Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

John Vitz's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles Color Ranges
  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1964         Δ Martinez  
1965 Δ EagleΔ Smith Δ Sheep Hole Mountains HPΔ Half Dome  Δ Whitney Δ QuailΔ San Gabriel
1966Δ StrawberryΔ OrtegaΔ RabbitΔ TelescopeΔ KeynotΔ OlanchaΔ White MountainΔ WilliamsonΔ DarwinΔ San GorgonioΔ PacificoΔ Nelson Range HP
1967Δ PicachoΔ ClarkΔ MaturangoΔ DryΔ MatterhornΔ SplitΔ BrewerΔ North Palisade    
1968Δ Palen Mountains HPΔ Old WomanΔ AjoΔ SentinelΔ LangleyΔ RitterΔ Mallory Δ Humphreys   
1969Δ Aqua Benchmark Δ Superstition Benchmark      Δ Sheep Hole Mountains HPΔ Telescope 
1970   Δ Picacho del DiabloΔ Patterson Δ Ruby DomeΔ Dubois Δ CragΔ Aspen 
1971Δ TuckiΔ TiptonΔ GraniteΔ PotosiΔ SheepΔ GlassΔ PinchotΔ RussellΔ Tyndall Δ GuadalupeΔ Black Butte
1972 Δ SpiritΔ Grapevine Δ Whitney Δ ShastaΔ Middle Palisade  Δ Old DadΔ Winston
1973Δ Big Maria Mountains HPΔ Little Maria Mountains HPΔ East Ord  Δ Islip  Δ South SisterΔ Brian HeadΔ SignalΔ Turtle Mountains HP
1974Δ RiscoΔ SheepΔ Rosa PointΔ GrapevineΔ SmithΔ Kaweah  Δ WatermanΔ Angels LandingΔ Middle HawkinsΔ Burnt
1975Δ ThimbleΔ Nopah Range HPΔ Kingston Δ LeConte Δ HaeckelΔ San AntonioΔ Bear Creek Spire Δ SmithΔ Edgar
1976 Δ IronΔ Soda Mountains HPΔ Pleasant View RidgeΔ Morgan    Δ SignalΔ Big HornΔ Stewart Point
1977Δ Cole PointΔ Last ChanceΔ PineΔ Apache Δ CorcoranΔ WinchellΔ McAdieΔ GlassΔ AlamoΔ JosephineΔ Nutt Benchmark
1978Δ BrownΔ Mormon Δ Bare Δ MorganΔ AltaΔ Temple CragΔ VandeverΔ Clark Δ Haleakala
1979Δ Peak 2973Δ DevilΔ South Guardian AngelΔ New York Mountains HPΔ BlackΔ Four Gables SouthΔ Julius Caesar Δ SirrettaΔ North Guardian AngelΔ Funeral 
1980Δ MonumentΔ Old SmokeyΔ Jenkins  Δ DadeΔ Royce    Δ Black Butte
1981Δ Black Tank BenchmarkΔ Twentynine PalmsΔ Granite Mountain Benchmark Δ ButlerΔ Cloudripper Δ Peale Δ Silliman Δ Sombrero
1982Δ GleasonΔ Morgan ButteΔ PintoΔ WhiteΔ La MadreΔ OnyxΔ Gregorys MonumentΔ TomΔ BaldwinΔ Mayan Δ Wilson
1983Δ CunninghamΔ DryΔ BlackΔ VirginΔ Homers Nose Δ EagleΔ WallaceΔ AngoraΔ RedΔ Towne BenchmarkΔ Harcuvar
1984 Δ Dripping Springs BenchmarkΔ AztecΔ MicaΔ Whitewater BaldyΔ BlancaΔ BorahΔ GraysΔ Elbert  Δ Coyote
