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Top 200 Climbers by Vertical Gain

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RankClimber NameHome LocationVert-ftMost Recent AscentMost Recent PeakElev-ftPeak Location
1.Gerlach, GregUSA-CA3,671,9222016-08-27Red Mountain11467USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland3,666,4732016-08-27Russåsen958Norway
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR2,933,8092016-08-06Provo Peak11068USA-UT
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA2,887,6362016-08-27Black Mountain2640USA-NY
5.Earl, Edward†USA-WA2,417,9122015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)8976USA-AK
6.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX2,299,3192016-08-23 dColline des Sorbiers2001Canada-QC
7.Slayden, GregUSA-WA2,222,9212016-08-16 cSouth Selkirk Crest7709USA-ID
8.Walker, AdamUSA-WA2,155,6242016-08-27 cLemool Mountain6284USA-WA
9.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA2,086,4322016-08-28 7xSanta Rosa Mountain8070USA-CA
10.Still, BenUSA-AK1,922,3182016-08-28Flagstaff Mountain6960USA-CO
11.Grant, SamUSA-UT1,850,5542016-08-28Mount Zirkel12180USA-CO
12.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA1,670,5332016-08-20Keechelus Ridge5151USA-WA
13.Barlow, JamesUSA-CA1,666,9502016-08-06Bald Mountain-East Peak4851USA-WA
14.Kassan, EricUSA-NV1,607,2522016-08-27McFarland Peak10745USA-NV
15.Woodall, RobUK-England1,503,7872016-08-08 bHasenmatt4741Switz
16.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL1,456,4172016-05-18Dingli Cliffs830Malta
17.Willis, CraigUSA-WA1,422,8792016-07-23Sheep Mountain8274USA-WA
18.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA1,366,7552016-08-27 bSan Bernardino Peak10649USA-CA
19.Wilson, DougUSA-WA1,317,2442016-08-25 cCentral Slide Mountain6600USA-WA
20.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV1,285,2102014-06-22Raintree Peak10104USA-NV
21.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR1,238,4292016-08-23Schreiner Peak5710USA-OR
22.Albert, SeanUSA-WA1,227,6112016-08-20Crater Mountain8128USA-WA
23.Raether, DonUSA-CA1,205,0182016-08-18 bBlue Benchmark-North Peak10760USA-CA
24.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY1,197,9012016-07-16Mount Adams3520USA-NY
25.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH1,193,5012016-07-28Cathedral Ledge-Top of route1159USA-NH
26.Painter, ChadUSA-WA1,183,2002016-06-04Double Peak6199USA-WA
27.Boos, AndyUSA-WA1,158,7922016-08-22Kintla Peak10101USA-MT
28.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE1,146,7292016-08-23Großer Feldberg2884Germany-HE
29.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA1,142,2122016-08-22Weir Hill305USA-MA
30.Sarna, John EUSA-OR1,132,4692016-08-27Bald Hill755USA-OR
31.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA1,055,2302016-08-22Old Furnace State Park600USA-CT
32.Thate, KarineUSA-MA1,027,2612013-05-27 hZealand Mountain4240USA-NH
33.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA1,012,4172016-08-13 cPilot Knob (Attempt)12245USA-CA
34.Noel, EricUSA-WA982,6082016-08-28Stormy Mountain7198USA-WA
35. #, AshwinUSA-WA938,4512016-05-08Mount Washington4400USA-WA
36.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA936,5852016-08-27Grindstone Mountain-(Hike)7533USA-WA
37.Themer, KarlUSA-WA924,0722016-08-28Harney Peak7242USA-SD
38.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO885,1862015-08-01Grizzly Mountain13708USA-CO
39.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA883,4952016-08-06Mount Pilchuck5340USA-WA
40.Boester, BradUSA-NV881,7002016-08-20South Sister10358USA-OR
41.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR873,5072016-08-26Glacier Peak10520USA-WA
42.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA870,9492016-08-23Hamilton County High Point620USA-IL
43.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA846,2502016-08-28University Peak13589USA-CA
44.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ835,6222016-08-12Ridgeback Mountain2164USA-AZ
45.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH832,2762016-08-20 zDixville Peak3480USA-NH
46.Hall, LenUSA-NH818,8972016-04-09Oak Hill960USA-NH
47.Musser, William USA-FL773,0422016-08-26 dAdams County High Point5665USA-CO
48.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia768,5412013-11-23Miranda de les Boïgues3133Spain
49.Straub, ChadUSA-WA749,5552016-08-28The Mole7240USA-WA
