Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Chris Gilsdorf's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles 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  


1997           Δ Tamalpais-E Pk
1999     Δ Frissell     Δ Greylock
2000   Δ High Point  Δ WashingtonΔ Marcy  Δ Campbell HillΔ Spruce Knob
2001     Δ MitchellΔ Jerimoth HillΔ Katahdin  Δ Charles Mound 
2003      Δ Hunter     
2004   Δ Tenmile Hill        
2005        Δ MoosilaukeΔ Killington  
2006 Δ LafayetteΔ South Johnson Hill Δ Gillespie     Δ Adams 
2007  Δ BrownsΔ Signal   Δ PiestewaΔ Humphreys  Δ Point Dume
2008      Δ Holt HillΔ Great Blue HillΔ San Gorgonio  Δ Moosilauke-South Summit
2009  Δ McDowell  Δ SargentΔ CamelbackΔ WhitneyΔ ElbertΔ HualapaiΔ WrightsonΔ Superstition Benchmark
2010Δ WoolseyΔ HarquahalaΔ BryceΔ Weaver Δ Baker ButteΔ AbajoΔ LongsΔ GraysΔ HaguesΔ GrandeΔ Thunder Butte
2011Δ QuandaryΔ ShermanΔ HarvardΔ ShavanoΔ BlancaΔ EolusΔ Crestone NeedleΔ UncompahgreΔ Kit CarsonΔ TabeguacheΔ MissouriΔ Lincoln
2012Δ Little Bear Peak-S PkΔ La PlataΔ YaleΔ CastleΔ ColumbiaΔ WilsonΔ Ellingwood PointΔ North MaroonΔ CrestoneΔ MassiveΔ BelfordΔ Morrison
2013Δ Elbert-S Pk Δ Aztec Δ TruchasΔ Evans-W PkΔ BorahΔ South TentΔ La Plata Peak-E PkΔ Santa Fe BaldyΔ TiptonΔ Cheaha
2014Δ Webster BenchmarkΔ Mitchell CoHPΔ BaboquivariΔ Guadalupe Δ KendrickΔ RainierΔ Snowmass Mountain-N PkΔ of the Holy CrossΔ West SpanishΔ GeneseeΔ Glennon
2015Δ SniktauΔ Peak 7180Δ CastleΔ GreenΔ RosaΔ Clayton CoHPΔ PacificΔ Little CostillaΔ Balsam BeartownΔ Richland BalsamΔ FraryΔ Woodall
2016Δ CapulinΔ DavidsonΔ EmoryΔ Dune 8840Δ HoodΔ EdenΔ Commissary RidgeΔ ShastaΔ Le ConteΔ LoveΔ HayfordΔ Bill Williams
2017Δ CraigΔ BloodΔ UnakaΔ CowpenΔ SterlingΔ Thorny Flat Δ Grand TetonΔ Cataloochee BalsamΔ Big CataloocheeΔ Celo KnobΔ Cold
2018Δ PineΔ Little YellowΔ Mauna KeaΔ Blackstock KnobΔ Reinhart KnobΔ West Wildcat Top      


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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