Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Derek Loranger's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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  


1984       Δ Whitney    
1990           Δ Peak 4377
1991Δ Ryan           
1995  Δ Peak 4377        Δ Peak 4377
2000    Δ Sage       
2006 Δ Woodson       Δ Boucher Hill  
2007         Δ San Jacinto  
2008        Δ Black Δ Point Loma 
2009 Δ Peak 4377 Δ Suicide Rock Δ IronΔ WoodsonΔ GowerΔ ViejasΔ MonumentΔ Hot SpringsΔ Stonewall
2010Δ RabbitΔ GaskillΔ Piedras GrandesΔ KaalaΔ Cuyamaca Δ WhitneyΔ Sugg Δ Pine Δ North Van Dam
2011Δ Manza BenchmarkΔ White BenchmarkΔ East Mesa-Peak 5178Δ San YsidroΔ Peak 1755Δ Boucher HillΔ Windom  Δ TuleΔ MontecitoΔ La Cumbre
2012Δ CathedralΔ Benchmark 775Δ Benchmark 775Δ Santa YnezΔ Benchmark 775Δ WheelerΔ PinosΔ San Jacinto Δ MontecitoΔ Chief 
2013Δ ValenciaΔ MontecitoΔ Angels LandingΔ SunshineΔ San GabrielΔ ArlingtonΔ White MountainΔ Thorn PointΔ FigueroaΔ ReyesΔ Cuyama 
2014 Δ McPherson Δ Square Top   Δ Volcan BenchmarkΔ Black Δ Haleakala 
2015Δ Black Δ BlackΔ Kwaay Paay  Δ Moro Rock Δ CuyamacaΔ IronΔ Black 
2016 Δ StanleyΔ EagleΔ Doe     Δ BlackΔ Garnet 
2017Δ WoodsonΔ MonumentΔ Ramona BenchmarkΔ BlackΔ Peak 1755  Δ LanililiΔ Eagle RockΔ Eagle Δ Whale
2018Δ WhaleΔ Volcan BenchmarkΔ Wooded HillΔ Cuyamaca        


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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