Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bob Burd's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet 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     
1998        Δ Pip-squeak Spire   
1999      Δ McGee     
2000      Δ Charlotte Dome     
2001      Δ Aggie     
2002    Δ Eagle Δ No Goode     
2003      Δ Mammoth RockΔ RubyΔ Watkins   
2004    Δ WheelerΔ VersteegΔ PointlessΔ Langley    
2005   Δ Liberty Cap  Δ CrockerΔ Crumbly Spire   Δ El Sombroso
2006      Δ Kehrlein MinaretΔ CleaverΔ Eagle Crest   
2007     Δ WarlowΔ Little LakesΔ Picture PuzzleΔ KaweahΔ Munger  
2008   Δ Picacho del Diablo Δ BoundaryΔ TreasureΔ PictureΔ Painted Lady  Δ Whitney (San Diego Co)
2009   Δ Palo VerdeΔ Eagle Scout  Δ Two EagleΔ Ansel Adams   
2010   Δ Morena ButteΔ HiΔ North Arc DomeΔ WittenbergΔ Sky HavenΔ Table  Δ Eagle Benchmark
2011    Δ Machesna Δ ThomasΔ Ed LaneΔ WheelerΔ LongΔ PiuteΔ Dome
2012  Δ Ibex  Δ AdamsΔ RainierΔ Kaweah Queen  Δ Buena VistaΔ Newberry Mountains HP
2013    Δ Sentinel DomeΔ Peak 3560Δ EmpireΔ Aiguille Extra    


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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