Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Top Ascents in All Categories

Jim Retemeyer's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  


1962         Δ Telegraph Hill  
1972       Δ (Rainbow Falls)Δ Clingmans Dome   
1973      Δ (Lulu City)     
1977Δ (Top of Ski Lift Dodge Ridge)    Δ (Wildcat Camp)      
1978   Δ (Peter Grub Ski Hut)        
1979     Δ (Rattlesnake Creek)      
1981  Δ Spokane     Δ Rim of The World   
1982 Δ Schweitzer Basin South  Δ Mica       
1983 Δ Chewelah          
1984 Δ Granite
Δ Red
   Δ SpokaneΔ (Lake Shasta Caverns)     
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 Snow King
     Δ Half Dome    
1990     Δ PostΔ (Bear Lake)     
1991     Δ (Dinkey Lakes)Δ Boundary
Δ Wittenberg
Δ Treasure Island HPΔ Whitney   
1992     Δ WashingtonΔ Spruce KnobΔ Clouds Rest
Δ Half Dome
1993    Δ ElbertΔ Wheeler
Δ Humphreys
Δ (Bridalveil Falls)     
1994  Δ Caroline Livermore Δ MitchellΔ Clingmans Dome
Δ Cheaha
Δ Black ElkΔ Boundary
Δ Lembert Dome
 Δ Half Dome  
1995      Δ Hood
Δ Washington
Δ BorahΔ Shasta   
1996 Δ (Moaning Caverns)  Δ Diablo Δ EagleΔ Shasta-X
Δ Scott
Δ Sentinel DomeΔ Lassen  
1997Δ Tamalpais-E Pk
Δ Twin Peaks
    Δ ShastaΔ Elbert Δ Dana Δ Saint Helens-X 
1998 Δ Glacier PointΔ Fremont Δ North ChaloneΔ BoundaryΔ LassenΔ White MountainΔ Bachelor
Δ Saint Helens
  Δ Wildrose
1999 Δ Tempo DomeΔ Hermon Δ Fresno DomeΔ Half DomeΔ WhitneyΔ KingsΔ MagazineΔ Copernicus Δ Bielewski
2000 Δ Dodge Ridge Ski HillΔ Hawkins-X
Δ Madonna
Δ Loma Alta
 Δ ("Esau Ridge")Δ SlideΔ Lyell
Δ Vaca
Δ RainierΔ Cobb   
2001  Δ Bald
Δ Coyote
Δ Fort Rock  Δ Freel
Δ Spruce Knob
Δ Unicorn-X
Δ No Name
Δ Spot 9572
Δ Ingalls
 Δ Iztaccíhuatl-Las Rodillas 
2002     Δ DriskillΔ Pikes
Δ Mitchell
Δ Borah Δ Pinos  
2003Δ Runt
Δ Coeur d'Alene
 Δ Hamilton   Δ Saint Helena-S Pk
Δ Hollywood
Δ Montgomery
Δ Lola
   Δ Ollason
Δ Loma Alta
2004Δ Junipero SerraΔ TeutoniaΔ ConeΔ Colorado Mines
Δ Smoky Hill Ridge
Δ East
Δ Davidson
Δ Sugar Loaf
Δ Maichen
Δ Hiram
Δ Tamalpais-W Pk
Δ South SisterΔ SnowΔ Hot SpringsΔ Saint HelenaΔ Bloods Ridge
Δ Discovery
2005Δ Bullion
Δ South Butte
Δ KreyenhagenΔ Welk West
Δ Cowles
Δ Big Pine
Δ Caliente
Δ Coyote
Δ Tomales Point HP
Δ Mauna KeaΔ Brokeoff
Δ Eddy
Δ SonoraΔ ThielsenΔ San Jacinto
Δ San Antonio
Δ FremontΔ Browns
2006Δ Bishop-X
Δ Valencia
Δ Cabrillo
Δ BolivarΔ San BenitoΔ Hayden
Δ Harquahala
Δ Union
Δ (Nevada Falls)Δ Zugspitze-X
Δ Penajakan
Δ Signal de Botrange
Δ Agung-XΔ Desatoya
Δ Star
Δ Half DomeΔ San GorgonioΔ FremontΔ Mocho Peak North
2007Δ Little Blue Ridge
Δ Vaca
Δ Telegraph HillΔ Tehachapi
Δ Black
Δ Gaviota
Δ Gaviota State Park HP
Δ Pinecrest
Δ Bald
Δ Montgomery
Δ Charleston
Δ Gannett
Δ Hood
Δ Corral Hollow Hill Δ North DomeΔ MontaraΔ Hunter
Δ Ubehebe
Δ Soapstone Hill
2008Δ BearΔ CarmelΔ Borel Hill
Δ Whitney
Δ Salina Benchmark
Δ War HillΔ SmithΔ White Mountain
Δ Eagle
Δ WhitneyΔ Parsons
Δ Frissell
Δ Camden CoHP
Δ SpikesΔ Middle Sister
Δ Leviathan
Δ ArlingtonΔ Guadalupe
2009Δ Chiricahua-X
Δ Wrightson
Δ Lemmon
Δ SignalΔ BullionΔ Marys
Δ Rogers
Δ Bullion Knob
Δ Redwood National Park HP
Δ SugarloafΔ North Palisade
Δ Wheeler
Δ ElbertΔ Ritter
Δ Sandia Crest
Δ South Johnson Hill
Δ Burley Hill
 Δ Summit Rock
Δ Black
2010Δ Carpenter BenchmarkΔ Bald Hill
Δ Double Point
Δ CopperopolisΔ SandstoneΔ Cheyenne CoHP
Δ Copernicus
Δ Shovel Grave
Δ Antoine Butte
Δ Baldy
Δ North
Δ Jefferson
