Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Gerry Roach's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric 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  


1957       Δ Elbert    
1958       Δ Blanca    
1959           Δ Orizaba
1960       Δ Galdhøpiggen  Δ Ship Rock 
1961     Δ Haleakala      
1962  Δ Hood         
1963      Δ Denali     
1964    Δ Rainier     Δ Shasta 
1966        Δ Dawson   
1967    Δ Whitney Δ Lucania     
1968      Δ CopaΔ Olympus  Δ Mauna KeaΔ Ruapehu
1969  Δ Lions Head       Δ Ship Rock 
1970      Δ BakerΔ Cloud   Δ Pichincha-Rucu
1971     Δ PiscoΔ Huascarán   Δ Wheeler 
1972           Δ Woodall
1973  Δ Picacho del Diablo-Pico Sur Δ Blanca Δ LoganΔ BlancΔ Kilimanjaro Δ OssaΔ Taranaki
1974     Δ HumphreysΔ Andavite     
1975 Δ Aconcagua    Δ Foraker     
1976     Δ Hanakauhi   Δ Fuji-san  
1977     Δ Blackburn      
1979      Δ Kings     
1980      Δ Chimborazo     
1981      Δ Gannett     
1983    Δ Everest    Δ Fuji-san - HakusandakeΔ Iztaccíhuatl-Cabeza 
1985 Δ Bolívar    Δ Elbrus    Δ Vinson Massif
1988Δ TajumulcoΔ Ojos del SaladoΔ Kuiki   Δ Black Elk    Δ La Malinche
1989Δ de Agua     Δ Blanc du Tacul     
1993Δ Cayambe        Δ IlinizaΔ KinabaluΔ Doi Inthanon
1994    Δ Carstensz Pyramid Δ Puu Koae     
1995      Δ Sanford     
1996Δ Lanín           
1997      Δ Gasherbrum II     
1998        Δ Lizard Head  Δ del Ombugo
1999   Δ FlysΔ CharlestonΔ King Δ Wheeler   Δ Toluca
2000    Δ Saint Elias  Δ Dana    
2001    Δ Kahiltna Peaks-EastΔ Delano      
2002       Δ BorahΔ KilimanjaroΔ Meru Δ Magazine
2003Δ Cheaha    Δ Bona  Δ Ararat   
2004    Δ MagruderΔ Bald Δ Baked Δ White Butte  
2005    Δ Ben NevisΔ Lata Δ San Gorgonio    
2006   Δ BaldyΔ WashingtonΔ Timms Hill      
2007        Δ Jebel ToubkalΔ Carrauntoohil  
2008 Δ ChirripóΔ Newman  Δ Teide Δ Moriah Δ StarΔ Yushan 
2009Δ OrizabaΔ Ras Dashen    Δ WyomingΔ Damavand Δ Freel  
2010 Δ Ritacuba Blanco          
2011Δ Stanley   Δ Fairweather  Δ Eagle    
2012   Δ Pinal   Δ Emmons   Δ Williams
2013Δ Ben Ledi Δ Ord  Δ North FranklinΔ North SchellΔ AngayukaqsraqΔ PilotΔ GuthrieΔ PiperΔ Poverty Mesa
2014 Δ PuntaΔ EldenΔ McCartyΔ Troy Δ Pyramid   Δ Wickiup 
2015 Δ Tajumulco          
2016 Δ Las Minas          


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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