Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Austin Smith'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  


1977     Δ Monadnock      
1986       Δ Katahdin    
1990      Δ Washington     
1992      Δ RainierΔ Snow Creek WallΔ Si   
1993     Δ GuyeΔ South Sister     
1995Δ Tooth Δ KendallΔ Easter Tower        
1996  Δ DefianceΔ Red Δ Cathedral Rock Δ CannonΔ Prusik   
1997Δ Rampart Ridge   Δ Kendall Δ Colchuck Δ Jabberwocky TowerΔ Esmeralda Δ South Wedge
1998Δ JollyΔ Red Mountain-M Pk    Δ Sherpa Balanced RockΔ Dragontail Peak-SE PkΔ ChiselΔ Nada Lake Crag East Δ Bryant
1999Δ ChairΔ Granite  Δ EarlΔ NavahoΔ HawkinsΔ Witches TowerΔ DaggerΔ HiboxΔ Davis 
2000  Δ Broken Top   Δ BorahΔ Colchuck Balanced Rock Δ Temple  
2001 Δ Diamond HeadΔ CramerΔ DefianceΔ Thorp   Δ French CabinΔ Huckleberry Δ Wright
2002 Δ Teneriffe    Δ Kite Hill     
2003       Δ Boundary    
2004Δ Eagle   Δ Copper       
2005      Δ McClellan    Δ Jerimoth Hill
2006  Δ Tajumulco Δ DennyΔ IronstoneΔ ShuksanΔ AlaskaΔ MoleΔ Tolmie  
2007    Δ SnoqualmieΔ Little TahomaΔ GothicΔ GrindstoneΔ Eagle Cap   
2008Δ PhiladelphiaΔ Miller   Δ Three BrothersΔ ClarkΔ Armstrong Mountain-SE PkΔ Windy Δ Mauna Kea 
2009       Δ SlateΔ PoeΔ TamarackΔ Quandary 
2010    Δ RuthΔ Putrid Petes Δ GraniteΔ BigelowΔ Plummer  
2011Δ Catedral  Δ Walker   Δ WinchesterΔ Scrabble-X Δ Heybrook Lookout 
2012      Δ AngelesΔ CardinalΔ Scott   
2013     Δ StripedΔ GoatΔ JohnsonΔ Lookout   
2014    Δ Driveway ButteΔ BuckhornΔ Buckhorn Δ Eagle Cap Δ Green 
2015Δ PilchuckΔ Buck   Δ FremontΔ TourmalineΔ GlacierΔ ChikaminΔ Silver Mine Hill  
2016Δ Cougar Mountain-Anti AircraftΔ Haleakala  Δ Devils TowerΔ Sweetgrass Butte Δ LookoutΔ BonaparteΔ CarneΔ Stegosaurus ButteΔ Bear Hill
2017Δ PinnacleΔ KohelepelepeΔ AvalancheΔ Knowlton Knob Δ White ChuckΔ North TwentymileΔ HowardΔ TiffanyΔ Camels Hump Δ Ned Hill
2018 Δ Kitsap Lookout-XΔ Wildrose Δ Aztec ButteΔ NavahoΔ LookoutΔ MooseΔ DavidΔ AixΔ Driveway ButteΔ North Mountain Lookout
2019Δ PattersonΔ Kitt-XΔ Dantes ViewΔ Moolock-XΔ San Rafael Knob-XΔ FawnΔ Silver Star-XΔ TatooshΔ TunkΔ Omak Δ Goodman Hill
2020 Δ Middle TigerΔ Chelan ButteΔ BadgerΔ Little BuckΔ AbercrombieΔ BurchΔ BlackleadΔ TyeeΔ Butler Hill  


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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