Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Monty VanderBilt's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Feet/Miles 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 Myoko-san    
1973       Δ Hiuchi-yama    
1976    Δ Fuji-san Δ GaldhøpiggenΔ Blanc    
1977 Δ Ester Dome  Δ Carlo Δ Institute     
1978    Δ Silvertip       
1979     Δ Healy      
1981    Δ Denali Δ PolychromeΔ GoodeΔ Colchuck   
1982        Δ Tamalpais-E Pk   
1983       Δ TallacΔ Lookout   
1984Δ Bandelier Wilderness HP Δ HawkinsΔ Veslfjellet Δ Half Dome  Δ Eagle Lake Buttress Δ Zabriskie Point 
1985   Δ Diablo Δ Whitney  Δ PyramidΔ Poon HillΔ Gokyo Ri 
1986    Δ Imp FaceΔ Mitchell Δ Adams Δ Pilchuck  
1987       Δ Saint Andrews RockΔ SawyerΔ Pilchuck  
1990    Δ McClellan ButteΔ HumphreysΔ Barlow PointΔ Dickerman Δ Kaleetan  
1991     Δ BrothersΔ AltynΔ RainierΔ Denny Mountain-N Pk   
1992Δ Granite  Δ Ironview Δ Saint HelensΔ OlympusΔ Sloan    
1993  Δ Little Si  Δ Denny Δ Del Campo    
1994     Δ ConstanceΔ Panorama PointΔ Vesper    
1995 Δ West Tiger Mountain #3    Δ AgnesΔ Sourdough Mountain-Peak 6107    
1996      Δ Goat     
1997    Δ Hood  Δ Pugh    
1998     Δ BaringΔ Rainier Δ Table   
2000      Δ HallettΔ Shuksan    
2001     Δ Si      
2002       Δ DickermanΔ de Montsià   
2003 Δ Camelback    Δ Castle RockΔ VesperΔ Kendall   
2004       Δ EagleΔ Granite   
2005   Δ Bandera Mountain-W Pk   Δ Dickerman    
2006  Δ West Tiger Mountain #3 Δ Granite  Δ DomeΔ Roosevelt-North SummitΔ GuyeΔ AltaΔ Granite
2007Δ Dirty HarrysΔ TownsendΔ SiΔ Saint HelensΔ BillsΔ South WedgeΔ DumbellΔ FortressΔ IngallsΔ Rampart RidgeΔ ThorpΔ Si
2008Δ Superstition Benchmark Δ Skyline Ridge-E PkΔ PrattΔ AixΔ WhitehorseΔ RobinsonΔ JackΔ ScottΔ Observation RockΔ TeanawayΔ Preacher
2009Δ Jim HillΔ CatherineΔ Peak 5246Δ JumboΔ ThorpΔ HawkinsΔ DeceptionΔ DanielΔ StuartΔ Scatter PeaksΔ DavisΔ Margaret-S Pk
2010Δ Panorama PointΔ Bandera Mountain-W PkΔ ChirripóΔ EasterΔ MalcolmΔ DragontailΔ BakerΔ WrightΔ ArgonautΔ ChairΔ TigerΔ Higgins Lookout Site
2011Δ GraniteΔ Middle ChiwaukumΔ Web Δ Bear Mountain-M PkΔ DeRouxΔ PilchuckΔ GarfieldΔ FernowΔ French CabinΔ Kachess BeaconΔ Granite
2012Δ Nordrum Lookout SiteΔ West TigerΔ VesuviusΔ San Ángelo a Tre PizziΔ Angels LandingΔ GraniteΔ ForgottenΔ EldoradoΔ HinmanΔ Rampart RidgeΔ FrozenΔ Thompson Point
2013Δ MombachoΔ MailboxΔ TeneriffeΔ Pichincha-RucuΔ Cave RidgeΔ Dowa YalanneΔ HozomeenΔ ChikaminΔ PrattΔ RooseveltΔ Floating RockΔ Snoqualmie
2014Δ Arrowhead  Δ Green Mountain WestΔ Shasta-XΔ Silver StarΔ Bears BreastΔ SpickardΔ CarolineΔ PlummerΔ MailboxΔ Bearscout
2015Δ PhiladelphiaΔ EdenΔ WebΔ DirtyboxΔ Three BrothersΔ Summit ChiefΔ Iron CapΔ Chimney RockΔ Cathedral RockΔ BeanΔ SasseΔ Union
2016Δ AmabilisΔ IronΔ ChumstickΔ Galleon Mountain SouthΔ Cole Butte BenchmarkΔ BlowoutΔ JollyΔ WatsonΔ HardingΔ Polallie RidgeΔ MillerΔ Olallie
2017Δ Nariz del IndioΔ Dock ButteΔ Teanaway ButteΔ Zorro Point  Δ Little TahomaΔ Cascade Mountain-N PkΔ Big SnowΔ HermansΔ Little Saint HelensΔ Putrid Petes
2018Δ ArrowheadΔ McCauslandΔ TeneriffeΔ Tronsen HeadΔ Alpine LookoutΔ BedalΔ ShellrockΔ VesperΔ BryantΔ Lobox  
2019Δ Doi Inthanon Δ MailboxΔ GreenwayΔ MarysΔ FortuneΔ MalachiteΔ RemmelΔ Wild SnowΔ Myoko-sanΔ AvalancheΔ Iron
2020 Δ MailboxΔ BaldyΔ HumpbackΔ LennoxΔ PreacherΔ BansheeΔ Cave RidgeΔ BurroughsΔ ThorpΔ PrattΔ Norse
2021Δ Defiance  Δ Duke of KentΔ Robbers RoostΔ Hawkins Δ RockΔ Otter PointΔ Knoll  
2022  Δ Sugarloaf         


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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.

Copyright © 1987-2022 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service