Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bob Burd's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Meters 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  


1988       Δ North Dome    
1991      Δ Peak 3560     
1995        Δ Grizzly   
1997      Δ Donohue     
1998        Δ Pip-squeak Spire   
1999      Δ McGee     
2000      Δ Charlotte Dome Δ Shepherd Crest   
2001   Δ Rock Springs  Δ AggieΔ GaylorΔ Silver Peak-Southwest Summit   
2002    Δ Eagle Δ No Goode   Δ Washington Column 
2003  Δ Point   Δ Mammoth RockΔ RubyΔ Watkins  Δ Eagle Crag-Southeast Ridge
2004  Δ Devils Pulpit Δ WheelerΔ VersteegΔ Rosy FinchΔ Langley    
2005   Δ Liberty Cap  Δ CrockerΔ Crumbly Spire   Δ El Sombroso
2006    Δ South Ventana Cone Δ Kehrlein MinaretΔ CleaverΔ Eagle CrestΔ Bear  
2007Δ Loma Prieta    Δ WarlowΔ Little LakesΔ Picture PuzzleΔ KaweahΔ Munger  
2008 Δ Bridge Δ Picacho del Diablo Δ BoundaryΔ TreasureΔ PictureΔ Painted Lady Δ Lovers LeapΔ Red Rock
2009Δ CrystalΔ Bald PeaksΔ BaldΔ Bills HillΔ Eagle ScoutΔ GulnacΔ HagermanΔ Two EagleΔ Ansel AdamsΔ PinyonΔ Rainbow 
2010  Δ Peak 3840Δ Morena ButteΔ HiΔ North Arc DomeΔ Castle DomeΔ Sky HavenΔ TableΔ Condon Δ Pike Benchmark
2011Δ Packard Ridge  Δ ReinosoΔ MachesnaΔ Little Pine Mountain BenchmarkΔ ThomasΔ Ed LaneΔ WheelerΔ LongΔ PiuteΔ Sawmill
2012Δ Twin Peaks-West SummitΔ CiboΔ IbexΔ GarzaΔ Twin Peaks SouthΔ AdamsΔ RainierΔ Kaweah QueenΔ CenterΔ Buck RidgeΔ Buena VistaΔ Newberry Mountains HP
2013Δ Three PeaksΔ Santa Rita Δ ChallengerΔ Sentinel DomeΔ Peak 3560Δ EmpireΔ Aiguille ExtraΔ Basalt HillΔ BearΔ Bright Star Wilderness HPΔ Malpais Mesa HP
2014Δ CosoΔ SilverΔ Antler PointΔ Saint JohnΔ Canoe Hill (North Peak)Δ Mauna KeaΔ EllenΔ LangilleΔ North SisterΔ Squaretop Δ Minerva Hoyt
2015Δ Willow RidgeΔ MonumentΔ Seven UpΔ ChanchelullaΔ GraniteΔ GibsonΔ KingΔ White Mountains Peak 13908Δ CaribouΔ Windy PointΔ Keany Benchmark-N Pk 
2016Δ Pinto Mountains Wilderness HPΔ Peak 7244Δ BridgeΔ Brawley PeaksΔ Ransom PointΔ HogueΔ HandiesΔ White    


Legend for Color Coding

20,000 feet or more
14,000 to 19,999 feet
10,000 to 13,999 feet
5,000 to 9,999 feet
2,000 to 4,999 feet
Below 2,000 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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