Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Erik Korporaal'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  


1983      Δ San Antonio     
1994      Δ Half Dome     
2003      Δ Peak 12123     
2004  Δ Peak 1376         
2005  Δ Peak 1057         
2007      Δ Peak 3596     
2009   Δ BlackΔ North Van DamΔ Sol BenchmarkΔ Creag an Turic IIΔ LamarckΔ Miramar BenchmarkΔ Red TahquitzΔ Denk 
2010Δ Twin Peaks Δ P   Δ AgassizΔ PyramidΔ Peak 1165Δ Owens Δ Battle
2011Δ Little Black   Δ Fletcher Point       
2012       Δ North Iron Δ WoodsonΔ Ebony Benchmark 
2013Δ CowlesΔ South FortunaΔ Sycamore RidgeΔ Kwaay Paay  Δ Peak 1770  Δ Scripps-Poway Hill  
2016        Δ Goat   
2017  Δ TuleΔ CombsΔ BernardoΔ Coyote Δ GouldΔ WhitneyΔ UniversityΔ Lone PineΔ San Antonio
2018Δ Ode BenchmarkΔ Peak 3640Δ GrapevineΔ Israel      Δ SombreroΔ Jacumba
2019Δ Split Mountain WestΔ White BenchmarkΔ Villager    Δ Table  Δ San Ysidro 
2021Δ MineΔ Stage Benchmark          


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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