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Hall of Fame Climbers:

Ascents Distinct Peaks Trip Reports Most Recent Ascent Vertical Gain Famous Climbers

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Top 100 Climbers by Total Vertical Gain

Note that many climbers do not enter vertical gain data so list is not complete.

RankClimberAscentsPeaksTrip ReportsGain-FtGain-MList of ListsMost Recent Ascent
1.Bjørstad, Petter1117Ascent List1057Peak List  145Trip Reports  2,793,374  851,420List of Lists2014-04-06
2.Jones, Ken2265Ascent List2105Peak List  321Trip Reports  2,666,348  812,703List of Lists2014-03-26
3.Poulin, Dennis1889Ascent List1682Peak List  1117Trip Reports  2,589,654  789,327List of Lists2014-04-13
4.Earl, Edward1498Ascent List1386Peak List  196Trip Reports  2,245,842  684,533List of Lists2014-04-13
5.Lostracco, Ben3069Ascent List2291Peak List  1327Trip Reports  1,996,800  608,625List of Lists2014-04-17
6.Slayden, Greg1199Ascent List753Peak List  219Trip Reports  1,925,834  586,994List of Lists2014-04-06
7.Michelson, Paul732Ascent List668Peak List  46Trip Reports  1,491,176  454,510List of Lists2014-04-19
8.Walker, Adam604Ascent List484Peak List  321Trip Reports  1,487,677  453,444List of Lists2014-04-15
9.Still, Ben418Ascent List418Peak List  105Trip Reports  1,458,834  444,653List of Lists2014-03-28
10.Henry The, Mountain Man759Ascent List317Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,276,596  389,106List of Lists2013-08-13
11.Sasso, John550Ascent List272Peak List  391Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2014-04-12
12.Woodall, Rob1100Ascent List1064Peak List  373Trip Reports  1,182,259  360,353List of Lists2014-01-17
13.Kassan, Eric554Ascent List495Peak List  414Trip Reports  1,134,449  345,780List of Lists2014-04-20
14.Barlow, James764Ascent List644Peak List  495Trip Reports  1,115,461  339,993List of Lists2014-04-18
15.Willis, Craig703Ascent List657Peak List  62Trip Reports  1,103,512  336,350List of Lists2014-04-19
16.Gerber, Andrej194Ascent List194Peak List  56Trip Reports  1,047,037  319,137List of Lists2013-11-16
17.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
18.Dunham, Dave1149Ascent List723Peak List  1149Trip Reports  1,001,702  305,319List of Lists2014-04-06
19.Ziak, Rodney1203Ascent List856Peak List  99Trip Reports  988,663  301,344List of Lists2014-03-27
20.Painter, ChadL642Ascent List507Peak List  55Trip Reports  981,388  299,127List of Lists2014-04-16
21.Garneau, Robert668Ascent List416Peak List  178Trip Reports  954,986  291,080List of Lists2013-11-20
22.Raether, Don655Ascent List566Peak List  401Trip Reports  953,840  290,730List of Lists2014-04-17
23.Noel, Eric765Ascent List622Peak List  338Trip Reports  926,229  282,315List of Lists2014-02-16
24.Sarna, John E689Ascent List555Peak List  202Trip Reports  919,188  280,169List of Lists2013-04-04
25.Themer, Karl342Ascent List248Peak List    841,616  256,525List of Lists2014-01-18
26.Boester, Brad360Ascent List343Peak List  128Trip Reports  827,171  252,122List of Lists2013-10-05
27.Ells, Chris386Ascent List187Peak List  6Trip Reports  810,423  247,017List of Lists2013-08-24
28.Albert, Sean311Ascent List174Peak List  260Trip Reports  796,595  242,802List of Lists2014-04-14
29.Kelliher, Mat417Ascent List378Peak List  388Trip Reports  791,732  241,320List of Lists2014-04-19
30.Bigelow, Andrew801Ascent List354Peak List  252Trip Reports  789,296  240,577List of Lists2014-03-29
