Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Hal Watrous's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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  


1915     Δ Rainier      
1916     Δ WheelerΔ Baker     
1920       Δ Adams    
1921     Δ Hood      
1922      Δ Glacier     
1923     Δ Kings      
1924        Δ Sacajawea   
1926     Δ Whitney      
1930   Δ San Jacinto        
1980  Δ ErieΔ Si Δ Fay  Δ Yellow Aster Butte   
1985     Δ Constitution      
1989      Δ Walker     
1996     Δ Daniel Δ Pilchuck    
1997      Δ Three Fingers     
1999      Δ McClellan ButteΔ Brothers    
2001     Δ Dome  Δ Persis   
2002     Δ Saint Helens      
2003    Δ VesperΔ Silver StarΔ DavidΔ HoodooΔ Coleman Pinnacle   
2004   Δ AixΔ AnnΔ KaleetanΔ EldoradoΔ Maude Δ Red  
2005    Δ Brian HeadΔ DragontailΔ Lago     
2006      Δ Lago     
2007       Δ Lassen    
2008  Δ Hawk  Δ SherpaΔ Little Annapurna Δ Remmel  Δ Round
2009     Δ RainierΔ EnchantmentΔ Buckhorn Mountain-NE Pk    
2010      Δ Skokomish     
2011      Δ Gilbert Δ Stuart   
2012      Δ Cradle     
2013      Δ OvalΔ McLoughlin    
2014     Δ Nebo   Δ Stone  
2015  Δ Copper  Δ She DevilΔ Cloud Δ Washington  Δ Graham
2016     Δ Wheeler Δ Kintla    
2017       Δ South Sister    
2018      Δ Elbert     


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.

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