Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dorothy Kucar'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  


2008      Δ KatahdinΔ Madison    
2009    Δ Washington       
2010   Δ GreylockΔ Spruce KnobΔ High PointΔ DanaΔ Scofield RidgeΔ WheelerΔ HumphreysΔ Algonquin 
2011   Δ Lower Wolfjaw Δ Alander Mountain-Southwest RidgeΔ Elbert Δ WhitneyΔ Guadalupe  
2012   Δ RogersΔ Lafayette Δ EvansΔ Washington Δ Ancient Art - Corkscrew SummitΔ MitchellΔ Gothics
2013Δ Esther Δ Taum Sauk  Δ HoodΔ StreetΔ Borah    
2014  Δ Panther  Δ PierceΔ Dix Δ EtnaΔ GiantΔ Panorama PointΔ Marshall
2015Δ Allen   Δ Mauna KeaΔ Haystack Δ TorreysΔ RedfieldΔ ColdenΔ HunterΔ Driskill
2016Δ Wakely Δ McKenzie    Δ Sneffels Δ Teide  
2017     Δ QuandaryΔ LincolnΔ MassiveΔ Torreys Δ Quandary 
2018Δ Flora Δ James  Δ South ArapahoΔ Square TopΔ EvansΔ Longs  Δ Quandary
2019     Δ ParryΔ AnteroΔ Shavano Δ HuronΔ ParnassusΔ Quandary
2020Δ Iztacc√≠huatlΔ Princeton  Δ ShermanΔ SilverheelsΔ HandiesΔ HarvardΔ Crystal Δ FloraΔ Bierstadt
2021Δ Bergen  Δ North StarΔ CitadelΔ LongsΔ EvansΔ RedcloudΔ San LuisΔ BierstadtΔ BierstadtΔ Grays
2022Δ Orizaba  Δ Peak 7201Δ HorseshoeΔ CulebraΔ CastleΔ Maroon    


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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