Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Isolated Peak

Ken Jones's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1964   Δ Oxy Hill        
1973     Δ Lookout   Δ JosephineΔ Baden-PowellΔ Lukens
1974Δ Barley FlatsΔ StrawberryΔ PacificoΔ Sheep Hole Mountains HPΔ Clouds RestΔ PinosΔ WhitneyΔ WatermanΔ Baden-PowellΔ San GorgonioΔ BlackΔ Cuyamaca
1975Δ Rabbit Δ EagleΔ PinnaclesΔ SugarloafΔ SantiagoΔ University Δ San JacintoΔ SundayΔ AlamoΔ Williamson
1976Δ PeakΔ MartinezΔ McCulloughΔ NeedleΔ JeffersonΔ CharlestonΔ LassenΔ JunctionΔ CastleΔ MarysΔ Odell ButteΔ Signal
1977  Δ Pyramid Δ GrizzlyΔ Round TopΔ KaweahΔ EmersonΔ Double  Δ Gleason
1978       Δ Hat Point   Δ East Ord
1979  Δ Tucki    Δ McLoughlinΔ Proxy Point   
1980  Δ Saddle    Δ DevilsΔ South Sister   
1981 Δ WildcatΔ Salmon ButteΔ Defiance Δ Hood Δ Jefferson    
1982    Δ Rainier Δ Baker Δ Washington   
1983    Δ Glacier Δ Stuart Δ Pinnacle   
1984         Δ Moosilauke  
1985     Δ CabotΔ Shuksan     
1986  Δ Ebright Azimuth Δ Washington Δ South TwinΔ Olympus Δ Faulhorn  
1987      Δ Shasta Δ Wallace   
1988   Δ Spruce KnobΔ High PointΔ Ebright AzimuthΔ Black Elk Δ Saint HelensΔ Humphreys Δ Mayan
1989    Δ Mitchell Δ Tallac Δ Red   
1990 Δ CahuillaΔ HealdΔ Skinner Δ HoodΔ Humphreys Δ Borah Δ GuadalupeΔ Arido
1991Δ Palomar  Δ Mauna Kea  Δ Granite  Δ MagazineΔ Cuyapaipe 
1992  Δ Pacific CoHPΔ San RafaelΔ Campbell HillΔ Indian RockΔ CastleΔ GannettΔ Washington Δ Haleakala 
1993  Δ GoldΔ SunflowerΔ EagleΔ HiboxΔ ElbertΔ Black ElkΔ KaleetanΔ KatahdinΔ Orizaba 
1994Δ ArthurΔ DriskillΔ ArrowheadΔ SunflowerΔ StoneΔ DenaliΔ KingsΔ ThomsonΔ Goat IslandΔ North GardnerΔ Caliente 
1995Δ PrattΔ PiheaΔ PinyonΔ KentΔ Sluiskin Mountain-The ChiefΔ KendallΔ Second MotherΔ ElbertΔ GunnΔ AixΔ MagazineΔ Bandera
1996Δ LowΔ GuadalupeΔ ConstitutionΔ MitchellΔ Big PineΔ HoodΔ RainierΔ High RockΔ SilverΔ WhitneyΔ Hancock's CombΔ San Antonio
1997Δ CapitolΔ PilchuckΔ LongΔ Spruce KnobΔ RogersΔ BrandyΔ SpokaneΔ PikesΔ PughΔ LaurelΔ Gobblers KnobΔ Copernicus
1998   Δ Frenchman Knob Δ SnowdonΔ Pocasset HillΔ SteensΔ Eagle CapΔ UnionΔ Junipero SerraΔ Sugarloaf
1999Δ CobbΔ KaalaΔ Signal Δ Rock CandyΔ Black ButteΔ LolaΔ SacajaweaΔ Taum SaukΔ GrahamΔ Lincoln CoHP 
2000 Δ CheahaΔ Mitchell PointΔ HualapaiΔ TaylorΔ HumphreysΔ CacheΔ SawyerΔ LassenΔ South Selkirk Crest  
2001 Δ VirginΔ ClarkΔ San BenitoΔ South BaldyΔ BaldyΔ DiamondΔ Big BaldyΔ RhodesΔ ScottΔ Standing IndianΔ Pinellas CoHP
