Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

William Musser'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  


1977       Δ Clingmans Dome    
1979     Δ Pikes  Δ Marion CoHP-X   
1980       Δ Brasstown Bald    
1984   Δ Superstition Benchmark        
1991         Δ Green Knob  
1992         Δ Black Balsam Knob  
1993       Δ Cold    
1994 Δ Whistler    Δ Cedar Rock     
1995      Δ Whiteface Δ Little Bald   
1996      Δ Medicine Bow     
1997   Δ ShortoffΔ Cook CoHP-X       
1998 Δ Keystone Outpost Peak 11661      Δ Mummy   
1999      Δ Cadillac     
2000Δ Hidden       Δ (Fossil)   
2001Δ Peak 8  Δ Petit Piton     Δ Signal Δ (Crested Butte North Lift 10160)
2002Δ Lone    Δ KineoΔ KineoΔ Longs    
2003    Δ Baldwin CoHPΔ KineoΔ Kineo Δ Sheridan Δ Jackson CoHP 
2004 Δ Vail Δ Suwannee CoHP Δ KineoΔ Kineo  Δ North Black Rock Pass Δ Bachelor Gulch
2005 Δ Bald EagleΔ Bald  Δ South SandiaΔ Kineo Δ Buck   
2006    Δ Box Elder-XΔ KineoΔ Little Spencer   Δ Baths 
2007    Δ (Box Death Hollow Crest)Δ KineoΔ Little Kineo     
2008 Δ Alexander Springs HP  Δ (Keremeos South)Δ KineoΔ KineoΔ Elbert Δ (Arenal) Δ Lake Louisa State Park HP
2009  Δ Polk CoHP Δ Camp Lake SouthΔ Boreas-XΔ KatahdinΔ Harvard Δ MitchellΔ FrenchmanΔ Britton Hill
2010 Δ Grizzly Δ Brasstown BaldΔ CheahaΔ BorestoneΔ KatahdinΔ WhitneyΔ GraysΔ Campbell HillΔ GuadalupeΔ Punta
2011Δ WadeΔ KennesawΔ BarúΔ Red Spruce KnobΔ BlackΔ HoodΔ BorahΔ Kings Δ Teaspoon HillΔ SassafrasΔ Magazine
2012 Δ Gulf Hagas-XΔ SageΔ Taum SaukΔ HumphreysΔ Brasstown BaldΔ KibbyΔ MarcyΔ EvansΔ LookoutΔ StoneΔ Cain Benchmark
2013Δ Roan High KnobΔ KineoΔ Cecil CoHPΔ Spruce KnobΔ Putnam CoHPΔ FrissellΔ North BrotherΔ RainierΔ ScottΔ CrownΔ Haw OrchardΔ Dowdell Knob
2014Δ Citrus CoHPΔ Lauderdale CoHPΔ DuarteΔ BearΔ Torreya State Park HPΔ ElkΔ Clingmans DomeΔ BlancaΔ VirgilΔ Miami CoHPΔ TurtleheadΔ Hernandez Peak-South Slope
2015Δ EmoryΔ HernandezΔ Mauna KeaΔ KennesawΔ RogersΔ GreylockΔ KatahdinΔ GloryΔ GannettΔ Bear Mountain-M PkΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Driskill
2016Δ DoraΔ Geneva CoHPΔ PuntaΔ Steuben CoHPΔ WoodsonΔ SugarloafΔ KatahdinΔ QuandaryΔ CrownΔ Black ElkΔ Temple HillΔ Peak 8
2017Δ (Si)Δ Saddle Peak EastΔ Red HillΔ PenceΔ CentraliaΔ La PlataΔ LincolnΔ YaleΔ ShavanoΔ PrincetonΔ Peak 11356Δ Bergen
2018Δ Lake HillΔ Monarch Crest-XΔ Platte Canyon HSΔ Little BaldyΔ un 12214       


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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