1985Δ FoxΔ SunsetΔ RabbitΔ SwaseyΔ Cannell PointΔ KearsargeΔ WheelerΔ PerkinsΔ GrinnellΔ Nankoweap ButteΔ Pilot KnobΔ San Emigdio
1986Δ GrapevineΔ BlackΔ Warren PointΔ San Rafael Δ BlackΔ TunnaboraΔ SawtoothΔ Galena Peak WestΔ CuyamaΔ CuyapaipeΔ Vetter
1987Δ PisgahΔ San Ysidro Δ Big PineΔ GriffithΔ CornellΔ DunderbergΔ LamarckΔ Triple DivideΔ Vista Δ Carbonate
1988 Δ Fonts PointΔ Mescal Range HP  Δ MuahΔ JeffersonΔ Lincoln Δ Duffer Benchmark Δ Fountain
1989Δ Granite Δ Malpais Mesa HPΔ Parrot PointΔ Pleasant Point Δ ExcelsiorΔ El Diente  Δ GraniteΔ Edgar
1990Δ Mule Mountain BenchmarkΔ Cottonwood Mountains HPΔ Kingston Benchmark Δ KendrickΔ North SchellΔ AnteroΔ WilsonΔ BirchΔ Telescope Δ Ibex Benchmark
1991 Δ Peak 4425Δ Schwaub  Δ RixfordΔ BarcroftΔ Wind River Δ Nankoweap MesaΔ Barry Goldwater 
1992Δ DomeΔ SearlesΔ Sugarloaf Δ StarΔ Trail Δ MaroonΔ Ruby Dome  Δ Little Horn Benchmark
1993Δ PorterΔ South PalenΔ Columbia Δ Skinner  Δ Capitol Δ Deer PointΔ Buckskin BenchmarkΔ Diablo Mountains HP
1994 Δ Turtle Mountains HPΔ Blue AngelsΔ Mollies Nipple Δ Cartago Δ LoveniaΔ HaystackΔ Copter Ridge Δ Sheep
1995 Δ Old DadΔ Rodman Mountains HPΔ DriskillΔ MitchellΔ Weldon Ridge HP Δ Handies-SSWΔ Chamberlin Δ PerkinsΔ Pinta Benchmark
1996Δ Silver Δ CalicoΔ Virgin BenchmarkΔ CragΔ CampitoΔ GilbertΔ Fish Lake Hightop Δ WilsonΔ Tres AlamosΔ Pinyon
1997Δ Twin BenchmarkΔ SquawΔ Quail BenchmarkΔ Blue Dick BenchmarkΔ Mauna KeaΔ Middle SisterΔ TableΔ Round Top Δ MoseyΔ BrownsΔ Tortolita Mountains HP
1998Δ GovernmentΔ Gu AchiΔ Ryan Benchmark Δ BlackΔ East SisterΔ IngallsΔ LolaΔ BarnardΔ Elbow Range HPΔ Arrow Peak [Arrow C Range]Δ Silver Lake Benchmark
1999Δ West Maria BenchmarkΔ KeystoneΔ BridgeΔ French MadameΔ LoneΔ MoreyΔ MarvineΔ FreelΔ PyramidΔ AbajoΔ StirlingΔ Old Woman
2000Δ AjoΔ TuckiΔ RiceΔ CanaanΔ Blue EagleΔ BaldΔ GraftonΔ GibbsΔ BaldyΔ PinalΔ WashingtonΔ Coyote
2001Δ TrabucoΔ East OrdΔ Sandy PointΔ George H HansenΔ SonomaΔ BullΔ HawkinsΔ RaymondΔ Eccentric BenchmarkΔ TaylorΔ WoodchuteΔ McKinley
2002Δ YaleΔ MitchellΔ MapleΔ Dutch JohnΔ White RockΔ Cherry Creek BenchmarkΔ DevilΔ ThompsonΔ Medicine BowΔ Richland BalsamΔ MazatzalΔ La Cumbre
2003Δ McKinleyΔ Sunflower BenchmarkΔ WeaverΔ SitgreavesΔ Stookey BenchmarkΔ ShoshoneΔ EagleΔ HilgardΔ West SpanishΔ BlancaΔ VerdugoΔ Jones
