Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Steve Myers'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  


1990    Δ Signal Δ Middle TetonΔ South TetonΔ Static   
1991     Δ CrowΔ AngleΔ AngleΔ Lolo   
1992    Δ Ch-paa-qnΔ RepublicΔ South TetonΔ StaticΔ Saint MaryΔ Borah-X  
1993    Δ Ch-paa-qnΔ Glory-N PkΔ HuntΔ CloudΔ Gros Δ KosciuszkoΔ Avalanche
1994Δ Aicken   Δ Bear Butte Δ WashburnΔ Borah    
1995Δ BlackΔ Cuyamaca Δ Keller Δ Cowles Δ Table    
1996         Δ Wheeler  
1997    Δ Blacktail Butte   Δ Eagle   
1998     Δ Blue MoundsΔ Blue MoundsΔ Timms Hill  Δ FortunaΔ Kwaay Paay
1999Δ Pyles  Δ Kwaay Paay  Δ San Jacinto  Δ Hot Springs  
2000  Δ Ben Nevis-XΔ Black Elk Δ StonewallΔ San GorgonioΔ Cuyamaca Δ CuyamacaΔ FortunaΔ Iron
2001 Δ Iron Δ Cowles Δ White MountainΔ Garnet  Δ Iron  
2002Δ Tahquitz-XΔ Cuyamaca  Δ CuyamacaΔ TahquitzΔ Eagle RockΔ CuyamacaΔ CuyamacaΔ Charleston Δ Iron
2003Δ ViejasΔ StonewallΔ IronΔ Toro Δ El MontanonΔ GraysΔ San Antonio   Δ Pyles
2004Δ GarnetΔ IronΔ IronΔ Warren PointΔ TahquitzΔ Kendrick Δ San AntonioΔ CuyamacaΔ TahquitzΔ FortunaΔ Cuyamaca
2005Δ CuyamacaΔ PiestewaΔ OakzanitaΔ EagleΔ IronΔ Black ElkΔ South ArapahoΔ Willard  Δ Corte MaderaΔ Middle
2006 Δ LawsonΔ IronΔ StonewallΔ CuyamacaΔ GreenΔ LongsΔ AudubonΔ Old BaldyΔ Twin Sisters PeaksΔ Sugarloaf 
2007  Δ SanitasΔ Lily Δ BaldΔ EvansΔ North ArapahoΔ TollΔ Solitude PointΔ Gun Barrel Hill 
2008     Δ MeadowΔ Klondike Δ Meeker-E PkΔ South BoulderΔ Peak 8160 
2009Δ Bald Δ Black Elk Δ South BoulderΔ Saint VrainΔ GraysΔ ElbertΔ LookoutΔ Peak 9821Δ LilyΔ Sugarloaf
2010 Δ Black MesaΔ Falcon Δ GreenΔ JamesΔ Hallett  Δ Rabbit  
2011  Δ Scotts BluffΔ EvergreenΔ GreenΔ Twin Sisters PeaksΔ South ArapahoΔ WheelerΔ Green Δ Elden 
2012    Δ CapulinΔ KlondikeΔ Shyers    Δ Pilot Butte 
2013    Δ GreenΔ Rankin RidgeΔ Peewink Δ Meadow   
2014    Δ GreenΔ Scotts BluffΔ Bear Butte    Δ North Table
2015      Δ FlagstaffΔ Mummy   Δ Pilot Butte
2016Δ Longmont HP Δ Bald Δ GreenΔ French CreekΔ Lassen Δ ChiquitaΔ Tower Hill  
2017Δ Longmont HP      Δ Medicine BowΔ Chapin   
2018   Δ Guadalupe  Δ Ypsilon  Δ Carbonate  
2019   Δ Rock KnobΔ BardonΔ ElysΔ Rock Knob     


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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