Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Keith Christensen's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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  


1974       Δ Whitney    
2000     Δ Half Dome      
2002          Δ San Jacinto 
2003       Δ San Bernardino East Δ San JacintoΔ GraniteΔ San Gabriel
2004   Δ PinnaclesΔ JosephineΔ Baden-Powell Δ Cucamonga  Δ LockwoodΔ Hillyer
2005Δ Strawberry  Δ San RafaelΔ WinstonΔ LewisΔ WilliamsonΔ TelegraphΔ Little San GorgonioΔ ToroΔ San GuillermoΔ San Antonio
2006  Δ CircleΔ Monument  Δ StrawberryΔ PineΔ AntimonyΔ San GorgonioΔ WhiteΔ Bare
2007Δ WhaleΔ WilliamsonΔ RabbitΔ Buck PointΔ OnyxΔ PinosΔ Castle RocksΔ HawkinsΔ TimberΔ CuyamacaΔ SewartΔ Clark
2008Δ MonroviaΔ WatermanΔ San AntonioΔ East OrdΔ JepsonΔ Little San GorgonioΔ GoddardΔ DeerhornΔ DanaΔ OrizabaΔ RussellΔ Monrovia
2009Δ LiebreΔ San GabrielΔ HawkinsΔ BighornΔ KeynotΔ ShastaΔ LyellΔ White MountainΔ UniversityΔ RussellΔ San YsidroΔ Pyramid
2010Δ CharlestonΔ YaleΔ ZahniserΔ BlackΔ DuboisΔ BloodyΔ TelescopeΔ WhitneyΔ NeedhamΔ GrayΔ New York ButteΔ Cotopaxi
2011Δ Rodman Mountains HPΔ SkinnerΔ HualapaiΔ Palm ViewΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ Rainier-XΔ GoatΔ LangleyΔ AgassizΔ Last ChanceΔ BaboquivariΔ Islip
2012Δ Agua TibiaΔ Providence BenchmarkΔ MaturangoΔ HawkinsΔ BlackΔ DenaliΔ North PalisadeΔ KingsΔ HumphreysΔ OwensΔ GrapevineΔ Three Points Triple Divide
2013Δ Towne BenchmarkΔ OrdΔ Sadie HawkinsΔ ToroΔ MercedΔ BrewerΔ Milestone Mountain-E PkΔ StanfordΔ DisappointmentΔ San RafaelΔ GleasonΔ Beartrap Bluff
2014Δ QuailΔ PinalΔ FuneralΔ BridgeΔ SignalΔ WilliamsonΔ RainierΔ MorganΔ EmersonΔ South GuardΔ CorkscrewΔ Cuyamaca
2015Δ DomeΔ GraniteΔ ChiricahuaΔ Mauna KeaΔ Peak 10900TΔ TowerΔ MorganΔ Red and WhiteΔ LeConteΔ WinchellΔ GowerΔ Chews Ridge
2016Δ Nopah Range HPΔ Keany BenchmarkΔ BrownΔ SentinelΔ MitchellΔ RoyceΔ Norman ClydeΔ CaltechΔ TunemahΔ North SchellΔ MummyΔ Jumbo
2017Δ San Ysidro Mountain-E PkΔ Sawtooth Mountains HPΔ Peak 4695Δ Feldspar BenchmarkΔ SnowΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ RitterΔ MendelΔ BaldwinΔ HumphreysΔ SantiagoΔ San Antonio
2018Δ CuyapaipeΔ Morena ButteΔ PintoΔ Los PinosΔ TrailΔ ThompsonΔ Silliman     


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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