Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bryan Kraai'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  


1989       Δ Wheeler    
2005        Δ Rattlesnake LedgeΔ CatherineΔ Panorama PointΔ Granite
2006   Δ Rattlesnake LedgeΔ Bandera Mountain-W PkΔ KaleetanΔ DefianceΔ Red Top Δ Catherine Δ Hemlock
2007Δ Poo Poo PointΔ Hex Δ FullerΔ GraniteΔ MillerΔ BurroughsΔ BeljicaΔ AltaΔ NavahoΔ PlatinumΔ Mildred Point
2008Δ CatherineΔ Fawn Δ CowboyΔ AixΔ EarlΔ HawkinsΔ Grand Pass Δ SilverΔ RattlesnakeΔ Big Chief
2009Δ South TigerΔ Oyster Dome   Δ Ingalls Peak-S PkΔ Goat IslandΔ Howard Δ CliftyΔ Panorama Point 
2010 Δ Heybrook Ridge Δ Little SiΔ DeRouxΔ JollyΔ SnoqualmieΔ AdamsΔ QuandaryΔ BillsΔ KloneΔ Tolmie
2011Δ Saint HelensΔ San JacintoΔ Pickhandle PointΔ SpinnakerΔ FlorenceΔ Saint Helens-XΔ MuirΔ BigelowΔ BuckhornΔ SlateΔ TOC RockΔ Cleveland
2012Δ McCauslandΔ South TigerΔ Burch Mountain-S PkΔ PreacherΔ Icicle RidgeΔ ElbowΔ DragontailΔ DeadwoodΔ GunnΔ WhittierΔ FortuneΔ Peak 2450
2013Δ South BessemerΔ (Si)Δ HyakΔ Three Brothers Δ StarΔ SnowgrassΔ Observation RockΔ K9Δ WalkerΔ Kendall Knob #2Δ Magazine
2014Δ Beaver HillΔ Stimson HillΔ BachelorΔ BonaparteΔ FreedomΔ AbernathyΔ RuthΔ Gros PitonΔ Campbell HillΔ Beaver Creek Fire TowerΔ Green Ridge LookoutΔ Galloway Knob
2015 Δ HumphreysΔ Pinnacle Knob Lookout Δ Madison CoHP   Δ Spruce KnobΔ Fairfield CoHPΔ Horns Hill 
2016 Δ Beavers HillΔ Pleasant Δ Vanderbilt Dyer observatory Δ Flint RidgeΔ Harman KnobΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Murphy DomeΔ Buzzardroost RockΔ Brush Ridge Fire TowerΔ Frissell
2017  Δ Fort Hill Δ Black ElkΔ ElbertΔ Peak 613Δ BaldΔ Crystal Mountain-Summit HouseΔ Crego Hill  
2018Δ Rosario HeadΔ North CreekΔ Devil Δ Harrys RidgeΔ Begbie LookoutΔ BaldyΔ Peak 1864Δ Gobblers KnobΔ Lion RockΔ Hamilton 
2019Δ Peak 967  Δ Anvil RockΔ Flattop Δ Washington-XΔ Tyee Ridge-Peak 6998Δ BorahΔ FlattopΔ (Hatch Benchmark)Δ (MIcrodot)
2020 Δ Blacktail Ptarmigan RocksΔ Gordon LyonΔ WolverineΔ GunsightΔ O'MalleyΔ SignificantΔ MIcrodotΔ Lynx-XΔ RampΔ South Suicide-XΔ Baldy Ridge
2021Δ Baldy RidgeΔ Gordon Lyon Δ WolverineΔ Rainbow       


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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