Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest "Quality"

Greg Slayden's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Top Ascents in all Categories  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1989 Δ HoodΔ MuirΔ BoundaryΔ Mississippi Source KnollΔ Mississippi Source KnollΔ Gannett-XΔ KingsΔ ElbertΔ AgassizΔ WheelerΔ Black Elk
1990        Δ Harvard   
1991Δ Rainier-X Δ White Mountain-X Δ BorahΔ GraniteΔ Rendezvous   Δ Sandia Crest-X 
1992Δ Olympus-XΔ ThielsenΔ ShastaΔ Bunker HillΔ HyndmanΔ HollandΔ Grand Teton Δ Copper   
1993Δ Crystal Mountain-Summit HouseΔ Pilot Butte          
1994Δ RainierΔ Matterhorn-X  Δ ScotchmanΔ Triple DivideΔ GannettΔ Emmons-XΔ Longs   
1995Δ DomeΔ MatterhornΔ (Emigrant Peak-North Summit)     Δ Peak 8 Δ (Peak 12012)Δ Scott
1996Δ BlackΔ Hood          
1997Δ Rainier       Δ Massive   
1998Δ Kaleetan           
1999Δ Rainier-X           
2000Δ Adams           
2001Δ PinnacleΔ Spencer ButteΔ Hot Springs         
2002Δ Rainier-X           
2003Δ Glacier-X           
2004Δ McClellan Butte           
2005Δ AltaΔ Cape Perpetua Summit         Δ Boundary Butte
2006Δ GlacierΔ JeffersonΔ San Gorgonio         
2007Δ Olympus    Δ SnowshoeΔ Washakie Needles     
2008Δ Buckner    Δ Stimson      
2009Δ Bonanza Δ North PalisadeΔ RoseΔ Bonneville Δ Rendezvous     
2010Δ Whitehorse      Δ PealeΔ Crestone   
2011Δ Deception Δ White MountainΔ Grant   Δ American Fork Twin Peaks-X    
2012Δ SnowfieldΔ South Sister   Δ CrazyΔ Washburn     
2013Δ Goode Δ Blue Angels Δ IllinoisΔ McDonald Δ Nebo Δ Baboquivari-X  
2014Δ Index Δ Cowles      Δ Baboquivari  
2015Δ Gilbert Δ Big Pine Δ DiamondΔ Wilson      
2016Δ GoatΔ SacajaweaΔ Copernicus Δ He DevilΔ CastleΔ Big Horn CoHP     
2017Δ Spire-X           
2018Δ Buckner Δ Little Blue RidgeΔ Charleston   Δ Ellen Δ Vishnu Temple-X  


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.

Notes on Regions:

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

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