Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Doug Urban'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  


1994      Δ Dege     
2003Δ Powers Bluff    Δ Cary MoundΔ RibΔ Rainier    
2005     Δ Washington   Δ Whitney-X Δ Arvon
2006   Δ Mitchell  Δ EagleΔ Elbert    
2007 Δ Mosinee Hill   Δ Black ElkΔ Gannett-X  Δ Marcy  
2008   Δ Campbell Hill Δ HoodΔ BorahΔ GraniteΔ Timms Hill   
2009  Δ Union Δ Wheeler Δ Devil's Lake West Bluff Δ EagleΔ Saddle Mound  
2010      Δ Gannett  Δ Magazine  
2011     Δ Katahdin Δ Whitney    
2012     Δ South Saddle  Δ Saddle MoundΔ LookoutΔ Timms Hill 
2013  Δ GuadalupeΔ Timms Hill   Δ Charles Mound    
2014    Δ Oconto CoHP Δ Rainbow Point Δ Blue Mounds   
2015  Δ HaleakalaΔ Mauna Kea  Δ Rankin Ridge  Δ Timms Hill  
2016Δ Blue HillsΔ Powers BluffΔ Powers BluffΔ Powers BluffΔ Powers BluffΔ Saint Croix CoHPΔ GaldhøpiggenΔ Shawano CoHPΔ EagleΔ Saddle MoundΔ Powers Bluff 
2017Δ Powers BluffΔ Marquette CoHPΔ SillyΔ Timms HillΔ Parnell LookoutΔ Flambeau RidgeΔ Platte Mounds Δ WhittleseyΔ Briar HillΔ Powers BluffΔ Powers Bluff
2018Δ Powers Bluff   Δ Powers Bluff Δ Flattop Δ Saint Croix CoHPΔ Lapham Hill Δ Powers Bluff
2019Δ Powers Bluff  Δ Powers BluffΔ Powers Bluff  Δ Timms HillΔ RibΔ Timms HillΔ Powers BluffΔ Powers Bluff
2020Δ Gibraltar Rock Δ Panorama PointΔ Powers BluffΔ Powers BluffΔ Gogebic RangeΔ Happy Hill Δ Timms HillΔ Taylor County Prominence PointΔ Saddle MoundΔ Powers Bluff
2021  Δ Quincy BluffΔ Observatory 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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