Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Steve Sheriff'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  


1974      Δ Sunshine     
1975    Δ Borah       
1976         Δ Longs  
1977     Δ of the Holy Cross    Δ Squaw Rock 
1978  Δ Grays  Δ Athabasca Δ DomeΔ DartonΔ Observation HillΔ Blount NunatakΔ Aeolus
1979      Δ ElbertΔ CastleΔ HallettΔ Capitol  
1980 Δ MassiveΔ ParkviewΔ Quandary    Δ CrestoneΔ AnteroΔ Hahns 
1981     Δ El DienteΔ LincolnΔ Liberty Bell    
1982      Δ Grand TetonΔ Forbidden    
1983     Δ BaldΔ DisappointmentΔ Blanc    
1984       Δ El Misti    
1985    Δ Mitten Δ Ben Nevis Δ South Early Winter Spire Δ WindyΔ El Gran Trono Blanco
1986Δ Lady    Δ Mitchell Δ ResplendentΔ Eldorado   
1987      Δ MoranΔ Bartle Frere    
1988  Δ Mescalito   Δ WhitetailΔ ForbesΔ GoodeΔ Tweedy  
1989    Δ Blaze  Δ NuksukloroluΔ Little Annapurna   
1990        Δ Mother   
1991    Δ Point Saint CharlesΔ FreemanΔ MusembeahΔ Sir SandfordΔ AssiniboineΔ Swan  
1992  Δ Balfour  Δ EnclosureΔ LyellΔ WillingdonΔ Peak 9486   
1993       Δ OllagüeΔ RockyΔ Snowshoe  
1994      Δ SteepleΔ TsarΔ Bears Tooth   
1995    Δ RainierΔ EighteenmileΔ Sir DouglasΔ IconoclastΔ Gimli Δ Royal 
1996      Δ HilgardΔ AndromedaΔ Tunnel   
1997     Δ ItalianΔ HarrowerΔ DetourΔ Electric   
1998  Δ Cleopatras Chair  Δ Grand MogulΔ HogbackΔ HumphreysΔ IdahoΔ Church  
1999 Δ StarkΔ Crowfoot  Δ SmileyΔ LeathermanΔ Eagle    
2000Δ Sliderock    Δ AltairΔ SweenyΔ Logan    
2001    Δ BrazeauΔ MaudeΔ StandhopeΔ Victoria Δ Old Hyndman  
2002      Δ GlacierΔ Vayu    
2003     Δ OvalΔ SunsetΔ TasekoΔ Ajax   
2004       Δ ElizabethΔ Powell   
2005      Δ Dike     
2006Δ Morrell Lookout           
2007Δ Morrell    Δ Peak 11272Δ FrancsΔ SolomonΔ Warrior Peak-NW Pk   
2008      Δ West GoatΔ Wood    
2009      Δ Douglas-S PkΔ FernowΔ Carrauntoohil   
2010     Δ East CamasΔ WilseΔ DonaldsonΔ Wind RiverΔ Great Northern  
2011      Δ Peak 11967Δ BelfordΔ North GardnerΔ WheelerΔ Edith 
2012 Δ Hicks Δ EllenΔ AeneasΔ BreitenbachΔ Saint JosephΔ WhitesΔ Rising WolfΔ Evans  
2013   Δ Crow Δ BoulderΔ TumbleΔ JacksonΔ GarfieldΔ Big Baldy  
2014  Δ Rocky Point Δ Matt BenchmarkΔ RamshornΔ OlsonΔ SageΔ RyanΔ Emigrant  
2015Δ WowΔ WrexΔ 8123Δ DevineΔ CrescentΔ BullΔ BaptisteΔ ChisholmΔ ScottΔ Avalanche  
2016     Δ BlackfootΔ CitadelΔ SilvertipΔ UnionΔ Buffalo HumpΔ Cleveland 
2017    Δ Little RainbowΔ LoneΔ PentagonΔ SummitΔ Big CreekΔ Saddle  
2018    Δ CalispellΔ Ear      


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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