Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Al Sandorff's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1996      Δ Freel     
1998       Δ Genoa    
2000       Δ Haleakala    
2002     Δ Park Point Lookout      
2003    Δ Tallac       
2004     Δ Ralston      
2005      Δ StevensΔ Dicks    
2006      Δ Round Top     
2007     Δ MonumentΔ Rose Δ Pyramid Δ Sonora 
2008 Δ Bloomer HillΔ DavidsonΔ VirginiaΔ SiegelΔ PinosΔ HighlandΔ BabbittΔ CleaverΔ CobbΔ Saint HelenaΔ Muddy Benchmark
2009Δ Loma PrietaΔ Steamboat Hills HPΔ PotosiΔ SantiagoΔ Petersen Mountains HPΔ StarΔ PattersonΔ MokelumneΔ FreelΔ CharlestonΔ SignalΔ Rawe
2010Δ Flowery Range HPΔ ScarperΔ Deadman PointΔ LyonΔ DesatoyaΔ TuleΔ San JacintoΔ WhitneyΔ Black ButteΔ TelescopeΔ Silver Peak - Northeast SummitΔ State Line
2011Δ JuniperΔ TohakumΔ FairviewΔ GrantΔ Hayford    Δ SiegelΔ LewisΔ Shaffer
2012Δ PilotΔ ObservationΔ FredonyerΔ TrinityΔ VirginiaΔ PlutoΔ Bald EagleΔ White MountainΔ WheelerΔ Peak 8016Δ BaldΔ Talapoos Peak 2217
2013Δ HoodΔ San BenitoΔ Boca HillΔ GlassΔ Peak 6751Δ JeffersonΔ Peak 8040Δ MorganΔ DiamondΔ DanaΔ PiperΔ Prosser Hill
2014Δ SlateΔ DuckwallΔ Last ChanceΔ South Yolla BollyΔ PilotΔ TobinΔ MatterhornΔ RoseΔ GraniteΔ Ruby DomeΔ MasonicΔ Peak 1614
2015Δ Palo EscritoΔ Peak 6836Δ CraterΔ GoldΔ LassenΔ LassenΔ San AntonioΔ Arc DomeΔ King LearΔ Bloody RunΔ DryΔ Brown Knob
2016Δ Fernley Hills HPΔ CalienteΔ Pilot ConeΔ Buckley Benchmark Δ CallaghanΔ North SchellΔ BabbittΔ GraniteΔ TallacΔ Olancha 
2017 Δ Pilot Hill Δ DavidsonΔ MogulΔ White Mountains Peak 10920Δ Flagstaff Hill   Δ Sand Springs Range HPΔ Tamalpais-W Pk
2018   Δ Slate Δ Seven Troughs Benchmark      


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 ft

About the Snapshot Year-Month Grid

General Considerations:

  • "-X" after a peak name means an unsuccessful ascent, for example "Rainier-X".
  • A parenthetical name is a non-summit goal hike, for example, "(Snow Lake Hike)" or "(Rainier)".
  • The Δ triangle symbol is a hyperlink to the detailed Ascent Page for that ascent. The peak name is a link to the Peak Page for that peak.
  • The color of the cell shows how high, prominent, isolated, or high-quality the peak/ascent is, and the color ranges are shown in the legend to the left.
  • If the color is based on altitude, prominence, or vertical gain, you can switch between meters-based ranges or feet-based ranges. These are set up to be generally equivalent.

This grid comes in seven "flavors", each one showing a different "top" peak for a month. The flavors or categories are:

  1. Highest Point Reached. Can be an unsucessful attempt or non-summit goal hike.
  2. Highest Peak Climbed. Sometimes not the same as highest point, if that point was an unsuccessful ascent or a non-summit goal hike.
  3. Most Prominent Peak climbed. Note that many peaks in the database do not yet have a prominence value.
  4. Most Isolated Peak climbed. Isolation values may not be 100% accurate, since most are cacluated to nearest higher peak in the database.
  5. Peak with most vertical gain hiked. Note that many climbers do not enter vertical gain information on their ascents. Also, if several summits are grouped in a "trip", then the total gain for all ascents in that trip is assigned to the trip high point.
  6. Peak with the highest "Quality" value--this is a subjective number from 1-10 given by the climber. Note that many climbers have not given any of their ascents quality numbers.
  7. Finally, "Top Ascents in All Categories", which shows, for each month, the unique peaks from all the 6 other categories. In many cases, one or two peaks will be the leader in the 6 categories, since often the highest peak climbed for a month is also the highest point reached, the most prominent peak, and the one with the most gain. But in some cases several peaks may appear for a month.

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