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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-CA4,004,0152017-02-19Harquahala Wilderness High Point5640USA-AZ
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland3,818,9942017-02-19Kaldanuten4715Norway
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR2,971,9622017-01-17Black Point1791USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA2,907,3772017-02-17West Tiger Mountain2948USA-WA
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA2,544,0912017-02-04Cerro Buenavista11453Costa Rica
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA2,422,1812015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)8976USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX2,345,5222017-02-19 bSullivan Benchmark (Attempt)115USA-TX
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA2,279,4552017-02-04Cerro Buenavista11453Costa Rica
9.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA2,173,5532017-02-09Edom Hill1614USA-CA
10.Grant, SamUSA-UT2,072,2402017-02-19 bMount Olympus9026USA-UT
11.Still, BenUSA-AK2,026,5082017-02-19Green Mountain8144USA-CO
12.Barlow, JamesUSA-CA1,693,6072017-01-11Riffa Hill210Bahrain
13.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA1,686,1622017-01-21Mount Pleasant2638USA-WA
14.Kassan, EricUSA-NV1,679,3402017-02-04Bassett Peak7663USA-AZ
15.Woodall, RobUK-England1,571,3462017-01-13Cerro Chirripó12530Costa Rica
16.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL1,521,7502016-12-10Tschuggen8271Switz-BE
17.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA1,490,8812017-02-12Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
18.Willis, CraigUSA-WA1,449,2182017-02-12Peak 10401040USA-WA
19.Albert, SeanUSA-WA1,392,7572017-01-22Mailbox Peak4841USA-WA
20.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE1,322,1102017-02-19Großer Feldberg2884Germany-HE
21.Wilson, DougUSA-WA1,312,8832016-09-27Mount Langley14026USA-CA
22.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR1,301,8592017-02-11South Mountain4160USA-AZ
23.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV1,285,3322014-06-22Raintree Peak10104USA-NV
24.Boos, AndyUSA-WA1,265,6942017-02-14Peak 55605560USA-WA
25.Raether, DonUSA-CA1,236,9282017-02-15Monserate Mountain1567USA-CA
26.Painter, ChadUSA-WA1,226,2232016-09-24Yellow Aster Butte6241USA-WA
27.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH1,208,7442016-11-01Sandwich Mountain3960USA-NH
28.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY1,197,9012016-07-16Mount Adams3520USA-NY
29.Sarna, John EUSA-OR1,164,9172017-02-18Parrett Mountain (Attempt)1247USA-OR
30.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA1,161,9422017-01-02Hubbard Park Tower865USA-VT
31. #, AshwinUSA-WA1,083,4922016-12-31Mount Si4180USA-WA
32.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA1,064,4472017-01-30 bDearth Hill1090USA-MA
33.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA1,030,4352017-02-05Palen Mountains High Point3848USA-CA
34.Thate, KarineUSA-MA1,027,2642013-05-27 hZealand Mountain4240USA-NH
35.Noel, EricUSA-WA1,019,9112017-01-28Malone Peak3025USA-OR
36.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA967,9352016-12-04 BWest Tiger Mountain #22757USA-WA
37.Themer, KarlUSA-WA927,9352016-12-04Grand Ridge1430USA-WA
38.Young, CliffUSA-ME922,8252016-12-03 gBagley Mountain880USA-ME
39.Boester, BradUSA-NV910,8252016-10-22Job Peak8785USA-NV
40.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR906,0542016-11-13San Jacinto Peak10839USA-CA
41.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA901,0752017-02-12Poo Poo Point1820USA-WA
42.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO885,1862015-08-01Grizzly Mountain13708USA-CO
43.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA882,2842017-02-09Little Grande6850USA-NM
44.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA869,6432017-02-12Sombrero Peak4229USA-CA
45.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ865,9902017-02-12 bPeak 21412141USA-AZ
46.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH837,2762017-02-04 bMount Hitchcock3600USA-NH
47.Musser, William USA-FL824,7362017-02-19 bFossil Ridge 2635USA-CA
48.Hall, LenUSA-NH818,8972017-01-14Britton Hill345USA-FL
49.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV798,3052017-01-17Northshore Peak South3123USA-NV
50.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice771,6262017-02-19Slavkovský štít8045Slovakia
