Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Georgia Briscoe's Ascents by Year/Place

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    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    


0Δ Adams Δ Lassen     Δ Drift   
1916   Δ Wheeler        
1963Δ Spokane           
1978 Δ MarysΔ San Jacinto         
1985  Δ Whitney         
1988        Δ Longs   
1990  Δ San Gorgonio         
1992        Δ Elbert   
1993        Δ Massive   
1994        Δ Lincoln   
1995        Δ La Plata   
1996        Δ Uncompahgre   
1997        Δ Pikes   
1998        Δ Humboldt   
1999        Δ Challenger Point   
2000        Δ Blanca   
2001        Δ Windom   
2002        Δ Stewart  Δ Guadalupe
2003          Δ WheelerΔ Black Elk
2004        Δ North StarΔ Humphreys  
2005        Δ Crestone   
2006Δ Rainier       Δ Maroon   
2007 Δ Hood     Δ KingsΔ Gemini   
2008Δ Baker  Δ BoundaryΔ BorahΔ Granite  Δ Grizzly   
2009      Δ Gannett Δ Phoenix   
2011        Δ Organ   
2012        Δ Pigeon   
2013        Δ Hagues   
2014        Δ West Buffalo   
2015        Δ Fuller   
2016 Δ ScottΔ Shasta    Δ DelanoΔ Square Top Δ San Antonio Mountain-East SlopeΔ Emory
2017       Δ Brian HeadΔ DiamondΔ TrumbullΔ TaylorΔ Hogback


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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