Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Rick Peterson'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  


1968      Δ Skinner Butte     
1969      Δ Paulina     
1973 Δ Hoodoo Butte   Δ Gillespie Butte Δ Diamond    
1974  Δ Lakeview   Δ McLoughlin     
1975  Δ Bachelor Δ Patterson Δ CowhornΔ ThielsenΔ Little CowhornΔ Cougar  
1976       Δ South Sister Δ Dixie Butte  
1977     Δ Wolf RockΔ Black ButteΔ Broken Top    
1978     Δ JuneΔ FujiΔ Little Brother Δ North Sister  
1979   Δ Marys  Δ WashingtonΔ WifeΔ YamsayΔ Yoran  
1980  Δ AshlandΔ Ray Δ HillmanΔ Middle SisterΔ AdamsΔ Jefferson   
1981  Δ Twins  Δ GearhartΔ SteensΔ Crane    
1982  Δ Maiden  Δ HoodΔ CarmineΔ Aspen ButteΔ Rainier   
1983Δ Spokane   Δ NeboΔ BearΔ AtlanticΔ Wind River    
1984    Δ BlackΔ Walker PointΔ Hoffmann  Δ Copernicus Δ Mammoth
1985Δ HuckleberryΔ SquawΔ IsabelΔ Loma Prieta  Δ RitterΔ Half DomeΔ EagleΔ Hamner Butte  
1986 Δ Morro do CorcovadoΔ Devil Δ ShastaΔ EylarΔ WhitneyΔ PiuteΔ Long RidgeΔ Stakes  
1987Δ Granite Chief Δ Emigrant    Δ Merced    
1988    Δ SnowΔ AirolaΔ Black HawkΔ MoloΔ Montgomery   
1989   Δ Raymond  Δ Red Slate     
1990  Δ JuneΔ RalstonΔ ConeΔ TallacΔ San BenitoΔ PyramidΔ GabbΔ Dubois  
1991   Δ Black Butte  Δ WilliamsonΔ White Mountain    
1992 Δ Red LakeΔ Round Top    Δ HumphreysΔ North PalisadeΔ Abbot  
1993  Δ Hawkins  Δ Montana Δ LassenΔ TomΔ Leavitt  
1994       Δ Sonora    
1995    Δ Sonoma State Historic Park HP Δ TowerΔ Tamalpais-E PkΔ Forsyth   
1996    Δ White  Δ Rose    
1997   Δ HighlandΔ Deadwood  Δ Thompson Δ Darwin Δ Mauna Kea
1998  Δ Snow  Δ NorthΔ Russell Δ Middle PalisadeΔ Goddard  
1999      Δ ColdΔ Cathedral    
2000    Δ TajumulcoΔ Mauna Loa Δ GraniteΔ Black GiantΔ Borah  
2001     Δ DenaliΔ TroublemintΔ Irazú    
2002  Δ Monument  Δ RedΔ PicayuneΔ SplitΔ Matterhorn   
2003Δ ThunderΔ FreelΔ Twin Peaks Δ Buenavista    Δ Tenaya  
2004Δ El Misti Δ Waterhouse    Δ CucamongaΔ Poverty Ridge   
2005     Δ Dana  Δ Lembert Dome   
2006      Δ CenterΔ Dunderberg  Δ Haleakala 
2007   Δ Black JackΔ WarrenΔ Gilcrest Δ Eagle Δ Kaweah  
2008  Δ Judah Δ PoásΔ RubidouxΔ Huascarán     
2009   Δ FrenchmanΔ Box Spring Δ Fairview Dome Δ SillΔ Rose  
2010 Δ Brian Head Δ Caroline LivermoreΔ PotosiΔ Saint Helena Δ Saint Helena-E Pk    
2011Δ BarvaΔ Hohe Salve Δ Carpenter Benchmark Δ BielewskiΔ BloodyΔ CharlestonΔ KingsΔ Grand TetonΔ ScotchmanΔ Chirripó
2012 Δ Jacque  Δ Hogsback Δ HatchetΔ Dome RockΔ SillimanΔ Telescope  
2013 Δ Blue Ridge Lookout siteΔ Point Reyes HillΔ WoodΔ ParsonsΔ LookoutΔ CobbΔ ChimborazoΔ Macks   
2014 Δ Table Δ CalienteΔ Morrison  Δ North MaggieΔ Eye BenchmarkΔ VandeverΔ San GorgonioΔ Jordan
2015Δ Snow ValleyΔ MiravallesΔ Big PineΔ VollmerΔ Redwood Δ Tamalpais-W PkΔ LyellΔ WhitneyΔ PattersonΔ Tower 
2016Δ GaislachkogelΔ Richardson East Benchmark Δ SanhedrinΔ Star  Δ AllisonΔ WildcatΔ LangleyΔ GrizzlyΔ Aconcagua
2017Δ Brittan KnollΔ Buena Vista Park HPΔ East Δ BaldΔ Peak 331Δ IngallsΔ PineΔ TurtleheadΔ Ellen Δ Geyser
2018Δ China Grade BenchmarkΔ El SombrosoΔ Dúrika         


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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