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Peaks with Highest Ascent Quality Ratings

Minimum of 5 quality ratings to be ranked

RankPeakQuality Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)
1.Capitol Peak9.84307USA-CO527Southern Rocky Mountains
2.Mount McKinley9.56194USA-AK6144Alaska Range
3.El Morrón de la Agujereada9.41956Spain1956North Atlantic Islands
4.Monte Rosa9.144634Switz2165Southern Alps
5.Chimney Peak8.891494USA-ME19Northern U.S. Appalachians
6.Mont Harfang8.83945Canada-QC107Canadian Shield
7.Temple Crag8.63955USA-CA75Sierra Nevada
7.Mount Columbia8.63741Canada-AB/BC2361Canadian Rockies
7.Mount Olympus8.62429USA-WA2389Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges
10.North Palisade8.54341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada
11.Großglockner8.463798Austria2423Eastern Alps
12.Cathedral Peak8.443326USA-CA280Sierra Nevada
13.Boston Peak8.42711USA-WA260Cascade Range
14.Three Fingers8.382088USA-WA1369Cascade Range
15.Gannett Peak8.334207USA-WY2156Greater Yellowstone Rockies
15.Gran Paradiso8.334061Italy1879Western Alps
17.Katahdin-South Peak8.311603USA-ME12Northern U.S. Appalachians
18.Mount Jefferson8.273199USA-OR1760Cascade Range
19.Mount Ritter8.254006USA-CA1206Sierra Nevada
20.Allen Mountain8.221325USA-NY195Canadian Shield
21.Mount Muir8.24271USA-CA91Sierra Nevada
21.Mount Buckner8.22778USA-WA925Cascade Range
24.Prusik Peak8.172438USA-WA48Cascade Range
25.Mont Blanc8.114810France/Italy4697Western Alps

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List Description

This list, like all the other "Usage" lists, will change over time as ascents are entered into the database. This list is automatically recalculated once a day, so a completion of all these peaks is a moving target that may be frustrating for a climber.

"Quality" is a subjective number between 1 and 10 that, ideally, represents the overall experience of a climb and how proud a climber is of an effort. Not all registered users assign Quality ratings to their ascents, and those that do will often have different opinions on how to apply the scale. So this list has very low statistical reliability.

To be included on this list, a peak must have at least 5 ascents with a Quality rating. All quality ratings for a peak are then averaged to get the metric used above. The result is a list of peaks that, in principle, offer difficult challenges and high rewards.


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