Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

John Pfister'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  


1991        Δ Tallac   
1992       Δ HighlandΔ Whitney   
1993      Δ Pyramid     
1995        Δ Boundary   
1996         Δ Rubicon  
1997    Δ Hood Δ Markleeville    Δ Red Lake
1998      Δ Hawkins  Δ Eagle Cap  
1999         Δ Lassen  
2000     Δ Wheeler      
2001     Δ Shasta Δ Adams Δ Humphreys  
2010        Δ ThimbleΔ CaryΔ Duane Bliss 
2011   Δ Flowery Δ JeffersonΔ EbbettsΔ AirolaΔ White Mountain   
2012Δ Steamboat Hills HP  Δ EmmaΔ LyonΔ Leavitt Δ SistersΔ MalloryΔ Captain Pomin Rock  
2013Δ Prison HillΔ ScottΔ Last ChanceΔ DavidsonΔ TalkingΔ MonumentΔ Little Round TopΔ TamarackΔ TiogaΔ Peak 8665Δ Peak 9380Δ Sugarloaf
2014Δ BullionΔ Estrella HPΔ CleaverΔ PilotΔ Peak 8402Δ Rose KnobΔ Martin PointΔ Peak 9390Δ CharlestonΔ Bunker HillΔ Lovers LeapΔ Peak 6530
2015Δ TahoeΔ Louse BenchmarkΔ MeyersΔ Peak 8728Δ Pickett Peak-E PkΔ TrimmerΔ Peak 9600Δ DeadwoodΔ BarcroftΔ Peak 9225Δ Basalt HillΔ Cinder Pit Hill
2016 Δ Peak 5990 Δ Angora RidgeΔ Snow Valley Peak-E PkΔ Arc DomeΔ Peak 9795Δ HerlanΔ WardΔ Summerlin  
2017   Δ McTarnahan HillΔ Turtlehead  Δ Spanish BenchmarkΔ Ruby DomeΔ Griffith  
2018     Δ Como      


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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