Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Jim Retemeyer's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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         
1982 Δ Schweitzer Basin South  Δ Mica       
1983 Δ Chewelah          
1984 Δ Red   Δ Spokane      
1985Δ Kellogg   Δ Schilthorn       
1988Δ Pluto Δ Boreal Ridge         
1989 Δ Snow King     Δ Half Dome    
1990     Δ Post      
1991      Δ WittenbergΔ Treasure Island HPΔ Whitney   
1992     Δ WashingtonΔ Spruce KnobΔ Half Dome    
1993    Δ ElbertΔ Humphreys      
1994  Δ Caroline Livermore Δ MitchellΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Black ElkΔ Lembert Dome Δ Half Dome  
1995      Δ HoodΔ BorahΔ Shasta   
1996    Δ Diablo Δ EagleΔ ScottΔ Sentinel DomeΔ Lassen  
1997Δ Twin Peaks    Δ ShastaΔ Elbert Δ Dana   
1998 Δ Glacier PointΔ Fremont Δ North ChaloneΔ BoundaryΔ LassenΔ White MountainΔ Saint Helens  Δ Wildrose
1999  Δ Hermon Δ Fresno DomeΔ Half DomeΔ WhitneyΔ KingsΔ MagazineΔ Copernicus Δ Bielewski
2000  Δ Loma Alta  Δ SlideΔ VacaΔ RainierΔ Cobb   
2001  Δ CoyoteΔ Fort Rock  Δ Freel Δ Ingalls Δ Iztaccíhuatl-Las Rodillas 
2002     Δ DriskillΔ MitchellΔ Borah Δ Pinos  
2003Δ Coeur d'Alene Δ Hamilton   Δ HollywoodΔ Lola   Δ Loma Alta
2004Δ Junipero SerraΔ TeutoniaΔ ConeΔ Colorado MinesΔ DavidsonΔ Sugar LoafΔ Tamalpais-W PkΔ South SisterΔ SnowΔ Hot SpringsΔ Saint HelenaΔ Discovery
2005Δ South ButteΔ KreyenhagenΔ CowlesΔ CalienteΔ Tomales Point HPΔ Mauna KeaΔ EddyΔ SonoraΔ ThielsenΔ San JacintoΔ FremontΔ Browns
2006Δ CabrilloΔ BolivarΔ San BenitoΔ Harquahala Δ Signal de Botrange Δ StarΔ Half DomeΔ San GorgonioΔ FremontΔ Mocho Peak North
2007Δ VacaΔ Telegraph HillΔ TehachapiΔ GaviotaΔ PinecrestΔ CharlestonΔ HoodΔ Corral Hollow Hill Δ North DomeΔ MontaraΔ Ubehebe
2008Δ BearΔ CarmelΔ Whitney Δ SmithΔ White MountainΔ WhitneyΔ FrissellΔ SpikesΔ LeviathanΔ ArlingtonΔ Guadalupe
2009Δ LemmonΔ SignalΔ BullionΔ MarysΔ Redwood National Park HPΔ SugarloafΔ WheelerΔ ElbertΔ Sandia CrestΔ Burley Hill Δ Black
2010Δ Carpenter BenchmarkΔ Double PointΔ CopperopolisΔ SandstoneΔ CopernicusΔ Antoine ButteΔ JeffersonΔ WhitneyΔ Ruby DomeΔ Loma PrietaΔ TelescopeΔ Vollmer
2011Δ AllisonΔ BullionΔ WilliamsΔ DiabloΔ North ChaloneΔ WashingtonΔ DelanoΔ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ DiamondΔ PilotΔ Carson HillΔ Sunol Ridge
2012Δ Ben LomondΔ BearΔ SawmillΔ CobbΔ GrahamΔ ChiricahuaΔ PealeΔ GraniteΔ BolivarΔ BullionΔ DiabloΔ Cuyamaca
2013Δ San BrunoΔ DiabloΔ Diablo Δ Buck Rock LookoutΔ San Pedro HillΔ SteensΔ ThompsonΔ LeavittΔ StanislausΔ SignalΔ San Benito
2014Δ CatheysΔ Dantes ViewΔ FremontΔ QuailΔ ShuteyeΔ CrandallΔ DeseretΔ Horse RanchΔ Boucher Hill Δ MarysΔ Kosciuszko
2015Δ DuckwallΔ PinosΔ Red HillΔ BearΔ BlueΔ White MountainΔ KilimanjaroΔ MitchellΔ BarnabeΔ Bell HillΔ Williams HillΔ Bloods Ridge
2016Δ Darby KnobΔ Red Hills HPΔ Bell HillΔ KékesΔ AscensionΔ ElkoΔ Spruce KnobΔ RoseΔ Whittakers DardanellesΔ Sentinel Dome Δ Peak 5232
2017Δ Kwaay Paay  Δ Woodson Δ GrasshopperΔ KillingtonΔ PotatoΔ Bailey RidgeΔ BurdellΔ Saddleback ButteΔ Koerber Benchmark
2018Δ Kennebec HillΔ Tamalpais-W PkΔ Wilson CoHPΔ PeoriaΔ Saddle Peak East       


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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