Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Monty VanderBilt's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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 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 ConstitutionΔ Pilchuck  
1990    Δ McClellan ButteΔ HumphreysΔ Barlow PointΔ Dickerman Δ Kaleetan  
1991     Δ BrothersΔ AltynΔ RainierΔ Denny Mountain-N Pk   
1992Δ Pelée  Δ Ironview Δ Saint HelensΔ OlympusΔ Sloan    
1993  Δ Little Si  Δ Denny Δ Del Campo    
1994     Δ ConstanceΔ Beacon RockΔ Vesper    
1995 Δ West Tiger Mountain #3    Δ AgnesΔ Sourdough Mountain-Lookout Site    
1996      Δ Goat     
1997    Δ Hood  Δ White Chuck    
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 Three FingersΔ DefianceΔ PinnacleΔ AltaΔ Granite
2007Δ WashingtonΔ TownsendΔ RattlesnakeΔ Saint HelensΔ BillsΔ SilverΔ DumbellΔ BuckΔ IndexΔ MoolockΔ ThorpΔ Tiger
2008Δ Superstition Benchmark Δ AmabilisΔ PrattΔ AixΔ WhitehorseΔ RobinsonΔ JackΔ ScottΔ East FayΔ PyramidΔ Tiger
2009Δ Jim HillΔ CatherineΔ SquakΔ JumboΔ ThorpΔ LabyrinthΔ DeceptionΔ DanielΔ StuartΔ Scatter PeaksΔ DavisΔ Fuller
2010Δ PiestewaΔ Bald Mountain-E PkΔ ChirripóΔ EasterΔ RattlesnakeΔ DragontailΔ BakerΔ WrightΔ ArgonautΔ FernowΔ TigerΔ Higgins Lookout Site
2011Δ GraniteΔ West TigerΔ Telica Δ Capitol ButteΔ Teanaway ButteΔ PilchuckΔ BanderaΔ FernowΔ French CabinΔ Kachess BeaconΔ Granite
2012Δ Nordrum Lookout SiteΔ West TigerΔ VesuviusΔ San Ángelo a Tre PizziΔ Angels LandingΔ GraniteΔ ForgottenΔ EldoradoΔ HinmanΔ MoolockΔ FrozenΔ Thompson Point
2013Δ MombachoΔ Stegosaurus ButteΔ TeneriffeΔ Pichincha-RucuΔ Cave RidgeΔ GraniteΔ HozomeenΔ ThomsonΔ CatherineΔ PriceΔ Floating RockΔ Snoqualmie
2014Δ Low  Δ Green Mountain West Δ Silver StarΔ Bears BreastΔ SpickardΔ Wild DareΔ GalleonΔ MailboxΔ Bearscout
2015Δ PhiladelphiaΔ EdenΔ Mile HighΔ DirtyboxΔ Three BrothersΔ AngelesΔ RevolutionΔ Chimney RockΔ Big SnowΔ WashingtonΔ SasseΔ Union
2016Δ NatapocΔ Serpentine HillΔ ChumstickΔ BanderaΔ MeadowΔ BlowoutΔ SilverΔ WatsonΔ HardingΔ Polallie RidgeΔ Easton RidgeΔ Olallie
2017Δ Nariz del IndioΔ Dock ButteΔ Teanaway ButteΔ Zorro Point  Δ Little TahomaΔ Cascade Mountain-N PkΔ Big SnowΔ Higher SquireΔ Little Saint HelensΔ Mailbox
2018Δ MonahanΔ McCauslandΔ BaldyΔ CabinΔ EvergreenΔ BedalΔ StickneyΔ VesperΔ BryantΔ Lobox  
2019Δ Doi Inthanon Δ MailboxΔ Gracie PointΔ MarysΔ DogΔ MalachiteΔ RemmelΔ RedΔ Myoko-sanΔ KentΔ Dirtybox
2020 Δ MailboxΔ BaldyΔ HumpbackΔ LennoxΔ PreacherΔ KaleetanΔ Cave RidgeΔ Easton RidgeΔ ThorpΔ PrattΔ Norse
2021Δ Defiance  Δ Duke of KentΔ Robbers RoostΔ Hawkins Δ RockΔ Otter PointΔ Knoll  
2022  Δ Sugarloaf         


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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