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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-CA3,623,1482016-07-24 2xMount Barcroft13040USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland3,616,5902016-07-23Kucukhacet Tepe8366Turkey
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR2,921,5602016-06-15Salt Benchmark9997USA-UT
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA2,887,6362016-07-24 cBig Baldy Mountain9177USA-MT
5.Earl, Edward†USA-WA2,417,9992015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)8976USA-AK
6.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX2,288,4122016-07-24Pike Mountain1950USA-MN
7.Slayden, GregUSA-WA2,194,5722016-07-23Hibox Mountain6547USA-WA
8.Walker, AdamUSA-WA2,155,6242016-07-25 dThompson Point5124USA-WA
9.Still, BenUSA-AK1,896,5162016-07-19Peak 15415056USA-AK
10.Grant, SamUSA-UT1,795,4402016-07-23 bAvalanche Peak10568USA-WY
11.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA1,750,5332016-07-22 8xMount Pinos8831USA-CA
12.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA1,655,0582016-07-16 cNorth Gibson Peak4517USA-WA
13.Barlow, JamesUSA-CA1,650,5802016-07-14Thirst Benchmark1965USA-CA
14.Kassan, EricUSA-NV1,572,4822016-07-24Cave Mountain10745USA-NV
15.Woodall, RobUK-England1,490,8232016-01-16Little Meru12533Tanzania
16.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL1,456,4172016-05-18Dingli Cliffs830Malta
17.Willis, CraigUSA-WA1,422,8792016-07-23Sheep Mountain8274USA-WA
18.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA1,338,3452016-07-17Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
19.Wilson, DougUSA-WA1,299,4052016-07-20 bPalisades Peak7040USA-WA
20.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV1,285,2102014-06-22Raintree Peak10104USA-NV
21.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR1,230,9422016-07-13Fuego Mountain6931USA-OR
22.Albert, SeanUSA-WA1,227,6112016-07-04Flora Mountain8320USA-WA
23.Raether, DonUSA-CA1,199,5902016-07-09 bDiscovery Peak [White Mtns, CA]10792USA-CA
24.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY1,197,9012016-07-16Mount Adams3520USA-NY
25.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH1,189,2682016-06-12Uetliberg2851Switz
26.Painter, ChadUSA-WA1,183,2002016-06-04Double Peak6199USA-WA
27.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA1,131,4862016-07-17Pigeon hill110USA-MA
28.Sarna, John EUSA-OR1,125,7812016-07-21Bald Hill755USA-OR
29.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE1,124,1102016-07-23Kabesnock5971Austria
30.Boos, AndyUSA-WA1,116,7282016-07-08Sugarloaf Peak5814USA-WA
31.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA1,054,4052016-07-22 bMoose Hill1102USA-MA
32.Thate, KarineUSA-MA1,027,2612013-05-27 hZealand Mountain4240USA-NH
33.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA1,003,7152016-07-24 eMount Pinos8831USA-CA
34.Noel, EricUSA-WA980,1142016-07-24Peak 45984598USA-WA
35. #, AshwinUSA-WA938,4512016-05-08Mount Washington4400USA-WA
36.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA919,2592016-07-21 BLeecher Crow's Nest Lookout Site5000USA-WA
37.Themer, KarlUSA-WA918,6902016-07-06Kammiovuori725Finland
38.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO885,1862015-08-01Grizzly Mountain13708USA-CO
39.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA872,8352016-07-10Oyster Dome-(Hike)2085USA-WA
40.Boester, BradUSA-NV872,1122015-09-20 bBald Mountain11562USA-NV
41.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA865,5072016-07-25Sandia-Kiwanis Cabin10578USA-NM
42.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR851,2962016-07-03Angels Rest1600USA-OR
43.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ832,9042016-06-22Atalaya Mountain9121USA-NM
44.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH832,2762016-07-24Blue Job Mountain1357USA-NH
45.Hall, LenUSA-NH818,8972016-04-09Oak Hill960USA-NH
46.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA799,4242016-07-23Bloody Mountain12552USA-CA
47.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia768,5412013-11-23Miranda de les Boïgues3133Spain
48.Musser, William USA-FL752,9792016-07-25Mount Kineo1789USA-ME
49.Straub, ChadUSA-WA749,5552016-01-17Teanaway Butte4760USA-WA
50.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH737,7742016-07-18Harman Knob4180USA-WV
