Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Top Ascents in All Categories

David Olson'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 Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  


1981     Δ GreenΔ GraysΔ South Table
Δ Bandimere Ridge
1982      Δ Bierstadt     
1983      Δ DemocratΔ LongsΔ Harvard
Δ Grays
Δ Torreys
1984    Δ Thunder Butte Δ PikesΔ Evans
Δ Huron
Δ Elbert
Δ Massive
Δ Bross
1985  Δ Panorama Point  Δ Shavano
Δ Yale
Δ Quandary
Δ Medicine Bow
Δ Bierstadt
Δ Uncompahgre
Δ Missouri
Δ Wetterhorn
Δ Wind RiverΔ Greenhorn Δ Blanca
1986     Δ La Plata
Δ San Luis
Δ Stewart
Δ Antero
Δ Longs
Δ Culebra
Δ Maroon
Δ Bushnell
Δ of the Holy Cross
Δ Holy Cross Ridge
Δ Castle
Δ Shasta
Δ South Conundrum
 Δ Coon HillΔ Humphreys
1987 Δ Sunflower Δ PopocatépetlΔ Pacific
Δ Silverheels
Δ Bard
Δ Crestone
Δ Windom
Δ Jupiter
Δ Longs
Δ North Maroon
Δ CapitolΔ Eolus
Δ Ouray
Δ Missouri
Δ Sunlight
1988   Δ ArkansasΔ Gemini
Δ Buckskin
Δ French
Δ Phoenix
Δ Casco
Δ Crestone Needle
Δ Grizzly
Δ Pyramid
Δ Sneffels
Δ Gladstone
Δ Pigeon
Δ Whitney
Δ Meeker
Δ Russell-E Pk
Δ Kit Carson
Δ Huerfano
Δ Columbia Point
 Δ Timms Hill
Δ Taum Sauk
1989   Δ Popocatépetl
Δ Iztaccíhuatl
Δ Elbert-S Pk
Δ Bull Hill
Δ Blanca
Δ La Garita
Δ Little Bear
Δ Handies
Δ Culebra
Δ Rio Grande Pyramid
Δ Hagerman
 Δ Wilson
Δ El Diente
Δ Cathedral  
1990        Δ Half Δ La Malinche 
1991    Δ Old BaldyΔ ThunderΔ Grays
Δ White Mountain
Δ Leavitt
Δ AdamsΔ Dallas Δ Toluca 
1992   Δ Hoosier Ridge  Δ Castle RockΔ Twining Δ Vermilion
Δ Beattie
Δ Fuller
 Δ Negra
1993     Δ RedΔ Edwards
Δ Aetna
Δ Langley
Δ Black Elk
Δ Gayley
Δ Peak 9Δ Massive-NW Pk Δ Orizaba
1994   Δ Adams CoHPΔ Twin Sisters PeaksΔ VasquezΔ Peak 13736
Δ Santa Fe Baldy
Δ Elko Benchmark
Δ BennettΔ Hesperus
Δ Park Point Lookout
  Δ Mauna Kea
Δ Mauna Loa
1995   Δ Crowley CoHPΔ Caballo Mountain-Southwest Slope Δ Peale
Δ Cathedral Butte Northwest
 Δ Conejos
Δ Truchas
Δ West Spanish
Δ West Buffalo
 Δ Sedgwick CoHP
Δ Buford
Δ Driskill
1996Δ Elam Benchmark
Δ Magazine
  Δ Kit Carson CoHP
Δ Overland Benchmark East
Δ Elbert CoHP
Δ Smoky Hill Ridge
Δ Flat TopΔ Rio Blanco CoHP
Δ Eagle
Δ Zirkel
Δ Sugarbush Hill
Δ SummitΔ Twin Mountains
Δ Goshen CoHP
Δ Washington CoHP
Δ Thomas CoHP
Δ Lincoln CoHP
Δ Campbell Hill
1997Δ Sheridan CoHP
Δ Webster CoHP
Δ Lead Hill
Δ Two Buttes
Δ Stanton CoHP
Δ Logan CoHP
Δ Morrill CoHP
Δ Cheyenne CoHP
Δ Loma Alta
Δ Potter CoHP
Δ Shannon BenchmarkΔ Jacque
Δ Pine
Δ Kings
Δ Crater
Δ LambornΔ VestalΔ BlackΔ San JoseΔ Madison CoHP
Δ Clark
Δ Williams Hill
1998Δ Grant CoHP
Δ Whitney
 Δ Decatur CoHP
Δ Ellis CoHP
Δ Cement Ridge
Δ Wildcat Hills
Δ Graham Δ Bierstadt
Δ Meade
Δ Cloud  Δ Perkins CoHP
Δ Whetstone Buttes
Δ Nance CoHP
Δ Greasy Hills
Δ Lee CoHP
1999Δ Roberts CoHP
Δ Concharty
Δ Hemphill CoHP
Δ Stevens CoHPΔ Phillips CoHP
Δ Smith CoHP
Δ Jewell CoHP
Δ Lamar Benchmark
Δ Powell Benchmark