31.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,616  234,274List of Lists2013-11-23
32.Giurgiulescu, Mihai483Ascent List279Peak List  3Trip Reports  763,890  232,834List of Lists2014-04-19
33.Hall, Len448Ascent List205Peak List  438Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2013-08-25
34.Boos, Andy1233Ascent List830Peak List  2Trip Reports  726,998  221,589List of Lists2014-04-11
35.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
36.Kraai, Bryan496Ascent List436Peak List  144Trip Reports  677,697  206,562List of Lists2014-04-07
37.Grant, Sam310Ascent List185Peak List  18Trip Reports  669,971  204,207List of Lists2014-04-17
38.914, BMS259Ascent List207Peak List  255Trip Reports  636,681  194,060List of Lists2014-04-12
39.Oestreicher, Richard953Ascent List673Peak List  791Trip Reports  631,487  192,477List of Lists2014-04-17
40.Wanberg, Michael337Ascent List186Peak List  274Trip Reports  535,951  163,358List of Lists2014-04-12
41.ONeill, Patrick378Ascent List324Peak List  26Trip Reports  518,192  157,945List of Lists2014-04-19
42.Straub, Chad219Ascent List162Peak List  192Trip Reports  516,016  157,282List of Lists2014-03-23
43.Pramuk, Gabriel708Ascent List649Peak List  20Trip Reports  515,087  156,999List of Lists2013-09-04
44. #, Ashwin182Ascent List65Peak List  69Trip Reports  509,916  155,422List of Lists2014-04-12
45.Graham, James346Ascent List288Peak List  10Trip Reports  508,495  154,989List of Lists2014-04-12
46.Russell, Ken383Ascent List375Peak List  105Trip Reports  484,453  147,661List of Lists2014-04-20
47.Hensley, Richard233Ascent List205Peak List  144Trip Reports  480,322  146,402List of Lists2014-04-14
48.Musser, William 620Ascent List484Peak List  415Trip Reports  471,308  143,655List of Lists2014-04-15
49.Myers, Steve321Ascent List174Peak List  19Trip Reports  465,746  141,959List of Lists2013-09-08
50.Murray, Robert302Ascent List199Peak List  73Trip Reports  457,270  139,376List of Lists2014-04-11
51.Rankine, Andrew197Ascent List158Peak List  191Trip Reports  449,991  137,157List of Lists2014-04-18
52.Morehouse, James241Ascent List176Peak List  147Trip Reports  445,768  135,870List of Lists2014-04-18
53.Vadeboncoeur, Matt493Ascent List377Peak List  25Trip Reports  434,538  132,447List of Lists2014-03-23
54.Nakajima, Tomoko330Ascent List274Peak List  324Trip Reports  424,576  129,411List of Lists2014-04-05
55.Schussler, Arne311Ascent List209Peak List  266Trip Reports  406,116  123,784List of Lists2014-04-05
56.Dillmore, Shannon426Ascent List419Peak List  83Trip Reports  397,620  121,195List of Lists2014-04-06
57.Baker, Troy162Ascent List143Peak List  17Trip Reports  395,630  120,588List of Lists2013-09-20
58.Morris, Caleb252Ascent List224Peak List  214Trip Reports  393,209  119,850List of Lists2014-03-24
59.Nash, Aaron122Ascent List67Peak List  61Trip Reports  392,725  119,703List of Lists2014-03-20
60.Laverdure, Jean André 1653Ascent List1040Peak List  472Trip Reports  392,423  119,611List of Lists2014-04-05
61.Peck, Lawrence313Ascent List183Peak List  313Trip Reports  387,311  118,052List of Lists2014-03-09
62.Wheeler, Terry650Ascent List573Peak List  36Trip Reports  387,150  118,003List of Lists2014-01-25
63.Triska, Jan112Ascent List99Peak List  111Trip Reports  382,403  116,556List of Lists2014-03-03
64.Bubniak, Gregory451Ascent List367Peak List  55Trip Reports  373,830  113,943List of Lists2013-11-23
65.Kwok, Amy140Ascent List53Peak List  79Trip Reports  368,765  112,400List of Lists2014-04-15
