Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dave Covill's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Meters 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  


1979       Δ Grand Teton    
1980  Δ Cannon         
1981     Δ Elbert   Δ Wheeler  
1982    Δ Clingmans DomeΔ BlancaΔ Pikes Δ Guadalupe   
1983        Δ Grays   
1985        Δ Longs   
1987 Δ Crown          
1988       Δ EvansΔ Kit Carson   
1989     Δ Massive  Δ Lincoln   
1990      Δ of the Holy Cross     
1991      Δ Sherman Δ Wilson   
1992      Δ ShavanoΔ Antero    
1993        Δ La Plata   
1996     Δ CastleΔ HarvardΔ Eolus  Δ Copernicus 
1997   Δ GreenΔ Taylor Δ Whitney Δ Medicine Bow   
1998    Δ Peale Δ Mitchell   Δ Quandary 
1999    Δ Carpenter Benchmark  Δ HumboldtΔ CrestoneΔ Mauna Kea  
2000   Δ WyomingΔ BisonΔ Washington Δ Kaala  Δ Pacific 
2001       Δ Borah  Δ Brian Head 
2002    Δ North Tarryall Δ CloudΔ GraniteΔ Princeton   
2003    Δ Yuba CoHPΔ BonaΔ GeminiΔ Boundary    
2004Δ Southwest Lindsley Hill Peaks Δ Greenlee CoHP Δ San AntonioΔ Rainier-Southeast Crater RimΔ RainierΔ Crestone NeedleΔ Handies   
2005  Δ Peak 9102 Δ San Jacinto Δ DyerΔ CrystalΔ Columbia   
2006 Δ Kawaikini  Δ CalienteΔ CulebraΔ San Luis Δ Missouri   
2007  Δ Blue Angels Δ Rainier  Δ OklahomaΔ Redondo   
2008     Δ Skagway HPΔ StewartΔ West EvansΔ GrizzlyΔ Horse Ranch  
2009Δ Orizaba   Δ San GorgonioΔ CaliforniaΔ North PalisadeΔ YaleΔ Sunlight   
2010   Δ North Twin Cone  Δ Challenger PointΔ MaroonΔ Rose   
2011Δ Kilimanjaro   Δ FairweatherΔ ShastaΔ Ellingwood PointΔ CapitolΔ White Mountain   
2012     Δ McKinley Δ SnowmassΔ WetterhornΔ Terrill  
2013  Δ UteΔ EvergreenΔ TorbertΔ Massive-NW PkΔ RainierΔ VestalΔ PumaΔ RitterΔ Brevard CoHP 
2014Δ Orizaba  Δ Ebright AzimuthΔ OklahomaΔ BlancΔ EvansΔ OsbornΔ WhitneyΔ Sugarloaf  


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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