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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)Ascent Date
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.Katahdin-South Peak8.731603USA-ME12Northern U.S. Appalachians 
6.Triglav8.632864Slovenia2052Eastern Alps 
7.Temple Crag8.63955USA-CA75Sierra Nevada 
8.Mount Ritter8.574006USA-CA1206Sierra Nevada 
9.Pamola Peak8.541499USA-ME30Northern U.S. Appalachians 
10.Cathedral Peak8.53326USA-CA280Sierra Nevada 
10.Mount Olympus8.52429USA-WA2389Northwest U.S. Coast Ranges 
10.Allen Mountain8.51325USA-NY195Canadian Shield 
13.Großglockner8.463798Austria2423Eastern Alps 
14.Mount Muir8.444271USA-CA91Sierra Nevada 
15.Mount Columbia8.43741Canada-AB/BC2361Canadian Rockies 
15.Boston Peak8.42711USA-WA260Cascade Range 
17.North Palisade8.384341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada 
18.Gran Paradiso8.334061Italy1879Western Alps 
18.Lions Head8.331534USA-NH0Northern U.S. Appalachians 
20.Three Fingers8.252088USA-WA1369Cascade Range 
21.Glacier Peak8.243206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
22.Gannett Peak8.224207USA-WY2156Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
23.Mount Buckner8.22778USA-WA925Cascade Range 
23.Bear Peak8.22579USA-CO80Southern Rocky Mountains 
25.Alta Peak8.143415USA-CA38Sierra Nevada 

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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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