2004Δ TuleΔ El Capitan MtnΔ DeanΔ GuadalupeΔ JamesΔ WhalebackΔ BachelorΔ OurayΔ BennettΔ Red PointΔ IronΔ Peak 5026
2005Δ BuckhornΔ Peak 4091Δ White EagleΔ Dogskin BenchmarkΔ EmmaΔ Kern Mountains HPΔ Stewart BenchmarkΔ Cache Δ TabbyΔ BlackΔ Hutch
2006Δ Squaw TitΔ El PasoΔ Cottonwood Mountains HPΔ RedΔ FaginΔ CallaghanΔ JeffersonΔ SardineΔ BeckyΔ Bilk Creek Mountains HPΔ Tessajera BenchmarkΔ Peak 3012
2007Δ Coolidge BenchmarkΔ Funeral Mountains Wilderness HPΔ Juniper BenchmarkΔ FossilΔ Lone Δ AneroidΔ RichthofenΔ Big ElkΔ HermitΔ Peak 6080Δ Peak 5969
2008Δ Picacho Hills HPΔ SawtoothΔ Leaning Rock BenchmarkΔ GrassyΔ BuffaloΔ TelegraphΔ TiffanyΔ High RockΔ DiamondΔ VenadoΔ Dead Horse RidgeΔ Kane Benchmark
2009Δ Peak 3650Δ Peak 2216Δ EscapulaΔ 2669 mΔ MullerΔ Wagon Road RidgeΔ WyomingΔ Smoky DomeΔ BaldyΔ Grande Δ Islay Hill
2010Δ Micro Benchmark Δ Delamar Peak 7800Δ Sunset Crater Monument HPΔ Rhyolite RidgeΔ Peak 9980 Δ CoreyΔ Markagunt HillsΔ Harmony Mountains HPΔ Promontory Lookout 
2011Δ CowlesΔ Red Δ Weepah Hills HPΔ Peak 8320Δ Blanca BenchmarkΔ Peak 10920Δ LaurelΔ TomheadΔ SilverΔ SlateΔ Diamond
2012 Δ Target BenchmarkΔ WhitlockΔ Juniper BenchmarkΔ TurnerΔ Peak 8040Δ BallΔ TomΔ MckinstryΔ Hi Mountain-Southeast RidgeΔ Bright Star Wilderness HPΔ Pinto Mountains Wilderness HP
2013Δ Cottonwood Mountains HPΔ San MateoΔ Eldorado Wilderness HPΔ HuachucaΔ Morena ButteΔ Last Chance BenchmarkΔ ElliottΔ BaldΔ SilverheelsΔ Brandon BenchmarkΔ Ella 
2014Δ Mala Pais BenchmarkΔ Toro Peak-North SummitΔ High GladeΔ Peak 7706Δ Peak 8170Δ Iron Mountain-Northwest SummitΔ Saint JohnΔ FolgerΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ Peak 9238Δ Bald Mountain-East ShoulderΔ Viejas
2015Δ Otay Mountain Wilderness HPΔ Stateline Wilderness HPΔ Peak 6973Δ Mountain SouthΔ PowellΔ HarknessΔ Inyo Peak 3341Δ SacagaweaΔ Ch-paa-qnΔ BaldΔ Griswold Hills HPΔ Sullivan Benchmark
2016Δ Peak 3019Δ Peak 5400Δ TurquoiseΔ Lebec B-9 BenchmarkΔ Crestview PointΔ McDonaldΔ ProspectΔ CrystalΔ RevelstokeΔ Peak 8961Δ Peak 7745Δ Benchmark 1632
2017 Δ Peak 2799Δ SnowΔ OrizabaΔ Irish Wilderness HPΔ White Pine Range Wilderness HPΔ TaylorΔ Black ButteΔ Bear BM   


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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