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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, Petter1171Ascent List1109Peak List  147Trip Reports  2,924,141  891,278List of Lists2014-09-29
2.Jones, Ken2328Ascent List2157Peak List  336Trip Reports  2,719,228  828,821List of Lists2014-09-26
3.Poulin, Dennis2001Ascent List1785Peak List  1175Trip Reports  2,699,092  822,683List of Lists2014-09-24
4.Earl, Edward1544Ascent List1427Peak List  205Trip Reports  2,352,785  717,129List of Lists2014-09-29
5.Lostracco, Ben3275Ascent List2439Peak List  1419Trip Reports  2,081,256  634,367List of Lists2014-09-26
6.Slayden, Greg1227Ascent List764Peak List  237Trip Reports  1,980,022  603,511List of Lists2014-09-13
7.Walker, Adam707Ascent List577Peak List  400Trip Reports  1,689,891  515,079List of Lists2014-09-20
8.Still, Ben451Ascent List451Peak List  130Trip Reports  1,583,917  482,778List of Lists2014-09-27
9.Michelson, Paul801Ascent List732Peak List  56Trip Reports  1,550,840  472,696List of Lists2014-09-27
10.Woodall, Rob2291Ascent List2256Peak List  456Trip Reports  1,343,676  409,552List of Lists2014-09-27
11.Henry The, Mountain Man760Ascent List317Peak List  182Trip Reports  1,278,284  389,621List of Lists2014-06-22
12.Willis, Craig788Ascent List741Peak List  73Trip Reports  1,244,295  379,261List of Lists2014-09-27
13.Barlow, James817Ascent List689Peak List  534Trip Reports  1,241,590  378,437List of Lists2014-09-21
14.Kassan, Eric597Ascent List536Peak List  454Trip Reports  1,215,164  370,382List of Lists2014-09-28
15.Sasso, John612Ascent List290Peak List  392Trip Reports  1,189,901  362,682List of Lists2014-09-01
16.Painter, ChadL717Ascent List547Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,075,553  327,829List of Lists2014-09-24
17.Gerber, Andrej196Ascent List196Peak List  58Trip Reports  1,054,709  321,475List of Lists2014-05-29
18.Sarna, John E726Ascent List581Peak List  239Trip Reports  1,046,695  319,033List of Lists2014-09-03
19.Dunham, Dave1221Ascent List772Peak List  1221Trip Reports  1,036,529  315,934List of Lists2014-09-20
20.Thate, Karine717Ascent List209Peak List  649Trip Reports  1,027,261  313,109List of Lists2013-05-27
21.Garneau, Robert726Ascent List435Peak List  202Trip Reports  1,017,020  309,988List of Lists2014-08-31
22.Ziak, Rodney1221Ascent List868Peak List  100Trip Reports  1,008,544  307,404List of Lists2014-09-10
23.Raether, Don696Ascent List604Peak List  437Trip Reports  1,008,289  307,326List of Lists2014-09-11
24.Noel, Eric771Ascent List628Peak List  340Trip Reports  929,789  283,400List of Lists2014-09-21
25.Giurgiulescu, Mihai558Ascent List327Peak List  10Trip Reports  875,462  266,841List of Lists2014-09-28
26.Ells, Chris420Ascent List196Peak List  6Trip Reports  873,161  266,139List of Lists2014-08-24
27.Grant, Sam448Ascent List294Peak List  23Trip Reports  865,974  263,949List of Lists2014-09-28
28.Themer, Karl356Ascent List260Peak List    862,562  262,909List of Lists2014-09-20
29.Albert, Sean357Ascent List212Peak List  280Trip Reports  848,534  258,633List of Lists2014-09-29
30.Boester, Brad367Ascent List350Peak List  133Trip Reports  845,272  257,639List of Lists2014-05-16
31.Kelliher, Mat474Ascent List432Peak List  435Trip Reports  818,187  249,383List of Lists2014-09-28
32.Boos, Andy1261Ascent List845Peak List  2Trip Reports  806,469  245,812List of Lists2014-09-23
