Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Top Ascents in All Categories

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 Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  


1967    Δ Si       
1969       Δ Rainier    
1970    Δ Clingmans Dome
Δ Chimney Tops
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 Gilliam CoHP
Δ Rattlesnake Hills Lookout
Δ Jump Off Joe
Δ LilienthalΔ East
Δ Spokane
Δ HoodΔ South Sister
Δ Marys
Δ Adams
Δ McLoughlin
Δ Oregon Butte
Δ Steens
Δ Granite
Δ Sacajawea
Δ Red
Δ Wheeler
Δ Charleston
Δ Rogers 
2004  Δ DogΔ Davis-Southwest Slope
Δ Lincoln CoHP
Δ Middle Sister
Δ Rose
Δ Boundary
Δ Cache
Δ ShastaΔ San Jacinto
Δ South Selkirk Crest
Δ Ibapah
Δ Deseret
Δ Nebo
Δ Bunker Hill
Δ Ruby Dome
Δ Oregon ButteΔ Diablo
2005 Δ Lake Mountains HP
Δ Defiance
 Δ HualapaiΔ WarnerΔ Lookout
Δ Paulina
Δ PealeΔ WhitneyΔ Aneroid Mountain North
Δ Pearsoll
Δ Bailey
Δ Aix
2006 Δ Wahatis
Δ Larch
 Δ HuffakerΔ Humphreys
Δ San Gorgonio
Δ ThurstonΔ JeffersonΔ KingsΔ Diamond
Δ Yamsay
Δ StarΔ Graham 
2007 Δ HayfordΔ Taunton Benchmark
Δ Juniper Dunes Wilderness HP
Δ Tumwater
Δ Chelan Butte
Δ Red
Δ Ten-Four
Δ Bonaparte
Δ Moses
Δ King
Δ Spanish ForkΔ Scott
Δ Three Fingers
Δ Oxford
Δ Meade
Δ Lone
Δ Salt Benchmark
Δ Bruin Point
Δ Boulter
Δ Badger
Δ Oregon Butte
Δ Ogden
Δ Black Crook
2008  Δ MahoganyΔ Navajo
Δ Wrightson
Δ Indian
Δ Swasey
Δ Patterson
Δ Grant
Δ Elbert
Δ Pennell
Δ Pikes
Δ Copernicus
Δ Box Elder
Δ Frisco
Δ MoriahΔ Stansbury Island HPΔ Thorpe Hills HP
2009Δ Grass Benchmark Δ Pinyon
Δ South Mountain West
Δ PotosiΔ Hillers
Δ Jackson Mountains HP
Δ Duffer
Δ Flat Top
Δ Kaibab Plateau HP
Δ TimpanogosΔ Flat TopΔ Mill Canyon
Δ Black Pine Mountains HP
Δ Tangent
Δ PilotΔ Teat
Δ Red Pine
2010Δ View Benchmark
Δ Craner
Δ Peak 6160Δ Little Water
Δ Rainbow Point
Δ South
Δ Mummy CliffΔ Swasey
Δ Hyko Benchmark
Δ Lowe
Δ Messix
Δ Murdock
Δ Round
Δ Bears Ears East
Δ Baldy
Δ Sedgwick
Δ Cottonwood Butte
Δ Terrill
Δ Telescope
Δ Matterhorn
Δ Baldy  
2011Δ View BenchmarkΔ Muddy Benchmark Δ Irish
Δ Mormon
Δ Hyko Benchmark
Δ Pilot
Δ Virgin
Δ Bloody Run
Δ Beaver Benchmark
Δ Independence Benchmark
Δ Sixmile Hill
Δ Red Creek
Δ Augusta
Δ Orevada View Benchmark
Δ Matterhorn
Δ Nannies
Δ Box Elder South
Δ Fairview
Δ Callaghan
Δ Sonoma
Δ Adam
Δ LittleΔ Wire
Δ Camelback
2012Δ Major Benchmark WestΔ SteepΔ Rawhide
Δ Stonewall
Δ South
Δ Kendrick
Δ Pinal
Δ Union
Δ Telegraph Hill
Δ Roberts Creek
Δ Ray Benchmark
Δ Roberts Horn
Δ Cherry Creek Benchmark
Δ Medicine Bow
Δ Timpanogos
Δ KingsΔ SquawΔ Park Benchmark Δ Highland
2013 Δ OrdΔ LoneΔ Bill Williams
Δ Dos Cabezas Peaks
Δ Goshute
Δ Squaw
Δ Troy
Δ Egan Benchmark
Δ Ch-paa-qn
Δ Blacktail
Δ Squaw
Δ Timpanogos
Δ Thayne
Δ Hole in the Mountain
Δ Kawich
Δ Quinn Canyon Range HP
Δ Seaman Range HP
Δ Moody
Δ Piper
Δ Spirit
Δ Miller
Δ Squaw
Δ Newman
2014  Δ Silver
Δ Fissure
Δ North Peloncillo HP
Δ Dutch
Δ Eugene Mountains HP
Δ Cobb
Δ Blue
Δ Morey
Δ Grapevine
Δ Squaw
Δ Tobin
Δ Granite
Δ Squaw
Δ Currant
Δ Toiyabe Peak 11085
Δ Bald
Δ Job
Δ Tule
 Δ Toiyabe Dome
Δ Shingle
 Δ Harcuvar
2015 Δ Cuyamaca
Δ Palomar
Δ PeacockΔ Petersen Mountains HPΔ View BenchmarkΔ Babbitt
Δ Dixie
Δ Sherman
Δ AireΔ Sanpete 2 Benchmark
Δ Fox
Δ Lake
Δ Church Fork
Δ Peak 6044
Δ Black
Δ Granite  
2016   Δ Wah Wah Mountains HP
Δ Buffalo
Δ Squaw
Δ Peak 7182
Δ Mahogany
Δ Indian Δ Provo
Δ Mill Canyon
Δ Pumphouse Hill   
2017  Δ SouthΔ Franklin CoHP-XΔ Wire
Δ South Mountain West


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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