Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Jon Adams'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  


1970   Δ HollywoodΔ LeeΔ Cahuenga      
1972       Δ Breckenridge    
1973   Δ Signal Hill        
1974         Δ San Pedro Hill Δ Jobs
1975    Δ KellerΔ Onyx    Δ Wilson 
1979   Δ New York Butte        
1980  Δ LiebreΔ Galileo Hill Δ Mammoth      
1981     Δ Sorrell      
1982   Δ Pacifico        
1984  Δ Pisgah Crater Δ IslipΔ Williamson      
1985  Δ Wilson   Δ Elden     
1986      Δ Lemmon     
1987       Δ Graham    
1988       Δ San Gorgonio    
1989      Δ GuadalupeΔ San Jacinto    
1990     Δ San AntonioΔ Kitt     
1992 Δ Spirit          
1993 Δ Signal   Δ Elden      
1994     Δ Kaibab Plateau HPΔ EldenΔ Humphreys    
1995      Δ BlowhardΔ Mingus    
1996      Δ VetterΔ Trumbull    
1997       Δ Rainbow Point    
2001Δ South           
2005    Δ Mohawk Hill       
2006Δ Mauna Kea           
2007   Δ Mormon Δ Ord      
2008 Δ Barry Goldwater    Δ GreensΔ Peak 12585   Δ Cub Benchmark
2009     Δ Peak 2100Δ Peak 2306     
2010Δ Peak 2141Δ Stoney          
2012  Δ Snow         
2015           Δ Camelback
2016Δ Shaw Butte           
2017      Δ Oatman  Δ Radio Summit Δ Pinal
2018Δ VultureΔ FlatironΔ HarquahalaΔ MazatzalΔ KendrickΔ PiestewaΔ Taylor     
2019  Δ CamelbackΔ PiestewaΔ Piestewa       
2020           Δ Piestewa
2021Δ Picketpost  Δ Lookout Δ O'LearyΔ Wheeler     
2022  Δ Arrastra-X  Δ Ellen      


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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