Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Greg Spencer'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  


1973       Δ Lassen    
1974       Δ Whitney    
1976       Δ Clouds Rest    
1986Δ Granite Chief           
1987       Δ Fuji-san    
1988   Δ Tallac        
1991       Δ Round Top    
1993       Δ Ellis    
1995Δ Kilimanjaro    Δ Jobs Sister Δ Peak 9376Δ Ritter   
1996      Δ DicksΔ Rubicon    
1998    Δ SouthΔ Whistlers Δ Freel    
1999       Δ DanaΔ Buttes   
2000     Δ SillΔ Pyramid     
2001 Δ Chato  Δ CastleΔ AbbotΔ PriceΔ CastleΔ RaymondΔ Chocolate  
2002    Δ MorrisonΔ HawkinsΔ HighlandΔ PhippsΔ ChurchΔ Red Lake  
2003Δ GenoaΔ TohakumΔ Desert Creek Δ Black PointΔ SonoraΔ TryonΔ CamiacaΔ WallaceΔ PattersonΔ Guanaco 
2004  Δ VirginiaΔ CleaverΔ AdamsΔ HoughtonΔ LeavittΔ Montgomery    
2005 Δ Diamond Head   Δ StarΔ RoseΔ CastleΔ RalstonΔ Bunker Hill  
2006      Δ ExcelsiorΔ EbbettsΔ LangleyΔ Table  
2007 Δ Peak 7117Δ BlackΔ ChocolateΔ BoundaryΔ FreelΔ ChacaltayaΔ Sajama Δ Pothole DomeΔ Pilot Cone 
2008   Δ BillysΔ ShastaΔ WilliamsonΔ WatsonΔ Round TopΔ Goode   
2009Δ Purgatory     Δ FreelΔ Twin PeaksΔ JohnsonΔ Watson  
2010      Δ RoseΔ ElwellΔ Picture   
2011      Δ WasheshuΔ Stanford RockΔ Bear Creek Spire   
2012Δ Silver    Δ EllisΔ Houghton Δ Goode   
2013   Δ Picnic Rock Δ Fall Creek Δ RubiconΔ North   
2014    Δ GraniteΔ MonumentΔ Clouds RestΔ Whitney Δ Ellis  
2015Δ Shakespeare PointΔ White HillΔ Prison HillΔ TahoeΔ InclineΔ Maggies Peaks - South SummitΔ FreelΔ Columbia FingerΔ Taktsang LhakhangΔ Lovers LeapΔ Eagle RockΔ Steamboat Hills HP
2016 Δ Stateline Lookout  Δ Peak 9499Δ RoseΔ TallacΔ Peak 9579Δ MiddleΔ Peak 4885  
2017      Δ Freel Δ White Mountain   
2018     Δ Coyote RidgeΔ Peak 7260  Δ Job  
2019     Δ Cave Rock Δ Moro RockΔ Knee RidgeΔ Black Warrior  
2020      Δ Stanford Rock     
2021        Δ Dinosaur Hill   
2022   Δ Peak 7350 Δ SpenceΔ Peak 8514Δ Julius Caesar    


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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