51.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV726,1842016-07-24Cave Mountain10745USA-NV
52.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA703,9982016-06-25Mount Shasta14162USA-CA
53.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ698,9582016-06-23Praděd4892Czech Republic
54.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice698,5702016-07-10Svišťový štít7818Slovakia
55.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA694,9832016-06-29Bonanza Peak (Attempt)9511USA-WA
56.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC679,0662013-07-01Needle Peak6857Canada-BC
57.Russell, KenUSA-WA672,7662016-07-17 bManastash Ridge6335USA-WA
58.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA670,8102015-06-01Vista Point245USA-CA
59.914, BMSUSA-NV668,3122016-07-17South Sister10197USA-NV
60.Young, CliffUSA-ME656,5162016-07-23Burnt Hill2084USA-ME
61.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA636,9142016-07-24Mount Buckner9114USA-WA
62.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV635,3592016-07-15Wheeler Peak13063USA-NV
63.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA628,5432016-07-23San Gorgonio Mountain11499USA-CA
64.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY611,4512016-07-22 bUnnamed West Rutland, 21102110USA-VT
65.Stemm, BradUSA-CA596,7712016-07-18Birch Mountain7826USA-CA
66.Graham, JamesUSA-CA585,1792016-06-07Sharon Short Hills1150USA-MI
67.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH585,0882016-07-16Mont Mégantic3615Canada-QC
68.Myers, Grant553,1682016-07-16Lilienthal Mountain3568USA-WA
69.Darr, John USA-WY547,8282016-07-18Mount Everts7842USA-WY
70.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA540,7692016-07-17 dSmoky Hill Ridge6210USA-CO
71.Morris, CalebUSA-WA533,6022016-07-03Glacier Peak (Attempt)10520USA-WA
72.Peck, Lawrence531,9492016-06-04 fBondcliffs4265USA-NH
73.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL527,9572016-06-28Basòdino10735Switz/Italy
74.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA526,6992016-07-20 cHunters Point945USA-CA
75.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA524,8532016-07-14Mount Shuksan9131USA-WA
76.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT523,7622015-01-14Superior Peak11040USA-UT
77.Nash, AaronUSA-WA513,6882016-07-24Mile High Buttress5280USA-WA
78.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH509,0132016-07-22 cBear Peak8461USA-CO
79.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA507,4782016-07-09Table Mountain3417USA-WA
80.Murray, RobertUSA-MA500,3602016-06-25Nuvolau8448Italy
81.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME497,3942016-07-21Mount Abram1980USA-ME
82.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB491,2982016-06-26Mount Carthew8648Canada-AB
83.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA486,9392016-06-25Mount Shasta14162USA-CA
84.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ483,0402016-07-10A 1 Mountain8302USA-AZ
85.Myers, SteveUSA-CO481,7212016-06-10The Mound1700USA-MN
86.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH466,6532016-06-22High Point1803USA-NJ
87.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA457,6142016-06-05Tahtlum Peak6567USA-WA
88.Bolton, BobUSA-WA456,6352016-07-24Park Butte7018USA-OR
89.Scott, BrianUSA-CA455,0862016-07-23Galena Peak9324USA-CA
90.Rashel, JohnUSA-WA447,6612016-07-23Mount Thomson6554USA-WA
91.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC446,5852016-01-22Mount Gimie3117St Lucia
92.Triska, JanCanada-ON443,2432016-07-24Catamount Mountain3169USA-NY
93.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya437,6012016-06-25 cPredigstuhl5866Austria
94.Eichas, PaulUSA-VA435,0422016-07-10Mount Bross14172USA-CO
95.Winston, KeithUSA-CA430,7652016-07-22 dMount Torquemada1136USA-CA
96.Lara, SandyUSA-CA428,7472016-07-16Mount Scott8929USA-OR
97.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA422,4022016-07-24 bMount Barcroft13040USA-CA
98.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA419,4212016-06-18Marshall Gold Discovery SHM High Point1276USA-CA
99.Baxter, DanUSA-CA418,6352016-06-16Chitterden Ridge2780USA-CA
100.Baker, TroyUSA-WA417,0952016-02-20Brown Mountain7340USA-OR
101.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH414,3662016-07-19Mount Parker3004USA-NH
