Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Vertical Gain

Frederick Johnson's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1942      Δ San JacintoΔ SawtoothΔ San GorgonioΔ White Mountain  
1943Δ Hines       Δ Charleston   
1946 Δ Baden-Powell Δ MaturangoΔ New York ButteΔ Telescope  Δ Tallac   
1947      Δ Lone PineΔ Split    
1948      Δ Middle PalisadeΔ Shasta    
1949     Δ DicksΔ RitterΔ MönchΔ Blanc   
1950     Δ WebsterΔ Gayley     
1951     Δ MoosilaukeΔ KatahdinΔ LafayetteΔ Washington   
1952       Δ Testa GrigiaΔ Weisshorn-X   
1953        Δ Gibbs   
1957     Δ Conness      
1958      Δ BoundaryΔ Morgan    
1961       Δ Wheeler    
1963     Δ Junipero Serra      
1964      Δ Lyell     
1965       Δ North Palisade-X    
1966     Δ Red SlateΔ Dom     
1967     Δ Excelsior Δ Goode    
1969      Δ Echo     
1970      Δ Warren     
1972      Δ Price     
1978    Δ Snowdon       
1982   Δ Las TrampasΔ Hood  Δ Brokeoff    
1983    Δ Diablo Δ Aneto     
1984Δ Tamalpais-E PkΔ Iztaccíhuatl  Δ Mission  Δ Shasta    
1985Δ EagleΔ Diablo   Δ Pan Toll Ridge  Δ Kenya-Point Lenana   
1986   Δ Rose        
1987Δ Popocatépetl-X  Δ San Rafael        
1988 Δ Popocatépetl-X Δ Big PineΔ Samon      Δ Diablo
1989       Δ Clarence King-X    
1990Δ Diablo           
1991       Δ Tower-X    
1992  Δ DiscoveryΔ RoseΔ Little Blue RidgeΔ CurrantΔ Moriah  Δ San BenitoΔ Snow 
1993Δ Blue Angels     Δ South Yolla BollyΔ Snow Valley Δ Ingalls  
1994  Δ Discovery Δ Solomon  Δ EagleΔ SalmonΔ Santiago  
1995       Δ Bear Mountain-Del Norte CoHP    
1997    Δ Leech Lake       
1998     Δ Ingalls  Δ Red   
1999     Δ Jordan Δ Silver    
2000     Δ Baker PointΔ Eureka Δ ProspectΔ South Camp  
2001     Δ BiedemanΔ ReynoldsΔ McConnellΔ MazourkaΔ Peep Sight  
2002    Δ San Carlos       
2003      Δ MuleΔ Butt Δ Crater  
2004  Δ Twin Peaks Δ KingΔ McCarthy Point Δ KaiserΔ Wildcat   
2005     Δ Angora Ridge    Δ Cahto 
2006Δ Wildcat     Δ Anthony Δ WonogaΔ SheetironΔ Vollmer 
2007Δ Vollmer    Δ Eagle Rock  Δ Slate-XΔ Tamalpais-W PkΔ Platte Mountain Lookout 
2008 Δ Vollmer Δ AltoΔ Red Δ Buena VistaΔ Ship Δ (Bly Ranger Station Lookout)  
2009   Δ Long Point Δ Vollmer      
2010    Δ Hamilton Δ Shelton ButteΔ Duzel RockΔ Parker   
2012      Δ Bay View Hill     
2013    Δ Bielawski  Δ Hayes HillΔ Merced Heights   
2014Δ Sunset Heights   Δ WandaΔ VollmerΔ SutroΔ LewisΔ VollmerΔ Sugarloaf HillΔ Peak 1038 
2015Δ Saint MarysΔ Tamalpais-M PkΔ Donlan PointΔ Sign HillΔ Saint John       


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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