Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Isolated Peak

Dave Covill's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  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 Black Elk    
1993    Δ Bergen Δ Sunflower Δ Sneffels   
1994   Δ BergenΔ Bandimere RidgeΔ Panorama PointΔ Elbert  Δ Twin Sisters Peak-W Pk  
1995 Δ Shannon Benchmark  Δ TaylorΔ Black ElkΔ Campbell Hill Δ HaguesΔ Clark  
1996 Δ Guadalupe  Δ BennettΔ SummitΔ Flat TopΔ HumphreysΔ LongsΔ Goshen CoHPΔ Copernicus 
1997 Δ Collier CoHP Δ Mesa LeonΔ Thunder ButteΔ Two ButtesΔ Whitney Δ Medicine BowΔ Taum Sauk  
1998  Δ Harris CoHPΔ Cement RidgeΔ PealeΔ LeonΔ MitchellΔ HesperusΔ LongsΔ Thunder ButteΔ QuandaryΔ Broomfield CoHP
1999 Δ CheahaΔ White ButteΔ Lamar BenchmarkΔ LincolnΔ PettingellΔ Jerimoth HillΔ GannettΔ Taum SaukΔ Mauna KeaΔ Elbert CoHP 
2000Δ Long RidgeΔ BaldyΔ BierstadtΔ BlancaΔ PinosΔ WashingtonΔ Mauna KeaΔ KaalaΔ ElectricΔ BushnellΔ Pacific 
2001Δ Elbert Δ Solares Hill Δ BergenΔ Great Blue HillΔ KatahdinΔ BorahΔ FrancsΔ BlackΔ Brian Head 
2002 Δ Graham Δ EvergreenΔ Manomet HillΔ Taum SaukΔ SummitΔ GraniteΔ GrandeΔ Devils HeadΔ Taum SaukΔ Sandia Crest
2003  Δ Panorama PointΔ Elephant ButteΔ Black ElkΔ 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 South BluffΔ HualapaiΔ Clingmans DomeΔ BisonΔ GreenhornΔ Jerimoth HillΔ TrumbullΔ WashingtonΔ Vermilion CliffsΔ Chiricahua 
2006Δ Lava TowerΔ 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 BethelΔ Skagway HPΔ UncompahgreΔ EvansΔ HumphreysΔ KillingtonΔ Twin Sisters 
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 DelanoΔ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top A
2012Δ Old SpeckΔ SquawΔ JamesΔ HomestakeΔ EvansΔ DenaliΔ Rio Grande PyramidΔ GriggsΔ GreenhornΔ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top AΔ Morton CoHPΔ Mesa Leon
2013Δ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top AΔ Colorado MinesΔ UteΔ BaldΔ TorbertΔ MassiveΔ RainierΔ CharlestonΔ PikesΔ RitterΔ Brevard CoHPΔ Sniktau
2014Δ OrizabaΔ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top AΔ Freemans ViewΔ Talbot CoHPΔ Black ElkΔ BlancΔ BakerΔ OsbornΔ WhitneyΔ SugarloafΔ CaballoΔ Orizaba
2015Δ Flat TopΔ CuyamacaΔ JacqueΔ Navajo Point BenchmarkΔ JayΔ McGregorΔ Carroll CoHPΔ SundanceΔ LassenΔ Ruby DomeΔ McKnightΔ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top A
2016Δ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top AΔ Mobile CoHPΔ DriskillΔ Trail BenchmarkΔ Kennedy BenchmarkΔ ElbertΔ BlancaΔ ElbertΔ Thirtynine MileΔ Tamalpais-W PkΔ LincolnΔ Palm Beach CoHP
2017Δ HaleakalaΔ HogbackΔ MorrisonΔ Beacon HillΔ VirginΔ Aspen RidgeΔ MarcyΔ ElbertΔ WhitneyΔ Little Colorado River OverlookΔ MorrisonΔ Ajo
2018Δ CadyΔ South ButteΔ Northeast South Table Δ CharlestonΔ Peak 12752      


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 600 mi or more
Isolation of 300 to 600 mi
Isolation of 60 to 300 mi
Isolation of 25 to 60 mi
Isolation of 5 to 25 mi
Isolation of less than 5 mi

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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