Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Richard Oestreicher'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  


1957      Δ Clingmans Dome     
1958         Δ (Jockey Hollow)  
1959    Δ (Jockey Hollow) Δ (Long Trail)     
1960     Δ Sugar Loaf      
1963       Δ Flattop    
1964       Δ Mansfield-The Nose    
1965     Δ (Backbone State Park)      
1970      Δ GoshenΔ Royal    
1971     Δ Island PondΔ FingerboardΔ Ben NevisΔ (Pinckney Recreation Area) Δ (Pinckney Recreation Area)Δ Alamo
1972    Δ (Grand Sable Dunes, Pictured Rocks)  Δ (Long Trail)   Δ (A-trail)
1973  Δ (Pinckney Recreation Area)   Δ (Lake Superior Provincial Park Agawa Falls)Δ Black Head   Δ (A-Trail)
1974      Δ Hunter-X    Δ (organ mountains)
1975           Δ (Pine Tree Trail)
1977       Δ Meteor Crater Moon Telescope Δ CamelbackΔ (South Mountain Park) 
1978  Δ (Superstition Wilderness)Δ (Upper cliff dwelling)       Δ (Three Rivers petroglyphs)
1979  Δ (South Mountain Park)Δ (Superstition Wilderness)Δ (Grand Canyon South Rim)Δ (Fish Creek Canyon)      
1982      Δ (Laurel Highlands Trail)     
1983           Δ (Three Rivers petroglyphs)
1984     Δ Sky Top      
1985      Δ (Blackwater Falls State Park)     
1987      Δ Sankaty Head     
1988           Δ West Island Pond
1989       Δ Cloud Δ (Laurel Highlands Trail) Δ (Frenchie's Cabin)
1990      Δ (Laurel Highlands Trail)     
1991        Δ (Laurel Highlands Trail)  Δ (White Mountain Wilderness)
1993       Δ (Laurel Ridge State Park)    
1994           Δ (Frenchie's Cabin)
1995       Δ (Coopers Rock State Park)    
1996      Δ (dog canyon)     
1997       Δ (Cedar Breaks National Monument)    
1998      Δ (Willie White Trail)Δ Seneca Rocks Δ (Mingo Creek County Park)  
1999       Δ Clingmans Dome Δ North Franklin-X  
2000       Δ (Canaan Valley State Park)    
2001       Δ (Natural Bridges National Monument)   Δ Orleans Parish HP
2002      Δ (Assateague Island National Seashore)Δ High Point Δ (Laurel Highlands Trail)  
2003      Δ LookoutΔ Wheeler-X    
2004      Δ WashingtonΔ Tammany    
2005       Δ (Williams Lake) Δ Spruce Knob Δ Tammany
2006        Δ (Roaring Run Natural Area)Δ (South Boundary Trail)Δ Sandia Crest 
2007     Δ (Gavilan Trail)Δ Wheeler-XΔ Frazer Δ Spruce Knob Δ (West Rim Rio Grande Gorge)
2008    Δ (Bull-of-the-woods pasture)Δ (Williams Lake) Δ Gold Hill-XΔ (Slippery Rock Creek Gorge)Δ Spruce Knob Δ (West Rim Rio Grande Gorge)
2009    Δ (Quintana Canyon)Δ WheelerΔ ElbertΔ (Manzanita Canyon)Δ (Clark's Run Trail) Δ (Laurel Highlands Trail)Δ (South Boundary Trail)
2010   Δ DavisΔ (Yerba Canyon)Δ LoboΔ JicaritaΔ WheelerΔ Blue KnobΔ Backbone Mountain-Preston CoHPΔ Cambria CoHPΔ (South Boundary Trail)
2011Δ (unnamed knob)Δ Jefferson CoHPΔ RogersΔ Centre CoHPΔ VistaΔ Lake ForkΔ WheelerΔ Trouble BenchmarkΔ Peak 2990Δ Thorny FlatΔ Birch Rock HillΔ Guadalupe Mountain South
2012Δ Boardman RidgeΔ DavisΔ Roan High KnobΔ Peak 2993Δ LookoutΔ West SpanishΔ TrampasΔ WheelerΔ Blue KnobΔ Peak 1641Δ SavageΔ (South Boundary Trail overlook)
2013Δ DevisadaroΔ TusseyΔ Nathaniel Mountain-SW PkΔ BackboneΔ OllaΔ Gold HillΔ Wheeler-XΔ (Lost Lake)Δ HumphreysΔ (Manzanita Canyon)Δ (Williams Lake)Δ Devisadaro
2014Δ Calvary Cemetery HPΔ Peak 1582Δ High KnobΔ MeadowΔ (Italianos Canyon)Δ WheelerΔ Gold Hill Δ Schenley HeightsΔ Pea Vine HillΔ Peak 2983Δ (Amole Canyon)
2015Δ StegallΔ Schenley HeightsΔ Fullhart Knob-E PkΔ Blue Rock KnobΔ EverettΔ (Long Canyon)Δ Gold HillΔ WheelerΔ WineheadΔ CabinΔ Hays Lookout TowerΔ (South Boundary Trail)
2016Δ (Traders Trail)Δ Fike HillΔ Haines KnobΔ Schenley HeightsΔ (Gavilan Trail)Δ (Williams Lake waterfalls)Δ Wheeler-XΔ (El Salto Canyon)Δ Schenley HeightsΔ Schenley HeightsΔ Schenley HeightsΔ Flag Knob
2017Δ Schenley HeightsΔ (Water tower)Δ DevisadaroΔ Guadalupe Mountain SouthΔ GallegosΔ Bull-of-the-WoodsΔ Gold HillΔ (El Salto Canyon)Δ Schenley HeightsΔ NorthΔ Bell KnobΔ Peak 800
2018Δ (South Boundary Trail)Δ (Deer Park Trail)Δ U.S. HillΔ (Hopewell Lake)Δ (Gavilan Ridge)       


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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