Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bill Fincher'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  


1968     Δ Inspiration PointΔ Hurricane     
1970     Δ San GorgonioΔ Baden-Powell     
1971     Δ San Jacinto Δ Half Dome    
1972        Δ CandlelightΔ Stoney PointΔ Pinyon Ridge 
1973   Δ Inyo   Δ Park Point LookoutΔ Double   
1974   Δ San Rafael  Δ Lassen     
1975     Δ Malibu Lagoon State Beach HP      
1980        Δ Dibblee Hill   
1981    Δ Figueroa       
1982     Δ Pinos      
1983      Δ Duncan Benchmark     
1985 Δ Santa Ynez  Δ Haleakala    Δ Divide  
1986   Δ Inspiration Point        
1987       Δ Gaviota    
1989     Δ Black Hill  Δ Whalers Knoll   
1991        Δ Inspiration Point Vista   
1998 Δ Coronado HP  Δ Pikes       
1999    Δ Telescope  Δ Mission Ridge  Δ Cathedral 
2000   Δ Teutonia Δ Grouse      
2001Δ Davidson    Δ SawmillΔ Lembert DomeΔ Benchmark 775Δ Eddy   
2002Δ Mugu  Δ Sandstone    Δ Wheeler  Δ Islay Hill
2003Δ Cachuma Δ Tri Peaks Δ Copernicus   Δ Dana   
2004  Δ Bielawski  Δ San Antonio  Δ BrokeoffΔ La CumbreΔ Little Pine 
2005        Δ Sonora   
2006      Δ Glacier Point     
2007       Δ Bears Hump    
2008   Δ Antelope Buttes Δ Half DomeΔ Barcroft Δ Clingmans Dome   
2009          Δ Kilauea 
2010   Δ Zabriskie Point Δ Inspiration PointΔ WatkinsΔ Hoffmann    
2012       Δ Gould-X    
2013  Δ Anne Arundel CoHP    Δ BishopΔ Tucson HPΔ Lanilili Δ Taum Sauk
2014 Δ Saint Louis CoHPΔ Castelo dos Mouros      Δ BoneyΔ San Luis Obispo 
2015        Δ Cruz 2   
2016 Δ Peak 3620Δ Lavigia Hill    Δ Jersey CoHPΔ Carver Creek Heights Δ Saddleback Butte 
2017   Δ Overlook Hill      Δ Peak 3861 
2018   Δ Fortress of Saint John        


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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