Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Keith Christensen's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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 Δ San JacintoΔ GraniteΔ San Gabriel
2004   Δ PinnaclesΔ JosephineΔ Baden-Powell Δ Cucamonga  Δ LockwoodΔ Emma
2005Δ Strawberry  Δ San RafaelΔ Santa CruzΔ WatermanΔ Pleasant View RidgeΔ TelegraphΔ Little San GorgonioΔ ToroΔ QuailΔ San Antonio
2006  Δ CircleΔ Sheephead  Δ StrawberryΔ San EmigdioΔ Eagle RestΔ San GorgonioΔ SantiagoΔ Burnt
2007Δ WhaleΔ MonroviaΔ RabbitΔ Iron SpringΔ PacificoΔ PinosΔ IndianΔ OntarioΔ TimberΔ CuyamacaΔ ChemehueviΔ Clark
2008Δ MonroviaΔ WatermanΔ San AntonioΔ East OrdΔ San AntonioΔ AllenΔ GoddardΔ KernΔ DanaΔ OrizabaΔ MonroviaΔ Eagle
2009Δ PintoΔ San GabrielΔ EdgarΔ BighornΔ San AntonioΔ ShastaΔ LyellΔ San JacintoΔ UniversityΔ RussellΔ CrossmanΔ Pyramid
2010Δ CharlestonΔ San Juan HillΔ TinΔ Odell BenchmarkΔ DuboisΔ GlassΔ TelescopeΔ WhitneyΔ NeedhamΔ San MateoΔ SignalΔ Cotopaxi
2011Δ Rodman Mountains HPΔ Wyleys KnobΔ HualapaiΔ Palm ViewΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ BlackΔ WaucobaΔ KaweahΔ MosesΔ Junipero SerraΔ BaboquivariΔ Harquahala
2012Δ ClipperΔ Tiefort Mountains HPΔ MaturangoΔ GraniteΔ ButlerΔ DenaliΔ North PalisadeΔ KingsΔ GrantΔ OwensΔ GrapevineΔ Pescadores
2013Δ Towne BenchmarkΔ OrdΔ BrownsΔ ToroΔ HayfordΔ JeffersonΔ CloudripperΔ AcrodectesΔ MontgomeryΔ San RafaelΔ GleasonΔ Woodson
2014Δ del PinacateΔ PinalΔ FuneralΔ MoapaΔ SignalΔ GlassΔ RainierΔ LassenΔ FillmoreΔ South GuardΔ Funeral Mountains Wilderness HPΔ Cuyamaca
2015Δ Palo EscritoΔ GraniteΔ LemmonΔ Mauna KeaΔ San BenitoΔ TowerΔ BakerΔ ConnessΔ LeConteΔ WinchellΔ GowerΔ Loma Prieta
2016Δ Nopah Range HPΔ Eagle BenchmarkΔ BrownΔ ViejasΔ MitchellΔ CragΔ OrizabaΔ PinchotΔ BishopΔ North SchellΔ WilsonΔ Jumbo
2017Δ SunsetΔ Red TopΔ Black ButteΔ Feldspar BenchmarkΔ KingΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ IbapahΔ EddyΔ PiuteΔ GrahamΔ SantiagoΔ San Antonio
2018Δ CuyapaipeΔ SheepΔ ManlyΔ Los PinosΔ Grand Wash CliffsΔ ThompsonΔ Cucamonga     


Legend for Color Coding

3,000 meters or more
1,500 to 2,999 meters
1,000 to 1,499 meters
600 to 999 meters
300 to 599 meters
Below 300 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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