Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Andy Smatko'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  


1955      Δ LeConte     
1956     Δ MatterhornΔ WhitneyΔ LyellΔ Williamson   
1957  Δ Sirretta  Δ LangleyΔ WhitneyΔ North PalisadeΔ SplitΔ Crag  
1958   Δ SawtoothΔ KearsargeΔ MaggieΔ StanfordΔ FiskeΔ McAdie Δ Rockhouse 
1959  Δ Lamont Δ BradleyΔ WinchellΔ DisappointmentΔ RoyceΔ Corcoran   
1960   Δ PerkinsΔ MorganΔ MuirΔ GabbΔ FlorenceΔ BlackΔ Taylor Dome  
1961   Δ BirchΔ GayleyΔ ThompsonΔ PinchotΔ Seven GablesΔ DeerhornΔ Gibbs  
1962     Δ Gregorys Monument-S PkΔ South GuardΔ SilverΔ Tower   
1963    Δ MurielΔ CaltechΔ PyramidΔ McDuffieΔ StanislausΔ Excelsior  
1964  Δ Cartago Δ KernΔ Lion RockΔ ReinsteinΔ Julius CaesarΔ StateΔ Alta  
1965    Δ UniversityΔ TunnaboraΔ KaweahΔ FeatherΔ Peak 3994Δ Acrodectes  
1966    Δ Mary AustinΔ Ed LaneΔ Norman ClydeΔ MuirΔ Duck LakeΔ Basin Mountain-SW Pk  
1967      Δ HumphreysΔ PowellΔ WilliamsonΔ Broken Finger  
1968   Δ Lookout PointΔ Split Mountain-S Pk Δ WilliamsΔ SillΔ Keyhole PlateauΔ Barnard-E Pk  
1969     Δ BlackΔ GilbertΔ Pyramidal PinnacleΔ Point PowellΔ Owens  
1970     Δ LangleyΔ PolemoniumΔ Stanford    
1971    Δ Alice Δ Izaak Walton Δ IckesΔ Wheeler Crest  
1972  Δ ScodieΔ OakΔ PatriciaΔ GayleyΔ CrockerΔ AbbotΔ GardinerΔ MorrisΔ Piper 
1973     Δ HiltonΔ TableΔ Peak 12767Δ BrewerΔ Isosceles  
1974   Δ HealdΔ Peak 11108Δ No GoodeΔ Seven GablesΔ BlackΔ Corcoran   
1975     Δ KunaΔ MungerΔ Peak 12225Δ GarnetΔ Ruby  
1976   Δ SkinnerΔ Morrison Δ Peak 12565Δ BaldΔ Tawny Point   
1977    Δ Lee ViningΔ BlacktopΔ Peak 12212Δ Peak 12120Δ Whitney   
1978     Δ TiogaΔ HunewillΔ HansenΔ Eagle   
1979    Δ MiterΔ Tioga CrestΔ ChamberlainΔ SheepΔ CoppermineΔ Peak 11810  
1980    Δ Peak 6486Δ WarrenΔ GouldΔ Palisade CrestΔ EoceneΔ White Wing  
1981    Δ Peak 11620 Δ WhiteΔ WhitneyΔ Craig   
1982      Δ Sky Haven Δ Walker   
1983     Δ MorganΔ Basin Mountain-SW PkΔ Tallac    
1984    Δ KearsargeΔ Flat TopΔ Black Crown Δ Mono Rock   
1985     Δ UniversityΔ HoffmannΔ TuolumneΔ LangleyΔ Round  
1986    Δ Black Δ Big BirdΔ LongΔ Peak 11261Δ Jenkins  
1987    Δ Lookout Δ Despair BenchmarkΔ MichieΔ Echo RidgeΔ Needles Δ Walbrecht
1988  Δ SorrellΔ ButterbredtΔ ParkerΔ Wawona DomeΔ Chittenden Δ TobiasΔ Ball  
1989     Δ Mariuolumne DomeΔ OttowayΔ Echo Peak #5Δ Angel WingsΔ Tresidder  
1990     Δ Kennedy  Δ Johnson   
1991    Δ Sugarloaf  Δ Hoffman    
1992      Δ WhiteΔ Lembert DomeΔ Gaylor   
1993     Δ Grouse      
1994     Δ Chocolate      
1995      Δ Lookout Δ Watkins Δ Williams Butte 
1996        Δ Dana Δ Skinner 
1997    Δ ShermanΔ Peak 9980Δ Chocolate Δ Sherman   


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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