Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Paul McClellan's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Meters 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  


1975     Δ Maxwell Butte  Δ Middle Sister   
1976     Δ LarchΔ Nesmith PointΔ TriangulationΔ South Sister   
1977      Δ AdamsΔ Thielsen    
1978      Δ Cooper SpurΔ Jefferson    
1979    Δ LaramieΔ HenlineΔ Three Fingered JackΔ GraniteΔ Husband   
1980       Δ Rainier    
1981        Δ Scott   
1982      Δ Stuart Δ Blanca   
1984      Δ Broken Top Δ Middle Teton   
1985  Δ Paulina   Δ Steens Mountain-Central Δ Wheeler  Δ Hayrick Butte
1986   Δ Shasta Δ Cone Δ Whitney    
1987       Δ Grand Teton    
1988      Δ Forbidden Δ RussellΔ White Mountain  
1989     Δ Black ButteΔ SacajaweaΔ Bugaboo Spire    
1990Δ Orizaba     Δ North PalisadeΔ Sloan    
1991        Δ Elbert   
1992Δ Cotopaxi      Δ Olympus    
1993      Δ BakerΔ Shuksan    
1994  Δ Marys   Δ BakerΔ EldoradoΔ Maude   
1995     Δ Monkey FaceΔ Clark Δ Fernow   
1996     Δ Denali Δ Bonanza    
1997 Δ Camelback Δ Haleakala  Δ BakerΔ LoganΔ Seven Fingered Jack   
1998     Δ Williamson Δ GoodeΔ Ingalls   
1999      Δ Dome     
2001     Δ PolemoniumΔ PisgahΔ BlackΔ Unicorn  Δ Bachelor
2002        Δ Broken Hand Δ Ball Butte 
2003     Δ Silver Star Δ Spickard    
2005        Δ Black Crater   
2006    Δ TumaloΔ LangleyΔ Bailey Δ Hager   
2007     Δ StarlightΔ Hillman Δ Gearhart   
2008       Δ HuronΔ MaroonΔ Indian Spring ButteΔ Gray Butte 
2009     Δ Antero Δ CraneΔ Drake   
2010   Δ Guadalupe Δ Uncompahgre  Δ Graham   
2011     Δ Massive Δ DiamondΔ BorahΔ La Plata  
2012      Δ Van Patten ButteΔ Park Point LookoutΔ SteensΔ GraysΔ Odell Butte 
2013  Δ Lemmon  Δ SneffelsΔ BaldΔ AneroidΔ Dixie ButteΔ Sandia Crest  
2014Δ Mauna Kea Δ Graham  Δ EvansΔ UnionΔ She DevilΔ RedΔ Lincoln  
2015 Δ RinconΔ WrightsonΔ MicaΔ Horse RidgeΔ South SisterΔ Cougar Pond SouthwestΔ GrassΔ PealeΔ South SisterΔ MillerΔ Atascosa
2016Δ Gu AchiΔ Newman          


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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