Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Mark Nichols's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles 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  


1987         Δ Glenn  
1988Δ Baldy  Δ MicaΔ RinconΔ Graham Δ Wrightson Δ NewmanΔ Bassett 
1989Δ Apache Δ CoyoteΔ Pinnacle RidgeΔ Chiricahua       
1990 Δ Pinal Δ Mae West Peaks Δ Cottonwood    Δ Burro 
1991Δ Reiley   Δ Baboquivari Δ EscudillaΔ PastoraΔ Guthrie   
1992      Δ Miller     
1993         Δ Cookes  
1994  Δ SwisshelmΔ SilverΔ North Peloncillo HP    Δ Manzanita  
1995       Δ Whitewater BaldyΔ Eagle Δ McKnight 
1996    Δ South Baldy   Δ Withington   
1997 Δ Table Top   Δ TurtleΔ West BlueΔ LemmonΔ Humphreys Δ Browns 
1998  Δ Big HatchetΔ HarquahalaΔ MapleΔ Hualapai Δ Sandia CrestΔ BlancaΔ Animas Mountains HPΔ Timber 
1999Δ SignalΔ Barry GoldwaterΔ MazatzalΔ SmithΔ Manzano Δ Guadalupe Δ KingsΔ WhitneyΔ OwlΔ Organ Needle
2000 Δ SalinasΔ Estrella HPΔ Alamo Hueco Mountains Δ Capitan Mountains HPΔ ChicomaΔ Ruby DomeΔ Delano   
2001Δ Cunningham     Δ VenadoΔ BorahΔ ScottΔ PlacerΔ BaldyΔ Mohawk
2002 Δ Gu AchiΔ Tipton Δ TrumbullΔ AlegresΔ SheepΔ EllenΔ HillersΔ Ute Δ Harcuvar
2003  Δ Grand Wash Cliffs  Δ Florida Peak North Δ PealeΔ Tipton Δ Wilson 
2004      Δ Baker Butte  Δ KittΔ Cimarron 
2005  Δ South        Δ Bangs
2006 Δ Mound  Δ HayfordΔ Gold HillΔ Fool Creek Δ Deseret   
2007   Δ Black Hills-De Baca Benchmark Δ LakeΔ Loma PrietaΔ West MountainΔ Moriah   
2008    Δ Swasey Δ WheelerΔ Culebra    
2009      Δ CurrantΔ Salt BenchmarkΔ PinosΔ San Jacinto  
2010    Δ Seaman Range HP Δ Naomi Δ San Gorgonio   
2011   Δ NavajoΔ Job Δ North Wah Wah Mountains HP Δ White MountainΔ Patterson  
2012 Δ Mormon   Δ Cherry Creek Benchmark  Δ Clark   
2013   Δ WhalebackΔ JumboΔ Black Pine Mountains HP  Δ CobbΔ Goosenest  
2014    Δ Blue Δ Elbert     
2015     Δ Hamilton  Δ Wilson   
2017      Δ Steens  Δ Dutch John  


Legend for Color Coding

3,000 meters or more
1,500 to 2,999 meters
1,000 to 1,499 meters
600 to 999 meters
300 to 599 meters
Below 300 meters

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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