Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Chris Spisak'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  


1981      Δ Washburn Point     
1999  Δ San GabrielΔ GraniteΔ DisappointmentΔ Baden-PowellΔ San JacintoΔ IslipΔ San AntonioΔ Occidental  
2000Δ Cole Point           
2003     Δ Lee      
2004Δ Rocky Δ Ryan   Δ Telescope   Δ Black Butte 
2005  Δ Orocopia Mountains HP Δ Last ChanceΔ Waterman Δ WhitneyΔ White MountainΔ PalomarΔ CleghornΔ Little Berdoo
2006Δ CalicoΔ ArgusΔ Wilson  Δ Newton DruryΔ Dragons HeadΔ TelegraphΔ MorrisΔ Gleason Δ Eagle Crag
2007Δ RabbitΔ SunsetΔ BaileyΔ GraniteΔ Santa CruzΔ PinosΔ SunsetΔ Marion  Δ Scodie 
2008  Δ LukensΔ Santiago  Δ WatermanΔ HillyerΔ Piute Lookout Δ San GabrielΔ Gleason
2009Δ Cuyama Δ StrawberryΔ Lembert DomeΔ Puppy DomeΔ OntarioΔ TelescopeΔ CraftsΔ SundayΔ KellerΔ CucamongaΔ Butterfly
2010Δ Whale  Δ MartinezΔ IronΔ OwensΔ WysupΔ San Bernardino EastΔ Lembert Dome  Δ San Guillermo
2011Δ SmithΔ ZionΔ GraniteΔ Jenkins  Δ Little San GorgonioΔ San Gorgonio Δ Tehachapi  
2012Δ BlackΔ Granite Peaks Δ Middle HawkinsΔ South Mount HawkinsΔ Toro Peak-W PkΔ San GorgonioΔ Anderson Δ Pine Mountain RidgeΔ Tip TopΔ Black
2013Δ Lizard HeadΔ Rosa PointΔ PinyonΔ HealdΔ San RafaelΔ SplitΔ CharltonΔ SorrellΔ Arido Δ Mayan 
2014Δ Beartrap BluffΔ RussellΔ Iron SpringΔ McKinleyΔ CornellΔ Folly Δ Glass    
2016      Δ Dobbs Δ CahuillaΔ EurekaΔ West BaldyΔ Hot Springs
2017Δ VagabondΔ VerdugoΔ EurekaΔ CahuillaΔ WinstonΔ Middle HawkinsΔ SandstoneΔ KellerΔ Three SistersΔ PineΔ Bighorn 
2018  Δ ButterflyΔ Watts Towers State Historic Park HP Δ Waterman      
2019  Δ Monument Hill Δ Peak 7219    Δ BareΔ Suicide RockΔ Ryan
2020Δ Hollywood           


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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