102.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR408,5482016-07-01White Mountain7043USA-WA
103.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT407,2202016-06-04Mount Olympus East9773USA-UT
104.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA406,3182016-01-24 dMount Disappointment5960USA-CA
105.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY403,0612016-06-25Castle Rock2480USA-NY
106.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC401,1802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain3497USA-NY
107.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT398,5552015-08-22Gore Mountain3563USA-NY
108.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV396,2442016-07-09Church Peak10601USA-NV
109.Horbal, MattUSA-NV387,9092016-05-01San Jacinto Peak10839USA-CA
110.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA387,0932016-04-02 cMaintop Mountain4040USA-VA
111.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA386,4332016-07-24Black Peak8970USA-WA
112.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA385,9482016-07-16Grays Peak7920USA-CA
113.Hanson, VicUSA383,9532016-05-10Echo Mountain3207USA-CA
114.McHugh, JohnUSA-VT382,3902016-07-23La Montagne de la Vache Noire2461Canada-QC
115.Stokes, BenUSA-UT380,3392016-02-07Grandeur Peak8299USA-UT
116.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ378,6972014-06-14 6Big Indian Mountain3700USA-NY
117.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.378,1022016-07-19 bRocca Turo9052Italy
118.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR375,4642016-04-02Mount Saint Helens8333USA-WA
119.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ373,5312016-07-15Pilot Peak10716USA-NV
120.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO369,2932016-07-22 BAlto Coloane564Macau
121.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA369,0252016-07-22Mount Rainier14411USA-WA
122.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA359,3652016-06-10Sahale Peak8680USA-WA
123.Colbert, JonNew Zealand357,4152016-07-11Single Cone7608New Zealand
124.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA354,9412016-07-24Mill Peak6670USA-CA
125.Hudson, TimUSA-WA352,7802013-12-31Tusk O'Granite5566USA-WA
126.Dolan, JayUSA-CA344,0882016-07-17Sugarloaf Peak6924USA-CA
127.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR343,7702016-07-23Glacier Pass Peak9000USA-OR
128.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY340,9772016-07-16Missouri Mountain14067USA-CO
129.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC337,5742016-02-07Mont Harfang3100Canada-QC
130.Hirniak, JosephUSA331,9712016-05-25Iron Mountain2696USA-CA
131.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO331,7772016-07-05Mount Falcon7851USA-CO
132.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA331,6572013-06-29Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
133.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA327,4212016-07-04Mount Ballyhoo1600USA-AK
134.M, JoeCanada-AB325,3242013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)11375Canada-AB/BC
135.Gopal, Gokul324,9272014-08-13Skunk Knob11099USA-WY
136.Partridge, RichardUSA-OR324,8132016-07-24Mount Shasta (Attempt)14162USA-CA
137.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC324,0392014-10-12Mont Tremblant3058Canada-QC
138.Porter, CarryUSA-WA321,3252016-05-25Freedom Peak6442USA-WA
139.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME320,4972016-05-20Mount Waldo1060USA-ME
140.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY318,4092016-07-03Gothics4734USA-NY
141.Berger, TimUSA-CA316,7782015-10-04Pyramid Peak9983USA-CA
142.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA313,7272016-06-05Mount Stuart9415USA-WA
143.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA312,1402016-07-24East Tolmie Peak5849USA-WA
144.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA308,2282016-07-16Sonoma Peak9396USA-NV
145.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ307,6552016-01-31Klissberget873Sweden
146.Stone, PeterUK-England305,0422016-07-09Langlitinden4190Norway
147.Rhude, David J.USA-MN304,8562015-05-25Mount Mansfield4393USA-VT
148.McAllister, MarkUK-England304,7532016-07-16Cheriton Hill617UK-England