Δ GrandeΔ BisonΔ WheelerΔ GrizzlyΔ WillardΔ Denton CoHPΔ Bear
Δ White Butte
Δ Rankin Ridge
Δ Carson CoHP
Δ Washington CoHP
Δ Gray CoHP
2000Δ Ellis CoHP
Δ Kaufman CoHP
Δ Dallas CoHPΔ Palo Pinto CoHPΔ Tarrant CoHP
Δ Collin CoHP
Δ Stepp
Δ Moro
Δ McCord Benchmark
Δ Le Chasseral
Δ Aiguilles de Baulmes
Δ Chasseral Ouest
Δ Vanil Noir Δ Collingsworth CoHP
Δ Vaca
Δ Montague CoHP
 Δ Lemmon
Δ las Flores
Δ Mariquita HP
Δ Dodge CoHP
Δ Nevada CoHP
Δ Drew CoHP
2001Δ Diablo Δ Poolville Benchmark
Δ Love CoHP
 Δ Motley CoHP
Δ King
Δ Hardeman CoHP
 Δ Spruce KnobΔ Chalk Mountain East
Δ Comanche
Δ Lookout
Δ One Tree
Δ Bailey CoHP
Δ Lubbock CoHP
Δ Grayson CoHP
Δ Garza CoHP
Δ Baylor CoHP
Δ Tater Hill
Δ Boone CoHP
Δ Pipestone CoHP
Δ Clinton CoHP
2002Δ Rich
Δ Poteau
Δ Burleson HillΔ Cusseta MountainsΔ Bosque CoHPΔ McKenzie Mountains
Δ Haley
Δ Cooper Benchmark
 Δ Wood CoHPΔ Bull
Δ Lamar CoHP
Δ Hutchinson CoHP
Δ Parker CoHP
Δ Woods CoHP
  Δ Rains CoHP
2003Δ Young CoHPΔ Baldy
Δ Emory
  Δ Pittsburg CoHP
Δ Carter CoHP
 Δ Marion CoHP
Δ Bossier Parish HP
2004 Δ Underwood  Δ Slatington Benchmark
Δ Hogpen
Δ Bowie CoHP
 Δ Robertson CoHP   Δ Okmulgee CoHP 
2005    Δ Ebright Azimuth    Δ ShinallΔ Holt Hill 
2006  Δ Broomfield CoHP
Δ Garvin CoHP
Δ QuiemuthΔ Camano Island HP    Δ GoldΔ Huckleberry Ridge 
2007    Δ Pacific CoHP    Δ Badger
Δ Beezley Hills
 Δ San Benito
Δ Copernicus
2008    Δ Constitution    Δ Indian Rock  
2009  Δ Lilienthal   Δ Kennesaw Δ Sturgeon Rock-West Ridge   
2010     Δ Blue MoundsΔ Goat     
2011  Δ Stratford Hill
Δ Davis
Δ Sauk Point Benchmark
 Δ Quirauk   Δ Howard CoHP
Δ Reno Reservoir
Δ Prince Georges CoHP
Δ Anne Arundel CoHP
Δ French Benchmark
Δ Stafford CoHP
Δ Fairfax CoHP
2012Δ Fairfax City HP
Δ Alexandria City HP
  Δ East Big Flat Ridge
Δ Stone Head North
Δ Croydon
Δ Manomet Hill
Δ Third Hill Δ Blue Ridge-Wilson Gap SouthΔ Charity Benchmark Southeast
Δ Ritchie CoHP
Δ Farrell Hill
Δ Barrett BenchmarkΔ Blue 
2013Δ Calvert CoHP       Δ Wild Turkey Rock
Δ Greene CoHP
2014    Δ Charles CoHPΔ Fredericksburg City HP Δ Cacapon Mountain-Ridge BenchmarkΔ Hawksbill   
2015  Δ Lancaster CoHP
Δ Welsh
Δ Cecil CoHP
  Δ Spotsylvania CoHP      
2016    Δ Gloucester CoHP
Δ Atlantic CoHP
Δ Manassas City HP Δ HamiltonΔ Pinnacle   
2017 Δ Whiteford Benchmark
Δ Wicomico CoHP
Δ Baldpate
Δ Stillpond Neck
Δ Snow Hill
Δ Gates Hill
Δ Camden CoHP
Δ Sand Hills
Δ Jerimoth Hill
Δ Bald Hill RangeΔ Frissell
Δ Accomack CoHP
Δ Bald
Δ Burley Hill
Δ King Philip
Δ Chestnut Hill
Δ Greylock
Δ MA-NY-VT Tri-Point
Δ West
Δ Round Top Hill
Δ Town of Burrillville RI HP
Δ Rattlesnake
Δ CT-MA-RI Tri-Point
Δ Deuel CoHP
Δ Turner CoHP
Δ Cedar CoHP
Δ Pierce CoHP
Δ Nobles CoHP-X
Δ Bald
Δ Bradley
2018 Δ Higby
Δ John Tom Hill
Δ unnamed Glastonbury CT Town HP#2
Δ Inspiration Point
Δ High Point


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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