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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, Petter1263Ascent List1191Peak List  149Trip Reports  3,186,489  971,242List of Lists2015-06-30
2.Poulin, Dennis2171Ascent List1936Peak List  1238Trip Reports  2,810,990  856,790List of Lists2015-06-10
3.Jones, Ken2417Ascent List2236Peak List  375Trip Reports  2,778,661  846,936List of Lists2015-06-21
4.Earl, Edward1606Ascent List1486Peak List  218Trip Reports  2,417,942  736,989List of Lists2015-06-18
5.Lostracco, Ben3593Ascent List2716Peak List  1594Trip Reports  2,156,911  657,426List of Lists2015-06-29
6.Slayden, Greg1271Ascent List796Peak List  268Trip Reports  2,059,973  627,880List of Lists2015-06-28
7.Walker, Adam875Ascent List713Peak List  492Trip Reports  1,752,178  534,064List of Lists2015-06-27
8.Still, Ben472Ascent List472Peak List  155Trip Reports  1,637,712  499,175List of Lists2015-06-21
9.Michelson, Paul882Ascent List812Peak List  90Trip Reports  1,624,644  495,191List of Lists2015-06-13
10.Woodall, Rob3308Ascent List3242Peak List  509Trip Reports  1,419,753  432,741List of Lists2015-05-10
11.Barlow, James922Ascent List785Peak List  688Trip Reports  1,399,820  426,665List of Lists2015-06-03
12.Gerber, Andrej277Ascent List277Peak List  163Trip Reports  1,369,573  417,446List of Lists2015-05-30
13.Willis, Craig873Ascent List818Peak List  78Trip Reports  1,327,461  404,610List of Lists2015-06-28
14.Kassan, Eric657Ascent List582Peak List  497Trip Reports  1,298,764  395,863List of Lists2015-07-03
15.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List315Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,285,227  391,737List of Lists2014-06-22
16.Wilson, Doug408Ascent List234Peak List  1Trip Reports  1,282,941  391,040List of Lists2015-06-23
17.Grant, Sam626Ascent List436Peak List  47Trip Reports  1,199,955  365,746List of Lists2015-07-01
18.Sasso, John637Ascent List299Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2015-05-30
19.Painter, ChadL812Ascent List619Peak List  59Trip Reports  1,122,615  342,173List of Lists2015-05-23
20.Garneau, Robert758Ascent List448Peak List  221Trip Reports  1,113,533  339,405List of Lists2015-06-27
21.Raether, Don801Ascent List690Peak List  496Trip Reports  1,096,381  334,177List of Lists2015-06-30
22.Giurgiulescu, Mihai678Ascent List428Peak List  21Trip Reports  1,066,070  324,938List of Lists2015-06-27
23.Dunham, Dave1303Ascent List824Peak List  1303Trip Reports  1,065,497  324,763List of Lists2015-06-27
24.Sarna, John E743Ascent List594Peak List  255Trip Reports  1,059,641  322,979List of Lists2015-05-14
25.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
26.Albert, Sean391Ascent List227Peak List  307Trip Reports  1,021,824  311,452List of Lists2015-06-28
27.Ziak, Rodney1248Ascent List881Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,018,772  310,522List of Lists2015-06-12
28.Noel, Eric801Ascent List655Peak List  367Trip Reports  958,579  292,175List of Lists2015-07-03
29.Boos, Andy1327Ascent List901Peak List  2Trip Reports  924,010  281,638List of Lists2015-06-04
30.Kelliher, Mat576Ascent List517Peak List  525Trip Reports  922,384  281,143List of Lists2015-06-28
31.Themer, Karl384Ascent List287Peak List    887,330  270,458List of Lists2015-06-28
32.Ells, Chris425Ascent List197Peak List  6Trip Reports  882,378  268,949List of Lists2014-10-25
