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Peaks with most Unsuccessful Attempts

Showing Chad Erickson's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (10 out of 25, or 40%)

RankPeakAscents Elev-M Location Prom-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Longs Peak494345USA-CO896Southern Rocky Mountains2001-08
2.Wheeler Peak354011USA-NM1039Southern Rocky Mountains2003-07-14
3.Mount Whitney954419USA-CA3072Sierra Nevada2004-08-17
4.Mount Elbert364399USA-CO2765Southern Rocky Mountains2006-07-01
5.Mount Washington751917USA-NH1874Northern U.S. Appalachians2010-06-07
6.Mount Rainier3334392USA-WA4037Cascade Range2012-06-15
7.Mount Hood1423426USA-OR2349Cascade Range2012-06-20
8.San Jacinto Peak333304USA-CA2536Central and Southern California Ranges2014-05-03
9.Mount San Antonio333068USA-CA1897Central and Southern California Ranges2016-04-03
10.Mount Saint Helens962540USA-WA1394Cascade Range2017-09-01
 Aconcagua406962Argentina6962Central Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Denali576190USA-AK6140Alaska Range 
 Pico de Orizaba335636Mexico-Pue/Ver4922Cordillera Neovolcanica 
 Mont Blanc384810France/Italy4697Western Alps 
 Mount Shasta1514317USA-CA2975Cascade Range 
 Granite Peak413901USA-MT1451Greater Yellowstone Rockies 
 Mount Adams733742USA-WA2474Cascade Range 
 Mount Baker1053286USA-WA2686Cascade Range 
 Glacier Peak433206USA-WA2285Cascade Range 
 Mount Jefferson353199USA-OR1761Cascade Range 
 Mount Stuart452870USA-WA1632Cascade Range 
 Mount Shuksan642783USA-WA1344Cascade Range 
 Silver Peak441708USA-WA648Cascade Range 
 McClellan Butte481573USA-WA440Cascade Range 
 Mount Si531274USA-WA79Cascade Range 

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List Description

This list, like all the other "Usage" lists, will change over time as ascents are entered into the Peakbagger.com 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.

The "Ascents" column above show the total number of unsuccessful attempts on a peak logged in the Peakbagger.com database. Multiple failed attempts by one climber are all counted. However, note that many registered site users do not log their unsuccessful ascents, so this list is not very robust statistically. However, it does give a somewhat interesting picture of some worldwide summit that are perhaps among the most difficult to ascend.

A personal note--I have long maintained that there should be no shame or stigma in an unsuccessful attempt. They are excellent learning experiences and a sign of wise maturity in the mountains. Never climb with someone who has never turned back! And don't be afraid to log your trips where the summit was just not in the cards.

 


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