Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Patrick Thornley's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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-E Pk 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 Tinker KnobΔ Star Δ Rose 
1998  Δ Orizaba Δ MitchellΔ EagleΔ Rose Δ WardΔ Jefferson  
1999     Δ Buttes LookoutΔ BorahΔ Shasta  Δ Adams CoHPΔ Overland Benchmark East
2000Δ Bent CoHP Δ Two ButtesΔ BlodgettΔ Black ElkΔ PikesΔ LincolnΔ PettingellΔ WashingtonΔ Weld CoHP Δ Hualapai
2001 Δ Sandia CrestΔ Summit CoHP  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 HermanΔ San Luis
2004Δ AlmagreΔ CheyenneΔ MaysΔ HaleakalaΔ Cameron ConeΔ KingsΔ Medicine BowΔ BlancaΔ of the Holy CrossΔ Peak 9410Δ Kineo 
2005Δ EstherΔ CascadeΔ TuckawayΔ SilverheelsΔ BlodgettΔ HuronΔ UncompahgreΔ PikesΔ BlancΔ OrmesΔ GarfieldΔ Barneys Dome
2006Δ Skiddaw Δ SugarloafΔ CascadeΔ RockyΔ CathedralΔ ElbertΔ PikesΔ San Luis  Δ Ben Lomand
2007Δ Timber   Δ Woodward CoHPΔ LambornΔ MassiveΔ PikesΔ WilsonΔ ArgentineΔ Wittenham Clumps 
2008  Δ Carpenter Benchmark Δ Peak 9360Δ SouthΔ AnteroΔ MaroonΔ TaylorΔ Bergen  
2009Δ Twin Sisters PeaksΔ KilimanjaroΔ Montserrat-Sant Jeroni Δ BlodgettΔ AnteroΔ GannettΔ PikesΔ BaldΔ Huron Δ Horns
2010Δ Oyster Dome  Δ Almagre Δ ShermanΔ GraniteΔ ElbrusΔ DiamondΔ Ouray Δ Blodgett
2011  Δ PikesΔ HawksbillΔ DiscoveryΔ PikesΔ AdamsΔ PikesΔ PealeΔ MicaΔ Whernside 
2012  Δ KosciuszkoΔ South BlodgettΔ GraysΔ ParryΔ UncompahgreΔ PikesΔ JeffersonΔ San AntonioΔ Gisborough Moor 
2013Δ ManitouΔ Rombald's MoorΔ MusicΔ ManitouΔ KékesΔ RosaΔ BardΔ PikesΔ MontgomeryΔ Glynn CoHP Δ Rocky
2014Δ MøllehøjΔ RockyΔ Tai Mo ShanΔ ManitouΔ El MontanonΔ QuandaryΔ LongsΔ AraratΔ Wheeler Δ Bishop Wilton WoldΔ Kinabalu
2015Δ LamlamΔ CarrauntoohilΔ JamanotaΔ ManitouΔ Haddington HillΔ RosaΔ BlancaΔ PikesΔ CharlestonΔ SnežkaΔ SnaefellΔ Lamlam
2016Δ KaalaΔ VictoriaΔ Gros PitonΔ Tres KandúΔ PidurutalagalaΔ KorabΔ Fuji-sanΔ PikesΔ White MountainΔ Mauna LoaΔ Profitas IlasΔ Raptor Ridge
2017Δ RockyΔ Edmonson CoHPΔ Wild Boar FellΔ SolaroΔ ManitouΔ ElbertΔ BakerΔ PikesΔ MatterhornΔ DinaraΔ Urra Moor-Round HillΔ High Willhays
2018Δ ElbertΔ CobbΔ Slieve DonardΔ LugnaquilliaΔ Serra da EstrelaΔ Puig de Llivia      


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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