Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Donnie Puckle'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  


2001       Δ Bald Δ Naomi  
2002    Δ Twin Peaks Δ LoneΔ TimpanogosΔ Green   
2003Δ Raleigh Δ Twin Sisters Peaks Δ NiwotΔ CrosierΔ GraysΔ La PlataΔ GrizzlyΔ Quandary  
2004     Δ Colorado MinesΔ LincolnΔ ElbertΔ YaleΔ Needles  
2005  Δ LegaultΔ SanitasΔ GreenΔ Square TopΔ MassiveΔ FairviewΔ PawneeΔ Peak 12752  
2006Δ Castle Rock  Δ Long ScraggyΔ WuhΔ BakerΔ CrystalΔ ColumbiaΔ McConnel   
2007    Δ Crosier Δ HarvardΔ AnteroΔ Bunsen   
2008  Δ North Twin ConeΔ GeneseeΔ Bill CouchΔ SquawΔ Carr Δ BattleΔ Devils Head  
2009Δ Cutler   Δ San LuisΔ PrincetonΔ QuandaryΔ LongsΔ CameronΔ Kilimanjaro  
2010    Δ GreenΔ BierstadtΔ UncompahgreΔ La PlataΔ RichthofenΔ Saint Vrain  
2011  Δ Denver HP Δ GrizzlyΔ SundanceΔ CastleΔ BlancaΔ El DienteΔ Burning Bear  
2012Δ Papoose  Δ EmeraldΔ BuckskinΔ GraysΔ Longs Δ Shoshoni Δ Galbraith 
2013Δ Garfield Δ Green  Δ Thunder ButteΔ MeekerΔ NavajoΔ SoprisΔ Bierstadt  
2014Δ BottleΔ QuandaryΔ Bison Δ ShermanΔ QuandaryΔ BierstadtΔ AraratΔ VasquezΔ Bard  
2015 Δ QuandaryΔ South Boulder  Δ HallettΔ Plymouth   Δ Green 
2016Δ Chief   Δ CrosierΔ GuyotΔ Falcon Δ Cathedral SpiresΔ California Δ Estes Cone
2017      Δ Spalding     
2018      Δ Toll     


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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