Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Kathy Wing'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  


1978        Δ Greylock   
1995Δ Rubidoux           
2003    Δ Lookout       
2004         Δ Vagabond  
2005        Δ StarrΔ Big Pine Mountain-W Pk  
2006       Δ PlummerΔ Sawtooth  Δ Keys View
2007 Δ Mary Δ SplitΔ Misery HillΔ Trailmaster    Δ Kelso Dunes HP 
2008Δ Leaning Rock BenchmarkΔ DoeΔ SheepΔ Mary Austin   Δ Pikes  Δ Table Top 
2009Δ La Malinche Δ MastodonΔ Round  Δ TimpanogosΔ EvansΔ Matterhorn Δ MuddyΔ Wheeler
2010Δ Cuyamaca  Δ PinnaclesΔ DiamondΔ GoldΔ Little CharltonΔ Middle Palisade  Δ BrownΔ Muir
2011Δ Old WomanΔ Poopout HillΔ SouthΔ SmithΔ SentinelΔ Little San GorgonioΔ SillΔ HaleΔ Black GiantΔ Alto DiabloΔ SmithΔ San Gabriel
2012Δ HinesΔ AvawatzΔ LookoutΔ San RafaelΔ YaleΔ Castle RocksΔ PerkinsΔ Julius CaesarΔ MontgomeryΔ MorrisonΔ SouthΔ Granite
2013Δ Nelson Range HPΔ GarnetΔ EdgarΔ CardinalΔ BaxterΔ McAdieΔ HumphreysΔ MilestoneΔ BasinΔ Four Gables-SW PkΔ GrapevineΔ Silver
2014Δ Last ChanceΔ WilliamsonΔ DunderbergΔ ChiricahuaΔ KernΔ WysupΔ KoipΔ JeffersonΔ MerriamΔ WarrenΔ Arctic PointΔ Thomas
2015Δ OccidentalΔ Granite PeaksΔ SkinnerΔ CragΔ Frazier Δ MassiveΔ LeavittΔ TowerΔ SirrettaΔ PacificoΔ Gobblers Knob
2016Δ Iron SpringΔ PinyonΔ ManlyΔ CraftonΔ SundayΔ GuyotΔ StanfordΔ Red and White-XΔ PattersonΔ RockhouseΔ SawtoothΔ Mel
2017Δ Eureka Peak EastΔ NewcombΔ PintoΔ PineΔ Orizaba  Δ Ruby Dome Δ SlideΔ ConeΔ Perry
2018Δ Liebre Mountain Ridge HPΔ PineΔ Box SpringΔ Pisgah        


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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