Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Mark Hyams'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  


1993     Δ Estes ConeΔ LongsΔ Lady WashingtonΔ Longs   
1994     Δ FlagstaffΔ ElbertΔ EvansΔ LincolnΔ QuandaryΔ Quandary 
1995     Δ HallettΔ Twin Sisters Peak-W PkΔ TabeguacheΔ CrestoneΔ StormΔ Princeton 
1996  Δ AnteroΔ BierstadtΔ FlattopΔ HarvardΔ BlancaΔ Ellingwood PointΔ Massive   
1997    Δ QuandaryΔ UncompahgreΔ Wilson   Δ Lady Washington 
1998     Δ Ptarmigan PointΔ Huascar√°n-XΔ LongsΔ Square TopΔ Neva  
1999  Δ Bear Δ BardΔ HumboldtΔ GraysΔ Longs    
2000     Δ BearΔ EdwardsΔ Longs    
2001Δ South BoulderΔ Peak 8Δ Bross Δ South BoulderΔ BierstadtΔ LookoutΔ CrystalΔ PettingellΔ Elk Tooth  
2002 Δ South Boulder Δ South BoulderΔ SniktauΔ GladstoneΔ ParnassusΔ Algonquin  Δ BearΔ South Boulder
2003  Δ South Boulder Δ FloraΔ AnteroΔ LongsΔ Petit Grepon  Δ Sandia Crest 
2004    Δ Sandia CrestΔ ElbertΔ HarvardΔ Buckskin Δ North Twilight  
2005 Δ Lumpy Ridge  Δ Saint VrainΔ N 2Δ SneffelsΔ Arrow Δ San Antonio Δ Sandia Crest
2006Δ Ladrones BenchmarkΔ Manzano Δ South BaldyΔ ChimayososΔ JaggedΔ of the Holy CrossΔ Peak Q Δ Sandia Crest Δ Organ Needle
2007  Δ Cookes Δ Sandia CrestΔ Challenger PointΔ North Palisade     
2008      Δ Bonita     
2009    Δ Sandia Crest Δ Santa Fe BaldyΔ McMillan    
2010   Δ UN 7860  Δ TowerΔ Whitney    
2011      Δ Grizzly    Δ Vulcan Volcano
2012   Δ South Sandia Δ Sandia CrestΔ Sneffels    Δ Vulcan Volcano
2013     Δ EpaulieΔ BierstadtΔ Squaw    
2014      Δ PagodaΔ SultanΔ Sandia CrestΔ Park Point Lookout  
2015Δ Vulcan Volcano   Δ ManzanoΔ LangleyΔ LincolnΔ Longs    
2016  Δ South BaldyΔ South BaldyΔ Sandia CrestΔ Sandia CrestΔ Alice     
2017      Δ Chief     
2018      Δ Rogers     


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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