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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.Piz Bernina9.64049Switz2234Southern Alps
2.El Morrón de la Agujereada9.41956Spain1956North Atlantic Islands
3.Capitol Peak9.334307USA-CO527Southern Rocky Mountains
4.Denali9.316190USA-AK6140Alaska Range
5.Mont Harfang8.86945Canada-QC107Canadian Shield
6.Hvannadalshnúkur8.832110Iceland2110Norwegian Sea Islands
7.Prusik Peak8.782438USA-WA49Cascade Range
8.Monte Rosa8.74634Switz2165Southern Alps
9.North Palisade8.64341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada
9.Temple Crag8.63955USA-CA75Sierra Nevada
9.Mount Columbia8.63741Canada-AB/BC2361Canadian Rockies
9.Bonanza Peak8.62899USA-WA1131Cascade Range
13.Gannett Peak8.54207USA-WY2157Greater Yellowstone Rockies
13.McDonald Peak8.52993USA-MT1719Central Montana Rocky Mountains
13.Three Fingers8.52088USA-WA1369Cascade Range
16.Cathedral Peak8.473326USA-CA280Sierra Nevada
17.Großglockner8.463798Austria2428Eastern Alps
18.Mount Ritter8.44006USA-CA1206Sierra Nevada
18.Teewinot Mountain8.43757USA-WY245Greater Yellowstone Rockies
18.Boston Peak8.42711USA-WA260Cascade Range
21.Mount Jefferson8.373199USA-OR1761Cascade Range
22.Mount Olympus8.352429USA-WA2389Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges
23.Gran Paradiso8.334061Italy1879Western Alps
24.Chimney Peak8.311494USA-ME18Northern 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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