Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Michael Berry'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  


1980       Δ Saddle    
1984   Δ Red Butte        
1985     Δ Camelback Δ Pyramid    
1986        Δ Lassen   
1987      Δ Guadalupe     
1988     Δ RoseΔ TallacΔ Coffin    
1989     Δ Round Top      
1990   Δ Superstition Benchmark-X Δ RubiconΔ Price     
1991     Δ Arc Dome      
1993      Δ Pyramid     
1994    Δ Freel Δ Kendrick     
1995        Δ Boundary   
1996     Δ El Capitan    Δ Black Butte 
1997    Δ Hood      Δ Red Lake
1998         Δ Eagle Cap  
1999         Δ McLoughlinΔ Humphreys 
2000     Δ Wheeler      
2001     Δ ShastaΔ BorahΔ Adams    
2002         Δ Black Marble  
2003         Δ Lake  
2004         Δ Bailey  
2005     Δ CamelbackΔ CamelbackΔ Camelback Δ CamelbackΔ CamelbackΔ Camelback
2006    Δ Wheeler   Δ Table Top   
2007    Δ Humbug       
2008 Δ Picacho    Δ Steamboat Rock     
2009 Δ Picacho     Δ WilsonΔ HumphreysΔ Casa Grande Mountains HP  
2010       Δ EagleΔ Bill Williams   
2011    Δ WrightsonΔ JeffersonΔ DelanoΔ O'Leary Peak LookoutΔ White Mountain   
2012Δ Big Hatchet   Δ Black ElkΔ Odakota Δ PriceΔ Mallory Δ RiceΔ Camelback
2013 Δ AjoΔ Last ChanceΔ GlennΔ Brian HeadΔ O'LearyΔ StonewallΔ CuyamacaΔ TiogaΔ WebbΔ McCulloughΔ Peak 2799
2014Δ AtascosaΔ MillerΔ HaydenΔ Snow ValleyΔ MaudeΔ HarrimanΔ Dutton CliffΔ Cloud CapΔ GrantΔ Bunker HillΔ CarrΔ Dome
2015Δ ScarfaceΔ FissureΔ CoyoteΔ ChiricahuaΔ GrahamΔ AgassizΔ Wooded HillΔ SheepheadΔ BarcroftΔ GriffithΔ Morena ButteΔ Wasson
2016Δ PinalΔ Peak 3459Δ LemmonΔ MazatzalΔ ChiricahuaΔ CharlestonΔ SchultzΔ UnionΔ WardΔ Buena VistaΔ ChiricahuaΔ Gu Achi
2017Δ Peak 4489Δ SouthΔ Dos Cabezas PeaksΔ Greenlee CoHPΔ TurnbullΔ BaldyΔ KendrickΔ HutchΔ Ruby DomeΔ RinconΔ BaboquivariΔ Grand Wash Cliffs
2018Δ BrownsΔ Pinnacle Ridge-XΔ DogΔ AugspurgerΔ GoatΔ Purcell      


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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