Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bill Jacobs'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  


1984      Δ Washington     
1988      Δ Whitney     
1992   Δ Britton HillΔ Mitchell     Δ Magazine 
1993          Δ Sunflower 
1994    Δ Guadalupe Δ Frissell-South Slope     
1995   Δ Ebright AzimuthΔ DavisΔ Marcy  Δ GreylockΔ Humphreys  
1996   Δ Campbell Hill Δ Spruce Knob   Δ Wheeler  
1999     Δ Hawkeye PointΔ Water Tanks Δ KatahdinΔ Oak HillΔ Salem Lookout 
2000 Δ Barganier HillΔ Jessamine Lake Northeast Δ Huckleberry KnobΔ EastΔ Stewart CoHPΔ ElbertΔ Perry CoHPΔ Morton HillΔ Muscogee CoHP 
2001Δ Pearl River CoHPΔ Bald RockΔ Johnson TopΔ Smoky Hill RidgeΔ Bielawski  Δ Tyler CoHPΔ CopernicusΔ MarysΔ Beezley HillsΔ Adams CoHP
2002Δ Brazos CoHPΔ Obar HillΔ Cherokee CoHPΔ Milam CoHP Δ Gold Δ Boundary    
2003Δ McLennan CoHPΔ Fannin CoHPΔ Guadalupe CoHPΔ Roxboro HillΔ Union Δ Copper ButteΔ SteensΔ GoatΔ DanielΔ Pacific CoHP 
2004Δ Colquitt CoHPΔ Collin CoHPΔ Pickles Butte Δ Black Mesa HP Δ CharlestonΔ BaldyΔ Curry CoHP Δ Rice Peak-North Ridge 
2005Δ Baker CoHPΔ Tift CoHPΔ HualapaiΔ SignalΔ South BaldyΔ ElkΔ San GorgonioΔ Brian Head Δ Elbert CoHPΔ Chiricahua 
2006  Δ Cochran CoHPΔ Carroll CoHPΔ Woodward CoHP  Δ KingsΔ Grays  Δ Browns
2007  Δ Jefferson Davis CoHPΔ Coffee CoHPΔ Dallam CoHP       
2009       Δ PikesΔ Harper CoHP   
2010     Δ South Johnson Hill  Δ LookoutΔ Hardeman CoHPΔ Sugarloaf 
2011   Δ Whitney     Δ Mauna Kea  
2012    Δ Black Elk Δ Delano     
2014    Δ EagleΔ Phillips CoHPΔ Jefferson     


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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