51.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA770,7452017-02-14Mount Rainier-10,18814411USA-WA
52.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia768,5412013-11-23Miranda de les Boïgues3133Spain
53.Straub, ChadUSA-WA749,5552016-08-28The Mole7240USA-WA
54.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH743,1782016-12-03 iHigh Point1803USA-NJ
55.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA714,4872016-12-14Round Mountain (Attempt)5320USA-WA
56.Russell, KenUSA-WA708,3492016-12-30Bogus Peak2160USA-WA
57.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ700,0402016-06-23Praděd4892Czech Republic
58.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA698,4172017-01-15Brocken3743Germany-ST
59.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY696,8372017-02-19 cJockey Hill577USA-NY
60.Myers, GrantUSA-WA694,8172017-01-29Black River Benchmark476USA-WA
61.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV693,3582017-02-11 bRabbit Peak6640USA-CA
62.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC686,7172016-10-09Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132Belarus
63.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA674,4452015-06-01Vista Point245USA-CA
64.914, BMSUSA-NV668,3252016-08-06Bonanza Peak10397USA-NV
65.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA664,5272017-02-15 cPeak 12721272USA-CA
66.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA658,8202017-02-19Clipper Mountain4593USA-CA
67.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA658,0642016-11-19Mount Washington4400USA-WA
68.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT625,4372017-02-17 cBeaver Mountain8853USA-UT
69.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH622,1392017-02-19Mount Cardigan3123USA-NH
70.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA620,0892017-02-18 eThree Peaks2889USA-CA
71.Stemm, BradUSA-CA618,9142017-01-31Peak 26002600USA-CA
72.Graham, JamesUSA-CA607,5932017-02-15Browns Peak7657USA-AZ
73.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB598,7372017-02-14Fossil Mountain9580Canada-AB
74.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA588,3162017-02-17Metate Hill480USA-CA
75.Darr, John USA-WY584,9252016-11-10Bunsen Peak8564USA-WY
76.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA583,5502017-02-14Mount Hood11239USA-OR
77.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH566,9412017-02-04 cBly Hill2024USA-NH
78.Morris, CalebUSA-WA560,6542017-02-18Sand Hill721USA-WA
79.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL559,8812017-01-29Kandel4075Germany-BW
80.Olson, DavidUSA-CO555,6422017-02-12 5Talbot County High Point80USA-MD
81.Nash, AaronUSA-WA546,0242016-08-29Guye Peak5168USA-WA
82.Bolton, BobUSA-WA542,1792017-01-12Bells Mountain2223USA-WA
83.Peck, Lawrence540,5492016-08-07 bEast Watatic1801USA-MA
84.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA530,0892016-10-09South Sister10358USA-OR
85.Murray, RobertUSA-MA526,4352017-01-11Balsam Mountain3600USA-NY
86.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT523,7552015-01-14Superior Peak11040USA-UT
87.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ517,9432017-02-05Santan Mountains High Point3104USA-AZ
88.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA515,4652017-02-18Poo Poo Point1820USA-WA
89.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME500,4542016-09-15Mount Abram1980USA-ME
90.Lara, SandyUSA-CA499,2962017-02-09Superstition Benchmark5057USA-AZ
91.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH496,3332017-01-20Black Mountain2820USA-NH
92.Myers, SteveUSA-CO485,6782016-10-24Tower Hill960USA-MN
93.Triska, JanCanada-ON481,6942017-01-27Loder Peak6850Canada-AB
94.Rashel, JohnUSA-WA479,9012017-02-11Olallie Mountain4440USA-WA
95.Scott, BrianUSA-CA479,0332016-12-29 bMount Inspiration5560USA-CA
96.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya476,9202017-02-19Nagy-Tubes2008Hungary
97.Winston, KeithUSA-CA475,2742017-01-31Peak 26002600USA-CA
98.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY471,6732017-02-13 bElk Island High Point6918USA-WY
99.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA453,3342017-02-03Peak 13801380USA-CA
100.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC452,2092017-02-04Richwood Knob3211USA-VA
101.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO451,5572016-11-12Cupid13117USA-CO
102.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY445,0292017-02-11Comm Towers2245USA-AL
