Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Top Ascents in All Categories

Monty VanderBilt's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  


1970       Δ Myoko-san    
1973       Δ Hiuchi-yama    
1976    Δ Fuji-san Δ GaldhøpiggenΔ Blanc    
1977 Δ Ester Dome  Δ Carlo Δ Institute
Δ Panorama
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 Sawyer
Δ Constitution
Δ Pilchuck  
1990    Δ McClellan ButteΔ HumphreysΔ Barlow PointΔ Dickerman Δ Kaleetan  
1991     Δ BrothersΔ AltynΔ RainierΔ Denny Mountain-N Pk   
1992Δ Granite
Δ Pelée
  Δ Ironview Δ Saint HelensΔ OlympusΔ Sloan    
1993  Δ Little Si  Δ Denny Δ Del Campo    
1994     Δ ConstanceΔ Panorama Point
Δ Beacon Rock
Δ Vesper    
1995 Δ West Tiger Mountain #3    Δ AgnesΔ Sourdough Mountain-Peak 6107
Δ Sourdough Mountain-Lookout Site
1996      Δ Goat     
1997    Δ Hood  Δ Pugh
Δ White Chuck
Δ Pilchuck
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 Dome
Δ Three Fingers
Δ Roosevelt-North Summit
Δ Defiance
Δ Guye
Δ Pinnacle
Δ AltaΔ Granite
2007Δ Dirty Harrys
Δ Washington
Δ Townsend
Δ Humpback
Δ Si
Δ Rattlesnake
Δ Saint HelensΔ BillsΔ South Wedge
Δ Silver
Δ DumbellΔ Fortress
Δ Buck
Δ Ingalls
Δ Index
Δ Rampart Ridge
Δ Moolock
Δ ThorpΔ Si
Δ Tiger
2008Δ Superstition Benchmark Δ Skyline Ridge-E Pk
Δ Amabilis
Δ Pratt
Δ Green
Δ AixΔ WhitehorseΔ RobinsonΔ JackΔ Scott
Δ Saddle
Δ Observation Rock
Δ East Fay
Δ Teanaway
Δ Pyramid
Δ Preacher
Δ Tiger
2009Δ Jim HillΔ CatherineΔ Peak 5246
Δ Squak
Δ JumboΔ ThorpΔ Hawkins
Δ Labyrinth
Δ DeceptionΔ Daniel
Δ Miller
Δ StuartΔ Scatter Peaks
Δ Rampart Ridge
Δ DavisΔ Margaret-S Pk
Δ Fuller
2010Δ Panorama Point
Δ Piestewa
Δ Bandera Mountain-W Pk
Δ Bald Mountain-E Pk
Δ ChirripóΔ EasterΔ Malcolm
Δ Rattlesnake
Δ Dragontail
Δ Silver Lake
Δ BakerΔ WrightΔ ArgonautΔ Chair
Δ Fernow
Δ TigerΔ Higgins Lookout Site
2011Δ GraniteΔ Middle Chiwaukum
Δ West Tiger
Δ Wenas Benchmark
Δ Web
Δ Telica
 Δ Bear Mountain-M Pk
Δ Capitol Butte
Δ DeRoux
Δ Teanaway Butte
Δ Koppen
Δ PilchuckΔ Garfield
Δ Bandera
Δ FernowΔ French CabinΔ Kachess BeaconΔ Granite
2012Δ Nordrum Lookout SiteΔ West TigerΔ VesuviusΔ San Ángelo a Tre PizziΔ Angels Landing
Δ East Moscow
Δ GraniteΔ ForgottenΔ EldoradoΔ Hinman
Δ Baldy
Δ Rampart Ridge
Δ Moolock
Δ Appomattox Spire
Δ Frozen
Δ Hancock's Comb
Δ Thompson Point
2013Δ MombachoΔ Mailbox
Δ Stegosaurus Butte
Δ Wise Ridge
Δ TeneriffeΔ Pichincha-RucuΔ Cave RidgeΔ Dowa Yalanne
Δ Granite
Δ HozomeenΔ Chikamin
Δ Thomson
Δ Pratt
Δ Catherine
Δ Roosevelt
Δ Price
Δ Si
Δ Floating RockΔ Snoqualmie
2014Δ Arrowhead
Δ Low
  Δ Green Mountain WestΔ Shasta-XΔ Silver StarΔ Bears Breast
Δ Phelps
Δ SpickardΔ Caroline
Δ Wild Dare
Δ Plummer
Δ Galleon
Δ MailboxΔ Bearscout
2015Δ PhiladelphiaΔ EdenΔ Web
Δ Mile High
Δ Wise Ridge
Δ Pinnacles
Δ DirtyboxΔ Three Brothers
Δ Wilson
Δ Summit Chief
Δ Angeles
Δ Iron Cap
Δ Revolution
Δ Chimney Rock
Δ Burnt Boot
Δ Cathedral Rock
Δ Big Snow
Δ Cascade
Δ Bean
Δ Washington
Δ SasseΔ Union
2016Δ Amabilis
Δ Natapoc
Δ Iron
Δ Serpentine Hill
Δ ChumstickΔ Galleon Mountain South
Δ Bandera
Δ Pumkpkinseed Point
Δ Cole Butte Benchmark
Δ Meadow
Δ BlowoutΔ Jolly
Δ Silver
Δ WatsonΔ Harding
Δ Goat
Δ Polallie RidgeΔ Miller
Δ Easton Ridge
Δ Iron Bear
Δ Olallie
Δ Washington
2017Δ Nariz del IndioΔ Dock Butte
Δ Rattler Benchmark
Δ Teanaway Butte
Δ Cle Elum Ridge
Δ Zorro Point  Δ Little TahomaΔ Cascade Mountain-N Pk
Δ Dissent Point
Δ Big SnowΔ Hermans
Δ Higher Squire
Δ Little Saint Helens
Δ Gardner
Δ Putrid Petes
Δ Mailbox
2018Δ Arrowhead
Δ Monahan
Δ Whiskey Dick
Δ McCauslandΔ Teneriffe
Δ Baldy
Δ Tronsen Head
Δ Cabin
Δ Alpine Lookout
Δ Evergreen
Δ BedalΔ Shellrock
Δ Stickney
Δ VesperΔ BryantΔ Lobox  
2019Δ Doi Inthanon Δ MailboxΔ Greenway
Δ Gracie Point
Δ MarysΔ Fortune
Δ Dog
Δ MalachiteΔ RemmelΔ Wild Snow
Δ Red
Δ Hardscrabble
Δ Myoko-sanΔ Avalanche
Δ Kent
Δ Iron
Δ Dirtybox
2020 Δ MailboxΔ BaldyΔ HumpbackΔ LennoxΔ PreacherΔ Banshee
Δ Kaleetan
Δ Cave RidgeΔ Burroughs
Δ Easton Ridge
Δ ThorpΔ PrattΔ Norse
2021Δ Defiance  Δ Duke of KentΔ Robbers RoostΔ Hawkins Δ RockΔ Otter PointΔ Knoll  
2022  Δ Sugarloaf         


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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