Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Patrick Thornley's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Meters 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  


1993      Δ Whitney     
1994    Δ Tamalpais Δ LassenΔ Buttes LookoutΔ White MountainΔ Rose Δ Panorama Point
1995  Δ Diablo  Δ Ben NevisΔ FreelΔ WheelerΔ RoseΔ LassenΔ EagleΔ Davidson
1996Δ Copernicus Δ CheahaΔ Pinos Δ HoodΔ LassenΔ Round TopΔ ElbertΔ Black ButteΔ Brasstown BaldΔ Magazine
1997 Δ San BenitoΔ Junipero Serra Δ HumphreysΔ RainierΔ RoseΔ Caroline LivermoreΔ Star Δ Rose 
1998  Δ Orizaba Δ MitchellΔ EagleΔ Rose  Δ Jefferson  
1999     Δ Buttes LookoutΔ BorahΔ Shasta  Δ Adams CoHPΔ Overland Benchmark East
2000Δ Bent CoHP Δ Two Buttes Δ HarneyΔ PikesΔ LincolnΔ PettingellΔ WashingtonΔ Logan CoHP Δ Hualapai
2001 Δ Sandia Crest   Δ EvansΔ YaleΔ CharlestonΔ Wheeler Δ Rocky 
2002 Δ LincolnΔ ShermanΔ Broomfield CoHPΔ Loma PrietaΔ La PlataΔ Flat TopΔ Harvard Δ ShermanΔ Manitou 
2003Δ PikesΔ Mauna KeaΔ Hot Springs Δ West SpanishΔ PrincetonΔ SneffelsΔ BelfordΔ ConejosΔ MassiveΔ CutlerΔ Britton Hill
2004Δ AlmagreΔ CheyenneΔ MaysΔ HaleakalaΔ Oyster DomeΔ KingsΔ Medicine BowΔ BlancaΔ of the Holy Cross Δ Kineo 
2005  Δ TuckawayΔ Silverheels Δ HuronΔ UncompahgreΔ PikesΔ BlancΔ OrmesΔ Garfield 
2006Δ Skiddaw Δ SugarloafΔ CutlerΔ RockyΔ CathedralΔ ElbertΔ PikesΔ San Luis   
2007Δ Timber    Δ LambornΔ MassiveΔ PikesΔ WilsonΔ ArgentineΔ Wittenham Clumps 
2008  Δ Carpenter Benchmark Δ Peak 9360Δ SouthΔ AnteroΔ MaroonΔ Taylor   
2009Δ Twin Sisters PeaksΔ KilimanjaroΔ Montserrat-Sant Jeroni  Δ AnteroΔ GannettΔ PikesΔ BaldΔ Huron Δ Horns
2010Δ Oyster Dome  Δ Almagre Δ ShermanΔ GraniteΔ ElbrusΔ DiamondΔ Ouray  
2011  Δ PikesΔ HawksbillΔ DiscoveryΔ PikesΔ AdamsΔ PikesΔ PealeΔ MicaΔ Whernside 
2012  Δ Kosciuszko Δ GraysΔ ParryΔ UncompahgreΔ PikesΔ JeffersonΔ San AntonioΔ Gisborough Moor 
2013Δ ManitouΔ Rombald's MoorΔ ManitouΔ ManitouΔ KékesΔ RosaΔ BardΔ PikesΔ Montgomery  Δ Rocky
2014Δ MøllehøjΔ RockyΔ VictoriaΔ ManitouΔ El MontanonΔ QuandaryΔ LongsΔ AraratΔ Wheeler Δ Bishop Wilton WoldΔ Kinabalu
2015Δ LamlamΔ CarrauntoohilΔ JamanotaΔ ManitouΔ Haddington Hill       


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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