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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, Petter1207Ascent List1143Peak List  149Trip Reports  3,022,881  921,374List of Lists2015-01-28
2.Poulin, Dennis2087Ascent List1856Peak List  1202Trip Reports  2,762,144  841,901List of Lists2015-01-25
3.Jones, Ken2358Ascent List2184Peak List  351Trip Reports  2,741,638  835,651List of Lists2015-01-29
4.Earl, Edward1553Ascent List1436Peak List  206Trip Reports  2,369,432  722,203List of Lists2014-11-08
5.Lostracco, Ben3398Ascent List2542Peak List  1485Trip Reports  2,105,610  641,790List of Lists2015-01-29
6.Slayden, Greg1251Ascent List784Peak List  256Trip Reports  2,005,878  611,392List of Lists2014-12-22
7.Walker, Adam791Ascent List643Peak List  451Trip Reports  1,725,431  525,911List of Lists2015-01-29
8.Still, Ben456Ascent List456Peak List  141Trip Reports  1,596,269  486,543List of Lists2014-11-22
9.Michelson, Paul840Ascent List769Peak List  83Trip Reports  1,583,343  482,603List of Lists2015-01-19
10.Woodall, Rob3004Ascent List2962Peak List  503Trip Reports  1,402,890  427,601List of Lists2015-01-25
11.Gerber, Andrej266Ascent List266Peak List  151Trip Reports  1,327,256  404,548List of Lists2015-01-24
12.Barlow, James865Ascent List730Peak List  570Trip Reports  1,312,198  399,958List of Lists2015-01-21
13.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List316Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,285,227  391,737List of Lists2014-06-22
14.Willis, Craig821Ascent List771Peak List  74Trip Reports  1,271,694  387,612List of Lists2015-01-03
15.Wilson, Doug399Ascent List231Peak List  1Trip Reports  1,263,434  385,095List of Lists2014-12-13
16.Kassan, Eric616Ascent List550Peak List  469Trip Reports  1,247,271  380,168List of Lists2015-01-24
17.Sasso, John631Ascent List293Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2014-11-11
18.Painter, ChadL796Ascent List604Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,117,170  340,513List of Lists2014-12-27
19.Raether, Don743Ascent List646Peak List  469Trip Reports  1,055,919  321,844List of Lists2015-01-25
20.Sarna, John E731Ascent List585Peak List  244Trip Reports  1,055,048  321,579List of Lists2015-01-01
21.Dunham, Dave1264Ascent List798Peak List  1264Trip Reports  1,053,260  321,034List of Lists2015-01-18
22.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
23.Garneau, Robert734Ascent List441Peak List  205Trip Reports  1,024,108  312,148List of Lists2014-10-20
24.Ziak, Rodney1240Ascent List880Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,016,366  309,788List of Lists2015-01-21
25.Grant, Sam531Ascent List356Peak List  32Trip Reports  1,014,201  309,128List of Lists2015-01-29
26.Albert, Sean373Ascent List218Peak List  299Trip Reports  1,001,416  305,232List of Lists2015-01-24
27.Giurgiulescu, Mihai618Ascent List382Peak List  20Trip Reports  959,083  292,328List of Lists2015-01-24
28.Noel, Eric787Ascent List643Peak List  357Trip Reports  949,105  289,287List of Lists2015-01-24
29.Ells, Chris425Ascent List197Peak List  6Trip Reports  882,378  268,949List of Lists2014-10-25
30.Kelliher, Mat511Ascent List459Peak List  475Trip Reports  878,822  267,865List of Lists2015-01-24
31.Themer, Karl368Ascent List271Peak List    875,624  266,890List of Lists2015-01-24
32.Boester, Brad367Ascent List350Peak List  133Trip Reports  845,272  257,639List of Lists2014-05-16