149.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM299,0512016-07-08Humphreys Peak12633USA-AZ
150.Darby, DavidUSA-MA295,9702016-03-05Cerro Tres Días4068Puerto Rico
151.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO295,3962016-07-06West Pegmatite Point12227USA-CO
152.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA294,1432016-07-16Kendall Peak5784USA-WA
153.Layton, TomUSA-NC292,4082016-07-23Elk Knob5520USA-NC
154.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT289,5472015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)29029China/Nepal
155.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD284,3142016-07-20Cloud Peak13167USA-WY
156.Witt, JoseUSA-NV283,0102016-02-15Gass Peak6943USA-NV
157.Willis, DavidCanada-BC277,1732016-07-24Slalok Mountain8704Canada-BC
158.Kemp, BenUSA-NY276,0582014-09-28Chimney Mountain2710USA-NY
159.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR275,2392016-07-21Gannett Peak13804USA-WY
160.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID273,3592016-07-22Blacktail Mountain9477USA-MT
161.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA271,6732016-07-04Whipple Hill374USA-MA
162.Howe, NoelUSA-WA267,3582016-07-04Flora Mountain8320USA-WA
163.Olson, AndersCanada-BC266,5532016-06-05Panorama Ridge6906Canada-BC
164.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY265,2652016-07-23Peak 1127011270USA-WY
165.Honey, Gary265,1062015-08-17Pico Ruivo6109Portugal
166.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC264,8742015-12-28Sawteeth4134USA-NY
167.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA262,5492015-01-03 cMount Abraham4040USA-ME
168.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA261,5792016-07-16Mount Ellen4083USA-VT
169.Meneely, JimUSA-CA261,0482016-07-16Thunder Mountain8587USA-CA
170.Hill, William "Billy"259,2152010-09-17Black Down919UK-England
171.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA257,6722016-04-24Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
172.Carpenter, ChipUSA-NH253,0302014-07-22Mount Washington6288USA-NH
173.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ252,1362016-07-03Spring Dome8680USA-CA
174.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA252,1202016-07-25Grassy Hill5240USA-WA
175.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA250,7722016-06-20Coyote Peak3170USA-CA
176.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA250,1032016-04-10Mt. Kinalawkaw5489Philippines
177.Rogers, WmUSA-OR248,6912011-10-15Mount Adams (Attempt)12276USA-WA
178.Svensson, CajSweden-Västmanland246,1042016-07-08 2Kebnekaise Nordtoppen6880Sweden
179.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME245,5642016-06-25Imp Face3165USA-NH
180.Firman, JeffreyUSA-CA244,3402016-07-04Rock Creek Butte9106USA-OR
181.Lilly, PatrickUSA-CO242,7962013-08-08Crestone Peak14294USA-CO
182.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV240,0582016-03-25Quartzite Mountain7133USA-NV
183.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA238,6942016-07-23Mount Thomson6554USA-WA
184.Still, JillUSA-AK237,9772016-04-09Peak 14301430USA-AK
185.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA237,5072015-06-27Mount Adams5799USA-NH
186.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB235,8552016-06-27Mount Louis8661Canada-AB
187.Vaughan, MichaelUSA-NY233,1682016-03-19 bFriday Mountain3694USA-NY
188.Grealish, PeterUSA-MA232,9582013-01-05Mount Norwottock1105USA-MA
189.Gosnell, MichaelUSA-CA231,8352016-06-20Mauna Kea13796USA-HI
190.Molen, DeanUSA-UT230,8112016-06-17Dick Benchmark8486USA-UT
191.Wolff, AlbertUSA-TN229,4502016-05-01House Mountain2080USA-TN
192.Sloan, PatUSA-WA227,5752013-12-20Mount Teneriffe4788USA-WA
193.Trust, Monica USA-MA227,4162013-01-26Carter Dome4832USA-NH
194.Ledesma, KateUSA-CA226,0252014-09-06Mount Whitney14495USA-CA
195.Sexauer, GustavUSA-IA225,2682016-07-22 #2Sheep Rock7256USA-WY
196.Rowe, SeanUSA-CA224,9562016-06-09Cirque Peak12900USA-CA
197.Teicher, GregorySwitz-VS224,7492015-02-08Beaufort9997Switz-VS
198.Curran, JohnUSA-NJ222,8612010-09-11Mount Marshall-Northeast Peak4167USA-NY
199.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba219,6082016-03-13Cerro de las Vizcacheras4101Argentina
200.Curtis, KenUSA-CA218,6712016-07-10Mount Gleason6520USA-CA

† = Deceased

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