Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Scott Kruis'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  


1991      Δ Stuart     
1992      Δ StuartΔ Rainier    
1993     Δ Stuart Δ Whitney    
1994       Δ Stuart    
1995    Δ Saint Helens       
1996      Δ Wheeler     
1998       Δ South Sister Δ Scott Δ Hood
1999      Δ CharlestonΔ BoundaryΔ WheelerΔ MoriahΔ JeffersonΔ Fletcher
2000Δ SheepΔ BridgeΔ McCulloughΔ BakerΔ BridgeΔ CharlestonΔ WheelerΔ HumphreysΔ South SchellΔ TelescopeΔ StirlingΔ Bridge
2001Δ Table Rock Δ Saint Helens Δ Thielsen   Δ Three Fingered JackΔ Washington  
2002  Δ Diablo  Δ ShastaΔ North SisterΔ AdamsΔ StuartΔ Middle SisterΔ Saint Helens 
2003    Δ LarchΔ Adams      
2004 Δ Frenchman    Δ AdamsΔ Middle Sister Δ Lassen Δ Dog
2005Δ Marys Δ Angels Landing Δ McLoughlin Δ Middle SisterΔ Deer Δ Thielsen  
2006Δ Mauna Kea   Δ TelescopeΔ EvansΔ Middle Sister  Δ Sentinel Dome  
2007 Δ Black Butte Δ Saint HelensΔ Telescope       
2008   Δ MarysΔ MarysΔ BachelorΔ South Sister Δ Middle Sister  Δ Marys
2009  Δ Marys  Δ AdamsΔ Castle DomeΔ Acker Rock Δ Middle Sister  
2010Δ Mauna Loa  Δ Saint Helens  Δ Fairview DomeΔ Ruby DomeΔ Ruby DomeΔ Gilbert Δ Wind
2011   Δ LassenΔ McLoughlin Δ Dog     
2012 Δ Saint Helens Δ Shastina        
2013Δ Mauna Loa  Δ Saint Helens  Δ RoseΔ MontgomeryΔ PyramidΔ Three Fingered JackΔ HualalaiΔ Mauna Kea
2014Δ HualalaiΔ Mauna Loa Δ Mauna KeaΔ (Mauna Loa)Δ Puu Hau KeaΔ Puu WaawaaΔ DanaΔ Watkins Δ Mauna LoaΔ Hualalai
2015Δ Hualalai Δ HualalaiΔ HualalaiΔ Mauna LoaΔ Stuart Δ False PyramidΔ Snake Range Peak 11040Δ Little Annapurna  
2016Δ HualalaiΔ Hualalai Δ Saint Helens Ridge 8281'Δ MargaretΔ Coney BenchmarkΔ PaulinaΔ Middle SisterΔ Pilot Rock Δ Mauna Loa 
2017Δ Forest  Δ HamiltonΔ Saint Helens Ridge 8281'Δ ChinidereΔ Silver StarΔ Whittier Δ Washington Column  
2018Δ Mauna KeaΔ DevilsΔ Saint Helens Ridge 8281'Δ Saint Helens Ridge 8281'        


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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