Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest "Quality"

Eric Noel's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1996       Δ (Delicate Arch)    
2002     Δ (Lake Serene) Δ GreenΔ (Pinnacle Saddle)Δ SlateΔ (Multnomah Falls) 
2003  Δ Little SiΔ (Thunder Creek)Δ (Tunnel Falls)Δ (Ingalls Creek)Δ Fremont LookoutΔ (Sahale Arm)Δ (Aasgard Pass)Δ Winchester Δ Cedar Butte
2004 Δ (Boulder River) Δ (Cape Alava-Sand Point Loop)Δ (Packwood Lake)Δ (Twin Lakes)Δ (Paradise Glacier) Δ (Grove of the Patriarchs)Δ Sun TopΔ (Ancient Lake) 
2005Δ Cedar ButteΔ (Shi Shi Beach)Δ (Juniper Dunes)Δ Diamond HeadΔ (Eastside Trail)Δ Alpine LookoutΔ Hidden Lake LookoutΔ (Cutthroat Pass)Δ PilchuckΔ (Ingalls Lake)Δ CapitolΔ Baldy
2006  Δ (Upper Wallace Falls)Δ (Triple Falls)Δ RattlesnakeΔ Old DominionΔ Mission Δ CrystalΔ NatapocΔ Huckleberry Ridge 
2007Δ GoldΔ HanerΔ SaddleΔ WassonΔ RedΔ BearΔ DavisΔ Three FingersΔ TiffanyΔ Storm KingΔ PurcellΔ Lookout Mountain-S Pk
2008Δ PicachoΔ South TigerΔ Blanchard HillΔ Bigfoot HillΔ Grays Harbor CoHPΔ Indian HeadΔ WhitneyΔ DanielΔ White ChuckΔ RemmelΔ SaukΔ Signal
2009Δ SkyΔ NorseΔ Lyman HillΔ KendrickΔ Saint HelensΔ IndexΔ GilbertΔ AdamsΔ WhittierΔ LabyrinthΔ CatherineΔ Hidden Lake Peaks
2010Δ BowmanΔ Bandera-XΔ Deep DevilΔ StrawberryΔ ExcelsiorΔ DesolationΔ BucknerΔ Medicine BowΔ DavidΔ TomyhoiΔ Lichtenberg-XΔ Lummi
2011Δ Cairn HillΔ Welldiggers AssΔ PineΔ Cypress Island HP Δ Fernow-XΔ Del CampoΔ RubyΔ Fernow Δ Big TipΔ Castle Dome
2012Δ Goose Rock Δ (Mosaic Canyon)  Δ Beacon RockΔ ShellrockΔ South TwinΔ Hurricane Hill Δ KO Point LookoutΔ Peak 613
2013Δ Elk RockΔ Rattlesnake Ledge Δ PyramidΔ FawnΔ SonoraΔ South Yolla Bolly Δ Blowout   
2014Δ VollmerΔ Loma Prieta  Δ Eight Dollar Δ Green Mountain-E PkΔ BaldyΔ Teanaway ButteΔ Stacker ButteΔ TiptopΔ Cuyamaca
2015Δ Deadmans HillΔ Little HuckleberryΔ Little SiΔ Peak 2643Δ TumwaterΔ SawyerΔ SteamboatΔ Green-XΔ Black ButteΔ Salmo Δ Dry Hill
2016 Δ KellyΔ FraryΔ HigleyΔ ChewelahΔ JollyΔ HaleyΔ Tahtlum-XΔ TahtlumΔ Strawberry  
2017Δ Malone    Δ Peak 3156Δ Keller ButteΔ Fifes Ridge-Peak 6521Δ DeemerΔ IrvineΔ Long Ridge 
2018Δ Dennie Ahl HillΔ South ButteΔ Alger AlpΔ Fourth of JulyΔ Peak 3011Δ Big Huckleberry      


Legend for Color Coding

Quality of 10
Quality of 8 or 9
Quality of 6 or 7
Quality of 4 or 5
Quality of 2 or 3
Quality of 1

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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