Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Laura Newman'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 Diamond Head         
1987 Δ Whistler          
1993       Δ Rainbow Point    
2000 Δ Keys View    Δ Acropolis     
2004      Δ San GorgonioΔ Whitney Δ Half Dome  
2005      Δ Horse Pasture Plateau-S Pk     
2006 Δ Camelback  Δ WilsonΔ Yaki Point Δ (Clark Point)Δ Whitney  Δ San Antonio
2007Δ Mammoth   Δ ShastaΔ Waterman-X Δ San Gorgonio    
2008 Δ EchoΔ Mammoth Δ Hood Δ Olive HillΔ WhitneyΔ Wilson Δ Vetter 
2009 Δ Guadalupe Δ Hurricane Point OverlookΔ Castle RocksΔ WrightΔ Baden-PowellΔ Langley Δ Spruce KnobΔ Calabasas 
2010Δ MammothΔ Miller   Δ WheelerΔ Point 4668 Δ White MountainΔ Black ElkΔ FlysΔ Mauna Kea
2011Δ TeutoniaΔ McDillΔ PinosΔ BadgerΔ WilsonΔ TekoaΔ ElkoΔ AdamsΔ SantiagoΔ DavidsonΔ HualapaiΔ Smith
2012Δ QuailΔ HarrisonΔ CachumaΔ Black Mesa HPΔ San GabrielΔ Wilson BenchmarkΔ CucamongaΔ WheelerΔ ElbertΔ Toro Peak-W PkΔ San AntonioΔ Haleakala
2013Δ Iron SpringΔ KeysΔ AkawieΔ WatermanΔ CharlestonΔ CirqueΔ San JoaquinΔ MorganΔ MontgomeryΔ HayfordΔ Peak 6930Δ Tipton
2014Δ ToroΔ EtiwandaΔ OwensΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ InyoΔ GlassΔ MatterhornΔ Pointless-XΔ FillmoreΔ AntimonyΔ EscapulaΔ Ord
2015Δ Mauna LoaΔ Snow SummitΔ PerkinsΔ West OrdΔ PineΔ ThomasΔ Hole in the MountainΔ Rainier-XΔ FlorenceΔ Galena Peak WestΔ JenkinsΔ Orizaba
2016Δ TolucaΔ WysupΔ CosoΔ BrockΔ Point 4850Δ LyellΔ PearlΔ IndependenceΔ RitterΔ North SchellΔ Big PineΔ Cub Benchmark
2017Δ Heart BarΔ BaldΔ Peak 4740Δ Pine Mountain RidgeΔ CraftsΔ San Bernardino EastΔ Full HouseΔ AndersonΔ OlanchaΔ BlancaΔ Suicide RockΔ Spencer
2018Δ HarrisΔ Old WomanΔ New York Mountains HPΔ AnitaΔ Palm View       


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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