Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dave Golias'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  


2004       Δ Evergreen    
2006       Δ Lassen    
2008       Δ Fortress    
2009    Δ Si-X Δ Alpine Lookout     
2010 Δ West Tiger Mountain #3Δ Squak Δ Dirty HarrysΔ GraniteΔ BeanΔ Emmons Δ Higgins Lookout Site  
2011  Δ CougarΔ WashingtonΔ BanderaΔ ExcelsiorΔ RedΔ TricoΔ Rampart Ridge   
2012 Δ Cedar ButteΔ RattlesnakeΔ ChangeΔ DefianceΔ ArkΔ NavahoΔ HaleakalaΔ Dragontail  Δ Hyak
2013  Δ GraniteΔ MailboxΔ Colonel BobΔ SkykomishΔ HiboxΔ CathedralΔ GlacierΔ FortressΔ BaringΔ Sky
2014Δ Lichtenberg Δ Saint Helens Δ LuahnaΔ BuckΔ GiffordΔ KimtahΔ RemmelΔ IndexΔ HardyΔ Lennox
2015Δ MerchantΔ Morning StarΔ BrecciaΔ VesperΔ FormidableΔ Seven Fingered JackΔ SacajaweaΔ CannonΔ WahpenayoΔ CashmereΔ Esmeralda 
2016Δ Little Si Δ RockΔ Unicorn Δ PrimusΔ MuirΔ South SisterΔ RobinsonΔ ToothΔ MillerΔ Union
2017  Δ Howson Δ Davis Peak NorthΔ Kangaroo TempleΔ AdamsΔ StuartΔ BlackΔ IronΔ LookoutΔ Coleman Pinnacle
2018Δ Cowlitz RocksΔ Keechelus RidgeΔ WhitehorseΔ Jim Hill-XΔ JackΔ ColchuckΔ EldoradoΔ RedoubtΔ SherpaΔ Terrace Δ Dirtyface
2019Δ SnoqualmieΔ SpiritΔ DavisΔ Silver StarΔ ReynoldsΔ RainierΔ Little TahomaΔ OvalΔ LagoΔ EightmileΔ David 


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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