierra Nevada98
18.Gannett Peak8.714207USA-WY2157Greater Yellowstone Rockies341
19.Misery Hill8.674218USA-CA0Cascade Range115
20.Grand Teton8.614197USA-WY1990Greater Yellowstone Rockies466
22.Aconcagua8.586962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes219
23.Mount Olympus8.582429USA-WA2389Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges470
24.Temple Crag8.573955USA-CA75Sierra Nevada112
24.Mount Edith Cavell8.573363Canada-AB2023Canadian Rockies42

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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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