Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Vertical Gain

Greg Slayden's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1989 Δ HoodΔ WhitneyΔ BoundaryΔ Jefferson-Sawtell RidgeΔ Mississippi Source KnollΔ Gannett-XΔ KingsΔ ElbertΔ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ Guadalupe
1990        Δ Harvard   
1991Δ Rainier-X Δ White Mountain-X Δ BorahΔ GraniteΔ Rendezvous   Δ Sandia Crest-X 
1992Δ Rainier-XΔ ThielsenΔ ShastaΔ Bunker HillΔ HyndmanΔ Trapper-XΔ Grand Teton Δ Red Benchmark   
1993Δ Crystal Mountain-Summit HouseΔ Pilot Butte          
1994Δ RainierΔ Matterhorn-X  Δ ScotchmanΔ HollowtopΔ GannettΔ Emmons-XΔ Longs   
1995Δ DomeΔ Matterhorn      Δ Peak 8  Δ Scott
1996Δ BrothersΔ Hood          
1997Δ Rainier       Δ Massive   
1998Δ Saint Helens-X           
1999Δ Rainier-X           
2000Δ Adams           
2001Δ Snoqualmie-XΔ Spencer ButteΔ Cobb         
2002Δ (Rainier)           
2003Δ Glacier-X           
2004Δ Saint Helens           
2005Δ AltaΔ Cape Perpetua Summit          
2006Δ GlacierΔ JeffersonΔ San Gorgonio         
2007Δ Olympus    Δ HilgardΔ Washakie Needles     
2008Δ Buckner    Δ Stimson      
2009Δ Bonanza Δ LyellΔ RoseΔ Bonneville       
2010Δ Stuart      Δ PealeΔ Crestone   
2011Δ Crater Δ White MountainΔ Davidson   Δ American Fork Twin Peaks-X    
2012Δ SnowfieldΔ South Sister   Δ WoodΔ Washburn     
2013Δ Goode Δ Blue Angels Δ IllinoisΔ McDonald Δ Timpanogos Δ Wrightson  
2014Δ Mailbox Δ Cowles      Δ Baboquivari  
2015Δ Kyes Δ Big Pine Δ DiamondΔ Wilson      
2016Δ Baker-XΔ SacajaweaΔ Copernicus Δ South Selkirk CrestΔ CastleΔ Big Horn CoHP     
2017Δ David           
2018Δ Catherine           


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 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.

Notes on Regions:

  • The "ND->TX" column includes 6 states: ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, and TX.

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