Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Top Ascents in All Categories

David Olson's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Meters 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 Grays     
1983       Δ LongsΔ Harvard   
1984    Δ Thunder Butte Δ Pikes Δ Elbert   
1985  Δ Panorama Point   Δ Pettingell
Δ Medicine Bow
Δ Uncompahgre Δ Greenhorn Δ Blanca
1986      Δ WheelerΔ of the Holy Cross
Δ Bushnell
Δ Castle
Δ Shasta
  Δ Humphreys
1987 Δ Sunflower   Δ Crestone  Δ Windom   
1988     Δ Phoenix Δ SneffelsΔ Whitney  Δ Timms Hill
Δ Taum Sauk
1989     Δ Blanca  Δ Wilson   
1991      Δ White Mountain     
1992      Δ Castle Rock  Δ Vermilion  
1993       Δ Harney    
1994   Δ Adams CoHPΔ Lincoln CoHP Δ Santa Fe Baldy
Δ Elko Benchmark
Δ BennettΔ Lincoln
Δ Hesperus
  Δ Mauna Kea
1995   Δ Crowley CoHPΔ Caballo Mountain-Southwest Slope Δ Peale Δ Conejos
Δ Truchas
Δ West Spanish Δ Sedgwick CoHP
Δ Pilot Knob
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 Loma Alta
Δ Potter CoHP
Δ Shannon BenchmarkΔ PineΔ KingsΔ Lamborn Δ BlackΔ Mesa LeonΔ Madison CoHP
Δ Clark
Δ Williams Hill
1998Δ Grant CoHP
Δ Whitney
 Δ Decatur CoHP
Δ Ellis CoHP
Δ Cement RidgeΔ Graham Δ Murdock Mountain-West Slope
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 CoHP
Δ Haskell CoHP
Δ Phillips CoHP
Δ Smith CoHP
Δ Lamar Benchmark
Δ Powell Benchmark
Δ Grande Δ Wheeler Δ WillardΔ Denton CoHPΔ Crooks Tower
Δ White Butte
Δ Carson CoHP
Δ Washington CoHP
Δ Gray CoHP
2000Δ Ellis CoHP
Δ Rockwall CoHP
Δ Dallas CoHPΔ Palo Pinto CoHPΔ Tarrant CoHP
Δ Collin CoHP
Δ Stepp
Δ Moro
   Δ Collingsworth CoHP
Δ Vaca
Δ Montague CoHP
 Δ LemmonΔ Dodge CoHP
Δ Nevada CoHP
Δ Drew CoHP
2001Δ Diablo Δ Poolville Benchmark
Δ Love CoHP
Δ Clay CoHP
 Δ Motley CoHP
Δ Walsh
Δ Logan 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 Limestone CoHP
Δ Boone CoHP
Δ Pipestone CoHP
Δ Lincoln CoHP
2002Δ Rich
Δ Poteau
Δ Workman
Δ Burleson HillΔ Cusseta MountainsΔ Bosque CoHPΔ McKenzie Mountains
Δ Haley
 Δ Wood CoHPΔ BullΔ 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 Blaine CoHP
Δ QuiemuthΔ Camano Island HP    Δ GoldΔ Huckleberry Ridge
Δ Rogers CoHP
2007    Δ Pacific CoHP    Δ Badger
Δ Beezley Hills
 Δ San Benito
Δ Copernicus
2008    Δ Constitution    Δ Indian Rock  
2009  Δ Lilienthal
Δ Karakul Hills
   Δ Kennesaw Δ Sturgeon Rock-West Ridge   
2010     Δ Blue MoundsΔ Goat     
2011  Δ Stratford Hill
Δ Davis
Δ McCook CoHP
 Δ Quirauk   Δ Howard CoHPΔ Prince Georges CoHP
Δ Anne Arundel CoHP
Δ French Benchmark
Δ Stafford CoHP
Δ Gantt Hill
Δ Minor Hill
2012Δ Fairfax 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 Greene CoHP
Δ Tunnel Hill Northeast
2014    Δ Charles CoHPΔ Fredericksburg City HP Δ Cacapon Mountain-Ridge BenchmarkΔ Hawksbill   
2015  Δ Lancaster CoHP
Δ Cecil CoHP
Δ Welsh
  Δ Spotsylvania CoHP      
2016    Δ Gloucester CoHP
Δ Atlantic CoHP


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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