33.Boester, Brad373Ascent List356Peak List  133Trip Reports  858,921  261,799List of Lists2015-06-05
34.Evans, Alexei346Ascent List147Peak List  96Trip Reports  819,797  249,874List of Lists2015-06-21
35.Bigelow, Andrew817Ascent List363Peak List  258Trip Reports  818,866  249,590List of Lists2015-06-27
36.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,616  234,274List of Lists2013-11-23
37.Oestreicher, Richard1234Ascent List886Peak List  1059Trip Reports  767,394  233,902List of Lists2015-07-02
38.Kraai, Bryan596Ascent List529Peak List  204Trip Reports  734,160  223,772List of Lists2015-05-28
39.Hall, Len449Ascent List205Peak List  438Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2013-08-25
40.Wanberg, Michael433Ascent List223Peak List  353Trip Reports  707,884  215,763List of Lists2015-06-20
41.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
42.Kwok, Amy261Ascent List75Peak List  122Trip Reports  671,522  204,680List of Lists2015-06-30
43.Straub, Chad266Ascent List198Peak List  219Trip Reports  667,749  203,530List of Lists2015-05-16
44.914, BMS270Ascent List216Peak List  267Trip Reports  660,545  201,334List of Lists2015-03-20
45. #, Ashwin229Ascent List77Peak List  74Trip Reports  650,300  198,211List of Lists2015-01-24
46.Rankine, Andrew316Ascent List262Peak List  310Trip Reports  634,352  193,350List of Lists2015-07-02
47.ONeill, Patrick495Ascent List426Peak List  41Trip Reports  632,695  192,845List of Lists2015-05-03
48.Musser, William 893Ascent List656Peak List  567Trip Reports  611,612  186,419List of Lists2015-07-03
49.Johnson, Frederick1397Ascent List1071Peak List  500Trip Reports  607,592  185,194List of Lists2015-06-01
50.Tibatong, Habakuk558Ascent List356Peak List  8Trip Reports  593,524  180,906List of Lists2015-07-03
51.Russell, Ken467Ascent List459Peak List  145Trip Reports  591,136  180,178List of Lists2015-06-20
52.Hensley, Richard296Ascent List259Peak List  184Trip Reports  589,170  179,579List of Lists2015-04-11
53.Morehouse, James390Ascent List275Peak List  210Trip Reports  573,741  174,876List of Lists2015-07-01
54.Lewis, Michael142Ascent List117Peak List  72Trip Reports  573,454  174,789List of Lists2015-07-01
55.Thomas, John182Ascent List178Peak List    565,114  172,247List of Lists2015-06-21
56.Graham, James391Ascent List328Peak List  11Trip Reports  553,172  168,607List of Lists2015-04-25
57.Trošcák, Ondrej183Ascent List172Peak List  9Trip Reports  548,219  167,097List of Lists2015-06-14
58.Vincent, Ida147Ascent List76Peak List  38Trip Reports  544,591  165,991List of Lists2015-06-27
59.Pramuk, Gabriel713Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  523,732  159,634List of Lists2015-01-14
60.Vadeboncoeur, Matt610Ascent List436Peak List  38Trip Reports  520,021  158,502List of Lists2015-07-02
61.Luettringhaus, Uwe286Ascent List245Peak List  11Trip Reports  492,339  150,065List of Lists2015-05-30
62.Morris, Caleb304Ascent List271Peak List  260Trip Reports  483,721  147,438List of Lists2015-06-20
63.Laverdure, Jean André 1923Ascent List1229Peak List  596Trip Reports  482,764  147,146List of Lists2015-07-02
64.Murray, Robert336Ascent List219Peak List  92Trip Reports  480,495  146,455List of Lists2015-06-26
65.Nash, Aaron146Ascent List79Peak List  65Trip Reports  479,663  146,201List of Lists2015-06-27
66.Schussler, Arne367Ascent List223Peak List  318Trip Reports  475,148  144,825List of Lists2015-05-30
