Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Steven Gruhn'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  


1977      Δ Old Benchmark     
1978        Δ Flattop   
1983       Δ Wolverine    
1984      Δ Highland     
1985Δ Wedge    Δ North SuicideΔ FalseΔ Little O'Malley    
1986Δ Wedge    Δ TikishlaΔ O'MalleyΔ Eagle River Overlook    
1987    Δ Wolverine Δ WedgeΔ Williwaw    
1988  Δ Mitchell Δ PepperΔ Temptation Δ South AvalancheΔ Greylock  Δ Flattop
1989     Δ HaystackΔ Marcy  Δ Monadnock  
1990 Δ Colden   Δ GraniteΔ Falls     
1991   Δ Bird Ridge OverlookΔ TikishlaΔ CalliopeΔ BoldΔ North Raven Δ Bramble Knoll Δ Near Point
1992  Δ Bird Ridge PointΔ Indianhouse  Δ PerilΔ Wheeler  Δ TuckerΔ Magnificent
1993      Δ EagleΔ HurdygurdyΔ Snow Hawk   
1994   Δ ExplorerΔ Bird Δ NagoonΔ Gordon LyonΔ Shaman Dome   
1995    Δ Ship Creek HillΔ Bird Ridge Point Δ Peak 4500 Δ Boundary  
1996     Δ Birds EyeΔ Magpie  Δ Humphreys  
1997Δ Wedge   Δ SoggyΔ Baleful      
1998    Δ MountaineersΔ YudikenchΔ Peak 1716Δ Camp Robber    
1999    Δ BeelzebubΔ Tail FeatherΔ RainierΔ Peak Two    
2000    Δ Peak 1213Δ KingsΔ Bees HeavenΔ HighbushΔ Beak   
2001  Δ Peak 1080Δ Peak 1222 Δ Elbert  Δ Rubbletop Δ Rogers 
2002  Δ South SuicideΔ EklutnaΔ HutΔ Thunder BirdΔ Photographers PointΔ EweΔ Synthesizer Δ Mile High 
2003 Δ CumulusΔ Peak 5320Δ South Suicide Δ RookΔ SynclavierΔ Concerto Δ WhitneyΔ Mauna Kea 
2004   Δ BidarkaΔ MaynardΔ OrganΔ FluteΔ VertigoΔ Kelleys KnobΔ Washington  
2005   Δ Peak 1213Δ RoostΔ Golden CrownΔ GannettΔ EagleΔ Peak 4660Δ Flattop  
2006  Δ Peak 863Δ SaltΔ BegichΔ East TwinΔ Hale-BoppΔ PenguinΔ BanefulΔ Knoya Δ Lamlam
2007 Δ Little O'MalleyΔ PepperΔ KnoyaΔ Polar BearΔ YuklaΔ BoisterousΔ PtarmiganΔ FiddleheadΔ FlaketopΔ Timms Hill 
2008  Δ EklutnaΔ South SuicideΔ Lazy Δ South GilpatrickΔ McHughΔ Frenchy   
2009 Δ WilliwawΔ Peak 863Δ FlaketopΔ MatanuskaΔ Significant Δ Peak 5652Δ Pass Out   
2010    Δ Flaketop  Δ Shagak Hill    
2011  Δ Peak 863Δ EklutnaΔ FlaketopΔ Peak 5505Δ Flattop  Δ Pillar  
2012  Δ Peak 863Δ RampΔ McHughΔ Peak 1209  Δ Peak 1270 Δ Holy HillΔ Sugarbush Hill
2013  Δ Old BenchmarkΔ WolverineΔ EklutnaΔ DenaliΔ Flattop  Δ Fiddlehead Δ Wedge
2014 Δ Peak 3940Δ FlattopΔ Rainbow Δ Flaketop Δ UN 6100Δ Peak 4650Δ Peak ThreeΔ Hideout Hill 
2015  Δ FlattopΔ Peak TwoΔ Peak 4550Δ LowellΔ WatchmanΔ MadsonΔ Peak 4403   
2016 Δ Peak 863Δ FlattopΔ WolverineΔ RendezvousΔ BenignΔ SolarsΔ FlattopΔ West KiliakΔ Hale-Bopp  
2017 Δ Blueberry Knoll Δ Blueberry KnollΔ GunsightΔ ThorofareΔ WedgeΔ PioneerΔ Peak 4850Δ Peak 4422Δ Near Point 
2018  Δ Sauk Point BenchmarkΔ Wolverine        


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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