Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Brad Stemm'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  


1970      Δ Black     
1971  Δ Montmartre   Δ Montjuïc     
1972      Δ Bartine Castle     
1973   Δ Vesuvius Δ Aventine HillΔ Palatine HillΔ Vatican Hill    
1974    Δ Haddington Hill Δ Telegraph Hill     
1977  Δ Santiago         
1979  Δ (The Rose Bowl) Δ Mineral       
1982          Δ Zugspitze 
1983      Δ Großer Müggelberg     
1984 Δ Tiefort Mountains HP Δ Granite Mountains HP   Δ WhitneyΔ Avawatz   
1987         Δ Simmons Park Hill Δ California State Capitol Museum HP
1988  Δ Old Town San Diego State Historic Park HPΔ San Leucadia State Beach HPΔ San JacintoΔ Carlsbad State Beach HP    Δ French Benchmark 
1990   Δ Torrey Benchmark  Δ Breeze Hill  Δ Palomar  
1992   Δ Coxey Hill Δ Moonlight State Beach HP      
1995        Δ (Courthouse Butte)   
1996Δ Taal         Δ Ubehebe Crater Rim Highpoint 
1997Δ Highlands CoHP   Δ Victoria     Δ Mother Gundy 
2001   Δ Torrey Pines State Reserve HP    Δ Point Loma   
2003           Δ Solares Hill
2004     Δ San Onofre State Beach HighpointΔ San GorgonioΔ Whitney  Δ Quail 
2005 Δ Turtle Rock Park HP  Δ BedfordΔ Santiago Δ Peak 1332Δ Davidson   
2007    Δ Rainbow PointΔ San Jacinto   Δ Murray Hill  
2008      Δ San Gabriel  Δ Sublette Park Hill  
2009 Δ Close Benchmark   Δ San Clemente State Beach HPΔ Dana Point Bluffs Overlook    Δ Modjeska
2010  Δ Goff IslandΔ Santiago      Δ Inspiration PointΔ East Coyote Hills HP
2011Δ Los PinosΔ Serrano RidgeΔ BedfordΔ Dreaded HillΔ Peak 1063Δ Bolero LookoutΔ San AntonioΔ Niguel Hill  Δ Sugarloaf 
2012Δ Los PinosΔ Old SugarloafΔ ModjeskaΔ Peak 2400Δ CucamongaΔ CucamongaΔ OntarioΔ Baden-PowellΔ DelamarΔ Schulman HillΔ MonumentΔ Potato
2013Δ StoddardΔ YaleΔ HarrisonΔ StrawberryΔ CharlestonΔ BighornΔ Twin PeaksΔ StrawberryΔ PineΔ PikesΔ Cole PointΔ Cuyamaca
2014Δ Three SistersΔ Tip TopΔ PisgahΔ Red RockΔ McAuleyΔ OnyxΔ San AntonioΔ Castle RocksΔ Peak 8248Δ (Lassen)Δ IronΔ Condor
2015Δ CahuengaΔ Peak 5881Δ MartinezΔ Los PinosΔ Baden-PowellΔ StrawberryΔ San JacintoΔ SundanceΔ SugarloafΔ San GabrielΔ HeapsΔ Black
2016Δ Iron SpringΔ CahuillaΔ Peak 2400Δ Agua TibiaΔ Tin BenchmarkΔ San Bernardino EastΔ San JacintoΔ GraysΔ Toro   
2017Δ WhaleΔ Dreaded HillΔ Los Pinos    Δ Dreaded HillΔ Suicide Rock   
2018  Δ Peak 1686 Δ Peak 1781       


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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