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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-CA4,074,2302017-04-26 3xAllen Peak5795USA-CA
2.Bjørstad, PetterNorway-Hordaland3,853,6952017-04-22Småbrekkebukken3704Norway
3.Poulin, DennisUSA-OR2,971,9222017-01-17Black Point1791USA-CA
4.Jones, KenUSA-WA2,907,3372017-04-24 bPico Ruivo6109Portugal
5.Walker, AdamUSA-WA2,544,0912017-04-28Saint Edwards High Point435USA-WA
6.Earl, Edward†USA-WA2,422,1812015-06-18Mount Isto (Attempt)8976USA-AK
7.Lostracco, BenUSA-TX2,367,0302017-04-28 cStillwater Mountain2264USA-NY
8.Slayden, GregUSA-WA2,279,4322017-03-05Crystal Mountain-Silver Queen6960USA-WA
9.Butler, WinnetteUSA-CA2,214,8732017-04-22 21Waterman Mountain8038USA-CA
10.Grant, SamUSA-UT2,173,9122017-04-26 bMount Olympus9026USA-UT
11.Still, BenUSA-AK2,077,4422017-04-26Flattop Mountain3510USA-AK
12.Thomas, WillUSA-WA1,804,4752017-04-26Gierin Hill200USA-WA
13.Barlow, JamesUSA-CA1,704,7002017-04-10Victoria Peak1818Hong Kong
14.Kassan, EricUSA-NV1,700,9002017-04-01Black Mountain5092USA-NV
15.Michelson, PaulUSA-WA1,698,5092017-04-25 bMonroe County High Point730USA-MI
16.Woodall, RobUK-England1,584,3452017-04-18Jebel Khmes7119Morocco
17.Giurgiulescu, MihaiUSA-CA1,524,0912017-04-15San Bernardino Peak10649USA-CA
18.Gerber, AndrejSwitz-BL1,521,7702016-12-10Tschuggen8271Switz
19.Willis, CraigUSA-WA1,455,5772017-04-22Stepwise Ridge840USA-WA
20.Boulier, BrandonCanada-AB1,453,5472017-04-16Pincher Ridge7963Canada-AB
21.Tibatong, HabakukGermany-HE1,417,7612017-04-28Großer Feldberg2884Germany-HE
22.Albert, SeanUSA-WA1,392,7572017-04-15 bMount Si4180USA-WA
23.McClellan, PaulUSA-OR1,319,5562017-04-26Wasson Peak4687USA-AZ
24.Wilson, DougUSA-WA1,312,8832016-09-27Mount Langley14026USA-CA
25.Boos, AndyUSA-WA1,286,0672017-04-25Paul Peak4800USA-WA
26.Henry The, Mountain ManUSA-NV1,285,3322014-06-22Raintree Peak10104USA-NV
27.Raether, DonUSA-CA1,260,5882017-04-15Rattlesnake Benchmark5407USA-CA
28.Garneau, RobertUSA-NH1,230,7002017-04-18Mount Avalon3440USA-NH
29.Painter, ChadUSA-WA1,226,2232016-09-24Yellow Aster Butte6241USA-WA
30.Sasso, JohnUSA-NY1,197,9012016-07-16Mount Adams3520USA-NY
31.Sarna, John EUSA-OR1,178,3452017-04-28Bald Hill755USA-OR
32.Dunham, DaveUSA-MA1,162,3202017-04-16Tenney Hill200USA-MA
33. #, AshwinUSA-WA1,083,4922016-12-31Mount Si4180USA-WA
34.Ziak, RodneyUSA-MA1,064,4472017-01-30 bDearth Hill1090USA-MA
35.Kelliher, MatUSA-CA1,041,7952017-04-23 cSierra Peak3045USA-CA
36.Thate, KarineUSA-MA1,027,2642013-05-27 hZealand Mountain4240USA-NH
37.Noel, EricUSA-WA1,019,8712017-01-28Malone Peak3025USA-OR
38.Evans, AlexeiUSA-WA975,4552017-04-16Newcastle Hills1119USA-WA
39.Kwok, AmyUSA-WA933,0172017-04-16Mount Si4180USA-WA
40.Themer, KarlUSA-WA932,0552017-03-26Old Pass Hill4885USA-WA