50.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH739,7562016-08-14 eTri-State Peak2000USA-KY/VA
51.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice736,2632016-08-19Záruby2516Slovakia
52.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV732,7132016-08-09Ward Mountain10936USA-NV
53.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA711,6802016-08-23Trico Mountain6640USA-WA
54.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ698,9582016-06-23Praděd4892Czech Republic
55.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA694,9832016-06-29Bonanza Peak (Attempt)9511USA-WA
56.Russell, KenUSA-WA686,2212016-08-28Bahokus Peak1400USA-WA
57.Young, CliffUSA-ME682,1462016-08-20Portage County High Point1340USA-OH
58.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC679,0662013-07-01Needle Peak6857Canada-BC
59.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA670,8372015-06-01Vista Point245USA-CA
60.914, BMSUSA-NV668,3122016-08-06Bonanza Peak10397USA-NV
61.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA654,5432016-08-27Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
62.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV653,7522016-08-26 bFletcher Highpoint10286USA-NV
63.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA648,9142016-08-20Jack Mountain9066USA-WA
64.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY619,4442016-08-27 cBurnt Hill2121USA-NY
65.Stemm, BradUSA-CA602,4212016-08-15 99French Hill426USA-CA
66.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH596,5562016-08-19 bSpeckled Mountain2906USA-ME
67.Graham, JamesUSA-CA587,5102016-08-20Long Ridge2600USA-CA
68.Myers, GrantUSA-WA569,4172016-08-12Meadow Point5483USA-WA
69.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA564,6852016-08-28 bHat Mountain8737USA-CA
70.Darr, John USA-WY561,0282016-08-15Mount Everts-(Hike)7842USA-WY
71.Morris, CalebUSA-WA542,2542016-08-06Maiden Peak7818USA-OR
72.Peck, Lawrence540,5492016-08-07 bEast Watatic1801USA-MA
73.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA539,3322016-08-27Star Peak9836USA-NV
74.Nash, AaronUSA-WA539,2682016-08-21Mount Index-North Peak5360USA-WA
75.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA535,5872016-08-06Mount Jefferson10497USA-OR
76.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL527,9572016-08-07Tödi11857Switz
77.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA525,2312016-08-13Mount Ellinor5920USA-WA
78.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT523,7622015-01-14Superior Peak11040USA-UT
79.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH521,3562016-08-20 dBlack Mountain3304USA-NH
80.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB509,5992016-08-13Dragons Tail8580USA-MT
81.Murray, RobertUSA-MA502,7232016-08-26West Kill Mountain-East Peak3720USA-NY
82.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME497,3942016-07-21Mount Abram1980USA-ME
83.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA489,0442016-08-14Silver Peak5605USA-WA
84.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ486,3182016-08-14Wild Bill Hill8189USA-AZ
85.Myers, SteveUSA-CO483,7212016-07-29Lassen Peak10457USA-CA
86.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA478,3062016-08-25Tahquitz Peak8846USA-CA
87.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH476,6532016-08-28Mount Blue3180USA-ME
88.Triska, JanCanada-ON473,8202016-08-04Mount Edith Cavell11033Canada-AB
89.Scott, BrianUSA-CA463,8572016-08-20 bWinston Ridge7003USA-CA
90.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA457,6142016-06-05Tahtlum Peak6567USA-WA
91.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA457,1802016-08-28 bStevens Peak10059USA-CA
92.Bolton, BobUSA-WA456,6372016-07-24Park Butte7018USA-OR
93.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya452,5942016-08-12 cBurgbäsch1440Romania
94.Rashel, JohnUSA-WA450,3262016-08-10Earl Peak7036USA-WA
95.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC446,5852016-01-22Mount Gimie3117St Lucia
96.Eichas, PaulUSA-VA444,1692016-08-27Mount Silverheels13822USA-CO
97.Lara, SandyUSA-CA444,0472016-08-06Mount Gould13005USA-CA
98.Winston, KeithUSA-CA437,7452016-08-28Bluewater Crown3231USA-CA
99.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA426,5662016-08-13Double Peak1644USA-CA
100.Baxter, DanUSA-CA418,6352016-08-19Lassen Volcanic Wilderness High Point10400USA-CA