2002Δ Old DadΔ CougarΔ AjoΔ Canyon PointΔ High KnobΔ KernΔ JeffersonΔ Ben NevisΔ Stanton CoHPΔ Sankaty HeadΔ North FranklinΔ Sun Top
2003Δ HanerΔ LarchΔ Watch CroftΔ New York Mountains HPΔ NorthΔ StarΔ BlancaΔ CharlestonΔ SugarloafΔ DeseretΔ PinalΔ Kosciuszko
2004Δ Black ButteΔ CougarΔ LookoutΔ Organ NeedleΔ Bald KnobΔ DelanoΔ McLoughlinΔ Waun FachΔ White MountainΔ Hobe BenchmarkΔ AvawatzΔ Boistfort
2005Δ SumasΔ HanerΔ MillerΔ MormonΔ SlideΔ SalinasΔ PikesΔ KilimanjaroΔ EagleΔ South Yolla BollyΔ Old WomanΔ Poo Poo Point
2006Δ AconcaguaΔ KingΔ FraryΔ PiuteΔ HayfordΔ CalispellΔ KingsΔ ThompsonΔ PurcellΔ CameroonΔ RattlesnakeΔ Chirripó
2007Δ Table TopΔ PilotΔ OrizabaΔ Jebel ToubkalΔ Shafer ButteΔ NorthwestΔ RobinsonΔ BlancΔ South SisterΔ MonadnockΔ Turtle Mountains HPΔ El Mocho
2008Δ Apache PeaksΔ MazatzalΔ BearΔ CadillacΔ TuleΔ SnowΔ BuckhornΔ PealeΔ UncompahgreΔ DufferΔ YushanΔ Barry Goldwater
2009Δ ErieΔ Ritacuba BlancoΔ King BenchmarkΔ AztecΔ Jackson Mountains HPΔ HighlandΔ DeceptionΔ DamavandΔ TrapperΔ PilotΔ CotopaxiΔ High Hut
2010Δ TiptonΔ Majuba BenchmarkΔ Pittsburgh HPΔ Big CraggiesΔ SwaseyΔ Kaibab Plateau HPΔ ElbrusΔ SnowshoeΔ MatterhornΔ Buffalo HumpΔ WoodchuteΔ Puu Kukui
2011Δ StanleyΔ SheepΔ WoolseyΔ Cypress Island HPΔ PilotΔ Keller ButteΔ AraratΔ West GoatΔ Medicine BowΔ SonomaΔ CrossΔ Tajumulco
2012 Δ Chuckwalla Mountains HPΔ StonewallΔ Tholen BenchmarkΔ Roberts CreekΔ Cherry Creek BenchmarkΔ NasukoinΔ CloudΔ McGuireΔ Battle AxΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ Atitlán
2013Δ Grand Wash CliffsΔ Pinta BenchmarkΔ LoneΔ Dos Cabezas PeaksΔ IndianΔ West ButteΔ North MammΔ FrancsΔ Bruin PointΔ TolucaΔ Seaman Range HPΔ Frenchman
2014Δ Last ChanceΔ Blue MountainΔ North Peloncillo HPΔ Elk RockΔ IdaΔ GraniteΔ TodΔ LemΔ ScottΔ George H HansenΔ Estrella HPΔ de San Vicente
2015Δ DefianceΔ Silver StarΔ MohonΔ BaldyΔ KawichΔ PortugueseΔ McDonaldΔ Big CreekΔ GraveΔ SnowyΔ McKnight 
2016 Δ BaldΔ SmithΔ WindΔ Scafell PikeΔ Kelly CreekΔ TweedyΔ BlackΔ BlancaΔ AbajoΔ KerinciΔ Jabal Harun
2017Δ Lake Serene HillΔ Kopachuck RidgeΔ La MalincheΔ TeideΔ CrossΔ White CapΔ Fuji-sanΔ ClevelandΔ WheelerΔ TimpanogosΔ Peak 795Δ Keystone
2018Δ IbexΔ Last Chance Range HPΔ La Laguna HP         


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 600 mi or more
Isolation of 300 to 600 mi
Isolation of 60 to 300 mi
Isolation of 25 to 60 mi
Isolation of 5 to 25 mi
Isolation of less than 5 mi

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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