41.Young, CliffUSA-ME931,9112017-03-05Guilford Mountain1320USA-ME
42.Wanberg, MichaelUSA-OR926,4432017-04-15 bNesmith Point-(Hike)3872USA-OR
43.Boester, BradUSA-NV910,8252016-10-22Job Peak8785USA-NV
44.Oestreicher, RichardUSA-PA898,0542017-04-15Guadalupe Mountain South8722USA-NM
45.ONeill, PatrickUSA-CA894,1782017-04-15 cRamona Overlook Peak2635USA-CA
46.Ells, ChrisUSA-CO885,1862015-08-01Grizzly Mountain13708USA-CO
47.Surgent, ScottUSA-AZ874,8492017-04-15 bConnell Mountains High Point6412USA-AZ
48.Sanger, DavidUSA-CA869,7582017-04-25Albany Hill310USA-CA
49.Musser, William USA-FL860,2672017-04-21 bDinosaur Ridge6660USA-CO
50.Bigelow, AndrewUSA-NH839,7762017-03-25Mount Deception3671USA-NH
51.Hall, LenUSA-NH818,8972017-01-14Britton Hill345USA-FL
52.Hensley, RichardUSA-NV812,3052017-03-31Lone Mountain3342USA-NV
53.Vincent, IdaUSA-WA777,6652017-04-17Poo Poo Point1820USA-WA
54.Trošcák, OndrejSlovakia-Košice776,0712017-04-02 cLysá3504Slovakia
55.Rodés Muñoz, PereSpain-Catalonia768,5412013-11-23Miranda de les Boïgues3133Spain
56.Straub, ChadUSA-WA749,5552016-08-28The Mole7240USA-WA
57.Kraai, BryanUSA-OH744,7812017-03-05 eStultz Hill1270USA-OH
58.Gaudet, DeanUSA-CA734,8632017-04-27 bMagnetic Peak10008USA-HI
59.Lewis, MichaelUSA-WA714,4872016-12-14Round Mountain (Attempt)5320USA-WA
60.Laverdure, Jean André USA-NY711,3932017-04-28 cFalstaff Hill497USA-NY
61.Russell, KenUSA-WA710,7762017-03-19 bWind Mountain1907USA-WA
62.Luettringhaus, UweUSA-CA709,0852017-04-15Pyramid Peak7035USA-CA
63.Kirmse, AndrewUSA-CA702,8832017-04-25 bPeak 15751575USA-CA
64.Rankine, AndrewUSA-AZ702,3382016-06-25Beerberg3222Germany-TH
65.Myers, GrantUSA-WA694,8172017-03-27Sehome Hill620USA-WA
66.Morehouse, JamesUSA-NV693,3582017-04-24Mummy Mountain11529USA-NV
67.Friedrich, BrianCanada-BC686,7112016-10-09Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132Belarus
68.Reed, KeatonUSA-UT684,3842017-04-27Peak 66586658USA-UT
69.Johnson, FrederickUSA-CA674,4452015-06-01Vista Point245USA-CA
70.Thomas, JohnUSA-WA668,8192017-04-16Baldy3225USA-WA
71.914, BMSUSA-NV668,3252017-04-09Fracture Ridge4931USA-NV
72.Lennon, AlexUSA-WY654,3582017-04-27Burrill Hill285USA-MA
73.Sekera, AlisonCanada-AB639,1132017-04-23Wedge Mountain6135Canada-AB
74.Vadeboncoeur, MattUSA-NH631,1132017-04-23Reno Reservoir415USA-DC
75.Stemm, BradUSA-CA620,9082017-03-31 4XLos Pinos Peak4510USA-CA
76.Graham, JamesUSA-CA612,3372017-04-18Sharpshooter Ridge3440USA-MT
77.Edmonds, LarryUSA-CA608,8392017-04-21Dee Benchmark3202USA-CA
78.Lockard, AlexUSA-WA602,4922017-04-16Angels Rest1600USA-OR
79.Darr, John USA-WY593,8252017-04-15Mount Everts7842USA-WY
80.Aschbrenner, RyanUSA-NH589,1552017-04-08 fDerry Hill High Blew1654USA-NH
