Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Mark McCormick'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  


2003  Δ Mammoth   Δ Glacier Point     
2004      Δ Half Dome     
2006    Δ Haleakala  Δ MoultonΔ San AntonioΔ San AntonioΔ San GorgonioΔ San Antonio
2007Δ SantiagoΔ San AntonioΔ San GorgonioΔ San GorgonioΔ CucamongaΔ San AntonioΔ San AntonioΔ WhitneyΔ San JacintoΔ San AntonioΔ OntarioΔ San Antonio
2008Δ San GorgonioΔ San GorgonioΔ San AntonioΔ San AntonioΔ WilsonΔ San JacintoΔ WhitneyΔ WashburnΔ Margarita LookoutΔ San GorgonioΔ San Antonio 
2009Δ San AntonioΔ StrawberryΔ SantiagoΔ San GorgonioΔ San JacintoΔ San JacintoΔ WhitneyΔ San GorgonioΔ San GorgonioΔ ElsinoreΔ San AntonioΔ San Gorgonio
2010 Δ San JacintoΔ DoubleΔ San AntonioΔ WoodsonΔ San GorgonioΔ WhitneyΔ San GorgonioΔ SunsetΔ ThomasΔ San AntonioΔ Palomar
2011Δ San GorgonioΔ CuyamacaΔ San GorgonioΔ WilliamsonΔ OtayΔ ViejasΔ RussellΔ Palm ViewΔ ButlerΔ JurupaΔ Superstition BenchmarkΔ Tecate
2012Δ El CajonΔ Hot SpringsΔ San GorgonioΔ San MiguelΔ PinosΔ San GorgonioΔ RainierΔ Middle PalisadeΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ StrawberryΔ EagleΔ Black Butte
2013Δ Whipple Mountains HPΔ San GorgonioΔ Sheep Hole Mountains HPΔ CharlestonΔ ShastaΔ ToroΔ MontgomeryΔ PacificoΔ North PalisadeΔ TiptonΔ KingstonΔ Granite
2014Δ HumphreysΔ PyramidΔ South Guardian AngelΔ OwensΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ WhitneyΔ ChineseΔ San GorgonioΔ StanfordΔ VetterΔ San GorgonioΔ San Gorgonio
2015Δ OrizabaΔ PescadoresΔ GraniteΔ MeadowsΔ KernΔ MazourkaΔ Copernicus Δ Devils CragsΔ San AntonioΔ JeffersonΔ San Onofre
2016Δ Old WomanΔ San GorgonioΔ Canyon PointΔ Peak 1951Δ Saint HelensΔ NavajoΔ PiuteΔ Peak 1913Δ Black KaweahΔ Patterson Δ Grapevine
2017 Δ Muddy Δ StirlingΔ Sonoma Mountains HP Δ Ruby DomeΔ DeseretΔ ButlerΔ HayfordΔ MaturangoΔ Tin
2018Δ PotosiΔ del PinacateΔ Palen Mountains HPΔ Bill Williams Δ Outlook HillΔ Quartzite Δ ValenciaΔ Mauna Kea  


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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