33.Bigelow, Andrew805Ascent List355Peak List  253Trip Reports  796,246  242,696List of Lists2014-08-09
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, Bryan544Ascent List477Peak List  164Trip Reports  726,507  221,439List of Lists2014-09-29
37.Oestreicher, Richard1034Ascent List723Peak List  868Trip Reports  703,396  214,395List of Lists2014-09-25
38.Evans, Alexei282Ascent List131Peak List  66Trip Reports  702,802  214,214List of Lists2014-09-25
39.Friedrich, Brian254Ascent List171Peak List  224Trip Reports  679,063  206,978List of Lists2013-07-01
40.Wilson, Doug378Ascent List227Peak List    661,064  201,492List of Lists2014-09-20
41.914, BMS267Ascent List214Peak List  264Trip Reports  657,130  200,293List of Lists2014-09-05
42.Wanberg, Michael380Ascent List207Peak List  306Trip Reports  631,593  192,510List of Lists2014-09-20
43.Hensley, Richard279Ascent List244Peak List  177Trip Reports  562,966  171,592List of Lists2014-09-27
44.ONeill, Patrick408Ascent List349Peak List  28Trip Reports  556,380  169,585List of Lists2014-09-28
45.Straub, Chad228Ascent List171Peak List  197Trip Reports  540,590  164,772List of Lists2014-09-07
46.Musser, William 701Ascent List544Peak List  471Trip Reports  538,229  164,052List of Lists2014-09-22
47.Rankine, Andrew261Ascent List215Peak List  255Trip Reports  532,832  162,407List of Lists2014-09-21
48.Russell, Ken418Ascent List410Peak List  121Trip Reports  529,411  161,364List of Lists2014-09-28
49.Graham, James371Ascent List311Peak List  10Trip Reports  529,342  161,343List of Lists2014-09-19
50.Morehouse, James298Ascent List211Peak List  181Trip Reports  521,188  158,858List of Lists2014-09-28
51.Pramuk, Gabriel710Ascent List651Peak List  20Trip Reports  517,799  157,825List of Lists2014-08-25
52. #, Ashwin182Ascent List64Peak List  73Trip Reports  510,816  155,697List of Lists2014-04-12
53.Kwok, Amy185Ascent List56Peak List  111Trip Reports  506,655  154,428List of Lists2014-09-13
54.Vadeboncoeur, Matt549Ascent List406Peak List  27Trip Reports  480,273  146,387List of Lists2014-09-28
55.Myers, Steve326Ascent List174Peak List  19Trip Reports  471,686  143,770List of Lists2014-07-01
56.Murray, Robert315Ascent List209Peak List  80Trip Reports  466,344  142,142List of Lists2014-09-13
57.Trošcák, Ondrej150Ascent List143Peak List  9Trip Reports  460,569  140,381List of Lists2014-08-28
58.Nakajima, Tomoko375Ascent List318Peak List  342Trip Reports  459,700  140,117List of Lists2014-09-11
59.Schussler, Arne348Ascent List221Peak List  301Trip Reports  456,467  139,131List of Lists2014-09-15
60.Morris, Caleb278Ascent List250Peak List  239Trip Reports  451,534  137,628List of Lists2014-09-22
61.Nash, Aaron135Ascent List74Peak List  64Trip Reports  435,950  132,878List of Lists2014-08-06
62.Vincent, Ida113Ascent List61Peak List  23Trip Reports  422,318  128,723List of Lists2014-08-28
63.Dillmore, Shannon432Ascent List425Peak List  88Trip Reports  416,409  126,921List of Lists2014-08-29
64.Baker, Troy169Ascent List148Peak List  17Trip Reports  413,695  126,094List of Lists2014-06-21
65.Peck, Lawrence330Ascent List197Peak List  330Trip Reports  405,978  123,742List of Lists2014-09-20
66.Laverdure, Jean André 1697Ascent List1066Peak List  485Trip Reports  405,339  123,547List of Lists2014-09-28
67.Wheeler, Terry707Ascent List628Peak List  36Trip Reports  396,502  120,854List of Lists2014-08-30