103.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR437,1122017-01-29Silver Peak5605USA-WA
104.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA434,3962017-01-28Mount Sizer3216USA-CA
105.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA432,8132016-09-26South Slide Mountain6620USA-WA
106.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA429,8702016-03-05 bBoy Scout Peak3240USA-CA
107.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH428,9682017-01-29Mount Hale-Northwest Peak3960USA-NH
108.Horbal, MattUSA-NV423,9762017-02-02Rice Peak7575USA-AZ
109.Baxter, DanUSA-CA419,7282017-01-14Panoramic Point7526USA-CA
110.Hanson, VicUSA419,7142017-02-17Clifty Benchmark3273USA-AZ
111.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV417,3372017-01-27Blue Angels Peak4548USA-CA
112.Baker, TroyUSA-WA417,0952016-10-22Deer Point7040USA-ID
113.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.416,8742017-02-05Monte Arpone5259Italy
114.McHugh, JohnCanada-QC407,5212017-02-05Parc Centenaire William Cosgrove High Point194Canada-QC
115.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT407,2202016-06-04Mount Olympus East9773USA-UT
116.Partridge, RichardUSA-OR406,4082017-02-01Mount Shasta (Attempt)14162USA-CA
117.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC401,1802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain3497USA-NY
118.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT398,5552015-08-22Gore Mountain3563USA-NY
119.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR393,5412016-09-10Broken Top9175USA-OR
120.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA393,2382017-01-28Big Mountain6800USA-MT
121.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ392,8182016-09-03Mount Peale12721USA-UT
122.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY391,4382017-02-14Safford Peak3563USA-AZ
123.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA387,0932016-04-02 cMaintop Mountain4040USA-VA
124.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA386,4332016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak7435USA-WA
125.Stokes, BenUSA-UT380,3392016-02-07Grandeur Peak8299USA-UT
126.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME379,0052017-02-17Longs Peak (Attempt)14255USA-CO
127.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ378,6972014-06-14 6Big Indian Mountain3700USA-NY
128.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR375,6882016-11-06Pine Creek Mountain-East Peak7975USA-OR
129.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD372,7972017-02-13 cBuckhorn Mountain6330USA-SD
130.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO371,2232017-02-12Peak 77747774USA-CO
131.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO369,2932017-02-15Delaware County High Point500USA-PA
132.Dolan, JayUSA-CA363,9922017-02-19 bLake Hodges Overlook1320USA-CA
133.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC360,6302017-02-18 bMont du lac à Moïse3150Canada-QC
134.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA359,3542016-06-10Sahale Peak8680USA-WA
135.Colbert, JonNew Zealand357,4152016-07-11Single Cone7608New Zealand
136.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA354,9462017-02-11Black Mountain5244USA-CA
137.Hudson, TimUSA-WA352,7802013-12-31Tusk O'Granite5566USA-WA
138.Berger, TimUSA-CA349,1322017-02-04Mount Saint Helena4343USA-CA
139.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID345,4202017-02-17Cerro Chirripó12530Costa Rica
140.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA342,8272016-09-11Black Peak8970USA-WA
141.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO339,1492016-12-03Estes Cone11006USA-CO
142.Hirniak, JosephUSA338,9072016-11-25Mount Wrightson9453USA-AZ
143.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA337,9632017-01-02Salzburger Hochthron6076Austria/Germany
144.Porter, CarryUSA-WA334,2252016-09-21McClellan Butte5162USA-WA
145.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA331,6662013-06-29Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
146.M, JoeCanada-AB325,3242013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)11375Canada-AB/BC
147.Gopal, Gokul324,9162014-08-13Skunk Knob11099USA-WY
148.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC324,0392014-10-12Mont Tremblant3058Canada-QC
149.Rhude, David J.USA-MN323,9362016-12-07Mount Robert-Bushline Hut4662New Zealand
150.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY319,8622016-07-03Gothics4734USA-NY