33.Boos, Andy1278Ascent List856Peak List  2Trip Reports  839,327  255,827List of Lists2015-01-21
34.Bigelow, Andrew812Ascent List360Peak List  254Trip Reports  808,246  246,353List of Lists2015-01-24
35.Evans, Alexei316Ascent List140Peak List  85Trip Reports  783,852  238,918List of Lists2015-01-03
36.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,616  234,274List of Lists2013-11-23
37.Kraai, Bryan581Ascent List514Peak List  199Trip Reports  730,181  222,559List of Lists2014-12-27
38.Hall, Len449Ascent List205Peak List  438Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2013-08-25
39.Oestreicher, Richard1115Ascent List793Peak List  944Trip Reports  718,684  219,055List of Lists2015-01-17
40.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
41.914, BMS268Ascent List215Peak List  265Trip Reports  657,735  200,478List of Lists2015-01-16
42.Wanberg, Michael394Ascent List212Peak List  315Trip Reports  651,347  198,531List of Lists2015-01-10
43. #, Ashwin229Ascent List77Peak List  74Trip Reports  650,300  198,211List of Lists2015-01-24
44.Straub, Chad256Ascent List189Peak List  215Trip Reports  620,442  189,111List of Lists2015-01-25
45.ONeill, Patrick467Ascent List407Peak List  40Trip Reports  618,187  188,423List of Lists2015-01-28
46.Hensley, Richard295Ascent List259Peak List  184Trip Reports  588,824  179,474List of Lists2014-11-03
47.Musser, William 765Ascent List582Peak List  505Trip Reports  560,867  170,952List of Lists2015-01-27
48.Rankine, Andrew271Ascent List223Peak List  265Trip Reports  559,220  170,450List of Lists2015-01-17
49.Russell, Ken437Ascent List429Peak List  131Trip Reports  549,236  167,407List of Lists2015-01-24
50.Graham, James382Ascent List320Peak List  11Trip Reports  546,017  166,426List of Lists2015-01-23
51.Morehouse, James340Ascent List240Peak List  191Trip Reports  545,707  166,331List of Lists2015-01-25
52.Kwok, Amy206Ascent List61Peak List  114Trip Reports  537,303  163,770List of Lists2015-01-25
53.Pramuk, Gabriel713Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  523,732  159,634List of Lists2015-01-14
54.Lewis, Michael132Ascent List109Peak List  61Trip Reports  510,996  155,752List of Lists2014-12-30
55.Trošcák, Ondrej163Ascent List154Peak List  9Trip Reports  495,565  151,048List of Lists2015-01-17
56.Vadeboncoeur, Matt571Ascent List416Peak List  27Trip Reports  487,069  148,459List of Lists2014-12-14
57.Lockling, Tim396Ascent List175Peak List  129Trip Reports  484,119  147,559List of Lists2014-11-29
58.Murray, Robert331Ascent List216Peak List  87Trip Reports  476,122  145,122List of Lists2015-01-23
59.Myers, Steve327Ascent List175Peak List  19Trip Reports  472,286  143,953List of Lists2014-12-07
60.Schussler, Arne359Ascent List222Peak List  311Trip Reports  466,095  142,066List of Lists2014-10-20
61.Morris, Caleb289Ascent List259Peak List  247Trip Reports  461,639  140,708List of Lists2015-01-25
62.Nakajima, Tomoko375Ascent List318Peak List  342Trip Reports  459,700  140,117List of Lists2014-09-11
63.Nash, Aaron139Ascent List76Peak List  65Trip Reports  448,866  136,814List of Lists2014-11-30
64.Vincent, Ida119Ascent List62Peak List  27Trip Reports  441,686  134,626List of Lists2014-12-13
65.Stemm, Brad519Ascent List444Peak List  13Trip Reports  438,476  133,647List of Lists2015-01-26
66.Luettringhaus, Uwe244Ascent List210Peak List  7Trip Reports  429,491  130,909List of Lists2015-01-24
