Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

El Puma Verde'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  


1984         Δ Cinder Cone  
2003     Δ Evans   Δ Peak 2676  
2004      Δ Moro Rock     
2005   Δ Castle Dome Δ Sentinel DomeΔ SawtoothΔ Dana  Δ Alta 
2006   Δ Junipero Serra   Δ Clouds Rest    
2007     Δ EddyΔ Crater   Δ CraterΔ Blue Ridge Lookout site
2008Δ Eureka DunesΔ JennieΔ Cone  Δ Round TopΔ San GorgonioΔ Langley  Δ Slate 
2009 Δ New York Mountains HP Δ Canaan  Δ Gibson   Δ MitchellΔ Shasta Bally
2010      Δ MaderaΔ EagleΔ LeavittΔ Shasta Bally Δ Kanaka
2011 Δ La Cumbre   Δ HumphreysΔ Warren  Δ Starr Δ Crater
2012 Δ Telescope Δ Last ChanceΔ SonoraΔ GlassΔ Lembert Dome Δ GivensΔ Bully ChoopΔ Granite 
2013 Δ Pyramid   Δ MaderaΔ North   Δ Three SistersΔ Eddy
2014   Δ Red LakeΔ Leavitt Δ AgassizΔ HooperΔ RitterΔ ExcelsiorΔ Whitney 
2015 Δ Round Top Δ CardinalΔ Shasta Δ FoersterΔ Peak 13172Δ ShastaΔ Falls Ridge EastΔ Olmstead 
2016Δ Loma PrietaΔ TinΔ Ventana Double ConeΔ Snow ValleyΔ Wheeler Δ BrewerΔ SillΔ FoersterΔ FlorenceΔ TelescopeΔ Sheephead
2017Δ Pyramid  Δ LamontΔ PinchotΔ RodgersΔ GouldΔ AbbotΔ Black Kaweah Δ Peak 3360Δ Telescope
2018Δ Chloride CliffΔ Ventana Double ConeΔ Miller Δ Tyndall-SW PkΔ EmersonΔ HumphreysΔ AgassizΔ RitterΔ Penstemon DomeΔ HawkinsΔ Goat Rock
2019Δ Manly Beacon Δ MIRA ObservatoryΔ Baden-PowellΔ MadonnaΔ MendelΔ DarwinΔ Suicide RidgeΔ Norman ClydeΔ Daff DomeΔ Needles 
2020   Δ Nesbit RidgeΔ ArnotΔ GoodeΔ RussellΔ Middle PalisadeΔ GabbΔ DeerhornΔ Triple Divide 


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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