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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.Mount Assiniboine9.63616Canada-AB/BC2082Canadian Rockies
2.Hoyt Peak9.333202USA-WY191Greater Yellowstone Rockies
2.El Morrón de la Agujereada9.331956Spain1956North Atlantic Islands
4.Denali9.196190USA-AK6140Alaska Range
5.Top Notch Peak9.173123USA-WY245Greater Yellowstone Rockies
6.Forbidden Peak9.12687USA-WA322Cascade Range
7.Starlight Peak94328USA-CA24Sierra Nevada
7.Thunderbolt Peak94268USA-CA62Sierra Nevada
7.Mount Dade94145USA-CA61Sierra Nevada
7.Mount Clark93512USA-CA220Sierra Nevada
7.Dorado Needle92573USA-WA244Cascade Range
7.Lodalskåpa92083Norway783Scandinavian Mountains
13.Mount Columbia8.833741Canada-AB/BC2361Canadian Rockies
14.Misery Hill8.84218USA-CA0Cascade Range
14.Dome Peak8.82719USA-WA927Cascade Range
16.Volcán Chimborazo8.756267Ecuador4122Ecuador Andes
16.Monte Rosa8.754634Switz2165Southern Alps
16.Piz Bernina8.754049Switz2234Southern Alps
19.Bonanza Peak8.712899USA-WA1131Cascade Range
19.Unnecessary Mountain8.711548Canada-BC108Coast Mountains
21.Gannett Peak8.714207USA-WY2157Greater Yellowstone Rockies
22.North Palisade8.674341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada
23.Three Fingers8.622088USA-WA1369Cascade Range
24.Pingora Peak8.63622USA-WY87Greater Yellowstone Rockies
24.Goode Mountain8.62804USA-WA1161Cascade 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 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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