67.Stemm, Brad553Ascent List456Peak List  13Trip Reports  474,367  144,587List of Lists2015-06-20
68.Myers, Steve327Ascent List175Peak List  19Trip Reports  472,286  143,953List of Lists2014-12-07
69.Nakajima, Tomoko401Ascent List343Peak List  368Trip Reports  463,181  141,178List of Lists2015-06-19
70.Peck, Lawrence367Ascent List198Peak List  367Trip Reports  457,387  139,412List of Lists2015-05-30
71.Lockard, Alex171Ascent List68Peak List  12Trip Reports  429,607  130,944List of Lists2015-05-30
72.Newton, Lee1149Ascent List1138Peak List  286Trip Reports  427,851  130,409List of Lists2015-06-07
73.Peavy, Scott295Ascent List286Peak List    427,051  130,165List of Lists2015-06-28
74.Dillmore, Shannon438Ascent List431Peak List  90Trip Reports  425,072  129,562List of Lists2015-06-15
75.Murphy, John201Ascent List115Peak List  48Trip Reports  423,178  128,985List of Lists2015-06-28
76.Darr, John 205Ascent List40Peak List  128Trip Reports  420,287  128,103List of Lists2015-07-01
77.Kalsing, Kristian120Ascent List65Peak List  47Trip Reports  419,743  127,938List of Lists2015-06-27
78.Baker, Troy175Ascent List151Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2015-05-24
79.Triska, Jan121Ascent List104Peak List  120Trip Reports  407,799  124,297List of Lists2015-06-13
80.Baxter, Dan494Ascent List456Peak List  170Trip Reports  406,842  124,005List of Lists2015-06-01
81.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo229Ascent List175Peak List  15Trip Reports  399,563  121,787List of Lists2015-06-21
82.Wheeler, Terry713Ascent List629Peak List  36Trip Reports  398,031  121,320List of Lists2015-05-09
83.Aschbrenner, Ryan605Ascent List526Peak List  317Trip Reports  396,108  120,734List of Lists2015-06-27
84.Jayaraman, Srikant261Ascent List233Peak List  43Trip Reports  395,390  120,515List of Lists2015-04-05
85.Wright, Wesley193Ascent List148Peak List    391,800  119,421List of Lists2015-06-20
86.Eichas, Paul265Ascent List136Peak List    390,072  118,894List of Lists2015-04-24
87.Tetazoo, III, James E.263Ascent List208Peak List  74Trip Reports  382,080  116,458List of Lists2014-10-31
88.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
89.Corcoran, Spencer394Ascent List218Peak List  326Trip Reports  377,183  114,965List of Lists2015-06-28
90.Bolton, Bob879Ascent List782Peak List  130Trip Reports  372,193  113,444List of Lists2015-07-03
91.Madhusudanan, Vineeth140Ascent List77Peak List  13Trip Reports  370,468  112,919List of Lists2014-12-13
92.Myers, Grant2238Ascent List2208Peak List  54Trip Reports  364,535  111,110List of Lists2015-06-13
93.Quinlan, Dan222Ascent List209Peak List  222Trip Reports  363,073  110,665List of Lists2015-05-24
94.Sekera, Alison121Ascent List112Peak List    362,847  110,596List of Lists2015-06-20
95.Snapp, Bryon83Ascent List34Peak List  15Trip Reports  357,086  108,840List of Lists2015-06-14
96.De Las Torres, Chiky384Ascent List351Peak List  61Trip Reports  356,965  108,803List of Lists2015-06-28
97.DeFranco, Jack275Ascent List246Peak List  2Trip Reports  355,068  108,225List of Lists2015-06-20
98.Hudson, Tim107Ascent List90Peak List  9Trip Reports  352,754  107,519List of Lists2013-12-31
99.Stephens, Rich107Ascent List89Peak List  33Trip Reports  348,777  106,307List of Lists2014-08-05
100.Cusick, Michael233Ascent List223Peak List  2Trip Reports  346,624  105,651List of Lists2015-06-27

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