Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Michael Miller'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  


1994      Δ LongsΔ ElbertΔ Princeton   
1995     Δ ThorofareΔ QuandaryΔ ShavanoΔ Uncompahgre   
1996 Δ Estes Cone Δ Sherman Δ YaleΔ La PlataΔ RainierΔ PikesΔ EvergreenΔ KelsoΔ Bierstadt
1997  Δ Square Top Δ BuckskinΔ HarvardΔ MassiveΔ TabeguacheΔ PettingellΔ BelfordΔ TorreysΔ Bald
1998Δ Cotopaxi  Δ Wilcox Δ GraysΔ BelfordΔ WindomΔ Blanca  Δ Gray Wolf
1999Δ Orizaba   Δ North StarΔ LongsΔ CulebraΔ QuandaryΔ SneffelsΔ SpearheadΔ Kala Pattar 
2000 Δ Elk Δ QuandaryΔ QuandaryΔ GraysΔ RainierΔ WilsonΔ CrestoneΔ BierstadtΔ GreyrockΔ Bierstadt
2001Δ KilimanjaroΔ Peak 10024    Δ SharkstoothΔ LongsΔ CrystalΔ Evergreen  
2002Δ James Δ Mauna Kea Δ HoodΔ Grays Δ LongsΔ Horseshoe Δ GrizzlyΔ Black Elk
2003Δ Fang Rock Δ SniktauΔ JamesΔ Hinter-FiescherhornΔ DenaliΔ Sherman  Δ Chato  
2004Δ Homestake Δ North Diamond Δ Grays  Δ WhitneyΔ ClintonΔ Hahns  
2005Δ Ptarmigan Hill Δ BottleΔ CitadelΔ QuandaryΔ TollΔ SilverheelsΔ Castle Rock  Δ Chief 
2006  Δ North DiamondΔ HaleakalaΔ ShermanΔ WindyΔ White Butte Δ Mayflower HillΔ PacificΔ Spruce KnobΔ Bierstadt
2007  Δ SheridanΔ RogersΔ UnevaΔ TorreysΔ ElbrusΔ Casco Δ GeneseeΔ Legault 
2008Δ Shrine   Δ Hagar Δ Campbell Hill   Δ Big Jim 
2009Δ Peak 8Δ Highland  Δ Sherman Δ BuffaloΔ Crestone NeedleΔ AudubonΔ BergenΔ GrizzlyΔ Torreys
2010Δ Aconcagua  Δ GalbraithΔ EvansΔ EvansΔ North Table Mountain-Northeast SummitΔ LongsΔ EvansΔ Centennial ConeΔ BaldΔ Morrison
2011 Δ Palmyra Δ GalbraithΔ Colorow HillΔ Colorow HillΔ GraysΔ PikesΔ Vail Δ Frissell 
2012Δ GalenaΔ BuckeyeΔ GalbraithΔ South TableΔ Thorodin  Δ LongsΔ LincolnΔ Bob'sΔ Shade Mountain-Snyder CoHP 
2013Δ ResolutionΔ Finnback KnobΔ North Twin ConeΔ BierstadtΔ ElbertΔ NevaΔ GannettΔ PikesΔ Julian Δ Gebel Mûsa 
2014Δ Resolution  Δ DemocratΔ La PlataΔ HorsetoothΔ GraniteΔ Little Scraggy Δ BaileyΔ Carters Mountain-NE PkΔ Cooper Hill
2015Δ Peak 1490   Δ AnteroΔ Grizzly Δ Bergen  Δ Square Top 
2016Δ KlondikeΔ Taylor Hill  Δ HarvardΔ South BoulderΔ JamesΔ WindyΔ Megalo VounoΔ MorrisonΔ Green 
2017Δ Pearl Δ EldoradoΔ BancroftΔ San LuisΔ Panorama PointΔ NavajoΔ Pikes Δ HumphreysΔ Big JimΔ Jacque
2018Δ Twin SistersΔ MistletoeΔ Keystone Outpost Peak 11661 Δ Victoria       


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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