Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Vertical Gain

Andy Boos's Ascents by Year/Month

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


2009Δ Stimson HillΔ PhiladelphiaΔ SpinnakerΔ Helen ButtesΔ LibertyΔ Indian HeadΔ GannettΔ Rainier-Southeast Crater RimΔ American BorderΔ White MountainΔ CharlestonΔ Bacon
2010Δ PilchuckΔ MineralΔ TigerΔ FawnΔ South PointΔ DickermanΔ EldoradoΔ DaemonΔ WestΔ MischΔ Hualalai 
2011Δ Amabilis  Δ Peak 3578 Δ CowboyΔ PikesΔ RuthΔ GlacierΔ CarneΔ Bullion 
2012Δ AspiringΔ Taranaki Δ SnoqualmieΔ Saint HelensΔ Jefferson-XΔ DarkΔ Storm KingΔ ApexΔ Three Fingers Δ Hex
2013 Δ McCauslandΔ Heather RidgeΔ Ragged RidgeΔ Bettys JugsΔ IbapahΔ Mox Peaks-NW PkΔ Mox PeaksΔ Three FingersΔ Junipero SerraΔ Three WayΔ Watchman
2014Δ GuyeΔ RoundΔ TolmieΔ Gracie PointΔ DefianceΔ ShuksanΔ Black TuskΔ North GibsonΔ Stetattle Ridge-N PkΔ StoneΔ EmoryΔ McClellan Butte
2015Δ LichtenbergΔ Sopwith CamelΔ PyramidΔ TiptopΔ Tokaloo RockΔ SnowshoeΔ McDonaldΔ McMillan SpireΔ Bulls ToothΔ Skeptical ButteΔ BuellΔ Beckler
2016Δ CowboyΔ MuttonΔ RockΔ Icicle RidgeΔ WashingtonΔ DavisΔ CrestoneΔ KintlaΔ NurseryΔ LookoutΔ MormonΔ Buck
2017Δ CatherineΔ Peak 5560Δ GreenΔ ArthurΔ Middle ChiwaukumΔ BaldyΔ DeweyΔ StimsonΔ TomyhoiΔ FrostyΔ TurnbullΔ Round
2018 Δ MailboxΔ Gove Δ Solomon       


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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