Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

John Wiley'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  


2004    Δ Great Dune       
2005    Δ Campbell Hill       
2006  Δ Saddle  Δ High PointΔ MitchellΔ Hocking CoHP  Δ Galloway Knob 
2007    Δ Old Speck  Δ Coy Hill    
2008Δ Morgan CoHP  Δ Sassafras Δ Buzzard Hill Δ Mauna KeaΔ Richland CoHPΔ Weiss KnobΔ Sand Spring Lookout W 
2009 Δ Medina CoHPΔ Lake CoHP Δ Centre CoHPΔ Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHPΔ Blue KnobΔ WhitetopΔ Marcy Δ Boyers Knob 
2010 Δ BaldΔ Frissell-South Slope Δ Forest Ridge Δ BaldΔ GiantΔ VirgilΔ SnowyΔ Huntington CoHP 
2011Δ Connecticut Hill Δ Greylock Δ Hector Backbone-North Slope   Δ Jaynes HillΔ AlgonquinΔ Sugar Hill 
2012  Δ Big SlideΔ Gray Wolf RidgeΔ Black ElkΔ ElbertΔ SlideΔ AdamsΔ Dix Δ Grant CoHP 
2013Δ WashingtonΔ Table TopΔ WhitefaceΔ CheahaΔ GrayΔ RedfieldΔ Colden Δ Haystack Δ Willse Hill-Northeast AreaΔ Jefferson CoHP
2014Δ MansfieldΔ McKenzieΔ Scarface Δ HumphreysΔ HualapaiΔ GothicsΔ Herkimer CoHPΔ GoreΔ West KillΔ Trautman HillΔ Stark CoHP
2015Δ EllenΔ HurricaneΔ GuadalupeΔ Slawson BenchmarkΔ PillsburyΔ EagleΔ Balsam LakeΔ Katahdin  Δ WoodhullΔ Moosilauke
2016Δ LafayetteΔ BondΔ AlgonquinΔ KillingtonΔ Saddleback Δ WashingtonΔ SugarloafΔ WakelyΔ South TwinΔ Boott SpurΔ Carrigain
2017Δ Beck-hornΔ GiantΔ MagazineΔ SandwichΔ Devils TowerΔ Black DomeΔ KatahdinΔ GrahamΔ WhitneyΔ MansfieldΔ Preble CoHPΔ Marcy
2018Δ MonroeΔ AdamsΔ SlideΔ Bigsby DrumlinΔ HunterΔ LafayetteΔ Grand TetonΔ JeffersonΔ WheelerΔ MacNaughtonΔ EverettΔ Marcy
2019Δ Old SpeckΔ SugarloafΔ MoosilaukeΔ Anthonys NoseΔ CadillacΔ Sams Point - LookoutΔ Table TopΔ KingsΔ Steinfell's DomeΔ KaneΔ Castle Clinton HPΔ Katahdin
2020Δ South TwinΔ Organ NeedleΔ ErebusΔ WestonΔ NorthΔ PharaohΔ MooseΔ ChocoruaΔ WashingtonΔ RoundΔ Black Dome 


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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