Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Brett Moffatt'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  


1981       Δ Stanford Rock    
1983        Δ Telegraph Hill   
1984          Δ Yosemite Falls Overlook 
1985       Δ Diamond Head    
1986    Δ Hayes Hill       
1987      Δ Twin PeaksΔ LassenΔ North Dome   
1988 Δ King    Δ FlattopΔ Flattop    
1990      Δ Si     
1991      Δ Cinder Cone     
1992    Δ Sonora       
1993    Δ Liberty Cap Δ Dicks-X     
1994   Δ North Chalone        
1995    Δ Kilauea       
1996   Δ Pyramid Δ ShastaΔ Peak 1840 Δ Lamarck   
1997 Δ Briones   Δ Diablo      
1998         Δ Sentinel Dome  
2000         Δ Glacier Point  
2001        Δ Cinder Cone   
2004       Δ Panum Crater    
2006       Δ Picnic Rock    
2007       Δ Clouds Rest   Δ Peak 1475
2008Δ Coyote   Δ Bodega Head Δ LyellΔ Moro Rock    
2009Δ Peak 1535   Δ Bernal Heights Δ RitterΔ Haleakala Δ Whitney  
2010 Δ Rincon Hill      Δ Buttes   
2012Δ Wittenberg   Δ Keys ViewΔ JacksΔ White Mountain Δ WhitneyΔ Noonmark  
2013       Δ SonoraΔ VacaΔ DavidsonΔ Saint HelenaΔ South Butte
2014Δ Burdell  Δ Fiske Benchmark Δ Peak 9120 Δ EastΔ HoffmannΔ Carpenter BenchmarkΔ San Luis Obispo 
2015Δ Discovery Δ CopernicusΔ Pinos  Δ FreelΔ Cinder Cone Δ Bielawski  
2016 Δ Little Blue RidgeΔ VacaΔ Cobb Δ KreyenhagenΔ Granite ChiefΔ GraybackΔ Rose KnobΔ Ralston  
2017Δ Peak 2623Δ Peak 968 Δ SugarloafΔ Peak 1972Δ Crater LakeΔ DeadwoodΔ UniversityΔ TallacΔ Round TopΔ DoubleΔ Peak 2798
2018Δ Cold SpringΔ SugarloafΔ MorenaΔ KonoctiΔ Junipero SerraΔ HawkinsΔ Red LakeΔ ConnessΔ WilliamsonΔ LeavittΔ RoseΔ Hannah
2019Δ McGuireΔ Peak 2720Δ Mauna KeaΔ Peak 2954Δ Three PeaksΔ DixieΔ HumphreysΔ MatterhornΔ LangleyΔ ButtΔ FrazierΔ Pine Hill
2020Δ Chitterden RidgeΔ SheetironΔ WhaleΔ GoatΔ VirginiaΔ WaterhouseΔ Black ButtesΔ StarΔ Snow ValleyΔ EagleΔ RobbsΔ Red Hill
2021Δ HorseΔ Chews RidgeΔ AltoΔ CowΔ Petersen Mountains HPΔ MckinstryΔ FillmoreΔ Mine HillΔ Bills 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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