Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Brandon Nichalson'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  


1988 Δ Keystone Mountain - North          
1990Δ HiddenΔ Keystone Outpost Peak 11661          
1991Δ CopperΔ WernerΔ Southwest Lenawee    Δ Grays    
1992  Δ Carpenter  Δ Dinosaur Ridge Δ Torreys    
1993       Δ ElbertΔ Lincoln   
1994Δ Peak 8   Δ Castle RockΔ ShermanΔ MassiveΔ Huron   Δ Cooper Hill
1995Δ Red Benchmark Δ SunsetΔ Baldy Δ Alcatraz Island HPΔ La PlataΔ QuandaryΔ Torreys   
1996Δ Denver HP     Δ UncompahgreΔ GraysΔ Torreys   
1997  Δ AlbertaΔ South BoulderΔ GraysΔ BelfordΔ AnteroΔ BlancaΔ Torreys   
1998Δ Peak 11000  Δ Crested Butte Δ TorreysΔ HarvardΔ Sneffels    
1999      Δ GraysΔ HumboldtΔ Wilson   
2000     Δ RedcloudΔ Kit CarsonΔ Kilimanjaro    
2001   Δ HumphreysΔ ShastaΔ BattleΔ PyramidΔ Grand TraverseΔ Eddy   
2002   Δ Fletcher Δ WilsonΔ MaroonΔ Crestone    
2003  Δ Ptarmigan HillΔ Sandia CrestΔ Peak 13480 Δ WindomΔ Pikes    
2004 Δ Ward Δ Peak 9572Δ ShastaΔ ShastaΔ ShastaΔ ShastaΔ ShastaΔ Crystal  
2005Δ Granite ChiefΔ ShastaΔ Peak 7642Δ ShastaΔ ShastaΔ ShastaΔ ShastaΔ ShastaΔ Shasta Δ Scott 
2006Δ Boreal Ridge  Δ ShastaΔ ShastaΔ Shasta Δ Culebra   Δ Tiburon Penninsula HP
2007   Δ Borel HillΔ WhitneyΔ Russell Δ Lone   Δ Peak 2541
2008Δ Langley HillΔ San Bruno Δ Pise Lookout SiteΔ Buri Buri RidgeΔ Rainier-XΔ ArrowΔ Vestal Δ West Morgan Hill Δ Strawberry Hill
2009  Δ Morena    Δ LangleyΔ DriftΔ Panoramic PointΔ Lafayette SquareΔ Mindego Hill
2010Δ Peak 920    Δ Edwards Δ EvansΔ Half Dome   
2011     Δ CopernicusΔ RainierΔ MiseryΔ White Mountain  Δ Salvation
2012Δ El Chamisal Δ Diamond   Δ Williamson Δ Middle Palisade Δ RoseΔ Blue Angels
2013    Δ BensΔ SlideΔ RattlesnakeΔ SplitΔ Wheeler Δ Steamboat BM 
2014 Δ Tamarack Δ DavidsonΔ HoughtonΔ Snow ValleyΔ HumphreysΔ Earthquake DomeΔ North PalisadeΔ GraniteΔ Peak 6105Δ Desert View Watchtower
2015 Δ Peak 6305  Δ HavingdonΔ FreelΔ BoundaryΔ GrantΔ Ruby DomeΔ SnowΔ Saint HelenaΔ Arapahoe CoHP
2016Δ Adams CoHPΔ Bloods RidgeΔ Covered WagonΔ WinnemuccaΔ StarΔ DesatoyaΔ JeffersonΔ GeneseeΔ GrizzlyΔ O'LearyΔ GrahamΔ Peak 5990
2017Δ Tamarack Δ Peak 8022Δ SlideΔ LoneΔ Arc DomeΔ SillΔ Middle SisterΔ CharlestonΔ WoodchuteΔ Shoshone PointΔ Morrison
2018Δ Navajo Point Benchmark Δ AgassizΔ HutchΔ EllenΔ Maggies Peaks - South SummitΔ RitterΔ TallacΔ ConnessΔ FremontΔ San JacintoΔ Red
2019 Δ MammothΔ Gateway MesaΔ NavajoΔ Apache MaidΔ GrizzlyΔ EvansΔ PikesΔ TwiningΔ CarrauntoohilΔ AubineauΔ Quarry Mesa
2020Δ Red BenchmarkΔ Red BenchmarkΔ Golden BearΔ Mestaa’eheheΔ BuckskinΔ OurayΔ ArgentineΔ AdamsΔ JonesΔ GuyotΔ LegaultΔ Vail
2021Δ Peak 8055Δ Red BenchmarkΔ Red BenchmarkΔ VailΔ PealeΔ CathedralΔ IceΔ HopeΔ CapitolΔ South BaldyΔ BuffaloΔ Pence
2022Δ Red BenchmarkΔ Peak 12161Δ Mirkwood BowlΔ East TuckerΔ HuerfanoΔ CaliforniaΔ Peak 12585Δ EvansΔ VermilionΔ AbajoΔ Sapphire PointΔ Vail
2023Δ Red BenchmarkΔ Lunch RockΔ Burnt         


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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