Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Mountain Climber'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  


2001Δ Slieve League Δ Highland         
2002           Δ Keystone
2003Δ Werner   Δ Castle Peak-W Pk  Δ Evans   Δ Ida
2004   Δ FlattopΔ Coon HillΔ TorreysΔ LincolnΔ ElbertΔ BelfordΔ Harvard  
2005  Δ 71Δ CastleΔ WhitneyΔ ShastaΔ WilliamsonΔ White MountainΔ AnteroΔ PyramidΔ UnevaΔ Mayflower Hill
2006Δ JamesΔ JacqueΔ PearlΔ QuandaryΔ UncompahgreΔ CrestoneΔ BlancaΔ WilsonΔ RainierΔ CastleΔ HagarΔ Purple
2007Δ North StarΔ Nebraska HillΔ PettingellΔ Sayres BenchmarkΔ ClintonΔ DenaliΔ RainierΔ San LuisΔ AnimasΔ ShavanoΔ Colony BaldyΔ Glacier
2008Δ Lamarck NorthΔ MatterhornΔ BirchΔ HumphreysΔ Red SlateΔ BarrettΔ BarnardΔ Norman ClydeΔ ChalkΔ CastleΔ Crawford BenchmarkΔ Crater
2009Δ Huntsman RidgeΔ AconcaguaΔ Twin Sisters PeaksΔ RichthofenΔ North Twin ConeΔ TorreysΔ Peak 10Δ PikesΔ EvansΔ MahlerΔ Red DeerΔ Peak 12386
2010Δ Gold HillΔ MontanaΔ North Twin ConeΔ ChiefΔ Peak 10583Δ EvansΔ PagodaΔ Elbrus-XΔ Chiefs HeadΔ NavajoΔ ShoshoniΔ Buffalo
2011Δ BadgerΔ SchoolmarmΔ Round HillΔ Crooked TopΔ CameronΔ EvansΔ FlutedΔ HowardΔ AudubonΔ GalenaΔ BlackΔ Grizzly
2012Δ SugarloafΔ BlueΔ ArkansasΔ Jefferson HillΔ DecaturΔ GraysΔ BardΔ Peak GΔ PikesΔ BlaurockΔ Peak 12752Δ Pass Benchmark
2013Δ BethelΔ Crown PointΔ CurleyΔ Jack HallΔ WheelerΔ NimbusΔ OgalallaΔ HomestakeΔ Point 12763Δ MorseΔ GenevaΔ North Tarryall
2014Δ Kerber BenchmarkΔ SilverΔ HaystackΔ Flat BenchmarkΔ Peak 11230Δ DriftΔ ValhallaΔ TijerasΔ KingsΔ Peak 12364Δ Green RidgeΔ Braddock
2015Δ Peak 1Δ FlattopΔ Father DyerΔ LenaweeΔ LoganΔ KatakaΔ PowellΔ ZirkelΔ CloudΔ Lone ConeΔ HumphreysΔ Picuris
2016Δ Ladrones BenchmarkΔ la OllaΔ Dory HillΔ South BaldyΔ BlancaΔ GunnisonΔ MonumentalΔ AmabilisΔ DeadhorseΔ TwiningΔ HerardΔ Flagstaff
2017Δ BasaltΔ Peak 9621Δ Peak 12805Δ Peak 9Δ BlackΔ TruchasΔ BorahΔ FrancsΔ AntoraΔ SummitΔ VenadoΔ Mauna Kea
2018Δ ElbertΔ PikesΔ PikesΔ BardΔ La PlataΔ MatchlessΔ BaldΔ Williams Mountains HPΔ JacksonΔ BennettΔ SultanΔ South Saddle
2019Δ OrizabaΔ HorsetoothΔ AlegresΔ McKnightΔ IndianΔ Brian HeadΔ Wind RiverΔ NystromΔ Long Branch BaldyΔ WardΔ DurstΔ Animas Mountains HP
2020Δ TajumulcoΔ HighlandΔ TowerΔ KendrickΔ CurrantΔ OlanchaΔ RitterΔ CastleΔ Southeast Doublespring PassΔ RyanΔ DuboisΔ Vics


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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