Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Joe Whalen's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet 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  


1977      Δ Carrigain     
1992 Δ Kilimanjaro          
2008       Δ Mansfield    
2009    Δ Moosilauke Δ KinsmanΔ TammanyΔ LafayetteΔ Black DomeΔ SlideΔ Great Blue Hill
2010Δ SlideΔ HunterΔ Black DomeΔ MarcyΔ MarcyΔ DixΔ PikesΔ EquinoxΔ WhitefaceΔ SlideΔ Red HillΔ Algonquin
2011Δ SlideΔ Giant Δ TajumulcoΔ FieldΔ CabotΔ AnteroΔ WashingtonΔ KatahdinΔ HurricaneΔ PitchoffΔ Washington
2012  Δ NippletopΔ SnowyΔ AdamsΔ ElbertΔ KillingtonΔ MansfieldΔ PillsburyΔ NippletopΔ Carter DomeΔ Sugarloaf
2013Δ MansfieldΔ NippletopΔ KatahdinΔ WoodhullΔ CatamountΔ North GreyrockΔ Mansfield Δ CascadeΔ DixΔ Pitchoff 
2014   Δ Pence Δ Owls HeadΔ Porter     
2016Δ Rattlesnake Cobble  Δ Lily        


Legend for Color Coding

3,000 meters or more
1,500 to 2,999 meters
1,000 to 1,499 meters
600 to 999 meters
300 to 599 meters
Below 300 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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