Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Isolated Peak

Dave Covill's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1966      Δ Washington     
1978          Δ Lafayette 
1979       Δ Grand Teton    
1980  Δ Cannon Δ Katahdin       
1981  Δ Black MesaΔ SunflowerΔ MagazineΔ Elbert   Δ Wheeler Δ Campbell Hill
1982  Δ Panorama PointΔ EmoryΔ Clingmans DomeΔ BlancaΔ PikesΔ High PointΔ Guadalupe   
1983        Δ Grays   
1984       Δ White Butte    
1985      Δ Jerimoth Hill Δ Longs   
1987 Δ Crown          
1988       Δ EvansΔ Kit Carson   
1989    Δ BergenΔ MassiveΔ GraysΔ QuandaryΔ Lincoln   
1990    Δ Bergen Δ of the Holy Cross     
1991    Δ Bergen Δ ShermanΔ Jerimoth HillΔ Wilson   
1992    Δ Bergen Δ ShavanoΔ Harney    
1993    Δ Bergen Δ Sunflower Δ Sneffels   
1994    Δ BergenΔ Panorama PointΔ Elbert  Δ Twin Sisters Peaks  
1995 Δ Sunflower  Δ TaylorΔ HarneyΔ Campbell Hill Δ HaguesΔ Clark  
1996 Δ Guadalupe  Δ BennettΔ SummitΔ Flat TopΔ HumphreysΔ LongsΔ Goshen CoHPΔ Copernicus 
1997 Δ Indian Hill Δ Potter CoHPΔ Thunder ButteΔ Thomas CoHPΔ Whitney Δ Medicine BowΔ Taum Sauk  
1998  Δ Harris CoHPΔ Cement RidgeΔ PealeΔ CarrizoΔ MitchellΔ Hawkeye PointΔ LongsΔ Thunder ButteΔ QuandaryΔ Broomfield CoHP
1999 Δ CheahaΔ White ButteΔ Deuel CoHPΔ LincolnΔ PettingellΔ Jerimoth HillΔ GannettΔ Taum SaukΔ Mauna KeaΔ Elbert CoHP 
2000Δ Long RidgeΔ BaldyΔ BierstadtΔ BlancaΔ PinosΔ WashingtonΔ Mauna KeaΔ KaalaΔ ElectricΔ BushnellΔ Galbraith 
2001Δ Elbert Δ Solares Hill Δ BergenΔ SunflowerΔ KatahdinΔ BorahΔ FrancsΔ BlackΔ Brian Head 
2002 Δ Graham Δ EvergreenΔ Manomet HillΔ Taum SaukΔ CloudΔ GraniteΔ Stanton CoHPΔ Devils HeadΔ Taum SaukΔ Sandia Crest
2003  Δ Banner CoHPΔ Elephant ButteΔ HarneyΔ WheelerΔ Burley HillΔ Blue MoundsΔ WarbonnetΔ Thunder Butte  
2004Δ Wachusett  Δ Organ NeedleΔ San AntonioΔ TelescopeΔ RainierΔ Marthas Vineyard HPΔ OurayΔ White ButteΔ Loggerhead Key HPΔ Pilot Rock
2005Δ HosacΔ Agate Fossil Beds HPΔ HualapaiΔ Clingmans DomeΔ BisonΔ GreenhornΔ Jerimoth HillΔ TrumbullΔ WashingtonΔ Vermilion CliffsΔ Chiricahua 
2006 Δ KawaikiniΔ Totten Key HPΔ LemmonΔ CalienteΔ CulebraΔ KingsΔ MitchellΔ La PlataΔ BuffaloΔ Sandia Crest 
2007Δ McGaffeyΔ Keith CoHP Δ BrownsΔ RainierΔ ZirkelΔ EagleΔ HesperusΔ ClarkΔ LackawannaΔ Walker CoHP 
2008Δ Hobe BenchmarkΔ North FranklinΔ JamesΔ BergenΔ Salt Creek Picnic Hill SouthwestΔ Skagway HPΔ UncompahgreΔ EvansΔ HumphreysΔ KillingtonΔ Twin Sisters Peaks 
2009Δ Orizaba Δ ChiefΔ Mountrail CoHPΔ San GorgonioΔ CaliforniaΔ Junipero SerraΔ OlympusΔ of the Holy CrossΔ Thunder ButteΔ Sentinel Butte 
2010Δ Elbert Δ Pedro DomeΔ North Twin ConeΔ Centennial ConeΔ EvansΔ LindseyΔ ElbertΔ ArvonΔ CheahaΔ NeboΔ Broomfield CoHP
2011Δ KilimanjaroΔ SquawΔ SugarloafΔ QuandaryΔ FairweatherΔ ShastaΔ Campbell HillΔ CapitolΔ Boundary ButteΔ HaguesΔ Delano 
2012Δ Old SpeckΔ Sullivan Island-West EndΔ JamesΔ HomestakeΔ EvansΔ DenaliΔ Rio Grande PyramidΔ GriggsΔ Greenhorn Δ Morton CoHPΔ Mesa Leon
2013 Δ RussellΔ UteΔ BaldΔ TorbertΔ MassiveΔ RainierΔ CharlestonΔ PikesΔ CedarΔ Brevard CoHPΔ Sniktau
2014Δ Orizaba Δ Freemans ViewΔ Talbot CoHPΔ HarneyΔ BlancΔ BakerΔ OsbornΔ WhitneyΔ SugarloafΔ CaballoΔ Orizaba
2015Δ Flat TopΔ CuyamacaΔ JacqueΔ Grandview BenchmarkΔ JayΔ McGregorΔ Carroll CoHPΔ SundanceΔ LassenΔ Ruby DomeΔ McKnightΔ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top A
2016 Δ Britton HillΔ DriskillΔ Trail BenchmarkΔ Thunder Butte       


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 1000 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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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