Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Mike Gourley'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  


1997        Δ Clingmans Dome   
1999   Δ  Miamisburg Mound Δ Look Rock Δ Monks Mound Δ Serpent Mound Δ Chimney Tops
2000Δ Seip Mound      Δ Black Elk Δ Le Conte  
2001    Δ Hober BenchmarkΔ Nettle Creek Bald  Δ Clingmans DomeΔ Gregory Bald Δ Cove
2002Δ Cove  Δ PinnacleΔ Tri-State Δ Chiquita  Δ South Inspiration Δ Cammerer
2003          Δ Newton Bald 
2004     Δ Gregory BaldΔ Evans  Δ Mitchell  
2005  Δ  Miamisburg Mound Δ Charlies Bunion-Tourist Bunion   Δ Bright Angel Point   
2006 Δ Buffalo PointΔ Red ButteΔ Big BaldyΔ GrandeurΔ OlympusΔ ClaytonΔ AireΔ Buffalo Point   
2007Δ Rainbow PointΔ Buffalo PointΔ Frary Δ GrandeurΔ ReynoldsΔ WatsonΔ BaldΔ RaymondΔ Brian HeadΔ Wire 
2008   Δ DavidsonΔ Grandeur Δ CastleΔ WheelerΔ Oswald DomeΔ SpruceΔ Gregory Bald 
2009Δ Sharp's Ridge Lookout TowerΔ Black Δ WindrockΔ Look RockΔ Evergreen  Δ Scott Mountain-Rich Mountain KnobΔ Hemlock KnobΔ Le ConteΔ Look Rock
2010     Δ Clingmans Dome Δ Rocky Knob Δ Mitchell  
2011   Δ Cobb Butt  Δ Bald Top    Δ Wildcat Knob 
2012  Δ Maloney Point  Δ Collins   Δ HouseΔ Stand Watie 
2013Δ Bunker Hill   Δ ShuckstackΔ Andrews BaldΔ Le Conte Δ SterlingΔ Cades CoveΔ Hooper Bald 
2014    Δ Look RockΔ Davenport Hill Δ Huckleberry Knob    
2015    Δ Barnett Knob   Δ Stratton BaldΔ Wooly TopsΔ Grapeyard RidgeΔ Balsam Point
2016Δ Curry She    Δ CollinsΔ Roan High KnobΔ Nettle Creek BaldΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Huckleberry KnobΔ Fodderstack 
2017    Δ Look RockΔ Richland BalsamΔ HardyΔ Craggy DomeΔ FryingpanΔ John Rock  
2018Δ Curry He Δ MineΔ Mingus Δ Sam KnobΔ Waterrock Knob  Δ Look Rock Δ Grassy
2019Δ Look RockΔ Rocky Mountain (High Summit)Δ Webb Knob  Δ Trashmore Δ Black Balsam KnobΔ Graveyard Ridge   
2020Δ Devils DenΔ Lumber RidgeΔ RoundtopΔ Big Hill Δ Whigg Meadow Δ MitchellΔ MitchellΔ Sharp TopΔ Reinhart KnobΔ Three Top
2021Δ Rocky Mountain (High Summit)Δ Jefferson City Lookout Tower Δ Fork        


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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