Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Paul Garry'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  


2002     Δ SandstoneΔ San AntonioΔ StrawberryΔ TahquitzΔ Half DomeΔ Topanga LookoutΔ San Gabriel
2003Δ NordhoffΔ MayanΔ QueenΔ Hillyer Δ Santa RosaΔ San GorgonioΔ AbbotΔ White MountainΔ WhitneyΔ San JacintoΔ Rattlesnake
2004Δ TehachapiΔ WilsonΔ CornellΔ WilliamsonΔ SmithΔ MitchellΔ Three SistersΔ TyndallΔ KilimanjaroΔ San RafaelΔ PineΔ Jenkins
2005 Δ CrossΔ Whitney Δ GouldΔ OntarioΔ RussellΔ TomΔ SplitΔ Santa RosaΔ OlanchaΔ Piute Lookout
2006Δ CombsΔ WhaleΔ San GorgonioΔ CuyamacaΔ Rainier-XΔ ShastaΔ WhitneyΔ LeConteΔ UniversityΔ KearsargeΔ ReyesΔ Lookout
2007Δ AconcaguaΔ WilsonΔ SundayΔ Castle RocksΔ WilliamsonΔ RitterΔ Middle PalisadeΔ SillΔ North PalisadeΔ AndersonΔ Three SistersΔ Iliniza
2008Δ Chimborazo-XΔ Whitney-XΔ PraterΔ Gobblers KnobΔ AgassizΔ GoetheΔ GoddardΔ Humphreys Δ Cho OyuΔ VirginΔ Iztacc√≠huatl
2009Δ OrizabaΔ GoodykoontzΔ Round TopΔ LangleyΔ North Palisade-XΔ ElbrusΔ PinchotΔ DarwinΔ Black GiantΔ North Guardian AngelΔ CucamongaΔ San Antonio
2010Δ CharlestonΔ San AntonioΔ San AntonioΔ TimberΔ DuboisΔ RoyceΔ RainierΔ WhitneyΔ WheelerΔ HumphreysΔ BlancoΔ Edgar
2011Δ DryΔ PinyonΔ HualapaiΔ ShastinaΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ DenaliΔ GoatΔ CaltechΔ WhitneyΔ Indian RockΔ TinΔ Harquahala
2012Δ WilliamsonΔ Pinyon RidgeΔ MaturangoΔ CosoΔ Benton PointΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ WilsonΔ TrojanΔ DragonΔ OatΔ GrapevineΔ Wheeler
2013Δ MillerΔ OrdΔ WildroseΔ San AntonioΔ MercedΔ PyramidΔ CastleΔ StanfordΔ MontgomeryΔ Peak 4440Δ KingstonΔ Peak 9433
2014Δ Butte CoHPΔ Baden-PowellΔ Providence BenchmarkΔ OntarioΔ Ararat-XΔ BlancaΔ Crestone NeedleΔ McAdieΔ EmersonΔ South GuardΔ SansonΔ Silver
2015Δ CondorΔ Peak 4377Δ LookoutΔ Frost BenchmarkΔ ChiricahuaΔ LaurelΔ CrestoneΔ Red and WhiteΔ Black HawkΔ PacificoΔ Peak 1743Δ Bryce Point
2016Δ OphirΔ CondorΔ MammothΔ Black HillΔ SnowΔ PikesΔ BarnardΔ MidwayΔ Twin PeaksΔ StarrΔ Olive HillΔ Malpais Mesa HP
2017Δ Adams HillΔ CondorΔ Peak 4377Δ Santa Monica State Beach HPΔ Peak 7980Δ (I-70 Exit 190 TH)Δ UncompahgreΔ MendelΔ HitchcockΔ DiamondΔ RattlesnakeΔ Moan Benchmark
2018Δ CondorΔ BrushyΔ BrownΔ TecateΔ EddyΔ ThompsonΔ Bolton BrownΔ Disappointment-XΔ LincolnΔ Peak 9980Δ CarsonΔ Union
2019Δ SmithΔ FoxΔ Charlies ButteΔ Rainbow Mountain ViewpointΔ Wyleys KnobΔ SilverΔ GannettΔ DeerhornΔ DisappointmentΔ ThunderΔ Peak 5213Δ Vinson Massif
2020Δ San VicenteΔ CondorΔ Campbell HillΔ BareΔ San YsidroΔ White MountainΔ MassiveΔ RodgersΔ HaeckelΔ RedΔ BaldyΔ Pinyon Ridge
2021Δ Sullivan BenchmarkΔ MonumentΔ Gila LookoutΔ TemescalΔ Black ButteΔ TinemahaΔ Harvard     


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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