Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Charles Morton's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles 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  


1990     Δ Grant      
1998      Δ Baldy     
2001        Δ Rose   
2002    Δ Rose Δ Buttes LookoutΔ Freel    
2003  Δ East Sister Δ Snow Valley Δ Rose Δ Rose   
2004      Δ Rose Δ Middle Palisade   
2005    Δ OwensΔ ChukarΔ CarillonΔ RussellΔ WhitneyΔ Freel  
2006Δ Owens   Δ WilliamsonΔ UniversityΔ TyndallΔ LangleyΔ MalloryΔ DunderbergΔ Kern-XΔ Sawtooth
2007 Δ Spanish Needle-X Δ Spanish NeedleΔ TelescopeΔ WinchellΔ LeConteΔ HaleΔ MatterhornΔ TiogaΔ Leavitt 
2008Δ Last ChanceΔ Waterhouse Δ Tohakum-X Δ StarrΔ AgassizΔ MatterhornΔ MontgomeryΔ IngallsΔ Kennesaw 
2009    Δ HawkinsΔ Pilot KnobΔ ElbertΔ Jebel ToubkalΔ HighlandΔ San Antonio  
2010Δ TamarackΔ Hot SpringsΔ Tohakum Δ SiegelΔ WarrenΔ HaeckelΔ McAdieΔ WhorlΔ KingsΔ RoseΔ Rose
2011Δ RoseΔ Rose Δ RoseΔ RoseΔ RoseΔ RoseΔ RoseΔ Rose  Δ Rose
2012 Δ Rose   Δ HaguesΔ EvansΔ PinosΔ VerdiΔ Carson-XΔ Brasstown Bald 
2013 Δ Gaviota   Δ CrazyΔ MorganΔ Twin Peaks Δ Washington  
2014 Δ PeavineΔ RoseΔ Peak 5990Δ WheelerΔ Virginia  Δ ElwellΔ MildredΔ Green 
2015 Δ Rose    Δ Black Hawk     
2016 Δ Rose   Δ RattlesnakeΔ White Mountain     
2017     Δ Reno Reservoir      
2018Δ Loma AltaΔ Rose          


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 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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