81.Bolton, BobUSA-WA573,0082017-04-09Dog Mountain2948USA-WA
82.Morris, CalebUSA-WA570,5542017-04-15Laurel Mountain3589USA-OR
83.Newton, LeeSwitz-BL569,6352017-04-08Baderhöre6591Switz
84.Olson, DavidUSA-CO555,8122017-04-22 4Second Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHP689USA-NJ
85.Nash, AaronUSA-WA546,0242016-08-29Guye Peak5168USA-WA
86.Peck, Lawrence540,5492016-08-07 bEast Watatic1801USA-MA
87.Murray, RobertUSA-MA536,1922017-04-26North Mountain2205USA-MA
88.Lara, SandyUSA-CA530,0962017-04-09Sombrero Peak4229USA-CA
89.Nakajima, TomokoUSA-CA530,0892016-10-09South Sister10358USA-OR
90.Peavy, ScottUSA-AZ526,0662017-04-15Connell Mountains High Point6412USA-AZ
91.Pramuk, GabrielUSA-UT523,7552015-01-14Superior Peak11040USA-UT
92.Kalsing, KristianUSA-WA515,4652017-02-18Poo Poo Point1820USA-WA
93.Corcoran, SpencerUSA-NH503,5832017-04-05Burns Hill751USA-NH
94.Schussler, ArneUSA-ME500,4542016-09-15Mount Abram1980USA-ME
95.Scott, BrianUSA-CA498,0782017-04-22 bBlack Mountain5244USA-CA
96.Rashel, JohnUSA-WA497,6682017-04-23West Tiger Mountain #22757USA-WA
97.Winston, KeithUSA-CA491,4932017-04-14 2xSugarloaf3227USA-CA
98.Myers, SteveUSA-CO485,6782016-10-24Tower Hill960USA-MN
99.Triska, JanCanada-ON483,5482017-03-11Mont du Lac des Cygnes3182Canada-QC
100.Uherkovich, SzaniszlóHungary-Baranya481,1582017-02-26 bIvačka Glava2995Croatia
101.DeFranco, JackUSA-CA469,1342017-04-15Pyramid Peak7035USA-CA
102.Dillmore, ShannonUSA-NC452,2092017-02-04Richwood Knob3211USA-VA
103.Eichas, PaulUSA-CO451,5572016-11-12Cupid13117USA-CO
104.Bergeron, PatrickUSA-CA445,3642017-04-20 bMount Allison2658USA-CA
105.Osterhoudt, Deb & RobUSA-NY445,0292017-02-11Comm Towers2245USA-AL
106.Bedard, RichardUSA-NH444,4022017-03-19Greenleaf Knob4245USA-NH
107.Lap, SébastienCanada440,9522017-04-23 cMont du Lac Dard3438Canada-QC
108.Burgess, GeorgeUSA-OR437,3062017-03-27Badger Mountain4254USA-WA
109.Murphy, JohnUSA-WA432,8132016-09-26South Slide Mountain6620USA-WA
110.Christiansen, MikeUSA-NV431,3472017-04-10Arthur’s Seat823UK-Scotland
111.Jayaraman, SrikantUSA-CA429,8702017-03-12 bLittle Desert6868USA-CA
112.Dolan, JayUSA-CA427,5102017-04-09 cAztec Peak7748USA-AZ
113.Coppa, GrazianoItaly-Piem.425,5512017-04-16Monte Murano2894Italy
114.Horbal, MattUSA-NV423,9762017-03-06Calico Hills South4322USA-NV
115.Baxter, DanUSA-CA419,7282017-01-14Panoramic Point7526USA-CA
116.Hanson, VicUSA419,7142017-02-17Clifty Benchmark3273USA-AZ
117.Baker, TroyUSA-WA417,0952016-10-22Deer Point7040USA-ID
118.Bassett, RodrigoUSA-WA415,7382017-04-22Blanchard Hill2300USA-WA
119.Partridge, RichardUSA-OR413,1272017-04-15Lassen Peak10457USA-CA
120.McHugh, JohnCanada-QC409,3152017-04-14Mont Rougemont1299Canada-QC
121.Wright, WesleyUSA-UT407,2202016-06-04Mount Olympus East9773USA-UT