101.Baker, TroyUSA-WA417,0952016-08-05Mount Washington7794USA-OR
102.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH416,2762016-08-28The Outlook3025USA-ME
103.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR413,0252016-08-20Goat Mountain5407USA-WA
104.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT407,2202016-06-04Mount Olympus East9773USA-UT
105.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA406,3182016-01-24 dMount Disappointment5960USA-CA
106.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV405,7972016-08-20Long Ridge2600USA-CA
107.Horbal, MattUSA-NV403,3442016-08-22Middle Sister-Northeast Ridge10560USA-NV/CA
108.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY403,0612016-06-25Castle Rock2480USA-NY
109.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC401,1802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain3497USA-NY
110.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.400,9412016-08-27Rocciamelone11608Italy
111.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT398,5552015-08-22Gore Mountain3563USA-NY
112.McHugh, JohnUSA-VT391,4472016-08-20Panther Peak4442USA-NY
113.Hanson, VicUSA390,8282016-08-11Broken Top (Attempt)9175USA-OR
114.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ388,3442016-08-20North Palisade14242USA-CA
115.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA387,0932016-04-02 cMaintop Mountain4040USA-VA
116.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA386,4332016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak7435USA-WA
117.Stokes, BenUSA-UT380,3392016-02-07Grandeur Peak8299USA-UT
118.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ378,6972014-06-14 6Big Indian Mountain3700USA-NY
119.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR375,4642016-04-02Mount Saint Helens8333USA-WA
120.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA373,8122016-08-13Tuolumne Peak10845USA-CA
121.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO369,2932016-08-09Richmond City High Point370USA-VA
122.Partridge, RichardUSA-OR364,4692016-08-24 bOlallie Butte-Northeast Slope6280USA-OR
123.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA359,3652016-06-10Sahale Peak8680USA-WA
124.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY359,1752016-08-27Shadow Mountain10155USA-CO
125.Colbert, JonNew Zealand357,4152016-07-11Single Cone7608New Zealand
126.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA354,9412016-08-06Santa Rosa Mountain8070USA-CA
127.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA353,3362016-08-15Chimney Rock (Attempt)7727USA-WA
128.Hudson, TimUSA-WA352,7802013-12-31Tusk O'Granite5566USA-WA
129.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR346,0612016-07-29Maxwell Mountain8704USA-OR
130.Dolan, JayUSA-CA344,0882016-08-21Engineer Mountain12968USA-CO
131.Berger, TimUSA-CA341,5822016-08-06Mount Shasta (Attempt)14162USA-CA
132.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA337,8272016-07-30Lichtenberg Mountain-West Peak5840USA-WA
133.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC337,5742016-02-07Mont Harfang3100Canada-QC
134.Hirniak, JosephUSA331,9712016-05-25Iron Mountain2696USA-CA
135.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO331,7772016-07-05Mount Falcon7851USA-CO
136.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA331,6572013-06-29Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
137.Porter, CarryUSA-WA326,6652016-08-27Huckleberry Mountain6320USA-WA
138.M, JoeCanada-AB325,3242013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)11375Canada-AB/BC
139.Gopal, Gokul324,9272014-08-13Skunk Knob11099USA-WY
140.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC324,0392014-10-12Mont Tremblant3058Canada-QC
141.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME320,4972016-05-20Mount Waldo1060USA-ME
142.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY318,4092016-07-03Gothics4734USA-NY
143.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA312,1402016-08-14Big Horn8000USA-WA
144.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO308,9652016-08-26Peak 1019210192USA-CO
145.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA308,2282016-08-20Long Ridge2600USA-CA
146.Stone, PeterUK-England307,8212016-08-28 bPuy de Dôme4806France
147.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ307,6552016-01-31Klissberget873Sweden
148.Rhude, David J.USA-MN304,8562015-05-25Mount Mansfield4393USA-VT
