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Peaks with Highest Ascent Quality Ratings

Minimum of 5 quality ratings to be ranked

Showing Eric Higginbotham's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 25, or 0%)

RankPeakQuality Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.Mount Assiniboine9.63616Canada-AB/BC2082Canadian Rockies26 
2.Hoyt Peak9.433202USA-WY191Greater Yellowstone Rockies14 
3.El Morrón de la Agujereada9.331956Spain1956North Atlantic Islands18 
4.Starlight Peak9.174328USA-CA24Sierra Nevada85 
4.Top Notch Peak9.173123USA-WY245Greater Yellowstone Rockies16 
6.Forbidden Peak9.12687USA-WA322Cascade Range219 
7.Denali9.046190USA-AK6140Alaska Range220 
8.Thunderbolt Peak94268USA-CA62Sierra Nevada137 
8.Mount Clark93512USA-CA220Sierra Nevada81 
8.Kintla Peak93079USA-MT1341Central Montana Rocky Mountains26 
8.Dorado Needle92573USA-WA244Cascade Range89 
8.Lodalskåpa92083Norway783Scandinavian Mountains10 
13.Pingora Peak8.833622USA-WY87Greater Yellowstone Rockies49 
14.Misery Hill8.84218USA-CA0Cascade Range99 
14.Dome Peak8.82719USA-WA927Cascade Range130 
16.North Palisade8.784341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada225 
17.Volcán Chimborazo8.756267Ecuador4122Ecuador Andes90 
17.Monte Rosa8.754634Switz2165Southern Alps101 
17.Piz Bernina8.754049Switz2234Southern Alps37 
17.Bonanza Peak8.752899USA-WA1131Cascade Range120 
21.Mount Columbia8.713741Canada-AB/BC2361Canadian Rockies26 
21.Unnecessary Mountain8.711548Canada-BC108Coast Mountains39 
23.Gannett Peak8.694207USA-WY2157Greater Yellowstone Rockies271 
24.Mount Olympus8.642429USA-WA2389Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges369 
25.Goode Mountain8.62804USA-WA1161Cascade Range103 

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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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