Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Dan Richter's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles 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  


1951    Δ Mönch       
1989       Δ WilsonΔ San AntonioΔ IronΔ WilsonΔ San Gabriel
1990Δ ThroopΔ SlideΔ SunsetΔ OccidentalΔ SugarloafΔ Baden-PowellΔ San GorgonioΔ WhitneyΔ CedarΔ LawlorΔ Buck PointΔ Pleasant View Ridge
1991Δ RedΔ QuailΔ QueenΔ AsbestosΔ ButlerΔ DelamarΔ WhitneyΔ Whitney Δ PinosΔ BaboquivariΔ Santiago
1992Δ EdgarΔ Nopah Range HPΔ EagleΔ CuyamacaΔ ScodieΔ DragonΔ TomΔ PacificoΔ CornellΔ OwensΔ del Pinacate 
1993Δ PescadoresΔ SignalΔ Sheep Hole Mountains HPΔ San JacintoΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ TelescopeΔ JeffersonΔ HumphreysΔ BrewerΔ SpiritΔ BaboquivariΔ Granite
1994Δ Whipple Mountains HP Δ ClarkΔ TinΔ ShastaΔ North PalisadeΔ DarwinΔ OlanchaΔ WheelerΔ CharlestonΔ PyramidΔ New York Mountains HP
1995Δ Last ChanceΔ Black Butte Δ Burnt Δ PalomarΔ San JacintoΔ Twin PeaksΔ SawtoothΔ MosesΔ Granite Chief 
1996Δ Eagle RestΔ Cahuilla  Δ AlamoΔ SilverΔ Starr KingΔ LyellΔ GoddardΔ Clouds Rest Δ Granite
1997  Δ Whale Δ MalloryΔ PinchotΔ TyndallΔ DanaΔ Rose Δ SignalΔ Eagle Crag
1998Δ CombsΔ Glendora Δ YaleΔ ZionΔ BlackΔ University    Δ Brown
1999    Δ DiamondΔ FlorenceΔ Clyde MinaretΔ LeConteΔ FreelΔ Newcomb  
2002    Δ Lookout Point       
2003           Δ Lowe
2004    Δ Thorn Point  Δ San Jacinto    
2007     Δ NorthΔ Emerson Δ San JacintoΔ Little San GorgonioΔ Hines 
2008Δ CalienteΔ BaileyΔ MuddyΔ AllenΔ ShayΔ GilbertΔ TehachapiΔ HollywoodΔ ConnessΔ BlackΔ Virgin 
2009Δ CahuengaΔ MendenhallΔ San GabrielΔ Big PineΔ AridoΔ Lily RockΔ Haleakala Δ PinosΔ San GuillermoΔ PotosiΔ Saddle Peak East
2010Δ Saddleback ButteΔ CamelbackΔ Haleakala Δ Orocopia Mountains HPΔ SandstoneΔ Los PinosΔ WashingtonΔ Leavitt Δ Phnom SombokΔ Keys
2011 Δ ThunderΔ Pinyon Ridge Δ WatermanΔ San JacintoΔ MontecitoΔ Warren    
2012  Δ RussellΔ McDillΔ Peak 6803Δ AlgoΔ Jupiter     
2013 Δ PineΔ SimiΔ Margarita  Δ ExcelsiorΔ GilboaΔ MokelumneΔ Jones  
2014  Δ San Gabriel  Δ North      
2015 Δ MonumentΔ McKinleyΔ MortonΔ Ranger       
2016Δ Hollywood  Δ Jones    Δ Tehipite Dome  Δ Sitton
2017Δ Red RockΔ McKinleyΔ Agua TibiaΔ SantiagoΔ Mission PointΔ Algo   Δ JonesΔ Isla Taquile-Punto Alto 


Legend for Color Coding

3,000 meters or more
1,500 to 2,999 meters
1,000 to 1,499 meters
600 to 999 meters
300 to 599 meters
Below 300 meters

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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