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Hall of Fame Climbers:

Ascents Distinct Peaks Trip Reports Most Recent Ascent Vertical Gain Famous Climbers

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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, Petter1159Ascent List1097Peak List  147Trip Reports  2,894,979  882,390List of Lists2014-08-24
2.Jones, Ken2316Ascent List2147Peak List  334Trip Reports  2,708,799  825,642List of Lists2014-08-29
3.Poulin, Dennis1993Ascent List1777Peak List  1174Trip Reports  2,680,310  816,958List of Lists2014-08-20
4.Earl, Edward1524Ascent List1409Peak List  199Trip Reports  2,304,503  702,413List of Lists2014-08-16
5.Lostracco, Ben3251Ascent List2418Peak List  1406Trip Reports  2,059,870  627,848List of Lists2014-08-28
6.Slayden, Greg1226Ascent List763Peak List  236Trip Reports  1,973,352  601,478List of Lists2014-08-16
7.Walker, Adam687Ascent List559Peak List  381Trip Reports  1,618,089  493,194List of Lists2014-08-17
8.Still, Ben444Ascent List444Peak List  128Trip Reports  1,561,559  475,963List of Lists2014-08-23
9.Michelson, Paul782Ascent List714Peak List  55Trip Reports  1,537,630  468,670List of Lists2014-08-18
10.Woodall, Rob2268Ascent List2234Peak List  442Trip Reports  1,289,727  393,109List of Lists2014-08-26
11.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List317Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,278,284  389,621List of Lists2014-06-22
12.Willis, Craig774Ascent List732Peak List  72Trip Reports  1,215,034  370,342List of Lists2014-08-17
13.Barlow, James799Ascent List672Peak List  522Trip Reports  1,206,443  367,724List of Lists2014-08-20
14.Kassan, Eric592Ascent List533Peak List  445Trip Reports  1,195,991  364,538List of Lists2014-08-29
15.Sasso, John608Ascent List288Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2014-08-23
16.Gerber, Andrej196Ascent List196Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,054,709  321,475List of Lists2014-05-29
17.Painter, ChadL690Ascent List535Peak List  57Trip Reports  1,036,421  315,901List of Lists2014-08-24
18.Dunham, Dave1218Ascent List772Peak List  1218Trip Reports  1,034,675  315,369List of Lists2014-08-24
19.Sarna, John E708Ascent List569Peak List  220Trip Reports  1,030,776  314,181List of Lists2014-07-20
20.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
21.Garneau, Robert722Ascent List433Peak List  199Trip Reports  1,013,278  308,847List of Lists2014-08-16
22.Ziak, Rodney1218Ascent List865Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,005,794  306,566List of Lists2014-08-22
23.Raether, Don693Ascent List601Peak List  434Trip Reports  1,001,095  305,134List of Lists2014-08-27
24.Noel, Eric770Ascent List627Peak List  339Trip Reports  927,429  282,680List of Lists2014-08-09
25.Ells, Chris420Ascent List196Peak List  6Trip Reports  873,161  266,139List of Lists2014-08-24
26.Themer, Karl350Ascent List255Peak List    854,478  260,445List of Lists2014-08-23
27.Albert, Sean348Ascent List203Peak List  276Trip Reports  848,534  258,633List of Lists2014-08-26
28.Boester, Brad367Ascent List350Peak List  133Trip Reports  845,272  257,639List of Lists2014-05-16
29.Giurgiulescu, Mihai543Ascent List314Peak List  10Trip Reports  844,334  257,353List of Lists2014-08-23
30.Grant, Sam427Ascent List283Peak List  23Trip Reports  843,816  257,195List of Lists2014-08-24
31.Kelliher, Mat465Ascent List424Peak List  426Trip Reports  809,187  246,640List of Lists2014-08-23