66.Peavy, Scott259Ascent List252Peak List    368,699  112,379List of Lists2014-04-12
67.De Las Torres, Chiky350Ascent List316Peak List  62Trip Reports  359,650  109,621List of Lists2014-04-19
68.Stemm, Brad375Ascent List341Peak List  8Trip Reports  357,078  108,837List of Lists2014-04-19
69.Evans, Alexei144Ascent List65Peak List  38Trip Reports  356,623  108,699List of Lists2014-04-13
70.Hudson, Tim107Ascent List90Peak List  9Trip Reports  352,779  107,527List of Lists2013-12-31
71.Jayaraman, Srikant194Ascent List173Peak List  38Trip Reports  352,059  107,308List of Lists2014-04-13
72.Madhusudanan, Vineeth128Ascent List69Peak List  12Trip Reports  350,592  106,860List of Lists2014-01-18
73.Eichas, Paul222Ascent List102Peak List    345,648  105,354List of Lists2014-04-05
74.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo170Ascent List130Peak List  13Trip Reports  343,270  104,629List of Lists2014-04-15
75.Trošcák, Ondrej107Ascent List102Peak List  9Trip Reports  340,961  103,925List of Lists2014-04-19
76.Snapp, Bryon79Ascent List34Peak List  12Trip Reports  340,164  103,682List of Lists2013-03-10
77.Bolton, Bob817Ascent List722Peak List  119Trip Reports  336,053  102,429List of Lists2014-01-26
78.Vincent, Ida93Ascent List48Peak List  22Trip Reports  331,664  101,091List of Lists2014-03-21
79.Putnam, Mike110Ascent List61Peak List  50Trip Reports  331,657  101,089List of Lists2013-06-29
80.Tetazoo, III, James E.239Ascent List190Peak List  65Trip Reports  326,319  99,462List of Lists2014-04-18
81.McMaster, Joe142Ascent List75Peak List  6Trip Reports  325,324  99,159List of Lists2013-08-25
82.Baxter, Dan402Ascent List379Peak List  132Trip Reports  323,432  98,582List of Lists2014-03-31
83.Gopal, Gokul223Ascent List148Peak List  56Trip Reports  320,327  97,636List of Lists2013-08-31
84.Hirniak, Joseph130Ascent List118Peak List  89Trip Reports  318,710  97,143List of Lists2014-02-23
85.Newton, Lee878Ascent List874Peak List  213Trip Reports  302,077  92,073List of Lists2014-04-07
86.Koppel, Eric409Ascent List254Peak List  69Trip Reports  301,042  91,758List of Lists2013-12-31
87.Rhude, David J.145Ascent List103Peak List  93Trip Reports  298,347  90,936List of Lists2013-08-16
88.Lockard, Alex117Ascent List55Peak List  5Trip Reports  295,406  90,040List of Lists2014-04-11
89.Horbal, Matt221Ascent List211Peak List  4Trip Reports  289,620  88,276List of Lists2014-02-14
90.Couët, Gabriel241Ascent List179Peak List  172Trip Reports  283,293  86,348List of Lists2014-03-14
91.Witt, Jose100Ascent List88Peak List  1Trip Reports  277,535  84,593List of Lists2014-04-03
92.Wright, Wesley143Ascent List112Peak List    277,033  84,440List of Lists2014-04-12
93.Massie, Robbie56Ascent List40Peak List  45Trip Reports  276,640  84,320List of Lists2012-11-23
94.Kemp, Ben286Ascent List253Peak List  76Trip Reports  274,190  83,573List of Lists2013-01-28
95.Aschbrenner, Ryan428Ascent List380Peak List  264Trip Reports  274,095  83,544List of Lists2014-03-23
96.Johnson, Frederick1222Ascent List988Peak List  352Trip Reports  271,997  82,905List of Lists2014-01-02
97.Hanson, Vic225Ascent List174Peak List  148Trip Reports  270,192  82,355List of Lists2014-03-06
98.Howe, Noel210Ascent List148Peak List  54Trip Reports  267,254  81,459List of Lists2014-04-18
99.Olson, Anders109Ascent List103Peak List  106Trip Reports  266,553  81,245List of Lists2014-03-23
100.Berger, Tim131Ascent List105Peak List  105Trip Reports  265,665  80,975List of Lists2014-03-30

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