Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Vertical Gain

Craig Willis's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1992       Δ Domke    
2000     Δ Haystack Lookout SiteΔ Heybrook Ridge Δ House Rock   
2004          Δ Camelback 
2006    Δ Teutonia       
2007   Δ SiΔ SiΔ RainierΔ WhitneyΔ GraniteΔ Elbert Δ MailboxΔ Magazine
2008   Δ HoodΔ TigerΔ HoodΔ Dirty HarrysΔ HumphreysΔ Saint HelensΔ Iron  
2009 Δ Jolly-XΔ BlowdownΔ Hood-XΔ MailboxΔ HoodΔ GannettΔ Granite-XΔ StuartΔ Daniel-XΔ Anderson 
2010Δ San Juan HillΔ EvergreenΔ Silver Eagle-XΔ Cleveland-XΔ Grays Harbor CoHPΔ North GardnerΔ GlacierΔ StoneΔ ProminenciansΔ GunnΔ Big MuffinΔ McDonald
2011Δ LookoutΔ Welldiggers AssΔ SiloΔ Ten-FourΔ CascadeΔ DragontailΔ OlympusΔ RemmelΔ BoundaryΔ StrawberryΔ Hurricane Hill-XΔ Cleveland
2012Δ HarquahalaΔ Anaconda Peak-Gordon RidgeΔ (Tusk O'Granite)Δ LennoxΔ IndexΔ BakerΔ CashmereΔ Buckner-NE PkΔ SilvertipΔ Silver EagleΔ West OnionΔ Red Top
2013Δ HexΔ SkyhomelyishΔ SproattΔ Git Out RidgeΔ ShrinerΔ Silver StarΔ HowardΔ Rock Creek ButteΔ K9Δ Watch Mountain-W PkΔ SorceryΔ South
2014Δ Dodger PointΔ SiberiaΔ PinalΔ SourdoughΔ Icicle RidgeΔ Helen ButtesΔ Miners Ridge LookoutΔ Three FingersΔ MacFarlaneΔ StrawberryΔ Copper Mountain LookoutΔ Kamilche Hill
2015Δ Red Ridge Lookout SiteΔ Soda PeaksΔ EldoradoΔ Teanaway ButteΔ GaribaldiΔ KaleetanΔ JeffersonΔ ChikaminΔ Tyee Ridge-Peak 6998Δ FortuneΔ BlueΔ McCausland
2016Δ CrawfordΔ Evergreen Church HPΔ Peak 2731Δ Peak 1400Δ GunnshyΔ Davis Peak Central Δ Hatfields DaughterΔ Indian Head Peak-W PkΔ Kachess BeaconΔ Cole Butte BenchmarkΔ Olallie
2017Δ OctopusΔ WrightsonΔ Antelope HillsΔ QuartzΔ Mauna LoaΔ BedalΔ SloanΔ Del CampoΔ PilchuckΔ Bayne ExistenceΔ SumasΔ Peak 795
2018Δ Stolzenberg Δ Pleasant Valley Lookout SiteΔ High HutΔ McKeeΔ Pitcher      


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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