Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bob Burd'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  


1988       Δ North Dome Δ Monument  
1991      Δ Peak 3560 Δ Haleakala   
1993    Δ Snow Valley Δ Ragged-XΔ Dana    
1994  Δ Anderson    Δ PyramidΔ Whitney   
1995    Δ Leavitt   Δ Merced   
1996      Δ Banner     
1997    Δ Round TopΔ DavisΔ Red Slate Δ Matterhorn   
1998    Δ Junipero SerraΔ FreelΔ ParsonsΔ LyellΔ AbbotΔ Ritter  
1999    Δ EbbettsΔ FlorenceΔ MillsΔ BrewerΔ VogelsangΔ Echo Ridge Δ Emerald Point
2000 Δ Half Dome  Δ DicksΔ ClarkΔ GardinerΔ North PalisadeΔ Excelsior  Δ Ventana Double Cone
2001 Δ RebaΔ RoseΔ WillsonΔ ShastaΔ RainierΔ AgassizΔ WhitneyΔ Highland  Δ Half Dome
2002 Δ Round Top Δ South Ventana ConeΔ ShastaΔ GilbertΔ WilliamsonΔ WhitneyΔ BannerΔ Half DomeΔ ClarkΔ Cowles
2003Δ South Ventana ConeΔ Starr KingΔ Half DomeΔ Half Dome Δ VogelsangΔ Lembert DomeΔ SillΔ Michael Minaret-X Δ Gray-XΔ Red Lake
2004Δ South Ventana ConeΔ LolaΔ PyramidΔ FreelΔ BarnardΔ TyndallΔ Rosy FinchΔ LangleyΔ TomΔ CartagoΔ San YsidroΔ Black
2005Δ DoubleΔ SundayΔ San JacintoΔ Liberty CapΔ DadeΔ Peak 10900Δ CrockerΔ Middle PalisadeΔ GoddardΔ Seven GablesΔ North MaggieΔ Edgar
2006Δ MarkleevilleΔ TimberΔ Corral Hollow HillΔ KapokiΔ RussellΔ HoodΔ LongsΔ RussellΔ Black KaweahΔ ParsonsΔ PinosΔ Sirretta
2007Δ PineΔ Peak 9269Δ ClarkΔ WilliamsonΔ Triple DivideΔ StanfordΔ MorganΔ WhitneyΔ KaweahΔ SengerΔ PyramidΔ Patterson
2008Δ Towne BenchmarkΔ PotosiΔ Granite ChiefΔ SillimanΔ Carl HellerΔ MontgomeryΔ DanaΔ DuboisΔ RixfordΔ Red KaweahΔ Old WomanΔ Hawkins
2009Δ SnowΔ Mildred-XΔ WardΔ San JacintoΔ Eagle ScoutΔ HumphreysΔ ReinsteinΔ CaltechΔ FingerΔ MidwayΔ HayfordΔ San Antonio
2010Δ LincolnΔ Palm Mesa HPΔ ModjeskaΔ StarΔ JeffersonΔ Arc DomeΔ Francis FarquharΔ RussellΔ TableΔ KaiserΔ GivensΔ Tip Top
2011Δ ElephantΔ Peak 4800Δ SizerΔ Peak 9219Δ DiamondΔ TableΔ San GorgonioΔ Ed LaneΔ WheelerΔ LongΔ Eagle PeaksΔ Wildrose
2012Δ Bonanza BenchmarkΔ ToroΔ Peak 8257Δ TuleΔ SmithΔ ShastinaΔ RainierΔ BarrettΔ Tioga CrestΔ Peak 9236Δ North KettleΔ Table Top
2013Δ JudahΔ NorthΔ CovingtonΔ DiscoveryΔ Illilouette RidgeΔ Peak 3560Δ Peak 12362Δ WhitneyΔ Peak 4049Δ Blue BenchmarkΔ Wyleys KnobΔ Malpais Mesa HP
2014Δ BassΔ Peak 9980Δ Peak 5840Δ SnowflowerΔ ChurchΔ Mauna KeaΔ Peak 9647Δ Courte-EchelleΔ North SisterΔ SquaretopΔ Liebre Mountain Ridge HPΔ Minerva Hoyt
2015Δ Little Round TopΔ French MadameΔ Seven UpΔ PiperΔ Glass Mountain - NorthΔ WoollybackΔ SneffelsΔ White MountainΔ Sharknose RidgeΔ Inyo Peak 3341Δ Peak 1888Δ Eagle Crags
2016Δ TitanothereΔ North Peak - LimestoneΔ North Peak - LimestoneΔ Brawley PeaksΔ BlakeΔ HogueΔ HandiesΔ Peak 13228Δ Milestone MesaΔ Peak 10800Δ Peak 12565Δ Haleakala
2017Δ Last Chance Peak 8129Δ WahguyheΔ South TelescopeΔ New York ButteΔ Trail Canyon SaddleΔ PiuteΔ WilsonΔ SharktoothΔ Ericsson CragsΔ TuolumneΔ Peak 5654Δ Elephants Back
2018Δ Yosemite Falls OverlookΔ SheepΔ South ForkΔ ReaganΔ Toro Peak - North SummitΔ LassenΔ UncompahgreΔ Peak 13221Δ Ericsson Crags - Crag 2Δ Three SistersΔ DeadwoodΔ Mormon
2019Δ North Peak - LimestoneΔ Ridge ViewΔ GoatΔ BlackΔ McKinleyΔ Silver Peak - Northeast SummitΔ Petit GriffonΔ ElbertΔ ShavanoΔ KransatΔ Tip TopΔ Nutt Benchmark
2020Δ KilohanaΔ Rainbow WallΔ Peak 6244Δ Peak 7503Δ ShermanΔ Peak 10335Δ BlancaΔ Middle PalisadeΔ Carpenter RidgeΔ Peak 9080Δ Bull LakeΔ Black Hill
2021Δ Whitney BenchmarkΔ ButtonΔ Peak 3737Δ Peak 8740Δ Peak 8657Δ Peak 10244Δ GraysΔ DawkinsΔ Flatiron RidgeΔ BodfishΔ Emigrant BenchmarkΔ Peak 1500
2022Δ Peak 5161Δ North PotosiΔ Granite Mountain BenchmarkΔ El PadreΔ ZahniserΔ Peak 8920Δ SkiΔ ClarkΔ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ SlateΔ Peak 2195Δ Old Smokey
2023Δ Peak 2454           


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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