Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

James Prager'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  


1990       Δ East Royce    
1991      Δ Carter DomeΔ Chocorua    
1992      Δ Old SpeckΔ Madison    
1994      Δ South TurnerΔ Eagle Crag    
1995      Δ KatahdinΔ North Baldface    
1996      Δ BigelowΔ North Baldface    
1997       Δ Cardigan    
1998 Δ Blue Mountain-Lehigh CoHP  Δ Lafayette  Δ Washington    
1999  Δ Le Conte   Δ Boott Spur     
2000      Δ Green     
2001 Δ Jefferson   Δ WashingtonΔ WashingtonΔ MadisonΔ San GorgonioΔ Kern  
2002  Δ Angels LandingΔ San GorgonioΔ SugarloafΔ CathedralΔ JubileeΔ TableΔ Black Crater Δ Dickerman 
2003 Δ Si  Δ GraniteΔ Shuksan Δ AdamsΔ Del CampoΔ KaleetanΔ Ruth 
2004   Δ Tooth Δ Hood Δ Three FingersΔ Ingalls Δ Snoqualmie 
2005    Δ Colchuck Δ Stuart  Δ Vesper Δ Forgotten
2006 Δ Chair Δ Davis Δ BakerΔ BucknerΔ McMillan Spire Δ Vesper  
2007Δ NimbusΔ Whitehorse Δ Little DevilΔ DickermanΔ DragontailΔ LoganΔ EldoradoΔ Cutthroat   
2008 Δ Little Devil Δ Preacher Δ RainierΔ PiscoΔ Huayna PicchuΔ Forbidden Δ Bills 
2009Δ ChairΔ PinnacleΔ Shasta Δ South Early Winter SpireΔ WedgeΔ TriumphΔ LunaΔ ChukhungΔ Goat  
2010Δ Del CampoΔ BrothersΔ Tye  Δ Silver StarΔ RainierΔ Serra 1Δ IngallsΔ Liberty Bell  
2011   Δ Prairie Δ AustriaΔ AdamsΔ Rainier Δ Alta  
2012Δ Arrowhead Δ Welldiggers Ass Δ ArgonautΔ LennoxΔ SnowkingΔ Big JimΔ Hidden Lake Peaks   
2013  Δ Tusk O'GraniteΔ LaneΔ BaileyΔ EldoradoΔ ForbiddenΔ FernowΔ Montserrat-Sant JeroniΔ Granite  
2014Δ Hidden Lake Peaks Δ Oakes  Δ TeanawayΔ BurroughsΔ MatierΔ Mauna Kea Δ WashingtonΔ Green
2015Δ Mailbox Δ Marys     Δ Tomyhoi   
2016  Δ Dirty Harrys BalconyΔ MailboxΔ RobinsonΔ BakerΔ ShuksanΔ Black  Δ West Tiger Mountain #3 
2017 Δ GuyeΔ West TigerΔ Saint HelensΔ WashingtonΔ DennyΔ ClarkΔ CraterΔ WhitneyΔ ThorpΔ DavisΔ Bandera Mountain-W Pk
2018  Δ LlamaΔ South Tiger #2Δ Big KangarooΔ Middle TetonΔ DomeΔ Little SisterΔ Matthes Crest Δ South ChuckanutΔ Chuckanut Mountain-M Pk
2019Δ Middle Tiger Δ Cougar Mountain-Anti Aircraft Δ TeneriffeΔ McClellan ButteΔ Overhanging TowerΔ Wolfs HeadΔ SigurdΔ North TwentymileΔ ThomasΔ Townsend


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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