Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Scott Patterson's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1980     Δ Grandeur      
1981      Δ Timpanogos     
1982Δ Dead Horse Point   Δ Mummy CliffΔ OlympusΔ Deseret     
1983   Δ Great Stone FaceΔ Dark Canyon Wilderness HPΔ ReynoldsΔ Bald-XΔ Islands in the Sky Point 6308Δ Lone-XΔ Jackass Benches  
1984   Δ Great Stone FaceΔ Horse Pasture Plateau - SouthΔ GrandeurΔ Timpanogos  Δ Bright Angel Point Lookout  
1985Δ Parleys Summit   Δ Great Stone FaceΔ GrandeurΔ Delano     
1986  Δ Great Stone Face  Δ AireΔ SunsetΔ Bald    
1987Δ Little   Δ Red PineΔ GrandeurΔ Kings   Δ Ensign 
1988 Δ Lone Rock Δ WireΔ Mummy CliffΔ Circle-AllΔ LoveniaΔ Jones Canyon    
1989   Δ Ensign Δ CascadeΔ Mitchell  Δ Circle-AllΔ Desert View WatchtowerΔ Olympus
1990   Δ Stansbury Island HPΔ StormΔ South AllsopΔ Priord Δ Dark Canyon Wilderness HP Δ Angels Landing 
1991  Δ Pahvant ButteΔ Ensign   Δ Bald Δ Pulaski CoHP  
1992    Δ Mummy CliffΔ BaldyΔ Timpanogos   Δ KnollΔ Popocatépetl
1993Δ Toluca Δ OlympusΔ HiddenΔ OlympusΔ EnsignΔ Broad Fork Twin PeaksΔ Rendezvous Δ Venture Δ Grandeur
1994 Δ Poison Spider Mesa Δ DesertΔ Wolverine Δ Marsh Δ AgassizΔ Lookout Point  
1995Δ Cedar PointΔ Puu Ulaula Δ North PointΔ Perkins Hill - South Summit Δ LaMotteΔ CleveΔ Peak 6165Δ OlympusΔ Gobblers Knob 
1996 Δ Roraima Δ SwaseyΔ LoweΔ CastleΔ MoffitΔ A-1Δ BaldΔ Cristo Δ Lookout Point
1997   Δ FossilΔ Lone Δ RaymondΔ Flat Top BenchmarkΔ SunsetΔ SugarloafΔ Castle-XΔ Elgon
1998Δ Peak 9463 Δ Nebo - SouthΔ Black Mountain - West   Δ TimpanogosΔ Clayton  Δ del Tolima
1999Δ Cráter de La Olleta  Δ Rock Springs BenchΔ White BaldyΔ AbajoΔ Adams Δ ProvoΔ PfeifferhornΔ 9353 (Sawtooth Peak) 
2000Δ Preston   Δ South Elk Ridge Mesa HP  Δ Spread EagleΔ TokewannaΔ South TentΔ DeseretΔ Flat Top
2001 Δ Khok MoeiΔ Pinyon  Δ Crag CrestΔ Sneffels Δ GraysΔ GarfieldΔ Dinosaur HillΔ Poon Hill
2002Δ Dinosaur HillΔ Peak 5723Δ Crag CrestΔ RoughΔ Dinosaur HillΔ Dinosaur HillΔ Dinosaur HillΔ Dinosaur HillΔ Sopris-XΔ Dinosaur HillΔ Dinosaur HillΔ Luxmore
2003Δ KosciuszkoΔ Crag CrestΔ Dinosaur HillΔ Sand BenchmarkΔ Dinosaur HillΔ ParkviewΔ Crag CrestΔ JamesΔ Elbrus-XΔ Dinosaur HillΔ ElbertΔ Dinosaur Hill
2004Δ Crag CrestΔ ChirripóΔ Dinosaur HillΔ Dinosaur HillΔ Dinosaur HillΔ Lone ConeΔ Dinosaur HillΔ Piñon Mesa HPΔ Dinosaur HillΔ BlackΔ BlackΔ Duarte
