Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Peak Climbed

Jim Retemeyer's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1962         Δ Telegraph Hill  
1972        Δ Clingmans Dome   
1981  Δ Spokane     Δ Rim of The World   
1982 Δ Schweitzer Basin South  Δ Mica       
1983 Δ Chewelah          
1984 Δ Granite   Δ Spokane      
1985Δ Kellogg   Δ Schilthorn       
1986Δ Standish Hump           
1987 Δ Panorama Ski HillΔ Fernie Ski Hill         
1988Δ Pluto Δ Boreal Ridge         
1989 Δ Broken Arrow     Δ Half Dome    
1990     Δ Post      
1991      Δ BoundaryΔ Treasure Island HPΔ Whitney   
1992     Δ WashingtonΔ Spruce KnobΔ Clouds Rest    
1993    Δ ElbertΔ Wheeler      
1994  Δ Caroline Livermore Δ MitchellΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Black ElkΔ Boundary Δ Half Dome  
1995      Δ HoodΔ BorahΔ Shasta   
1996    Δ Diablo Δ EagleΔ ScottΔ Sentinel DomeΔ Lassen  
1997Δ Tamalpais-E Pk    Δ ShastaΔ Elbert Δ Dana   
1998 Δ Glacier PointΔ Fremont Δ North ChaloneΔ BoundaryΔ LassenΔ White MountainΔ Bachelor  Δ Wildrose
1999 Δ Tempo DomeΔ Hermon Δ Fresno DomeΔ Half DomeΔ WhitneyΔ KingsΔ MagazineΔ Copernicus Δ Bielawski
2000 Δ Dodge Ridge Ski HillΔ Madonna  Δ SlideΔ LyellΔ RainierΔ Cobb   
2001  Δ BaldΔ Fort Rock  Δ FreelΔ No NameΔ Spot 9572 Δ Iztacc√≠huatl-Las Rodillas 
2002     Δ DriskillΔ PikesΔ Borah Δ Pinos  
2003Δ Runt Δ Hamilton   Δ Saint Helena-S PkΔ Montgomery   Δ Ollason
2004Δ Junipero SerraΔ TeutoniaΔ ConeΔ Colorado MinesΔ EastΔ Sugar LoafΔ HiramΔ South SisterΔ SnowΔ Hot SpringsΔ Saint HelenaΔ Bloods Ridge
2005Δ BullionΔ KreyenhagenΔ Welk WestΔ Big PineΔ CoyoteΔ Mauna KeaΔ BrokeoffΔ SonoraΔ ThielsenΔ San JacintoΔ FremontΔ Browns
2006Δ ValenciaΔ BolivarΔ San BenitoΔ Hayden Δ Penajakan Δ DesatoyaΔ Half DomeΔ San GorgonioΔ FremontΔ Mocho Peak North
2007Δ Little Blue RidgeΔ Telegraph HillΔ TehachapiΔ GaviotaΔ PinecrestΔ MontgomeryΔ GannettΔ Corral Hollow Hill Δ North DomeΔ MontaraΔ Hunter
2008Δ Indian HillΔ CarmelΔ Borel HillΔ War HillΔ SmithΔ White MountainΔ WhitneyΔ ParsonsΔ SpikesΔ Middle SisterΔ ArlingtonΔ Guadalupe
2009Δ WrightsonΔ SignalΔ BullionΔ MarysΔ Bullion KnobΔ SugarloafΔ North PalisadeΔ ElbertΔ RitterΔ South Johnson Hill Δ Summit Rock
2010Δ Carpenter BenchmarkΔ Bald HillΔ CopperopolisΔ SandstoneΔ Cheyenne CoHPΔ Shovel GraveΔ NorthΔ WhitneyΔ Ruby DomeΔ Loma PrietaΔ TelescopeΔ Fremont
2011Δ Bryceburg WestΔ BullionΔ BuckhornΔ Hot SpringsΔ Turn TableΔ WashingtonΔ DelanoΔ Eccentric BenchmarkΔ Grafton-South RidgeΔ Crane Flat LookoutΔ Telegraph HillΔ Wawona Point
2012Δ Puppy DomeΔ BearΔ PinocheΔ CobbΔ BaldyΔ ChiricahuaΔ LincolnΔ GraniteΔ Indian RockΔ BullionΔ BullionΔ Cuyamaca
2013Δ Crum HillΔ Tiefort Mountains HPΔ Badger Pass Ski Hill Δ Buck Rock LookoutΔ Taft PointΔ SteensΔ AltaΔ LeavittΔ StanislausΔ PantherΔ San Benito
2014Δ CrowΔ Dantes ViewΔ Turtleback DomeΔ Henness Ridge LookoutΔ ShuteyeΔ BaldΔ GilbertΔ Rainbow PointΔ Boucher HillΔ Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area HPΔ Cougar RocksΔ Kosciuszko
2015Δ DuckwallΔ PinosΔ FortΔ BearΔ Reba BenchmarkΔ White MountainΔ KilimanjaroΔ MitchellΔ Top of the WorldΔ Hobby HillΔ Telegraph HillΔ Bloods Ridge
2016Δ Darby KnobΔ Bloods RidgeΔ Hobby HillΔ Telegraph HillΔ Lookout PointΔ SummitΔ Spruce KnobΔ EvansΔ Whittakers DardanellesΔ Sentinel Dome Δ Summit Level Ridge
2017Δ Bell HillΔ Pinebrook HighpointΔ Pinebrook HighpointΔ CombsΔ Pinebrook HighpointΔ Sentinel DomeΔ PaulinaΔ PotatoΔ Bailey RidgeΔ Ben Smith HillΔ Tomo-KahniΔ Ben Smith Hill
2018Δ Peak 4460Δ Mazzy HillΔ Mazzy HillΔ Cedar RidgeΔ Mazzy HillΔ Taylor      


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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