67.Peck, Lawrence344Ascent List197Peak List  344Trip Reports  427,382  130,266List of Lists2015-01-11
68.Laverdure, Jean André 1757Ascent List1102Peak List  514Trip Reports  424,046  129,249List of Lists2015-01-29
69.Dillmore, Shannon433Ascent List426Peak List  88Trip Reports  418,313  127,502List of Lists2015-01-24
70.Baker, Troy174Ascent List151Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2014-10-11
71.Peavy, Scott282Ascent List274Peak List    403,182  122,890List of Lists2015-01-11
72.Newton, Lee994Ascent List983Peak List  256Trip Reports  403,021  122,841List of Lists2015-01-01
73.Wheeler, Terry709Ascent List629Peak List  36Trip Reports  398,031  121,320List of Lists2014-10-05
74.Triska, Jan116Ascent List101Peak List  115Trip Reports  396,281  120,786List of Lists2014-07-28
75.Johnson, Frederick1379Ascent List1045Peak List  417Trip Reports  394,964  120,385List of Lists2015-01-24
76.Lockard, Alex156Ascent List64Peak List  12Trip Reports  391,899  119,451List of Lists2015-01-21
77.Jayaraman, Srikant256Ascent List229Peak List  42Trip Reports  391,700  119,390List of Lists2014-12-29
78.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo217Ascent List165Peak List  15Trip Reports  387,168  118,009List of Lists2015-01-14
79.Eichas, Paul256Ascent List129Peak List    384,637  117,237List of Lists2014-10-20
80.Tetazoo, III, James E.263Ascent List208Peak List  74Trip Reports  382,080  116,458List of Lists2014-10-31
81.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
82.Madhusudanan, Vineeth140Ascent List77Peak List  13Trip Reports  370,468  112,919List of Lists2014-12-13
83.Murphy, John183Ascent List107Peak List  43Trip Reports  370,333  112,877List of Lists2015-01-25
84.Darr, John 182Ascent List39Peak List  119Trip Reports  370,241  112,849List of Lists2014-12-23
85.Baxter, Dan467Ascent List432Peak List  152Trip Reports  369,905  112,747List of Lists2015-01-24
86.Wright, Wesley179Ascent List138Peak List    361,711  110,250List of Lists2015-01-25
87.Thomas, John160Ascent List158Peak List    360,400  109,850List of Lists2015-01-24
88.Bolton, Bob851Ascent List756Peak List  125Trip Reports  359,592  109,604List of Lists2015-01-24
89.De Las Torres, Chiky362Ascent List331Peak List  60Trip Reports  356,965  108,803List of Lists2015-01-07
90.Aschbrenner, Ryan539Ascent List464Peak List  295Trip Reports  355,666  108,407List of Lists2015-01-18
91.Kalsing, Kristian105Ascent List58Peak List  38Trip Reports  355,165  108,254List of Lists2015-01-10
92.Quinlan, Dan216Ascent List203Peak List  216Trip Reports  353,473  107,739List of Lists2014-10-11
93.Hudson, Tim107Ascent List90Peak List  9Trip Reports  352,754  107,519List of Lists2013-12-31
94.Snapp, Bryon82Ascent List34Peak List  15Trip Reports  352,336  107,392List of Lists2014-10-05
95.Tibatong, Habakuk377Ascent List320Peak List  4Trip Reports  351,799  107,228List of Lists2015-01-29
96.Stephens, Rich107Ascent List89Peak List  33Trip Reports  348,777  106,307List of Lists2014-08-05
97.Corcoran, Spencer344Ascent List186Peak List  279Trip Reports  332,013  101,198List of Lists2015-01-23
98.Putnam, Mike110Ascent List61Peak List  50Trip Reports  331,657  101,089List of Lists2013-06-29
99.Horbal, Matt244Ascent List234Peak List  6Trip Reports  327,918  99,949List of Lists2015-01-19
100.Hanson, Vic253Ascent List194Peak List  159Trip Reports  326,049  99,380List of Lists2014-11-12

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