Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Phil Robinson's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1970      Δ Truchas     
1971      Δ Truchas     
1973       Δ Truchas    
1974     Δ Truchas      
1976      Δ Truchas     
1992      Δ Truchas     
2003      Δ Gold Hill     
2005      Δ Latir     
2006        Δ Wheeler   
2007        Δ Old Mike   
2008       Δ VallecitoΔ Peak 12819Δ Lake  
2009     Δ LoboΔ ChimayososΔ Peak 12040Δ Touch-Me-NotΔ Venado  
2010     Δ East Pecos BaldyΔ TrampasΔ Little Jicarita WestΔ VirsylviaΔ Baldy  
2011     Δ Baldy Cabin Δ TaylorΔ GreenieΔ Redonda  
2012    Δ ChicomaΔ Big CostillaΔ ManzanoΔ Peak 11055Δ Wheeler   
2013    Δ del OsoΔ Agua FriaΔ LoboΔ DomeΔ BlancaΔ South Sandia  
2014     Δ JicaritaΔ Peak 11821Δ LakeΔ Van DiestΔ Cedro  
2015     Δ RedondoΔ WhitneyΔ Peak 10880    
2016   Δ El Cerro de Las LunasΔ Ladrones BenchmarkΔ Peak 11080Δ HumphreysΔ ElkΔ Peak 10920   
2017     Δ San AntonioΔ CanjilonΔ Cabezon  Δ Sandia Crest 
2018  Δ South Baldy Δ Peak 10980Δ WheelerΔ Whitewater BaldyΔ Brazos RidgeΔ Ute Δ Manzano 
2019     Δ Hermit Δ Grouse Mesa    
2020 Δ Sandia Crest    Δ Peak 11656Δ Elbert Δ Black  


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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