Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Gordon MacLeod'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  


1919      Δ Tower     
1934           Δ Davidson
1937      Δ Half Dome     
1959        Δ Whitney   
1961       Δ San Gorgonio    
1962   Δ TelescopeΔ Little San GorgonioΔ Baden-PowellΔ SplitΔ San JacintoΔ Peak 9070Δ AltaΔ Middle HawkinsΔ San Antonio
1963Δ Smith Δ LewisΔ EdgarΔ KearsargeΔ CaltechΔ KaweahΔ AgassizΔ WilliamsonΔ SillimanΔ KeynotΔ Orizaba
1964Δ FrazierΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ SentinelΔ LangleyΔ White MountainΔ DarwinΔ SillΔ RussellΔ TyndallΔ CardinalΔ New York ButteΔ Potosi
1965Δ IronΔ HillyerΔ San RafaelΔ OwensΔ HumphreysΔ TomΔ GabbΔ RainierΔ North PalisadeΔ KeithΔ Onyx 
1966Δ Clipper  Δ BlackΔ StarlightΔ LeConteΔ Red KaweahΔ MalloryΔ MidwayΔ GilbertΔ DobbsΔ Sugarloaf
1967Δ Quail Δ Little CharltonΔ Muddy BenchmarkΔ Birch       
1968   Δ ReyesΔ TahquitzΔ BloodyΔ Clouds RestΔ TempleΔ Corcoran-S PkΔ GoatΔ Akawie 
1969 Δ Spectre Δ IronΔ Colosseum  Δ Tower    
1970Δ VillagerΔ Gleason Δ AridoΔ Pettit Δ StanfordΔ Muir Δ Barnard  
1971  Δ CorkscrewΔ Lookout Δ Bolton BrownΔ Middle PalisadeΔ Red SlateΔ Triple Divide Δ Tucki 
1972 Δ Tipton Δ CloudripperΔ Ruby DomeΔ GardinerΔ Black GiantΔ EricssonΔ PickeringΔ South Guardian AngelΔ BurntΔ Monument
1973  Δ FuneralΔ PalmerΔ StanislausΔ McAdieΔ CorcoranΔ WinchellΔ Gregorys MonumentΔ HawkinsΔ JenkinsΔ Morris
1974 Δ Hot SpringsΔ HealdΔ Piute Lookout Δ Pilot KnobΔ Glacier Ridge Δ GeminiΔ North Guardian AngelΔ Castle RocksΔ Combs
1975Δ NeedleΔ CuyapaipeΔ Big PineΔ CedarΔ SewartΔ Smith Δ Cotter Δ WhiteΔ Ten Thousand Foot RidgeΔ Ontario
1976 Δ Last Chance Δ Towne BenchmarkΔ Squaw     Δ Inyo Peak 3341Δ Bighorn
1977 Δ MagruderΔ Ord      Δ White Mountains Peak 13615 Δ Brown
1978Δ Warren PointΔ Bare  Δ Ellen Δ Wilson Δ BarcroftΔ CampitoΔ Porter 
1979 Δ McKinleyΔ Providence Benchmark   Δ BelfordΔ HarvardΔ BucksΔ VirginΔ CrossmanΔ Cunningham
1980  Δ RussellΔ Inyo Peak 10307  Δ BalconyΔ Blanca Δ Inyo Peak 10414  
1981    Δ HoodΔ EagleΔ ElbertΔ MassiveΔ Palisade Crest Δ HarquahalaΔ Table Top
1982    Δ White Mountains Peak 13908Δ LookoutΔ GraysΔ GraniteΔ Kratka Ridge  Δ Sheep
1983       Δ Kings  Δ Smith 
1984    Δ Hogue      Δ Turtle
1985    Δ Cold Benchmark  Δ Wood  Δ MohawkΔ Pinta Benchmark
1986    Δ PotatoΔ Slate Δ GreenΔ Hole in the MountainΔ Ireteba Peaks  
1987  Δ Wilson Δ Middle SisterΔ Jefferson-North SummitΔ CastleΔ Downs    
1988  Δ LemmonΔ MillerΔ KendrickΔ FremontΔ CloudΔ Deseret  Δ Hualapai 
1989 Δ NewmanΔ GrahamΔ TrumbullΔ Portuguese Δ SacajaweaΔ HyndmanΔ ChiricahuaΔ GuadalupeΔ Aztec 
1990Δ ApacheΔ CoyoteΔ AtascosaΔ MazatzalΔ PilotΔ BaldyΔ StandhopeΔ Pyramid  Δ Mica 
1991   Δ Canyon PointΔ Roof ButteΔ North ShoshoneΔ ParkviewΔ Spalding Δ PennellΔ Reiley 
1992   Δ SheepΔ South SisterΔ Bunker HillΔ East BeckwithΔ VermilionΔ CurrantΔ Indian  
1993   Δ ChokecherryΔ HighlandΔ Hamilton Δ HopeΔ Silver Peak - Northeast Summit Δ Meadow Valley Mountains HP 
1994   Δ SkinnerΔ KawichΔ Telegraph HillΔ WheelerΔ FletcherΔ Copter Ridge  Δ Blue Angels
1995Δ RockyΔ Simi  Δ BaldyΔ TenaboΔ SummitΔ JonesΔ MitchellΔ Dellenbaugh  
1996    Δ SummitΔ HarwoodΔ RobertsΔ Febbas    
1997    Δ BigΔ Kern Mountains HPΔ DelanoΔ Belknap    
1998 Δ Pinto Δ CimarronΔ HeliographΔ WebbΔ EastΔ NeboΔ PilotΔ Frenchman  
1999    Δ Dutch JohnΔ State LineΔ Jackson Mountains HPΔ Cherry Creek BenchmarkΔ Tobin   
2000  Δ Verdugo  Δ DonnellyΔ Poorman BenchmarkΔ Schell Creek Peak 3595Δ Granite Δ Otay 
2001   Δ Junipero Serra Δ Corral Hollow HillΔ HatΔ Parsons Peak-Northwest RidgeΔ BreckenridgeΔ Topatopa Bluff  
2002   Δ CobbΔ RedΔ GriffithΔ Blue EagleΔ TaftΔ Kaibab Plateau HPΔ Maple  
2003   Δ Pine Δ Egan BenchmarkΔ Thousand LakeΔ GilbertΔ Needle BenchmarkΔ Abajo  
2004    Δ Black Mesa HP Δ NanniesΔ Stevens BenchmarkΔ HoffmannΔ Rice Peak-North Ridge  
2005      Δ Baker ButteΔ Marsh    
2006       Δ Sandia Crest    
2007   Δ Apache Peaks  Δ RaymondΔ Medicine BowΔ Givens   
2008   Δ Oat   Δ FillmoreΔ Sonoma Mountains HP   
2009Δ Temescal   Δ CahuengaΔ Munds Δ Baldy-West RidgeΔ Bonanza King   
2010Δ Saddle Peak East           


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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