Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Jim Baker'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  


1950       Δ Pikes    
1953      Δ Bolan     
1962         Δ Pinnacle  
1963    Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint HelensΔ BrothersΔ Gobblers KnobΔ Stuart Δ Red  
1964   Δ Yakima   Δ Aurora    
1965  Δ Silver    Δ Tokaloo Rock    
1966       Δ Daniel-E Pk    
1967         Δ Stormy  
1970        Δ Alpine LookoutΔ Tolmie Peak Lookout  
1971     Δ Diamond Head      
1972       Δ Round    
1973    Δ Tiptop Δ NachesΔ RainierΔ Cathedral RockΔ Silver Tip  
1974  Δ Erie     Δ DeweyΔ Tooth  
1975  Δ Pinnacle Δ Red TopΔ WashingtonΔ Lundin Δ Enchantment   
1976   Δ Castle RockΔ Snoqualmie Δ GuyeΔ BanderaΔ IngallsΔ Alta  
1977Δ Pilchuck    Δ HiboxΔ Thomson Δ Ingalls Peak-S Pk   
1978     Δ CristoΔ Rampart RidgeΔ Del Campo  Δ Abiel 
1979Δ Granite    Δ KentΔ Otter Point Δ Roosevelt-North Summit   
1980 Δ WashingtonΔ DefianceΔ PhelpsΔ BaringΔ JollyΔ Ingalls Peak-E PkΔ PyramidΔ Seven Fingered JackΔ BurroughsΔ WahpenayoΔ Teneriffe
1981        Δ AdamsΔ Sawyer  
1982   Δ West Tiger Mountain #3   Δ IronΔ Granite   
1983      Δ Armstrong Mountain-SE PkΔ AngelesΔ Lembert DomeΔ Tokaloo SpireΔ Florence 
1984   Δ Chelan ButteΔ Hood Δ SnowgrassΔ North NavarreΔ Baker Δ North Thompson Ridge Summit 
1985Δ HumpbackΔ West Tiger Mountain #2  Δ Sasse Δ GlacierΔ South Early Winter Spire Δ Chacaltaya Δ Big Chief
1986 Δ Tiger  Δ BeanΔ Saint HelensΔ MagicΔ Spire PointΔ EvansΔ Maude  
1987  Δ HexΔ First ButteΔ EsmeraldaΔ BillsΔ ConstanceΔ EarlΔ FernowΔ BucknerΔ Three Fingers 
1988 Δ Mauna Kea   Δ TiffanyΔ TamanosΔ Excelsior    
1989   Δ LillianΔ Cougar Mountain-Anti AircraftΔ NavahoΔ Chopaka Δ Old SnowyΔ Bearhead  
1990      Δ WindyΔ Green    
1991      Δ Park Butte 6851Δ MargaretΔ DeRouxΔ Washington  
1992     Δ Steamboat ProwΔ Twin Sisters North Δ ConstitutionΔ Kosciuszko  
1993   Δ Poo Poo Point Δ GuadalupeΔ WhitneyΔ BonanzaΔ Ben NevisΔ Paul  
1994Δ Mailbox  Δ BoundaryΔ Arvon Δ Little Jack Δ ElbertΔ Mitchell  
1995    Δ Hawkeye PointΔ Marcy    Δ Cougar 
1996   Δ BearscoutΔ Dirty HarrysΔ Beacon Rock      
1997    Δ Rattlesnake  Δ Meadow    
1998        Δ Glacier View   
1999      Δ Rattlesnake Mountain-W PkΔ Wheeler Δ Slate  
2000Δ Young Hill Δ Fuller      Δ Toll Memorial Lookout  
2001  Δ Stegosaurus Butte Δ Yellow HillΔ BasaltΔ Bear CreekΔ EvergreenΔ Beljica   
2002       Δ RockΔ Clear West-Lookout Site   
2003   Δ Middle Tiger  Δ Oyster DomeΔ Frog    
2004       Δ Catherine Δ Emory  
2005         Δ Steens  
2006    Δ Squak Mountain-SE PkΔ Lord Hill      
2007        Δ Hurricane Hill   
2008         Δ Zion  
2009           Δ Walker
2010Δ Cougar Mountain-Clay PitΔ Holder Knob   Δ TongueΔ Antler     
2011 Δ Squak Mountain-W Pk   Δ South Tiger #2  Δ Sulphur   
2012        Δ Taft Point   
2013         Δ Kelly Butte  


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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