68.Triska, Jan116Ascent List101Peak List  115Trip Reports  396,281  120,786List of Lists2014-07-28
69.Stemm, Brad439Ascent List386Peak List  11Trip Reports  390,794  119,114List of Lists2014-09-26
70.Newton, Lee909Ascent List902Peak List  243Trip Reports  388,496  118,414List of Lists2014-09-27
71.Tetazoo, III, James E.261Ascent List206Peak List  73Trip Reports  379,153  115,566List of Lists2014-08-27
72.Bubniak, Gregory460Ascent List369Peak List  55Trip Reports  378,697  115,427List of Lists2014-06-14
73.Peavy, Scott270Ascent List262Peak List    377,494  115,060List of Lists2014-08-31
74.Lewis, Michael98Ascent List97Peak List  9Trip Reports  375,602  114,483List of Lists2014-09-27
75.Luettringhaus, Uwe210Ascent List178Peak List  6Trip Reports  374,337  114,098List of Lists2014-09-27
76.Uherkovich, Szaniszlo196Ascent List145Peak List  15Trip Reports  371,518  113,239List of Lists2014-09-13
77.Eichas, Paul237Ascent List113Peak List    370,081  112,801List of Lists2014-09-03
78.Johnson, Frederick1364Ascent List1031Peak List  397Trip Reports  369,291  112,560List of Lists2014-09-01
79.Madhusudanan, Vineeth135Ascent List73Peak List  13Trip Reports  366,468  111,699List of Lists2014-08-19
80.Bolton, Bob842Ascent List747Peak List  125Trip Reports  359,592  109,604List of Lists2014-08-29
81.Baxter, Dan444Ascent List413Peak List  148Trip Reports  359,397  109,544List of Lists2014-09-22
82.Jayaraman, Srikant233Ascent List210Peak List  38Trip Reports  358,988  109,420List of Lists2014-05-24
83.De Las Torres, Chiky346Ascent List315Peak List  60Trip Reports  356,965  108,803List of Lists2014-09-22
84.Lockard, Alex137Ascent List56Peak List  10Trip Reports  355,133  108,245List of Lists2014-09-28
85.Hudson, Tim107Ascent List90Peak List  9Trip Reports  352,779  107,527List of Lists2013-12-31
86.Wright, Wesley173Ascent List135Peak List    349,705  106,590List of Lists2014-09-16
87.Stephens, Rich107Ascent List89Peak List  33Trip Reports  348,777  106,307List of Lists2014-08-05
88.Snapp, Bryon81Ascent List34Peak List  14Trip Reports  348,576  106,246List of Lists2014-06-29
89.Aschbrenner, Ryan498Ascent List432Peak List  287Trip Reports  331,690  101,099List of Lists2014-09-26
90.Putnam, Mike110Ascent List61Peak List  50Trip Reports  331,657  101,089List of Lists2013-06-29
91.Quinlan, Dan204Ascent List191Peak List  204Trip Reports  331,473  101,033List of Lists2014-08-29
92.M, Joe142Ascent List75Peak List  6Trip Reports  325,324  99,159List of Lists2013-08-25
93.Gopal, Gokul233Ascent List156Peak List  62Trip Reports  324,927  99,038List of Lists2014-08-13
94.Hanson, Vic248Ascent List191Peak List  158Trip Reports  323,790  98,691List of Lists2014-09-27
95.Kalsing, Kristian95Ascent List55Peak List  34Trip Reports  323,142  98,494List of Lists2014-09-07
96.Murphy, John162Ascent List94Peak List  36Trip Reports  322,740  98,371List of Lists2014-09-22
97.Hirniak, Joseph131Ascent List120Peak List  92Trip Reports  320,844  97,793List of Lists2014-08-05
98.Darr, John 153Ascent List39Peak List  116Trip Reports  317,251  96,698List of Lists2014-09-25
99.Cusick, Michael160Ascent List155Peak List  1Trip Reports  313,895  95,675List of Lists2014-09-13
100.Horbal, Matt231Ascent List221Peak List  4Trip Reports  310,759  94,719List of Lists2014-09-14

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