122.Wheeler, TerryCanada-QC401,1802016-02-07Pitchoff Mountain3497USA-NY
123.Hutchings, TimothyUSA-NY399,7182017-04-22Lookout Mountain7374USA-CO
124.Quinlan, DanUSA-VT398,5552015-08-22Gore Mountain3563USA-NY
125.Snapp, BryonUSA-OR393,5412016-09-10Broken Top9175USA-OR
126.Stephens, RichUSA-AZ392,8182016-09-03Mount Peale12721USA-UT
127.Couët, GabrielCanada-QC389,2042017-04-23 bMont du Domaine1076Canada-QC
128.Stokes, BenUSA-UT388,2252017-04-15Lookout Peak8960USA-UT
129.Lunde, LupeUSA-SD387,7272017-04-22 bBoulder Hill5331USA-SD
130.Tetazoo, III, James E.USA-WA387,0932016-04-02 cMaintop Mountain4040USA-VA
131.Madhusudanan, VineethUSA-WA386,4332016-07-30Tomyhoi Peak7435USA-WA
132.Shepard, ChrisUSA-CO382,8402017-04-09Sheep Nose8894USA-CO
133.Hillman, NathanUSA-ME379,0052017-02-26Half Dome (Attempt)8840USA-CA
134.Bubniak, GregoryUSA-NJ378,6972014-06-14 6Big Indian Mountain3700USA-NY
135.Shipman, StevenUSA-OR375,6882016-11-06Pine Creek Mountain-East Peak7975USA-OR
136.Irvine, RyderUSA-ID373,3312017-04-23Seaman Range High Point8606USA-NV
137.Cusick, MichaelUSA-CO369,2932017-04-23 BAllegheny County High Point1400USA-PA
138.Thorman, MarlinUSA-WA359,3542016-06-10Sahale Peak8680USA-WA
139.Colbert, JonNew Zealand357,4152016-07-11Single Cone7608New Zealand
140.De Las Torres, ChikyUSA-CA354,9462017-04-16Sierra Peak3045USA-CA
141.Hudson, TimUSA-WA352,7802013-12-31Tusk O'Granite5566USA-WA
142.Battaglia, EvanUSA-WA350,9342017-04-15Green Mountain4824USA-WA
143.Berger, TimUSA-CA349,1322017-02-04Mount Saint Helena4343USA-CA
144.Ramsey, BeauUSA-WA342,8272017-02-11Kalahaku Overlook9324USA-HI
145.Puckle, DonnieUSA-CO339,1492016-12-03Estes Cone11006USA-CO
146.Hirniak, JosephUSA338,9072016-11-25Mount Wrightson9453USA-AZ
147.Porter, CarryUSA-WA334,2252016-09-21McClellan Butte5162USA-WA
148.Caverly, ArthurUSA-NH333,5282017-04-24 bGrant Hill1540USA-NH
149.Putnam, MikeUSA-CA331,6662013-06-29Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
150.M, JoeCanada-AB325,3012013-08-25Mount Victoria (Attempt)11375Canada-AB/BC
151.Gopal, Gokul324,9162014-08-13Skunk Knob11099USA-WY
152.Robert Paquin, Maryse CourvilleCanada-QC324,0392014-10-12Mont Tremblant3058Canada-QC
153.Rhude, David J.USA-MN323,9362016-12-07Mount Robert-Bushline Hut4662New Zealand
154.Bangel, AlanUSA-NY321,9392016-07-03Gothics4734USA-NY
155.McAllister, MarkUK-England319,7402017-04-24Fan Brycheiniog2631UK-Wales
156.Layton, TomUSA-NC319,3242017-04-15Mount Ida1965USA-NC
157.Smith, Austin D.USA-OR318,1752017-04-14Gray Butte5108USA-OR
158.Dodge, DarynUSA-CA313,8502017-04-10Mission Point2771USA-CA
159.Stone, PeterUK-England313,2502017-04-23 bStony Leas981UK-England
160.Stolitza, ShelleyUSA-WA307,9462017-04-23West Tiger Mountain #22757USA-WA
161.Koppel, EricUSA-NJ307,6842016-01-31Klissberget873Sweden
