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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.Monte Rosa9.144634Switz2165Southern Alps
4.Chimney Peak9.131494USA-ME19Northern U.S. Appalachians
5.Mont Harfang9945Canada-QC107Canadian Shield
6.Temple Crag8.63955USA-CA75Sierra Nevada
7.Katahdin-South Peak8.581603USA-ME12Northern U.S. Appalachians
8.Mount Olympus8.532429USA-WA2389Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges
9.Cathedral Peak8.53326USA-CA280Sierra Nevada
9.Allen Mountain8.51325USA-NY195Canadian Shield
11.Großglockner8.463798Austria2423Eastern Alps
12.Mount Muir8.444271USA-CA91Sierra Nevada
13.Pamola Peak8.431499USA-ME30Northern U.S. Appalachians
14.Mount Columbia8.43741Canada-AB/BC2361Canadian Rockies
14.Boston Peak8.42711USA-WA260Cascade Range
16.North Palisade8.384341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada
17.Mount Ritter8.384006USA-CA1206Sierra Nevada
17.Bigelow Mountain8.381263USA-ME867Northern U.S. Appalachians
19.Gran Paradiso8.334061Italy1879Western Alps
20.Mount Jefferson8.273199USA-OR1760Cascade Range
21.Three Fingers8.252088USA-WA1369Cascade Range
22.Glacier Peak8.243206USA-WA2285Cascade Range
23.Gannett Peak8.224207USA-WY2156Greater Yellowstone Rockies
24.Mount Buckner8.22778USA-WA925Cascade Range
25.Avery Peak8.111246USA-ME82Northern U.S. Appalachians

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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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