Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Al Sandorff'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  


1994           Δ Hidden
1996      Δ Freel     
1998       Δ Genoa    
2000       Δ Lassen    
2002     Δ Rainbow Point      
2003    Δ Tallac       
2004     Δ Ralston      
2005      Δ StevensΔ Dicks    
2006      Δ Round Top     
2007     Δ MonumentΔ Rose Δ Pyramid Δ Sonora 
2008 Δ Bloomer HillΔ DavidsonΔ VirginiaΔ SiegelΔ LeavittΔ HighlandΔ DunderbergΔ Peak 8728Δ Baldy-West RidgeΔ Peak 6086Δ Scott
2009Δ Peak 7764Δ Peak 7120Δ PotosiΔ Peak 8208Δ Peak 9647Δ Middle SisterΔ ParsonsΔ PriceΔ StanislausΔ CharlestonΔ SignalΔ Rawe
2010Δ White HillΔ Peak 7711Δ Deadman PointΔ Covered WagonΔ DesatoyaΔ South SisterΔ San JacintoΔ WhitneyΔ Twin PeaksΔ BoundaryΔ Silver Peak - Northeast SummitΔ State Line
2011Δ TalkingΔ TohakumΔ FairviewΔ GrantΔ Red Lake    Δ SiegelΔ LewisΔ Shaffer
2012Δ PilotΔ ObservationΔ FredonyerΔ Peak 8960Δ New PassΔ WardΔ HiramΔ White MountainΔ WheelerΔ SnowflowerΔ BaldΔ McClellan
2013Δ Peak 6301Δ Peak 1927Δ Peak 8562Δ GlassΔ Peak 8360Δ JeffersonΔ WhiteΔ MorganΔ Bunker HillΔ DanaΔ PiperΔ Prosser Hill
2014Δ SlateΔ Granite Hills HPΔ Obsidian DomeΔ TinΔ PilotΔ HoffmannΔ MatterhornΔ RoseΔ GraniteΔ Ruby DomeΔ Little PyramidΔ Rusty Benchmark
2015Δ TibbieΔ Peak 7920Δ CraterΔ MineralΔ LassenΔ LassenΔ KunaΔ Arc DomeΔ TomΔ San JoaquinΔ DryΔ Peak 6160
2016Δ Peak 6253Δ ReyesΔ PalmettoΔ Buckley Benchmark Δ CallaghanΔ North SchellΔ BabbittΔ Round TopΔ TallacΔ Olancha 
2017 Δ Pilot Hill Δ DavidsonΔ MogulΔ White Mountains Peak 10920Δ Flagstaff Hill   Δ Silver HillΔ Tamalpais-W Pk
2018   Δ Slate Δ Stewart Benchmark Δ Picnic RockΔ HuckleberryΔ Peak 8619Δ Twin Peaks 
2019     Δ Snow ValleyΔ NippleΔ CraterΔ Bald  Δ Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook
2020 Δ Castillo de San Marcos HP  Δ Stateline LookoutΔ TiogaΔ Black ButteΔ Mammoth    


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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