Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dave Covill'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  


1966      Δ Washington     
1978    Δ (Bright Angel Campground)     Δ Lafayette 
1979       Δ Grand Teton    
1980  Δ Cannon Δ Katahdin       
1981  Δ Black MesaΔ SunflowerΔ MagazineΔ Elbert   Δ Wheeler Δ Davis-X
1982  Δ Panorama PointΔ EmoryΔ Clingmans DomeΔ BlancaΔ PikesΔ High PointΔ Guadalupe Δ Humphreys-X 
1983      Δ Bierstadt-X Δ Grays   
1984       Δ White Butte    
1985      Δ Frissell-South Slope Δ Longs   
1987 Δ Crown          
1988       Δ EvansΔ Kit Carson   
1989    Δ BergenΔ MassiveΔ GraysΔ QuandaryΔ Lincoln   
1990    Δ Bergen Δ of the Holy Cross     
1991    Δ Bergen Δ ShermanΔ EvansΔ Wilson   
1992    Δ Bergen Δ ShavanoΔ Antero    
1993    Δ Bergen Δ Black Mesa Δ La Plata   
1994   Δ BergenΔ DemocratΔ Panorama PointΔ Elbert  Δ Twin Sisters Peaks  
1995 Δ Elbert CoHP  Δ TaylorΔ Black ElkΔ Marcy Δ HaguesΔ Bushnell  
1996 Δ Guadalupe  Δ BennettΔ CastleΔ HarvardΔ EolusΔ LongsΔ Twin MountainsΔ Copernicus 
1997 Δ Indian Hill Δ GreenΔ Thunder ButteΔ Longs-XΔ Whitney Δ Medicine BowΔ Black  
1998  Δ Harris CoHPΔ Cement RidgeΔ DemocratΔ JamesΔ MitchellΔ West SpanishΔ LongsΔ Thunder ButteΔ QuandaryΔ Broomfield CoHP
1999 Δ CheahaΔ White ButteΔ Lincoln CoHPΔ LincolnΔ PettingellΔ LeonΔ HumboldtΔ CrestoneΔ Mauna KeaΔ Elbert CoHP 
2000Δ Long RidgeΔ South BaldyΔ BierstadtΔ BlancaΔ BisonΔ PettingellΔ Mauna KeaΔ KaalaΔ EagleΔ BushnellΔ Pacific 
2001Δ Elbert Δ Virginia KeyΔ Yale-XΔ DemocratΔ SunflowerΔ BlancaΔ ShermanΔ West SpanishΔ BlackΔ Brian Head 
2002Δ KrinderΔ Graham Δ EvergreenΔ North TarryallΔ CastleΔ SneffelsΔ WilsonΔ AnteroΔ Devils HeadΔ Smoky Hill RidgeΔ Sandia Crest
2003  Δ Panorama PointΔ Yale-XΔ Pettingell-XΔ BonaΔ LincolnΔ BoundaryΔ WarbonnetΔ Thunder Butte  
2004Δ Wachusett  Δ Great Sand Dunes Wilderness HPΔ DemocratΔ VasquezΔ RainierΔ Crestone NeedleΔ HandiesΔ Navajo Point BenchmarkΔ Loggerhead Key HPΔ Pilot Rock
2005Δ JenkinsΔ South BluffΔ Peak 10Δ Turkey Mountains FlatsΔ BisonΔ SilverheelsΔ BuckskinΔ HarvardΔ ColumbiaΔ Grand Staircase-Escalante HPΔ Santa Fe Baldy 
2006 Δ GoliathΔ EvergreenΔ ParnassusΔ HuronΔ CulebraΔ San LuisΔ GraniteΔ La PlataΔ BuffaloΔ Sandia Crest 
2007Δ McGaffeyΔ Dawes CoHP Δ Meridian HillΔ RainierΔ Denali-XΔ DriftΔ FrenchΔ WilsonΔ LackawannaΔ Canon Sapato View 
2008Δ BordeauxΔ North FranklinΔ JamesΔ BergenΔ BethelΔ Grizzly-XΔ UncompahgreΔ QuandaryΔ MassiveΔ Horse RanchΔ Twin Sisters Peaks 
2009Δ Orizaba Δ SniktauΔ Mountrail CoHPΔ BethelΔ CascoΔ North PalisadeΔ YaleΔ EolusΔ Thunder ButteΔ Windy Point-S Pk 
2010Δ Elbert Δ Pedro DomeΔ North Twin ConeΔ Fairweather-XΔ Denali-XΔ Kit CarsonΔ ElbertΔ EllenΔ Fish Lake HightopΔ NeboΔ Broomfield CoHP
2011Δ KilimanjaroΔ SquawΔ SugarloafΔ QuandaryΔ FairweatherΔ ShastaΔ Ellingwood PointΔ CapitolΔ White MountainΔ HaguesΔ CitadelΔ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top A
2012Δ QuandaryΔ SquawΔ JamesΔ HomestakeΔ EvansΔ DenaliΔ Rio Grande PyramidΔ SnowmassΔ WetterhornΔ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top AΔ Killdeer Mountains-XΔ Mesa Leon
2013Δ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top AΔ Colorado MinesΔ SniktauΔ EvergreenΔ TorbertΔ MassiveΔ RainierΔ VestalΔ PikesΔ RitterΔ Pikes-XΔ Grizzly
2014Δ OrizabaΔ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top AΔ Freemans ViewΔ SquawΔ OklahomaΔ BlancΔ EvansΔ OsbornΔ WhitneyΔ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ BierstadtΔ Orizaba
2015Δ Toluca-XΔ Big PineΔ JacqueΔ Grandview BenchmarkΔ BethelΔ McGregorΔ TricoΔ TurretΔ EvansΔ Blanca-XΔ GrizzlyΔ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top A
2016Δ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top AΔ Mobile CoHPΔ GuadalupeΔ Dark Canyon LookoutΔ GrizzlyΔ ElbertΔ Shasta-XΔ ElbertΔ StarlightΔ KingstonΔ LincolnΔ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top C
2017Δ HaleakalaΔ Peak 12752Δ SquawΔ Ptarmigan HillΔ WorthingtonΔ Gray WolfΔ Bunker HillΔ ElbertΔ WhitneyΔ Grandview BenchmarkΔ SquawΔ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top C
2018Δ Bears Ears EastΔ Eagle Cliffs OverlookΔ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top CΔ (Bright Angel Campground)Δ CharlestonΔ Thunder PyramidΔ CitadelΔ GannettΔ SillΔ HumphreysΔ BergenΔ East Loveland Pass
2019Δ AconcaguaΔ BierstadtΔ Galena-XΔ KendrickΔ BergenΔ LaveagaΔ HerardΔ KingsΔ WilliamsonΔ Spruce KnobΔ BergenΔ Maxwell Falls Cliff Top C
2020Δ Iztacc√≠huatl-Los PiesΔ GuadalupeΔ BerrianΔ BlackΔ BergenΔ Vega State Park HPΔ GannettΔ ElbertΔ PigeonΔ MoriahΔ BergenΔ Galbraith
2021Δ SniktauΔ South BlodgettΔ Manitou InclineΔ Rocky        


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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