Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

David J. Rhude'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  


1955         Δ (Oakwood Beach summit)  
1968     Δ Elk Mound      
1972    Δ Singing Hills Summit       
1974Δ Telemark           
1975       Δ Bascom Hill    
1978  Δ Clingmans Dome   Δ (Bannon)     
1979  Δ Cosby Knob         
1980  Δ ShuckstackΔ ZugspitzeΔ PreikestolenΔ Timms Hill      
1981 Δ Bitch Hill Birkebeiner Trail    Δ Mendon     
1982      Δ Cloud     
1984  Δ (Rib)Δ Verstovia        
1986      Δ (Granite)     
1987Δ Mauna Loa-X      Δ Bomber    
1988    Δ Sentinel DomeΔ (Humphreys)  Δ Eagle   
1989       Δ (Downs)Δ Baker   
1990   Δ (Everest)Δ Everest-X Δ Pik Korzhenevskoy     
1991    Δ Sutro   Δ Rainier-X   
1992       Δ McGown-XΔ (Ben Lomond)   
1993       Δ ShastaΔ Saint Peters Dome   
1994Δ Ashwabay  Δ (Spider Rock Overlook)  Δ ElephantheadΔ (Granite) Δ EagleΔ (Sabino Canyon) 
1995  Δ Guadalupe   Δ RedcloudΔ ElbertΔ Hood-X   
1996      Δ Cloud-XΔ Black Elk    
1997       Δ Adams Δ (Bill Hall Trailhead, Kiabab Plateau)  
1998  Δ Tobago Forest Preserve Ridge         
1999  Δ Enchanted Rock         
2000   Δ Tabac    Δ Sandia Crest Δ Tank Hill 
2001Δ Olympus     Δ Grand Teton     
2003Δ Strawberry Hill           
2004Δ (Poás)      Δ Black Tusk    
2005       Δ Spruce KnobΔ Chirripó   
2006   Δ (The Wave, Coyote Buttes)Δ Corona Heights CragΔ Greylock Δ (Devils Tower)  Δ Pihea 
2007  Δ Diablo    Δ (Bogong) Δ Ngauruhoe  
2008Δ Taranaki-X   Δ Kinabalu Δ Khüiten     
2009    Δ Eagle Δ Blue Mounds     
2010    Δ Mitchell Δ Hawkeye Point  Δ WheelerΔ Humphreys 
2011   Δ Minneapolis HPΔ ArvonΔ (Yanacoche)      
2012      Δ Elbrus  Δ Simpson's Num Ti Jah Lodge  
2013Δ Kilimanjaro   Δ Washington Δ Elk MoundΔ Boundary    
2015    Δ Marcy       
2016Δ Trollhaugen Ski Area, Wisconsin    Δ Rainier-X   Δ Kings-XΔ Taranaki-XΔ Robert
2017      Δ KingsΔ Whitney    
2019      Δ Timms HillΔ RainierΔ Roxy Ann   
2020  Δ Norwegian Hill  Δ Elbert Δ GannettΔ Sunflower   


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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