Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dick Ellsworth'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  


1963        Δ Whitney   
1970      Δ Humphreys     
1971      Δ Bear Creek SpireΔ Clarence King    
1972      Δ HumphreysΔ SillΔ Dana   
1973  Δ Clark  Δ Half DomeΔ Shasta     
1976      Δ Sahale     
1978   Δ Hayes        
1982           Δ Orizaba
1983      Δ Columbia     
1984Δ Mendenhall Towers    Δ McKinley      
1985      Δ Mendenhall Towers     
1987    Δ Picacho       
1992      Δ Pilchuck     
2001  Δ Mauna Kea         
2003  Δ Mauna Loa  Δ Bona      
2005      Δ Sandwich Mountain-Carroll County Highpoint     
2008     Δ Bell      
2009    Δ PikesΔ Brian HeadΔ Peale  Δ Greeley CoHPΔ Sherman CoHP 
2010  Δ Greasy HillsΔ Pemiscot CoHP Δ Blanca     Δ Montgomery CoHP
2011   Δ DansΔ Crawford CoHPΔ RogersΔ Grant CoHP    Δ Blueball Hill
2012    Δ Cuyahoga Valley National Park HPΔ San Jacinto      
2013     Δ GreenhornΔ WillardΔ Steuben CoHPΔ Lockhart Bluff Δ Bent CoHP 
2014Δ Mitchell CoHP  Δ BaldyΔ Richland BalsamΔ Jay Δ ElkΔ GrantΔ OdakotaΔ Brown CoHPΔ Hernandez
2015Δ Owen CoHPΔ HornΔ Chiricahua         


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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