Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest "Quality"

Frederick Johnson's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1942     Δ WaucobaΔ San Jacinto Δ San GorgonioΔ White Mountain  
1943        Δ Charleston   
1946   Δ MaturangoΔ New York ButteΔ Pleasant Point      
1947      Δ MalloryΔ Thunderbolt    
1948      Δ North Palisade-XΔ Shasta    
1949      Δ North Palisade-XΔ Matterhorn    
1950     Δ Webster      
1951     Δ MoosilaukeΔ KatahdinΔ LafayetteΔ Madison   
1952        Δ Weisshorn-X   
1958      Δ Boundary     
1961       Δ Wheeler    
1963     Δ Junipero Serra      
1964      Δ Lyell     
1967       Δ Norman Clyde    
1970      Δ Sonora     
1982       Δ Brokeoff    
1983      Δ Aneto     
1984       Δ Shasta    
1985     Δ Pan Toll Ridge      
1986    Δ Caliente       
1988   Δ Big Pine Mountain-W Pk        
1989    Δ Mott       
1991       Δ Clarence King-X    
1992         Δ San BenitoΔ Vaca 
1993         Δ Ingalls  
1994Δ Cobb   Δ HammerhornΔ Peak 7160 Δ EagleΔ SalmonΔ Santiago  
1995       Δ Bear Mountain-Del Norte CoHP    
1997    Δ Leech Lake       
1998     Δ Ingalls  Δ Red   
1999     Δ Needles Δ SilverΔ Fredonyer   
2000     Δ PortugueseΔ DiamondΔ BurneyΔ CraterΔ Watson  
2001     Δ SagehenΔ ReynoldsΔ McConnellΔ New York ButteΔ Peep Sight  
2002    Δ HullΔ Bunker HillΔ Argentine Rock LookoutΔ GreensΔ Shasta BallyΔ Shuteye  
2003      Δ Buck Rock LookoutΔ ButtΔ MiamiΔ Crater  
2004  Δ Fiske BenchmarkΔ SlateΔ KingΔ McCarthy PointΔ Hayfork BallyΔ KaiserΔ Smith Peak Lookout Δ OregonΔ Wolf
2005    Δ BearΔ RobbsΔ KettenpomΔ KeddieΔ SanhedrinΔ Black ButteΔ Cahto 
2006Δ Wildcat   Δ Cold Spring Δ Indian Creek BaldyΔ Bald EagleΔ WonogaΔ WhalebackΔ VollmerΔ Pise Lookout Site
2007Δ Vollmer Δ SpikesΔ Sonoma Mountains HPΔ RushingΔ Pinnacle RockΔ CraneΔ AshlandΔ Slate-X Δ Observation 
2008 Δ Vollmer Δ AltoΔ Red Δ MitchellΔ Blue Creek Δ Swan Lake Point  
2009     Δ Vollmer Δ Ash Creek ButteΔ Pearsoll   
2010    Δ Hamilton Δ BerryessaΔ Duzel RockΔ Baldy Mountain Lookout   
2011    Δ PinyonΔ Shadequarter Lookout   Δ Yainax Butte Δ Albany Hill
2012    Δ LarsenΔ Hoover Ridge HPΔ Smith     
2013    Δ Bielawski   Δ Merced Heights   
2014Δ Sunset Heights   Δ Hawk HillΔ Pulgas RidgeΔ SutroΔ Lewis Δ Sugarloaf Hill  


Legend for Color Coding

Quality of 10
Quality of 8 or 9
Quality of 6 or 7
Quality of 4 or 5
Quality of 2 or 3
Quality of 1

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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