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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)Ascents
1.Mount Assiniboine9.63616Canada-AB/BC2082Canadian Rockies27
2.Hoyt Peak9.433202USA-WY191Greater Yellowstone Rockies14
3.El Morrón de la Agujereada9.331956Spain1956North Atlantic Islands18
4.Starlight Peak9.174328USA-CA24Sierra Nevada90
4.Top Notch Peak9.173123USA-WY245Greater Yellowstone Rockies16
6.Forbidden Peak9.12687USA-WA322Cascade Range226
7.Denali9.046190USA-AK6140Alaska Range220
8.Thunderbolt Peak94268USA-CA62Sierra Nevada142
8.Kintla Peak93079USA-MT1341Central Montana Rocky Mountains26
8.Dorado Needle92573USA-WA244Cascade Range91
8.Lodalskåpa92083Norway783Scandinavian Mountains10
12.Misery Hill8.84218USA-CA0Cascade Range101
12.Dome Peak8.82719USA-WA927Cascade Range131
14.North Palisade8.784341USA-CA882Sierra Nevada235
15.Volcán Chimborazo8.756267Ecuador4122Ecuador Andes90
15.Monte Rosa8.754634Switzerland2165Southern Alps103
15.Piz Bernina8.754049Switzerland2234Southern Alps39
15.Mount Clark8.753512USA-CA220Sierra Nevada85
15.Bonanza Peak8.752899USA-WA1131Cascade Range125
20.Mount Columbia8.713741Canada-AB/BC2361Canadian Rockies26
20.Unnecessary Mountain8.711548Canada-BC108Coast Mountains47
22.Gannett Peak8.694207USA-WY2157Greater Yellowstone Rockies277
23.Temple Crag8.63955USA-CA75Sierra Nevada90
23.Goode Mountain8.62804USA-WA1161Cascade Range104

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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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