151.McAllister, MarkUK-England319,7202017-01-22Aconcagua22841Argentina
152.Layton, TomUSA-NC315,3372017-02-18Elk Knob5520USA-NC
153.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA313,8502017-02-12Mount Hannah3978USA-CA
154.Stone, PeterUK-England312,3012016-12-27 dLittle Fell2454UK-England
155.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR312,0662017-02-18Multorpor Mountain4656USA-OR
156.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ307,6842016-01-31Klissberget873Sweden
157.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH307,4732017-02-19 cRand Mountain1423USA-NH
158.Darby, DavidUSA-MA303,2522017-01-15Mount Hale4054USA-NH
159.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM302,8842016-09-04 bPeak 1092010920USA-NM
160.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA294,1432016-09-24Newcastle Hills1119USA-WA
161.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA290,8362017-02-11Olallie Mountain4440USA-WA
162.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT289,5472015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)29029China/Nepal
163.Willis, DavidCanada-BC287,8912016-10-01Zugspitze9718Germany/Austria
164.Witt, JoseUSA-NV286,0272016-11-12Mormon Peak7414USA-NV
165.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA282,6122017-01-16Mount Willey4255USA-NH
166.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA279,8422016-11-05County Corner Point5040USA-NC
167.Meneely, JimUSA-CA276,1062016-12-10Little Berdoo Peak5440USA-CA
168.Kemp, BenUSA-NY276,0582014-09-28Chimney Mountain2710USA-NY
169.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.275,8552017-02-12Monte Roccandagia5633Italy
170.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC273,0232016-10-09 cMount Tecumseh-Northwest Peak3766USA-NH
171.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB271,9052016-11-14Mount Buller9203Canada-AB
172.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA268,7172017-02-05Mount Yale4760USA-CA
173.Howe, NoelUSA-WA267,3582017-02-19Mailbox Peak4841USA-WA
174.Olson, AndersCanada-BC266,5532017-02-13Mount Ashwabay1570USA-WI
175.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY265,8702016-09-03Hohe Munde8734Austria
176.Honey, Gary265,1162015-08-17Pico Ruivo6109Portugal
177.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland264,3332017-02-12Hoklane1585Norway
178.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA263,4332016-11-10Aldrich Butte1141USA-WA
179.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA262,5492015-01-03 cMount Abraham4040USA-ME
180.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ261,9422016-12-22Petřín1289Czech Republic
181.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA261,5792016-09-04Mount Cardigan3123USA-NH
182.Lap, SébastienCanada260,5772017-02-18 bMont du lac à Moïse3150Canada-QC
183.Hill, William "Billy"259,2152010-09-17Black Down919UK-England
184.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA257,6752016-04-24Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
185.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME257,4432016-11-13Mount Hibbard2920USA-NH
186.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba257,2892016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)19724Argentina
187.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA256,0522017-01-28Azusa Peak2081USA-CA
188.Carpenter, ChipUSA-NH253,0302014-07-22Mount Washington6288USA-NH
189.Man, MapUSA-NH249,9312016-11-19 eMount Major1786USA-NH
190.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA249,8762016-12-28Mount Storm King4500USA-WA
191.Rogers, WmUSA-OR248,6912011-10-15Mount Adams (Attempt)12276USA-WA
192.Still, JillUSA-AK248,4422017-02-17Long Scraggy Peak8812USA-CO
193.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV248,0882016-11-13Railroad Peak4142USA-NV
194.Svensson, CajSweden-Västmanland246,0962016-07-08 2Kebnekaise Nordtoppen6880Sweden
195.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK245,5522017-02-03Indianhouse Mtn Shoulder2650USA-AK
196.Firman, JeffreyUSA-CA244,3322016-12-01King Mountain5264USA-OR
197.Schrempp, MaxwellUSA-No State243,1122016-11-11Russian Butte (Attempt)5123USA-WA
198.Wolff, AlbertUSA-TN242,9012016-09-05Kit Carson Mountain14165USA-CO
199.Lilly, PatrickUSA-CO242,7962013-08-08Crestone Peak14294USA-CO
200.Molen, DeanUSA-UT238,9722016-09-06Red Mountain8111USA-UT

† = Deceased

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