Δ WhitneyΔ Ruby DomeΔ Loma PrietaΔ TelescopeΔ Fremont
Δ Vollmer
2011Δ Bryceburg West
Δ Allison
Δ BullionΔ Kirby-X
Δ Buckhorn
Δ Williams
Δ Hot Springs
Δ Diablo
Δ Copernicus
Δ Turn Table
Δ North Chalone
Δ Lee CoHP
Δ WashingtonΔ DelanoΔ Eccentric Benchmark
Δ American Fork Twin Peaks
Δ Naomi
Δ Grafton-South Ridge
Δ Diamond
Δ Crane Flat Lookout
Δ Pilot
Δ Telegraph Hill
Δ Carson Hill
Δ Wawona Point
Δ Sunol Ridge
Δ Rocky Ridge
Δ Castle Rock
2012Δ Puppy Dome
Δ Ben Lomond
Δ Point Loma
Δ Bear
Δ San Bruno
Δ Rincon Hill
Δ Pinoche
Δ Sawmill
Δ Smith Peak Lookout
Δ Cobb
Δ Jasper CoHP
Δ Baldy
Δ Graham
Δ Chiricahua
Δ Black Mesa HP
Δ Lincoln
Δ Peale
Δ GraniteΔ Indian Rock
Δ Bolivar
Δ BullionΔ Bullion
Δ Diablo
Δ Cuyamaca
Δ Great Blue Hill
2013Δ Crum Hill
Δ San Bruno
Δ Marthas Vineyard HP
Δ Tiefort Mountains HP
Δ Diablo
Δ Badger Pass Ski Hill
Δ Diablo
Δ Copernicus
 Δ Buck Rock LookoutΔ Taft Point
Δ San Pedro Hill
Δ SteensΔ Alta
Δ Thompson
Δ Sugarloaf
Δ LeavittΔ StanislausΔ Panther
Δ Signal
Δ San Benito
2014Δ Crow
Δ Catheys
Δ Columbia Historic State Park HP
Δ Dantes View
Δ Millerton Lake State Recreation Area HP
Δ Turtleback Dome
Δ Fremont
Δ McConnell State Park HP
Δ Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park HP
Δ Henness Ridge Lookout
Δ Quail
Δ Old Town San Diego State Historic Park HP
Δ Shuteye
Δ Bullion
Δ Bald
Δ Crandall
Δ Benicia State Recreational Area HP
Δ Gilbert
Δ Deseret
Δ Nebo
Δ Rainbow Point
Δ Horse Ranch
Δ Malakoff Diggins Historic State Park HP
Δ Pinebrook Highpoint
Δ Boucher Hill
Δ Silver Strand State Beach HP
Δ Kennebec Hill
Δ Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area HP
Δ Watts Towers State Historic Park HP
Δ Border Field State Park HP
Δ Cougar Rocks
Δ Marys
Δ Kosciuszko
Δ Saint John
2015Δ DuckwallΔ Pinos
Δ El Montanon
Δ Sugarloaf East
Δ Fort
Δ Red Hill
Δ Garin
Δ Bear
Δ Pine Hill
Δ Reba Benchmark
Δ Blue
Δ Reba
Δ White Mountain
Δ Peak 9741
Δ KilimanjaroΔ Mitchell
Δ Thompson
Δ Top of the World
Δ Barnabe
Δ Hobby Hill
Δ Bell Hill
Δ Marina State Beach HP
Δ Telegraph Hill
Δ Williams Hill
Δ Harmony Headlands State Park HP
Δ Bloods Ridge
Δ Santa Monica State Beach HP
2016Δ Darby Knob
Δ Sunset State Beach HP
Δ Bloods Ridge
Δ Red Hills HP
Δ Hobby Hill
Δ Bell Hill
Δ Kennebec Hill
Δ Telegraph Hill
Δ Kékes
Δ Lookout Point
Δ Ascension
Δ Summit
Δ Elko
Δ Spruce Knob
Δ East Turner
Δ Pleasant Mountain-North Slope
Δ Evans
Δ Rose
Δ Washington CoHP
Δ Grover Hot Springs State Park HP
Δ Whittakers DardanellesΔ Sentinel Dome Δ Summit Level Ridge
Δ Peak 5232
Δ Table
Δ Peak 1535
2017Δ Bell Hill
Δ Kwaay Paay
Δ Fletcher Hills HP
Δ Pinebrook HighpointΔ Pinebrook HighpointΔ Combs
Δ Woodson
Δ Bernardo
Δ San Onofre State Beach HP
Δ Pinebrook HighpointΔ Sentinel Dome
Δ Grasshopper
Δ Paulina
Δ Killington
Δ Sugarloaf
Δ Forest of Nisene Marks State Park Highpoint
Δ San Gregorio State Beach Highpoint
Δ Potato
Δ Roman Nose
Δ Anns Butte
Δ Bailey RidgeΔ Ben Smith Hill
Δ Burdell
Δ Tomo-Kahni
Δ Saddleback Butte
Δ McConnell State Park HP
Δ Ben Smith Hill
Δ Koerber Benchmark
Δ McCray
Δ Sonoma Coast State Park Highpoint
2018Δ Peak 4460
Δ Kennebec Hill
Δ Negro Hill
Δ Mazzy Hill
Δ Tamalpais-W Pk
Δ Carmel River State Beach Highpoint
Δ Mazzy Hill
Δ Wilson CoHP
Δ Cedar Ridge
Δ Peoria
Δ Mazzy Hill
Δ Saddle Peak East
Δ Burra Burra
Δ San Luis Reservoir State Recreation Area Highpoint


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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