Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Doug Melton'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  


1969Δ Texas CoHP           
1972        Δ Mary Gray Hill   
1973      Δ Whitewood     
1974      Δ Medicine     
1977 Δ Lead Hill          
1979Δ Cave Ridge     Δ Bear Rocks     
1986      Δ Petit Jean Mountain-Northeast Bluff     
1987      Δ Petit Jean     
1991      Δ Owen     
1992          Δ South 
1993           Δ Cooper Hill
1997      Δ Yale     
1999        Δ Bald   
2000           Δ Sunshine
2004     Δ Lincoln Δ Elbert    
2005       Δ RainierΔ Kilimanjaro   
2006     Δ WhitneyΔ Deer     
2007 Δ CayambeΔ Whiting Δ Inscription Rock Δ Lembert DomeΔ Baker Δ Bierstadt  
2008 Δ Nebo  Δ Buckeye Δ QuandaryΔ Grays    
2009Δ Guadalupe Δ GeneseeΔ HareΔ Taum Sauk Δ Culebra Δ HumphreysΔ Spruce KnobΔ Ruby 
2010 Δ MagazineΔ High PointΔ EagleΔ Mossback RidgeΔ Charles MoundΔ WashingtonΔ CedarΔ FernΔ SquawΔ RichΔ Baxter CoHP
2011Δ HornΔ Peak 2074Δ ThompsonΔ Spy RockΔ Bull ShoalsΔ Leach Benchmark Δ PikesΔ Smith PinnacleΔ Peak 2660Δ Sewanee BenchmarkΔ Garrett
2012Δ Poteau Mountain-Peak 2406Δ HorseshoeΔ Armenia Δ Kennedy Δ Lyon HillΔ Rusk CoHPΔ Peak 1851 Δ BrownΔ Peak 1490
2013Δ Ottawa CoHPΔ Pruitt Δ Blue Mound Δ Miami CoHPΔ Peak 1630Δ Buktuklo BenchmarkΔ Second Watchung Mountain-Essex CoHPΔ Lincoln CoHPΔ BuffaloΔ Woods CoHP
2014Δ Devils KnobΔ PineΔ Mauna KeaΔ Pottawatomie CoHPΔ Kit Carson CoHPΔ Graham CoHPΔ Greenwood CoHPΔ Clark CoHPΔ Henderson CoHPΔ Smith CoHPΔ Laurel HillΔ Piney Creek Wilderness HP
2015Δ Greene CoHPΔ Pickert Point SummitΔ Antelope HillsΔ Arbuckle Mountains HP Δ Temple HillΔ Blue Knob Δ Kiamichi Mountains-Peak 1960Δ Stephenson CoHPΔ McHenry CoHPΔ Centre CoHP
2016Δ MissionΔ Sans BoisΔ Randolph CoHPΔ Arkansas State Border HPΔ CootΔ Pilot KnobΔ O'Brien CoHPΔ KingsΔ Carrizo Δ MudlickΔ Crawford CoHP
2017Δ Hawkeye PointΔ Parksville KnobΔ Shannon BenchmarkΔ BufordΔ Hooker CoHPΔ Galloway KnobΔ Medicine BowΔ Richland CoHP  Δ HinchΔ Scales Lookout
2018Δ Sand Δ Lincoln CoHPΔ Round KnobΔ Loves Knob       


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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