Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Isolated Peak

Dean Molen's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1967    Δ Si       
1969       Δ Rainier    
1970    Δ Clingmans Dome       
1972    Δ Rampart Ridge  Δ Little Annapurna    
1973     Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens Δ McClellan    
1980       Δ Schaefer Point    
1986       Δ Cannon    
1988       Δ Enchantment    
1992  Δ Clayton    Δ Frazier    
1993   Δ Bachelor        
2000      Δ TimpanogosΔ Shriner    
2002 Δ Goose Hill Δ Stone        
2003 Δ Jump Off JoeΔ LilienthalΔ SpokaneΔ HoodΔ MarysΔ McLoughlinΔ SteensΔ SacajaweaΔ WheelerΔ Rogers 
2004  Δ DogΔ Lincoln CoHPΔ RoseΔ CacheΔ ShastaΔ South Selkirk CrestΔ NeboΔ Ruby DomeΔ Oregon ButteΔ Diablo
2005 Δ Defiance Δ HualapaiΔ WarnerΔ PaulinaΔ PealeΔ WhitneyΔ PearsollΔ Aix  
2006 Δ Larch Δ HuffakerΔ HumphreysΔ ThurstonΔ JeffersonΔ KingsΔ YamsayΔ StarΔ Graham 
2007 Δ HayfordΔ Juniper Dunes Wilderness HPΔ Chelan ButteΔ RedΔ KingΔ Spanish ForkΔ OxfordΔ Bruin PointΔ Oregon ButteΔ Black Crook 
2008  Δ MahoganyΔ NavajoΔ SwaseyΔ GrantΔ ElbertΔ CopernicusΔ FriscoΔ MoriahΔ Stansbury Island HPΔ Thorpe Hills HP
2009Δ Grass Benchmark Δ South Mountain WestΔ PotosiΔ DufferΔ Kaibab Plateau HPΔ TimpanogosΔ Flat TopΔ TangentΔ PilotΔ Teat 
2010Δ CranerΔ Peak 6160Δ SouthΔ Mummy CliffΔ SwaseyΔ MessixΔ Bears Ears EastΔ Cottonwood ButteΔ MatterhornΔ Baldy  
2011Δ View BenchmarkΔ Muddy Benchmark Δ MormonΔ VirginΔ Sixmile HillΔ Orevada View BenchmarkΔ MatterhornΔ FairviewΔ SonomaΔ LittleΔ Camelback
2012Δ Major Benchmark WestΔ SteepΔ StonewallΔ UnionΔ Roberts CreekΔ Cherry Creek BenchmarkΔ Medicine BowΔ KingsΔ SquawΔ Park Benchmark Δ Highland
2013 Δ OrdΔ LoneΔ Dos Cabezas PeaksΔ GoshuteΔ TroyΔ BlacktailΔ TimpanogosΔ KawichΔ Seaman Range HPΔ SpiritΔ Newman
2014  Δ North Peloncillo HPΔ CobbΔ GrapevineΔ GraniteΔ CurrantΔ Tule Δ Shingle Δ Harcuvar
2015 Δ CuyamacaΔ PeacockΔ Petersen Mountains HPΔ View BenchmarkΔ DixieΔ AireΔ FoxΔ BlackΔ Granite  
2016   Δ Wah Wah Mountains HPΔ MahoganyΔ Indian Δ ProvoΔ Pumphouse Hill   
2017  Δ South Δ South Mountain West       


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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