Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Joe Whittington's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters 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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1978Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint HelensΔ Hood          
1980 Δ Hood      Δ Kit Carson   
1981Δ AdamsΔ Jefferson          
1982 Δ North Sister      Δ Longs   
1983Δ AdamsΔ Three Fingered Jack          
1984Δ Rainier           
1985 Δ Hood          
1987Δ Saint HelensΔ Hood          
1988Δ Saint HelensΔ South Sister          
1989Δ ShuksanΔ HoodΔ Shasta         
1990Δ Saint HelensΔ Hood          
1991Δ BakerΔ Hood          
1992Δ StuartΔ HoodΔ WhitneyΔ Boundary        
1993Δ Adams   Δ Borah       
1994Δ CastleΔ Hood    Δ Gannett     
1995Δ RainierΔ Hood     Δ Kings  Δ Wheeler 
1996Δ AdamsΔ Jefferson          
1997Δ RainierΔ Cowhorn          
1998Δ BrothersΔ South Sister          
1999Δ AdamsΔ Hood          
2000Δ AdamsΔ Hood          
2001Δ AdamsΔ Three Fingered Jack          
2002Δ Saint HelensΔ North SisterΔ Shasta      Δ Humphreys Δ Guadalupe
2003Δ Glacier           
2004Δ Adams       Δ Elbert  Δ Black Elk
2005Δ AdamsΔ Chief Joseph          
2006Δ RainierΔ Hood   Δ Granite     Δ Black Mesa
2007Δ Saint HelensΔ Hood          
2008Δ Adams           
2009Δ Saint HelensΔ Thielsen          
2010Δ WhittierΔ Eagle Cap          
2011Δ Saint HelensΔ Sacajawea          
2012 Δ Sentinel          
2013Δ Saint Helens           
2014 Δ Cusick          
2015 Δ Olallie Butte          
2016Δ Old SnowyΔ Paulina          
2017Δ Saint HelensΔ Chinidere          


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.

Notes on Regions:

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

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