149.McAllister, MarkUK-England304,7532016-08-28Holyhead Mountain722UK-Wales
150.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID303,2462016-07-22Blacktail Mountain9477USA-MT
151.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR301,0592016-08-27Pikes Peak (Attempt)4485USA-OR
152.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM301,0562016-08-01 cElk Mountain11661USA-NM
153.Darby, DavidUSA-MA295,9702016-03-05Cerro Tres Días4068Puerto Rico
154.Layton, TomUSA-NC295,8442016-08-28Flat Top Mountain4558USA-NC
155.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA294,1432016-08-20Glacier Peak10520USA-WA
156.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY289,8892016-08-26Mount Elly9279USA-WY
157.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT289,5472015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)29029China/Nepal
158.Willis, DavidCanada-BC287,8192016-08-19Rethel Mountain7900Canada-BC
159.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD284,3142016-07-20Cloud Peak13167USA-WY
160.Witt, JoseUSA-NV283,0102016-08-12South Baldy Mountain12380USA-CO
161.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA276,8652016-08-05 bWildcat D4062USA-NH
162.Kemp, BenUSA-NY276,0582014-09-28Chimney Mountain2710USA-NY
163.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA268,6662016-08-28Mount Adams12276USA-WA
164.Meneely, JimUSA-CA267,6962016-08-27McDonald Peak6870USA-CA
165.Howe, NoelUSA-WA267,3582016-08-27 bLuahna Peak8400USA-WA
166.Olson, AndersCanada-BC266,5532016-08-27Brandywine Mountain7260Canada-BC
167.Honey, Gary265,1062015-08-17Pico Ruivo6109Portugal
168.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC264,8742015-12-28Sawteeth4134USA-NY
169.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA262,5492015-01-03 cMount Abraham4040USA-ME
170.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA261,5792016-07-16Mount Ellen4083USA-VT
171.Hill, William "Billy"259,2152010-09-17Black Down919UK-England
172.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA257,6722016-04-24Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
173.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ256,3872016-08-17 cBlue Mounds1719USA-WI
174.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA254,1582016-08-20Gifford Peak5368USA-WA
175.Carpenter, ChipUSA-NH253,0302014-07-22Mount Washington6288USA-NH
176.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA250,7722016-06-20Coyote Peak3170USA-CA
177.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME250,4612016-07-23North Brother4151USA-ME
178.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA250,1032016-04-10Mt. Kinalawkaw5489Philippines
179.Rogers, WmUSA-OR248,6912011-10-15Mount Adams (Attempt)12276USA-WA
180.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB247,1512016-08-05Mount Aberdeen10358Canada-AB
181.Svensson, CajSweden-Västmanland246,1042016-07-08 2Kebnekaise Nordtoppen6880Sweden
182.Firman, JeffreyUSA-CA244,3402016-07-04Rock Creek Butte9106USA-OR
183.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV244,0562016-07-25Mount Constitution2407USA-WA
184.Lilly, PatrickUSA-CO242,7962013-08-08Crestone Peak14294USA-CO
185.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY240,0822016-08-07Monte Cevedale12365Italy
186.Still, JillUSA-AK238,1892016-08-28Flagstaff Mountain6960USA-CO
187.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA237,5072015-06-27Mount Adams5799USA-NH
188.Molen, DeanUSA-UT233,3102016-08-06Provo Peak11068USA-UT
189.Vaughan, MichaelUSA-NY233,1682016-03-19 bFriday Mountain3694USA-NY
190.Grealish, PeterUSA-MA232,9582013-01-05Mount Norwottock1105USA-MA
191.Sexauer, GustavUSA-IA232,6432016-08-05 #2Bridger Peak11004USA-WY
192.Gosnell, MichaelUSA-CA231,8352016-08-02Mount Young13176USA-CA
193.Wolff, AlbertUSA-TN229,4502016-05-01House Mountain2080USA-TN
194.Sloan, PatUSA-WA227,5752013-12-20Mount Teneriffe4788USA-WA
195.Trust, Monica USA-MA227,4162013-01-26Carter Dome4832USA-NH
196.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH227,3062016-08-28 aMount Jefferson5712USA-NH
197.Ledesma, KateUSA-CA226,0252014-09-06Mount Whitney14495USA-CA
198.Rowe, SeanUSA-CA224,9562016-06-09Cirque Peak12900USA-CA
199.Teicher, GregorySwitz-VS224,7492015-02-08Beaufort9997Switz-VS
200.Curran, JohnUSA-NJ222,8612010-09-11Mount Marshall-Northeast Peak4167USA-NY

† = Deceased

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