2005Δ PikesΔ BrossΔ BierstadtΔ Cliff Ridge (Blue Mountain)Δ CrossΔ Peak 10954Δ Belford-XΔ North TraverseΔ MarshΔ LeidyΔ CedarΔ Silverheels
2006Δ CedarΔ QuandaryΔ WaltonΔ CastleΔ CedarΔ BlackΔ WindomΔ Sleepy CatΔ OutlawΔ Meeks MesaΔ CedarΔ Sherman
2007Δ ChimborazoΔ La PlataΔ CedarΔ Peak 7760Δ JuniperΔ HumboldtΔ BlackΔ TrappersΔ BelfordΔ Huron-XΔ Cerani-XΔ Cedar
2008Δ CedarΔ Princeton-XΔ YaleΔ DuffyΔ CedarΔ BaldyΔ of the Holy CrossΔ Medicine BowΔ Devils CausewayΔ CedarΔ GreenΔ Missouri
2009Δ YeckelΔ Wingle RidgeΔ TaylorΔ CedarΔ QuarryΔ PtarmiganΔ LincolnΔ WhitetailΔ Sleepy CatΔ HillberryΔ BuckeyeΔ Colorado Mines
2010Δ PrincetonΔ CedarΔ Hahns Δ Clear Creek-Big Mountain Pass HillΔ BaldyΔ SpaldingΔ ShastaΔ DemocratΔ KesslerΔ Signal Butte Δ Beremban
2011Δ CrystalΔ Taylor HillΔ HarvardΔ QuarryΔ Peak 8370Δ CedarΔ NevaΔ ElkΔ CloudΔ TabeguacheΔ Lenox CraterΔ Elk
2012Δ BoreasΔ WaltonΔ CedarΔ HomestakeΔ BlackΔ AnteroΔ ZirkelΔ MaroonΔ LindseyΔ UntermannΔ Fortification RocksΔ Kala Pattar North
2013Δ ShermanΔ CedarΔ LackawannaΔ HelenΔ PikesΔ MassiveΔ RainierΔ CulebraΔ East TempleΔ North Twin ConeΔ QuandaryΔ Taylor Hill
2014Δ CedarΔ BaldΔ Pichu PichuΔ Hualca Hualca-XΔ CedarΔ SoprisΔ WyomingΔ Lost RangerΔ Peak 13248Δ Red BaldyΔ ShrineΔ Acatenango
2015Δ TajumulcoΔ South Twin ConeΔ DyerΔ Peak 10Δ YaleΔ WheelerΔ WhitneyΔ Lost Lakes PeaksΔ BorahΔ QuandaryΔ RussellΔ Jacque
2016Δ Ojos del Salado-XΔ Wingle RidgeΔ New YorkΔ CedarΔ CedarΔ BlackΔ Paradise BenchmarkΔ SniktauΔ Coon HillΔ DerbyΔ QuandaryΔ Iztaccíhuatl - Las Rodillas
2017Δ CedarΔ PanoramaΔ Wingle RidgeΔ Chicago RidgeΔ HorseshoeΔ PucaccaccaΔ Santa RosaΔ DriftΔ TorreysΔ ShrineΔ ColimaΔ Shrine
2018Δ CrosierΔ DeerΔ LilyΔ Estes ConeΔ LilyΔ SundanceΔ Marmot PointΔ SundanceΔ SundanceΔ UncompahgreΔ ProspectΔ Resolution
2019Δ Peak 6200Δ TolucaΔ GalbraithΔ TricoΔ Dome 9039Δ OrtlesΔ LeonΔ SnowmassΔ HaystackΔ BaldyΔ Red Mountain Number 3Δ Jebel Toubkal
2020Δ SniktauΔ Peak 12585Δ Bald KnobΔ Cooper HillΔ Crag CrestΔ WetterhornΔ WilsonΔ TukuhnikivatzΔ BlancaΔ CraterΔ ElliottΔ Crag Crest
2021Δ Hoosier RidgeΔ ColumbiaΔ SidsΔ Rainbow PointΔ PealeΔ SheridanΔ LondonΔ BuckskinΔ Big MarvineΔ Crag CrestΔ Crag CrestΔ Santa Isabel
2022Δ KnollΔ Peak 5750Δ AtlanticΔ Haystack Three Point BenchmarkΔ KilimanjaroΔ Sheep Mountain CΔ Kit CarsonΔ CrestoneΔ West Elk   


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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