Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Kyle Atkins'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  


1961        Δ Tower   
1962        Δ Twin Peaks   
1963      Δ Excelsior     
1964      Δ LassenΔ North Palisade    
1965      Δ North     
1966      Δ MatterhornΔ Big Sam  Δ Flattop 
1967 Δ West TwinΔ SignificantΔ North SuicideΔ WhiteoutΔ Williwaw   Δ SonoraΔ Leavitt 
1968     Δ OlanchaΔ ObservationΔ NuggetΔ Stanislaus   
1969    Δ SawtoothΔ Muriel Δ Conness    
1970    Δ Kuna Crest North Δ RainierΔ Ritter Δ EagleΔ Leavitt 
1971    Δ Night CapΔ ArrowΔ LyellΔ DisasterΔ Sonora Δ Leavitt 
1972       Δ Evans    
1973    Δ Stanislaus Δ WhitecliffΔ Starlight    
1974    Δ Arnot Δ CenterΔ MatterhornΔ Eagle   
1975     Δ Dana Δ Hiram Δ Shepherd Crest Δ Shasta
1976      Δ SplitΔ Tamarack  Δ DanaΔ Tower
1977     Δ White Mountain  Δ Leavitt Δ Airola 
1978Δ Eagle     Δ Round TopΔ University Δ Echo Ridge  
1979     Δ Starr KingΔ DarwinΔ Tower    
1980    Δ LassenΔ Toiyabe Dome WestΔ SillΔ Dunderberg    
1981      Δ WhitneyΔ Mauna Loa    
1982      Δ Keyhole PlateauΔ Whitney    
1983     Δ Peak 9310Δ HawksbeakΔ Cardinal    
1984   Δ Tower Δ Twin PeaksΔ GilbertΔ North PalisadeΔ ThompsonΔ Duck Lake  
1985   Δ MammothΔ KearsargeΔ Red SlateΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ Corcoran Δ Johnson  
1986Δ Burst Rock Δ Cooper  Δ BorahΔ WashingtonΔ Baldwin Δ Warren  
1987  Δ Eagle Δ MorganΔ Peak 10640Δ WhitneyΔ Morgan Δ Lost Cannon Δ Shastina
1988      Δ GoddardΔ Cloudripper Δ Adamson Point  
1989     Δ TomΔ SacajaweaΔ Gould Δ HoffmannΔ Relief 
1990   Δ Molo Δ AcrodectesΔ StanfordΔ Finiski  Δ Black Hawk 
1991    Δ Double Dome RockΔ FeatherΔ Mauna KeaΔ Great White Fang  Δ Sonora 
1992      Δ Peak 3994Δ Birch   Δ Peak 8165
1993      Δ KaweahΔ Red Kaweah Δ BlackΔ Patterson 
1994   Δ LeavittΔ SonoraΔ DenaliΔ Tower  Δ Peak 9280  
1995      Δ HoodΔ WhitneyΔ Medlicott DomeΔ CraterΔ LeavittΔ Sonora
1996  Δ Sentinel Dome  Δ KingsΔ Black ElkΔ Gannett    
1997     Δ BoundaryΔ Elbert Δ Whitney   
1998   Δ Mitchell  Δ HooperΔ Washington    
1999    Δ BoundaryΔ Leavitt Δ Sonora Δ TowerΔ Tower 
2000 Δ Sentinel Dome  Δ TowerΔ TowerΔ Clouds RestΔ WhitneyΔ WheelerΔ Borah  
2001    Δ Peak 10685   Δ Arrow   
2002   Δ Thomas  Δ FlorenceΔ MatterhornΔ Merced   
2003    Δ Bales Benchmark Δ Burst RockΔ ReinsteinΔ WhitneyΔ Sonora  
2004    Δ KernΔ SirrettaΔ Triple DivideΔ MatterhornΔ Hoffmann   
2005      Δ Burst RockΔ KingsΔ StanislausΔ Highland  
2006   Δ Lamont BenchmarkΔ Peak 7897 Δ FiniskiΔ Julius Caesar    
2007   Δ Round  Δ MilestoneΔ Whitney Δ Peak 9280  
2008   Δ North Sacatar Wilderness HP Δ Grey Butte Δ SilverΔ Humphreys   
2009   Δ Owens  Δ Big SamΔ Whitney  Δ Tioga Crest 
2010       Δ SonoraΔ Gemini Δ Burst Rock 
2011   Δ Guadalupe   Δ Parsons    
2012Δ Tower    Δ MuahΔ SonoraΔ Night Cap    
2013       Δ Whitney    
2014      Δ SonoraΔ WhitneyΔ Leavitt   
2015     Δ SonoraΔ Tower Δ SonoraΔ Sonora  
2016    Δ Sonora Δ SonoraΔ Ritter Δ SonoraΔ Sonora 
2017     Δ Sonora Δ Whitney Δ Sonora  
2018    Δ Sonora  Δ Whitney    


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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