Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Top Ascents in All Categories

Keith Christensen's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  


1974       Δ Whitney    
2000     Δ Half Dome      
2002          Δ San Jacinto 
2003       Δ San Bernardino East
Δ San Bernardino
 Δ San JacintoΔ GraniteΔ San Gabriel
2004   Δ PinnaclesΔ JosephineΔ Baden-Powell Δ Cucamonga  Δ LockwoodΔ Hillyer
Δ Emma
2005Δ Strawberry  Δ San RafaelΔ Winston
Δ Santa Cruz
Δ Lewis
Δ Waterman
Δ Williamson
Δ Pleasant View Ridge
Δ TelegraphΔ Little San GorgonioΔ ToroΔ San Guillermo
Δ Quail
Δ San Antonio
2006  Δ CircleΔ Monument
Δ Sheephead
  Δ StrawberryΔ Pine
Δ San Emigdio
Δ Antimony
Δ Eagle Rest
Δ San GorgonioΔ White
Δ Santiago
Δ Bare
Δ Burnt
2007Δ WhaleΔ Williamson
Δ Monrovia
Δ RabbitΔ Buck Point
Δ Iron Spring
Δ Onyx
Δ Pacifico
Δ PinosΔ Castle Rocks
Δ Indian
Δ Josephine
Δ Hawkins
Δ Ontario
Δ Timber
Δ Ken Point
Δ CuyamacaΔ Sewart
Δ Chemehuevi
Δ Clark
2008Δ Monrovia
Δ Cross
Δ WatermanΔ San AntonioΔ East OrdΔ Jepson
Δ San Antonio
Δ Little San Gorgonio
Δ Allen
Δ GoddardΔ Deerhorn
Δ Kern
Δ DanaΔ OrizabaΔ Russell
Δ Monrovia
Δ Monrovia
Δ Eagle
2009Δ Liebre
Δ Pinto
Δ San GabrielΔ Hawkins
Δ Edgar
Δ BighornΔ Keynot
Δ San Antonio
Δ ShastaΔ LyellΔ White Mountain
Δ San Jacinto
Δ UniversityΔ RussellΔ San Ysidro
Δ Crossman
Δ Old Woman
Δ Pyramid
2010Δ CharlestonΔ Yale
Δ San Juan Hill
Δ Zahniser
Δ Tin
Δ Black
Δ Odell Benchmark
Δ Saddle Peak East
Δ DuboisΔ Bloody
Δ Glass
Δ TelescopeΔ WhitneyΔ NeedhamΔ Gray
Δ San Mateo
Δ New York Butte
Δ Signal
Δ Ajo
Δ Cotopaxi
2011Δ Rodman Mountains HPΔ Skinner
Δ Wyleys Knob
Δ Hualapai
Δ Peak
Δ Palm View
Δ Pine
Δ Picacho del DiabloΔ Rainier-X
Δ Muir
Δ Black
Δ Goat
Δ Waucoba
Δ Langley
Δ Kaweah
Δ Agassiz
Δ Moses
Δ North Maggie
Δ Last Chance
Δ Junipero Serra
Δ BaboquivariΔ Islip
Δ Harquahala
2012Δ Agua Tibia
Δ Clipper
Δ Providence Benchmark
Δ Tiefort Mountains HP
Δ MaturangoΔ Hawkins
Δ Granite
Δ Black
Δ Butler
Δ DenaliΔ North PalisadeΔ KingsΔ Humphreys
Δ Grant
Δ OwensΔ Grapevine
Δ Mormon
Δ Three Points Triple Divide
Δ Pescadores
Δ Signal Hill
2013Δ Towne Benchmark
Δ Oat
Δ OrdΔ Sadie Hawkins
Δ Browns
Δ ToroΔ Merced
Δ Hayford
Δ Brewer
Δ Jefferson
Δ Milestone Mountain-E Pk
Δ Cloudripper
Δ Glacier Ridge
Δ Stanford
Δ Acrodectes
Δ Disappointment
Δ Montgomery
Δ San RafaelΔ Gleason
Δ Palo Verde
Δ Beartrap Bluff
Δ Woodson
Δ Signal
2014Δ Quail
Δ del Pinacate
Δ PinalΔ FuneralΔ Bridge
Δ Moapa
Δ Black
Δ Signal
Δ Copernicus
Δ Williamson
Δ Glass
Δ RainierΔ Morgan
Δ Lassen
Δ Emerson
Δ Fillmore
Δ South GuardΔ Corkscrew
Δ Funeral Mountains Wilderness HP
Δ Tule
Δ Cuyamaca
2015Δ Dome
Δ Palo Escrito
Δ Granite
Δ Laveaga
Δ Chiricahua
Δ Lemmon
Δ Miller
Δ Mauna KeaΔ Peak 10900T
Δ San Benito
Δ TowerΔ Morgan
Δ Baker
Δ Red and White
Δ Conness
Δ LeConte
Δ Pickering
Δ WinchellΔ GowerΔ Chews Ridge
Δ Loma Prieta
2016Δ Nopah Range HPΔ Keany Benchmark
Δ Eagle Benchmark
Δ BrownΔ Sentinel
Δ Viejas
Δ MitchellΔ Royce
Δ Crag
Δ Norman Clyde
Δ Orizaba
Δ Caltech
Δ Pinchot
Δ Midway
Δ Tunemah
Δ Bishop
Δ North Schell
Δ Bunker Hill
Δ Mummy
Δ Wilson
Δ Virgin
Δ Jumbo
2017Δ San Ysidro Mountain-E Pk
Δ Sunset
Δ Sawtooth Mountains HP
Δ Red Top
Δ Peak 4695
Δ Black Butte
Δ Feldspar BenchmarkΔ Snow
Δ King
Δ Bear Creek Spire
Δ Grand Forks CoHP
Δ Ritter
Δ Ibapah
Δ Mendel
Δ Eddy
Δ Bully Choop
Δ Baldwin
Δ Piute
Δ Pettit
Δ Humphreys
Δ Graham
Δ SantiagoΔ San Antonio
2018Δ CuyapaipeΔ Morena Butte
Δ Sheep
Δ Pinto
Δ Manly
Δ Santa Ynez
Δ Los PinosΔ Trail
Δ Grand Wash Cliffs
Δ Mohon


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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