162.Darby, DavidUSA-MA304,4732017-04-08Fox Mountain10921USA-CO
163.Robinson, PhilUSA-NM302,8842016-09-04 bPeak 1092010920USA-NM
164.Elwell, AbramUSA-WA294,1432016-09-24Newcastle Hills1119USA-WA
165.Massie, RobbieUSA-MT289,5472015-03-24Mount Everest (Attempt)29029China/Nepal
166.Coleman, JoseyUSA-MA288,5292017-04-17Mount Shaw2990USA-NH
167.Willis, DavidCanada-BC287,8912016-10-01Zugspitze9718Germany/Austria
168.Witt, JoseUSA-NV286,0272016-11-12Mormon Peak7414USA-NV
169.Glatz, DanielUSA-AK280,2872017-04-23Frontier Peak6250USA-AK
170.Forti, GiovanniItaly-Laz.279,9362017-02-23Monte Prado6739Italy
171.Salzmann, JaredUSA-GA279,8422016-11-05County Corner Point5040USA-NC
172.Meneely, JimUSA-CA277,0062017-04-15Mount Markham5742USA-CA
173.Hauser, HelwigNorway-Hordaland276,2752017-04-16Olsokfjellet1158Norway
174.Kemp, BenUSA-NY276,0582014-09-28Chimney Mountain2710USA-NY
175.Righi, MattiaGermany-BY275,9682017-04-21Dosso della Torta7073Italy
176.Tremblay, LucCanada-QC273,0232016-10-09 cMount Tecumseh-Northwest Peak3766USA-NH
177.Goyette, SheaCanada-AB271,9052016-11-14Mount Buller9203Canada-AB
178.Santoro , CeriseUSA-CA268,7172017-02-05Hastings Peak4000USA-CA
179.Howe, NoelUSA-WA267,3582017-04-08Mission Peak6876USA-WA
180.Olson, AndersCanada-BC266,5532017-03-17Shore Line Butte663USA-CA
181.Honey, Gary265,1162015-08-17Pico Ruivo6109Portugal
182.Bryson, RobertUSA-AZ264,8472017-04-19Peak 5,1385138USA-ID
183.Stampfli, SteveUSA-WA263,4332016-11-10Aldrich Butte1141USA-WA
184.DiFrancesco, MattUSA-MA262,5492015-01-03 cMount Abraham4040USA-ME
185.Carlile, ThomasUSA-MA261,5792016-09-04Mount Cardigan3123USA-NH
186.Still, JillUSA-AK260,7592017-04-16Devils Head9748USA-CO
187.Hill, William "Billy"259,2352010-09-17Black Down919UK-England
188.McPherson, MatthewUSA-CA257,6752016-04-24Mount San Antonio10064USA-CA
189.Knight, IsaiahUSA-ME257,4432016-11-13Mount Hibbard2920USA-NH
190.Espindola, AndresArgentina-Córdoba257,2892016-11-26Cerro Laguna Blanca (Attempt)19724Argentina
191.Rosnick, TimUSA-CA256,0522017-01-28Azusa Peak2081USA-CA
192.Wiley, JohnUSA-NY255,4502017-04-22Sky Top1520USA-NY
193.Carpenter, ChipUSA-NH253,0302014-07-22Mount Washington6288USA-NH
194.Thomas, JerryUSA-NV252,6102017-03-18Wheeler Benchmark9167USA-NV
195.Man, MapUSA-NH251,8812017-04-16Joe English Hill1280USA-NH
196.Nelson, MatthewUSA-MA249,8762016-12-28Mount Storm King4500USA-WA
197.Rogers, WmUSA-OR248,6912011-10-15Mount Adams (Attempt)12276USA-WA
198.Svensson, CajSweden-Västmanland246,1162016-07-08 2Kebnekaise Nordtoppen6880Sweden
199.Lakin, BethUSA-CO245,6712017-04-04 bMount Davidson7864USA-NV
200.Firman, JeffreyUSA-CA244,3322016-12-01King Mountain5264USA-OR

† = Deceased

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