Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dave Bieri'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  


1987       Δ Table    
1988Δ Sugarloaf Δ Graham   Δ GiantΔ Black DomeΔ Hunter   
1989Δ Doubletop Δ Balsam Cap   Δ BaldyΔ MarcyΔ West KillΔ CornellΔ BalsamΔ Friday
1990Δ Slide    Δ WashingtonΔ GothicsΔ Basin    
1991     Δ Old Speck Δ Big Slide    
1992    Δ Macomb Δ Haystack Δ MansfieldΔ Adams  
1993      Δ WhitefaceΔ Dix  Δ North Kinsman 
1994    Δ Gray Δ MarshallΔ SantanoniΔ RedfieldΔ Moosilauke Δ Frissell-South Slope
1995Δ PierceΔ LafayetteΔ Zealand Δ Greylock   Δ GraysΔ LassenΔ Carrigain 
1996 Δ BlackΔ Teutonia Δ Griffith    Δ WildroseΔ Granite 
1997Δ Wildhorse MesaΔ Table Top  Δ Clingmans Dome     Δ TelescopeΔ Coffin
1998Δ Tin         Δ GuadalupeΔ Hunter
1999       Δ Humphreys    
2001 Δ Bush Δ Bear        
2003     Δ South Arapaho      
2004    Δ BlancaΔ Wheeler      
2005 Δ Emory          


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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