Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dan Richter'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  


1951    Δ Mönch       
1989       Δ WilsonΔ San AntonioΔ IslipΔ WilliamsonΔ Thunder
1990Δ ThroopΔ SlideΔ DisappointmentΔ HawkinsΔ SugarloafΔ Baden-PowellΔ San GorgonioΔ WhitneyΔ GalenaΔ LookoutΔ PallettΔ Pleasant View Ridge
1991Δ SmithΔ GleasonΔ BlackΔ Gobblers KnobΔ ButlerΔ DelamarΔ WhitneyΔ Whitney Δ PinosΔ FrazierΔ Santiago
1992Δ EdgarΔ Nopah Range HPΔ EagleΔ OwensΔ RoyceΔ DragonΔ RussellΔ LangleyΔ JeanΔ HarwoodΔ Superstition Benchmark 
1993Δ RiscoΔ Old WomanΔ CorkscrewΔ San JacintoΔ WilliamsonΔ TelescopeΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ HumphreysΔ AgassizΔ North Guardian AngelΔ BaboquivariΔ Granite
1994Δ Smith Δ ClarkΔ KeynotΔ ShastaΔ North PalisadeΔ Norman ClydeΔ StanfordΔ White MountainΔ CharlestonΔ PorterΔ Stirling
1995Δ Last ChanceΔ Granite Δ Pilot Knob Δ Castle RocksΔ SplitΔ Twin PeaksΔ GouldΔ SillimanΔ Kearsarge 
1996Δ OnyxΔ Palm View  Δ TahquitzΔ ColosseumΔ BannerΔ FiskeΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ Clouds Rest Δ Villager
1997  Δ Cuyapaipe Δ MalloryΔ CorcoranΔ TyndallΔ DanaΔ Needham Δ Piute LookoutΔ Eagle Crag
1998Δ CombsΔ Glendora Δ YaleΔ ZionΔ BlackΔ Middle Palisade    Δ Lowe
1999    Δ BaxterΔ FlorenceΔ Clyde MinaretΔ LeConteΔ FreelΔ Newcomb  
2002    Δ Lookout Point       
2003           Δ Lowe
2004    Δ Thorn Point  Δ Mills    
2007     Δ NorthΔ Emerson Δ GoodeΔ Little San GorgonioΔ Goodykoontz 
2008Δ CalienteΔ BaileyΔ BridgeΔ BirchΔ WhiteΔ GilbertΔ SillΔ HollywoodΔ ConnessΔ BlackΔ Stirling 
2009Δ RockyΔ MendenhallΔ San RafaelΔ Big PineΔ San RafaelΔ Lily RockΔ Haleakala Δ McFarlandΔ San GuillermoΔ PotosiΔ Saddle Peak East
2010Δ Saddleback ButteΔ SilverΔ Haleakala Δ Orocopia Mountains HPΔ Peak 6803Δ WysupΔ WashingtonΔ LeavittΔ Wat PhnomΔ Phu Si HillΔ Keys
2011 Δ ThunderΔ Thunder Δ WatermanΔ San JacintoΔ Pine Mountain RidgeΔ Warren    
2012  Δ RussellΔ McDillΔ Peak 6803Δ AlgoΔ Koip     
2013 Δ PineΔ SimiΔ San Mateo  Δ ExcelsiorΔ AraratΔ MokelumneΔ Jones  
2014  Δ San Gabriel  Δ North      
2015 Δ MonumentΔ McKinleyΔ MortonΔ Cachuma       
2016Δ Hollywood  Δ Jones    Δ Tehipite Dome  Δ Nordhoff
2017Δ Red RockΔ McKinleyΔ Agua TibiaΔ SantiagoΔ Mission PointΔ Algo   Δ JonesΔ Isla Taquile-Punto Alto 


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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