Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Joseph Del Grosso'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  


1989        Δ Rose   
2003 Δ Desert View Watchtower      Δ RoseΔ Whitney  
2004  Δ PeavineΔ Boundary-XΔ BoundaryΔ White MountainΔ DanaΔ ElbertΔ LangleyΔ Magazine  
2005   Δ Peak 6075  Δ Round TopΔ Tinker KnobΔ ExcelsiorΔ Peak 11245  
2006   Δ Navajo Knobs-W Pk Δ Red LakeΔ AgassizΔ La PlataΔ CloudripperΔ Rose  
2007   Δ Peak 6075Δ TelescopeΔ LamarckΔ Julius CaesarΔ DadeΔ Sheep   
2008  Δ Peak 6075 Δ TuleΔ PriceΔ Round TopΔ WarrenΔ Static   
2009Δ Rainbow Point  Δ Peak 6075Δ ShastaΔ Duane BlissΔ Kuna Crest NorthΔ BloodyΔ Lamarck North   
2010 Δ Zabriskie PointΔ Peak 6075 Δ Peak 6075Δ TryonΔ LassenΔ JeffersonΔ White   
2011    Δ Peak 6075Δ Spanish SpringsΔ NippleΔ WheelerΔ Arc DomeΔ Excelsior Δ Peak 6075
2012  Δ Peak 6075  Δ EagleΔ SnowflowerΔ Duck LakeΔ White Mountain   
2013    Δ Peak 6075Δ HoughtonΔ WheelerΔ Hanging Valley Ridge HPΔ Tam BenchmarkΔ Crater Crest  
2014 Δ Peak 6075 Δ Peak 6075Δ ChocolateΔ Talus PalaceΔ North Thompson Ridge SummitΔ Four Gables-SW PkΔ BabbittΔ WalkerΔ Ladybug 
2015Δ Peak 6075 Δ Peak 6075Δ Alpine WalkΔ Peak 9773Δ MonumentΔ EagleΔ TamarackΔ EllisΔ Ingalls  
2016  Δ Peak 6075Δ Beckwourth Δ QuasimodoΔ StarrΔ Ski MountaineersΔ Lost WorldΔ PhippsΔ DavidsonΔ Granite Hills HP
2017Δ Peak 5503Δ Bill WilliamsΔ ShafferΔ FoxΔ DrakeΔ PotatoΔ SlideΔ OlsenΔ SiegelΔ North ShoshoneΔ FindleyΔ Peak 2158
2018Δ WildroseΔ Spanish SpringsΔ Peak 6075Δ TempiuteΔ State LineΔ PattersonΔ CraterΔ LaurelΔ Peak 9390Δ Peak 8040Δ Peak 8728Δ Peak 5812
2019Δ BareΔ IbexΔ Peak 6075Δ BellΔ Hays CanyonΔ PilotΔ RoseΔ StrawberryΔ Peak 5990Δ Peak 4839  
2020Δ Peak 6075Δ San JacintoΔ SwainΔ Peak 6075Δ Peak 8826Δ South ShoshoneΔ ShoshoneΔ Peak 8930Δ ProspectΔ Thunder  
2021Δ Peak 6075Δ BlackΔ LostΔ HighlandΔ PuebloΔ WhalebackΔ BaldΔ CoreyΔ PiperΔ Seven Troughs  


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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