Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Valerie Norton'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  


1991      Δ SundayΔ Whitney    
1992       Δ San Jacinto    
1994       Δ Whitney    
1995     Δ Alamo      
1996       Δ Alamo    
1998     Δ AlamoΔ Haleakala     
2003      Δ San Jacinto     
2005   Δ Wilson    Δ Echo   
2006           Δ Gaviota
2007  Δ Strawberry  Δ Stark Mountain-N PkΔ Echo  Δ Alamo  
2008 Δ Condor-X Δ Parker Mesa Overlook   Δ Reyes  Δ Woodson 
2009Δ Inspiration Point     Δ Echo  Δ Keys View  
2010Δ Manzanita   Δ Warm Springs-X   Δ Verdugo  Δ Chandrashila
2011      Δ IslipΔ Baden-PowellΔ Hawkins Δ Montecito 
2012   Δ ReyesΔ Thorn Point Δ Clouds RestΔ Spanish Δ Warm SpringsΔ WhitakerΔ Reyes
2013Δ Peak 5526Δ Caliente Δ PinosΔ TomΔ NordhoffΔ GaviotaΔ Tri PeaksΔ ReyesΔ AndersonΔ Thorn PointΔ Montecito
2014Δ Mission RidgeΔ San RafaelΔ Breckenridge-XΔ HildrethΔ ReyesΔ La CumbreΔ QuandaryΔ Baden-PowellΔ KernΔ Red SlateΔ GraniteΔ Pinos
2015Δ FigueroaΔ OrtegaΔ BurntΔ San AntonioΔ ScodieΔ UncompahgreΔ Coyote PeaksΔ FlemingΔ Peak 1737Δ WatermanΔ Ken PointΔ Meeks
2016Δ San Emigdio Δ GrassΔ Last ChanceΔ JupiterΔ TempletonΔ WilliamsonΔ Gaviota Δ PacificoΔ AlamoΔ Eureka Peak East
2017Δ RedΔ DiabloΔ Red RockΔ La CumbreΔ Indian GardenΔ La CumbreΔ TableΔ Pilot KnobΔ CucamongaΔ Inspiration PointΔ RabbitΔ Liebre
2018Δ ButterflyΔ Eagle CragΔ GrassΔ San RafaelΔ Big PineΔ OrtegaΔ MonumentΔ Peak 12585Δ MontecitoΔ Saint HelenaΔ GrasshopperΔ Lightner
2019Δ Table TopΔ Plomosa BenchmarkΔ LadybugΔ GrahamΔ BlackΔ Santa Fe BaldyΔ WheelerΔ WindomΔ LewisΔ Salvation KnollΔ HumphreysΔ Granite Peaks West
2020Δ Frazier Δ King Δ Bug Creek ButteΔ SawtoothΔ Salmon Δ Spanish Ridge   


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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