Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Scott Surgent's Ascents by Year/Month

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


1985      Δ Uluru     
1987    Δ Uluru       
1990       Δ Observation Point    
1991       Δ TelescopeΔ Point Supreme   
1992      Δ WhitneyΔ Tahquitz Δ Camelback  
1993    Δ San Jacinto Δ Guadalupe     
1994      Δ HumphreysΔ Wheeler    
1995       Δ Elbert    
1996    Δ Black Elk       
1997Δ Magazine  Δ HarquahalaΔ HoodΔ HumphreysΔ LemmonΔ RainierΔ Humphreys   
1998    Δ EagleΔ Wrightson Δ KingsΔ Humphreys   
1999  Δ Driskill   Δ Humphreys Δ BrownsΔ UnionΔ CharlestonΔ Signal
2000Δ EmoryΔ ChiricahuaΔ Sandia Crest Δ GrahamΔ BaldyΔ San AntonioΔ JeffersonΔ TaylorΔ PinosΔ Lipscomb CoHPΔ San Benito
2001  Δ Organ Needle Δ Junipero SerraΔ SignalΔ BlancaΔ WheelerΔ San GorgonioΔ ManzanoΔ Webb CoHPΔ Cobb
2002  Δ Picacho Δ GreenhornΔ White Mountain Δ GraniteΔ Two ButtesΔ BeautifulΔ Comanche 
2003Δ UnionΔ SignalΔ MoroΔ QuailΔ Black ButteΔ HumphreysΔ GrahamΔ BorahΔ Sandia CrestΔ HualapaiΔ ChiricahuaΔ Petrín
2004Δ LockeΔ HarquahalaΔ Elbert CoHPΔ WrightsonΔ Black Mesa HP Δ LassenΔ LemmonΔ BaldyΔ Santa Fe Baldy Δ Cusseta Mountains
2005  Δ Kelso Dunes HPΔ SignalΔ TrumbullΔ GraftonΔ MillerΔ IbapahΔ South BaldyΔ EagleΔ MazatzalΔ Emory
2006Δ SmithΔ BassettΔ Table TopΔ PinalΔ Roof ButteΔ Bill WilliamsΔ Mauna KeaΔ Ruby DomeΔ EldenΔ OrdΔ CrossmanΔ Browns
2007 Δ CunninghamΔ HachitaΔ Atascosa LookoutΔ Baden-Powell Δ Brian HeadΔ ChicomaΔ O'LearyΔ SilverΔ RinconΔ Big Hatchet
2008Δ Orocopia Mountains HPΔ Apache PeaksΔ WhaleΔ PotosiΔ ToroΔ HutchΔ Arc DomeΔ WardΔ UnionΔ CuyamacaΔ NewmanΔ Big Maria Mountains HP
2009Δ del Pinacate Δ ReileyΔ GassΔ Piute Δ NavajoΔ Highland Δ GlennΔ Estrella HPΔ Eagle
2010Δ Black ButteΔ Whipple Mountains HP Δ MicaΔ RedΔ LemmonΔ AbajoΔ AlamoΔ Merriam CraterΔ RedΔ Mae West PeaksΔ Centinela
2011Δ FrenchmanΔ Castle DomeΔ SquawΔ TiptonΔ Maverick HillΔ HorseΔ SitgreavesΔ RedΔ HopkinsΔ HackberryΔ ApacheΔ Sheep
2012Δ WilsonΔ CoyoteΔ FissureΔ Black MesaΔ Lukens Δ GreensΔ Sugarloaf Δ BangsΔ DiamondΔ Agua Caliente Hill
2013 Δ Pinta Benchmark Δ Dos Cabezas PeaksΔ Thomas Δ HaleakalaΔ ThunderbirdΔ Blue JayΔ DellenbaughΔ BaboquivariΔ Mine
2014Δ SpiritΔ BlackΔ West CedarΔ Morgan ButteΔ San Gabriel  Δ AntelopeΔ PeavineΔ Quien SabeΔ ChildsΔ San Cayetano
2015Δ ButteΔ CuyamacaΔ CherumΔ SouthΔ SaddleΔ Mingus  Δ VerdugoΔ HuachucaΔ PicketpostΔ Sacaton
2016Δ Superstition BenchmarkΔ GraniteΔ MohonΔ WatermanΔ HayfordΔ Atalaya Δ RidgebackΔ DoyleΔ Peak 4489Δ Chevelon ButteΔ Silver Bell
2017Δ BlackΔ Santan Mountains HPΔ Mustang Mountains HPΔ Juniper MesaΔ Lookout Trail HPΔ Davenport Hill Δ McFadden HorseΔ AubineauΔ Palo Verde Mountains HPΔ WashingtonΔ Martina
2018Δ Salt RiverΔ CimarronΔ LongΔ Belmont BenchmarkΔ Squaw       


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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