Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dustin Erickson'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  


1998      Δ Peak 11270     
1999  Δ Ironview         
2000Δ Point Supreme           
2001     Δ Storm      
2002           Δ Diamond Head
2003Δ Catur     Δ Blood Will Tell     
2004  Δ Camelback   Δ WilsonΔ Millicent    
2005    Δ Francis Δ Red Knob Pass   Δ Mescalito 
2006    Δ Black Mountain-W Pk      Δ Wheeler
2007     Δ Sidney Peaks-M Pk Δ Snowdrift    
2008       Δ Wildcat Ridge Δ ChimneyΔ Silver King 
2009  Δ Doi Pui  Δ Menengai Δ Grand View Point    
2010    Δ Little       
2011Δ Roberts RidgeΔ Peak 9037 (Haddock Peak)  Δ Dry Creek Hill Δ Snow ValleyΔ EnclosureΔ Smiths Fork   
2012     Δ Indian Pass Knoll Δ Flat Top    
2013   Δ CrystalΔ Ferns NippleΔ Daly Δ DaggetΔ Loafer Mountain-Central   
2014Δ DarapΔ Dzongri  Δ Chaamjo Δ BrinchangΔ Bukit Tabur (west)  Δ Baru JariΔ Ollivier
2015Δ ArmstrongΔ Culliford HillΔ Sleeping Giant   Δ MoriahΔ CotopaxiΔ HoodΔ Roberts HornΔ LoweΔ Dale Benchmark
2016Δ AbajoΔ TelescopeΔ HumphreysΔ BlancaΔ JeffersonΔ LeathermanΔ QuandaryΔ BastionΔ GunsightΔ Indian PeaksΔ WashingtonΔ Graham
2017Δ Onaqui BenchmarkΔ North ThunderΔ White BaldyΔ Box ElderΔ BreitenbachΔ OwenΔ San GorgonioΔ White MountainΔ Spread EagleΔ Elliott  
2018 Δ Signal Δ ChurchΔ WilsonΔ MatterhornΔ GraniteΔ TurretΔ Saint JohnΔ ElkhornΔ Ellsworth 
2019 Δ Little Water Δ Peak 9631Δ Cedar BenchmarkΔ SnowmassΔ WisterΔ WarrenΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ Peak 10009  
2020Δ First HillΔ ClarkΔ Salvation KnollΔ SundialΔ Broad Fork Twin PeaksΔ BlancaΔ CrestoneΔ Black ToothΔ TeewinotΔ Excalibur  
2021  Δ StarΔ Grandview        


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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