Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Eric Noel'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  


1996       Δ (Landscape Arch)    
1998      Δ Clingmans Dome     
2002     Δ Clear West-Lookout Site Δ GreenΔ Bear CreekΔ SlateΔ (Multnomah Falls) 
2003  Δ Little SiΔ (Thunder Creek)Δ (Lake Serene)Δ Red TopΔ Fremont LookoutΔ (Sahale Arm)Δ (Aasgard Pass)Δ Winchester Δ Cedar Butte
2004 Δ (Boulder River) Δ (Hoh River)Δ (Packwood Lake)Δ (Twin Lakes)Δ (Paradise Glacier) Δ ClemanΔ Sun TopΔ (Cowiche Canyon) 
2005Δ Cedar ButteΔ ConstitutionΔ (Juniper Dunes)Δ Diamond HeadΔ (Eightmile Lake)Δ TyeeΔ GoatΔ (Cutthroat Pass)Δ MosesΔ North TwentymileΔ BoistfortΔ Baldy
2006  Δ (Umtanum Ridge)Δ WahatisΔ RattlesnakeΔ SpokaneΔ Mission Δ (Garden Wall)Δ ElbertΔ Huckleberry Ridge 
2007Δ LookoutΔ HanerΔ RogersΔ GrahamΔ RedΔ BonaparteΔ Gilbert-XΔ AixΔ TiffanyΔ Storm KingΔ PurcellΔ Lookout
2008Δ WoodchuteΔ Stimson HillΔ SumasΔ OloΔ Jim HillΔ Indian HeadΔ WhitneyΔ OvalΔ SheepΔ RemmelΔ SunriseΔ Harquahala
2009Δ SkyΔ NorseΔ Lyman HillΔ HumphreysΔ North GardnerΔ South Selkirk CrestΔ GilbertΔ AdamsΔ Table RockΔ LabyrinthΔ CatherineΔ Hidden Lake Peaks
2010Δ Tumwater-XΔ Bandera-XΔ TumtumΔ StrawberryΔ Divide RidgeΔ AshlandΔ BucknerΔ ElbertΔ CrestoneΔ TomyhoiΔ Lichtenberg-XΔ West Tiger Mountain #3
2011Δ Old Pass HillΔ Welldiggers AssΔ PineΔ Cypress Island HP Δ Fernow-XΔ Del CampoΔ RubyΔ Fernow Δ LaurelΔ Crossman
2012Δ Guemes Island HP Δ Dantes View  Δ TimberwolfΔ ShellrockΔ Three FoolsΔ Cardinal Δ KO Point LookoutΔ Peak 613
2013Δ Elk RockΔ Rattlesnake Ledge Δ Rattlesnake Hills-W PkΔ FawnΔ SonoraΔ Snow Valley Δ Black ButteΔ Baldy-West RidgeΔ Hot Springs 
2014Δ Saint HelenaΔ Chews Ridge  Δ Hamaker Δ Green Mountain-E PkΔ Ch-paa-qnΔ Teanaway ButteΔ PitcherΔ BurntΔ Cuyamaca
2015Δ Deadmans HillΔ Little HuckleberryΔ Little SiΔ Peak 2643Δ Twin SistersΔ Fifes Ridge-Peak 6521-XΔ ElkΔ Green-XΔ ScottΔ Salmo Δ Dry Hill
2016 Δ KellyΔ FraryΔ HigleyΔ WestΔ JollyΔ BodieΔ CherryΔ Tyee Ridge-Peak 6998Δ Strawberry  
2017Δ Malone    Δ Peak 3156Δ Keller ButteΔ Fifes Ridge-Peak 6521Δ DeemerΔ SonyokΔ Long RidgeΔ Peak 1400
2018Δ Dennie Ahl HillΔ Yuba CoHPΔ Peak 3325Δ Fourth of July        


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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