Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest "Quality"

Dick Ellsworth's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1963        Δ Whitney   
1967           Δ Keys View
1970     Δ GrizzlyΔ Cathedral     
1971    Δ Washington ColumnΔ Sentinel RockΔ Clarence KingΔ Stately Pleasure Dome    
1972   Δ Leaning TowerΔ El Capitan Δ Fairview DomeΔ Sill    
1973    Δ Washington ColumnΔ Half DomeΔ Gannett Δ Black   
1974      Δ Peak 4295 Δ Prusik   
1977      Δ North Suicide     
1978   Δ Hunter-X        
1979       Δ Conness    
1980  Δ Panorama         
1981     Δ Sentinel Rock  Δ Stroller White   
1982     Δ Devils TowerΔ Rhino     
1983     Δ WratherΔ Snow Dome-South Slope     
1984    Δ BullardΔ DenaliΔ Ripinsky     
1985    Δ Mooses ToothΔ Barrille      
1986     Δ North Triple  Δ Yosemite Point   
1988     Δ Superior      
1993   Δ Beacon Rock    Δ Snow Creek Wall   
2001          Δ Adams CoHP 
2011    Δ Portage CoHP       
2014       Δ Logan CoHP Δ East Δ Grossman Hammock
2015   Δ Saline CoHP Δ Eddy Δ PeakedΔ AscutneyΔ Van Wert CoHPΔ Pine CoHPΔ Coldbranch
2016   Δ Forest Ridge Δ StarΔ PaulinaΔ Parsons Peak-Northwest Ridge    


Legend for Color Coding

Quality of 10
Quality of 8 or 9
Quality of 6 or 7
Quality of 4 or 5
Quality of 2 or 3
Quality of 1

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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