32.Bigelow, Andrew805Ascent List355Peak List  253Trip Reports  796,246  242,696List of Lists2014-08-09
33.Boos, Andy1255Ascent List841Peak List  2Trip Reports  782,358  238,463List of Lists2014-08-25
34.Rodés Muñoz, Pere362Ascent List240Peak List  121Trip Reports  768,616  234,274List of Lists2013-11-23
35.Hall, Len448Ascent List205Peak List  438Trip Reports  727,715  221,808List of Lists2013-08-25
36.Kraai, Bryan538Ascent List471Peak List  160Trip Reports  726,041  221,297List of Lists2014-08-25
37.Oestreicher, Richard1032Ascent List723Peak List  866Trip Reports  702,966  214,264List of Lists2014-07-31
38.Evans, Alexei277Ascent List128Peak List  62Trip Reports  694,652  211,730List of Lists2014-07-27
39.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
40.914, BMS266Ascent List213Peak List  264Trip Reports  655,495  199,795List of Lists2014-08-16
41.Wanberg, Michael371Ascent List200Peak List  305Trip Reports  605,176  184,458List of Lists2014-08-23
42.ONeill, Patrick396Ascent List338Peak List  28Trip Reports  551,469  168,088List of Lists2014-08-04
43.Straub, Chad227Ascent List170Peak List  196Trip Reports  540,590  164,772List of Lists2014-07-26
44.Hensley, Richard271Ascent List237Peak List  169Trip Reports  540,446  164,728List of Lists2014-08-23
45.Musser, William 691Ascent List534Peak List  464Trip Reports  531,932  162,133List of Lists2014-08-25
46.Rankine, Andrew260Ascent List214Peak List  254Trip Reports  531,753  162,078List of Lists2014-08-20
47.Graham, James366Ascent List307Peak List  10Trip Reports  527,453  160,768List of Lists2014-07-17
48.Russell, Ken415Ascent List407Peak List  120Trip Reports  520,268  158,578List of Lists2014-08-17
49.Pramuk, Gabriel710Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  517,799  157,825List of Lists2014-08-25
50. #, Ashwin182Ascent List64Peak List  73Trip Reports  510,816  155,697List of Lists2014-04-12
51.Morehouse, James292Ascent List206Peak List  176Trip Reports  505,622  154,114List of Lists2014-08-23
52.Kwok, Amy182Ascent List55Peak List  109Trip Reports  494,555  150,740List of Lists2014-08-20
53.Vadeboncoeur, Matt543Ascent List401Peak List  27Trip Reports  475,695  144,992List of Lists2014-08-16
54.Myers, Steve326Ascent List174Peak List  19Trip Reports  471,686  143,770List of Lists2014-07-01
55.Murray, Robert313Ascent List207Peak List  78Trip Reports  464,763  141,660List of Lists2014-07-22
56.Nakajima, Tomoko348Ascent List291Peak List  339Trip Reports  459,700  140,117List of Lists2014-07-05
57.Schussler, Arne342Ascent List219Peak List  295Trip Reports  450,692  137,371List of Lists2014-08-19
58.Morris, Caleb272Ascent List244Peak List  233Trip Reports  439,359  133,917List of Lists2014-08-24
59.Nash, Aaron135Ascent List74Peak List  64Trip Reports  435,950  132,878List of Lists2014-08-06
60.Trošcák, Ondrej144Ascent List137Peak List  9Trip Reports  424,513  129,392List of Lists2014-08-09
61.Baker, Troy169Ascent List148Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2014-06-21
62.Dillmore, Shannon431Ascent List424Peak List  88Trip Reports  412,899  125,852List of Lists2014-06-27
63.Vincent, Ida111Ascent List59Peak List  23Trip Reports  409,756  124,894List of Lists2014-08-17
64.Laverdure, Jean André 1690Ascent List1065Peak List  485Trip Reports  403,238  122,907List of Lists2014-08-17
65.Peck, Lawrence324Ascent List191Peak List  324Trip Reports  399,878  121,883List of Lists2014-08-09
