Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Most Prominent Peak

Jim Haynor's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearWest USAEast USAAfrica
1971 Δ Marcy 
1972 Δ Giant 
1974 Δ Santanoni 
1976 Δ Whiteface 
1977 Δ Santanoni 
1978 Δ Seymour 
1979Δ Tamalpais-W Pk  
1981 Δ Springer 
1982 Δ Upper Wolfjaw 
1990 Δ Blood 
1992 Δ Skylight 
1993 Δ Le Conte 
1994 Δ Mitchell 
1995 Δ Tray 
1996 Δ Giant 
1997 Δ Standing Indian 
1998 Δ Cascade 
1999 Δ Coosa Bald 
2001Δ Angels LandingΔ Brasstown Bald 
2002 Δ Brasstown Bald 
2004 Δ Brasstown Bald 
2005 Δ Blood 
2006 Δ Stone 
2007 Δ Brasstown Bald 
2008 Δ Brasstown Bald 
2009Δ Angels LandingΔ Cheoah BaldΔ Ruivo
2010Δ Beacon RockΔ Brasstown Bald 
2011 Δ Washington 
2012Δ Amboy CraterΔ Brasstown Bald 
2013Δ ElbertΔ Rogers 
2014Δ Sandia CrestΔ Dix 
2015Δ GuadalupeΔ Mitchell 
2016Δ Black ElkΔ Brasstown Bald 
2017 Δ Big Frog 
2018Δ DeerΔ Katahdin 
YearWest USAEast USAAfrica


Legend for Color Coding

3,000 meters or more
1,500 to 2,999 meters
1,000 to 1,499 meters
600 to 999 meters
300 to 599 meters
Below 300 meters

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 dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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