Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Peak Climbed

Richard Oestreicher's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    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     
1960     Δ Sugar Loaf      
1963       Δ Flattop    
1964       Δ Mansfield-The Nose    
1970      Δ GoshenΔ Royal    
1971     Δ Island PondΔ FingerboardΔ Ben Nevis   Δ Alamo
1973       Δ Black Head    
1977       Δ Meteor Crater Moon Telescope Δ Camelback  
1984     Δ Sky Top      
1987      Δ Sankaty Head     
1988           Δ West Island Pond
1989       Δ Cloud    
1998       Δ Seneca Rocks    
1999       Δ Clingmans Dome    
2001           Δ Orleans Parish HP
2002       Δ High Point    
2003      Δ LookoutΔ Greenie    
2004      Δ WashingtonΔ Tammany    
2005       Δ La Mosca Lookout Δ Spruce Knob Δ Tammany
2006         Δ DevisadaroΔ Sandia Crest 
2007     Δ Great Dune Δ Frazer Δ Spruce Knob  
2008    Δ DevisadaroΔ Park Point Lookout   Δ Spruce Knob  
2009    Δ DevisadaroΔ WheelerΔ Elbert     
2010   Δ DavisΔ DevisadaroΔ LoboΔ JicaritaΔ WheelerΔ Blue KnobΔ Backbone Mountain-Preston CoHPΔ Cambria CoHPΔ Devisadaro
2011 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 Devisadaro
2013Δ DevisadaroΔ TusseyΔ Nathaniel Mountain-SW PkΔ BackboneΔ OllaΔ Gold HillΔ Peak 12456Δ Peak 11455Δ HumphreysΔ TaosΔ TetillasΔ Devisadaro
2014Δ Calvary Cemetery HPΔ Peak 1582Δ High KnobΔ MeadowΔ GallegosΔ WheelerΔ Gold Hill Δ Schenley HeightsΔ Pea Vine HillΔ Peak 2983Δ Devisadaro
2015Δ StegallΔ Schenley HeightsΔ Fullhart Knob-E PkΔ Blue Rock KnobΔ EverettΔ de Don FernandoΔ Gold HillΔ WheelerΔ WineheadΔ CabinΔ Hays Lookout TowerΔ Devisadaro
2016Δ Culley HillΔ Fike HillΔ Haines KnobΔ Schenley HeightsΔ GallegosΔ de Don FernandoΔ Sandia CrestΔ Melon MesaΔ Schenley HeightsΔ Schenley HeightsΔ Schenley HeightsΔ Flag Knob
2017Δ Schenley HeightsΔ Little GrandeΔ DevisadaroΔ Guadalupe Mountain SouthΔ GallegosΔ Bull-of-the-WoodsΔ Gold HillΔ Peak 9705Δ Schenley HeightsΔ NorthΔ Bell KnobΔ Peak 800
2018 Δ Copper HillΔ U.S. HillΔ McGaffey 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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