66.Triska, Jan116Ascent List101Peak List  115Trip Reports  396,281  120,786List of Lists2014-07-28
67.Wheeler, Terry696Ascent List617Peak List  36Trip Reports  395,235  120,468List of Lists2014-08-28
68.Stemm, Brad416Ascent List375Peak List  10Trip Reports  380,326  115,923List of Lists2014-08-20
69.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
70.Peavy, Scott269Ascent List261Peak List    376,277  114,689List of Lists2014-07-25
71.Tetazoo, III, James E.259Ascent List204Peak List  72Trip Reports  375,365  114,411List of Lists2014-08-24
72.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo192Ascent List144Peak List  15Trip Reports  368,924  112,448List of Lists2014-08-18
73.Madhusudanan, Vineeth135Ascent List73Peak List  13Trip Reports  366,468  111,699List of Lists2014-08-19
74.Eichas, Paul234Ascent List110Peak List    366,051  111,572List of Lists2014-08-24
75.Lewis, Michael97Ascent List96Peak List  8Trip Reports  365,091  111,280List of Lists2014-08-27
76.Jayaraman, Srikant233Ascent List210Peak List  38Trip Reports  358,988  109,420List of Lists2014-05-24
77.De Las Torres, Chiky340Ascent List309Peak List  60Trip Reports  356,965  108,803List of Lists2014-07-12
78.Bolton, Bob840Ascent List745Peak List  125Trip Reports  355,872  108,470List of Lists2014-08-25
79.Hudson, Tim107Ascent List90Peak List  9Trip Reports  352,779  107,527List of Lists2013-12-31
80.Baxter, Dan434Ascent List404Peak List  143Trip Reports  350,873  106,946List of Lists2014-08-18
81.Stephens, Rich107Ascent List89Peak List  33Trip Reports  348,777  106,307List of Lists2014-08-05
82.Snapp, Bryon81Ascent List34Peak List  14Trip Reports  348,576  106,246List of Lists2014-06-29
83.Newton, Lee905Ascent List899Peak List  231Trip Reports  347,384  105,883List of Lists2014-08-26
84.Lockard, Alex131Ascent List56Peak List  10Trip Reports  335,240  102,181List of Lists2014-08-03
85.Wright, Wesley167Ascent List132Peak List    332,661  101,395List of Lists2014-08-15
86.Putnam, Mike110Ascent List61Peak List  50Trip Reports  331,657  101,089List of Lists2013-06-29
87.Johnson, Frederick1352Ascent List1027Peak List  383Trip Reports  331,048  100,903List of Lists2014-08-09
88.Luettringhaus, Uwe195Ascent List172Peak List  1Trip Reports  330,237  100,656List of Lists2014-08-24
89.M, Joe142Ascent List75Peak List  6Trip Reports  325,324  99,159List of Lists2013-08-25
90.Gopal, Gokul233Ascent List156Peak List  62Trip Reports  324,927  99,038List of Lists2014-08-13
91.Hirniak, Joseph131Ascent List120Peak List  92Trip Reports  320,844  97,793List of Lists2014-08-05
92.Quinlan, Dan195Ascent List182Peak List  195Trip Reports  320,473  97,680List of Lists2014-07-26
93.Hanson, Vic242Ascent List187Peak List  156Trip Reports  317,511  96,777List of Lists2014-08-09
94.Murphy, John155Ascent List87Peak List  36Trip Reports  314,039  95,719List of Lists2014-08-26
95.Cusick, Michael156Ascent List151Peak List  1Trip Reports  312,345  95,203List of Lists2014-08-24
96.Aschbrenner, Ryan477Ascent List420Peak List  281Trip Reports  312,286  95,185List of Lists2014-08-16
97.Koppel, Eric411Ascent List256Peak List  69Trip Reports  306,999  93,573List of Lists2014-07-19
98.Horbal, Matt230Ascent List220Peak List  4Trip Reports  306,843  93,526List of Lists2014-08-24
99.Darr, John 147Ascent List39Peak List  115Trip Reports  304,351  92,766List of Lists2014-08-28
100.Couët, Gabriel264Ascent List197Peak List  187Trip Reports  304,283  92,745List of Lists2014-08-04

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