Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Mark McCormick'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  


2003  Δ Mammoth   Δ Glacier Point     
2004      Δ Half Dome    Δ Yap Benchmark
2006    Δ Haleakala  Δ Panoramic PointΔ San AntonioΔ San AntonioΔ San GorgonioΔ San Antonio
2007Δ SantiagoΔ San AntonioΔ San GorgonioΔ OlanchaΔ CucamongaΔ San AntonioΔ LangleyΔ WhitneyΔ San JacintoΔ San AntonioΔ San Bernardino EastΔ San Antonio
2008Δ San GorgonioΔ San GorgonioΔ San AntonioΔ San AntonioΔ WilsonΔ San GorgonioΔ WhitneyΔ WashburnΔ Margarita LookoutΔ San GorgonioΔ San Antonio 
2009Δ San AntonioΔ StrawberryΔ SantiagoΔ San GorgonioΔ San JacintoΔ San GorgonioΔ WhitneyΔ White MountainΔ San GorgonioΔ Santa RosaΔ San AntonioΔ San Gorgonio
2010 Δ San GorgonioΔ DoubleΔ SplitΔ Castle RocksΔ San GorgonioΔ WhitneyΔ San GorgonioΔ RussellΔ Pleasant View RidgeΔ San AntonioΔ Delamar
2011Δ San GorgonioΔ CuyamacaΔ San GorgonioΔ WilliamsonΔ OnyxΔ Tyndall-XΔ TyndallΔ AbbotΔ ButlerΔ Pike Benchmark SummitΔ San Ysidro Mountain-E PkΔ Los Pinos
2012Δ TuleΔ Hot SpringsΔ San GorgonioΔ San RafaelΔ KeynotΔ SillΔ RainierΔ Middle PalisadeΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ StrawberryΔ QueenΔ Manly
2013Δ EdgarΔ San GorgonioΔ SentinelΔ CharlestonΔ ShastaΔ HumphreysΔ StarlightΔ KellerΔ North PalisadeΔ TiptonΔ VirginΔ Quail
2014Δ HumphreysΔ PyramidΔ North Guardian AngelΔ OwensΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ WhitneyΔ SawtellΔ GardinerΔ StanfordΔ VetterΔ San GorgonioΔ San Gorgonio
2015Δ OrizabaΔ RiscoΔ GraniteΔ BonelliΔ KernΔ MazourkaΔ Lyell Δ Devils CragsΔ DuboisΔ JeffersonΔ Emma
2016Δ TelegraphΔ WheelerΔ Panamint ButteΔ Peak 1951Δ SplitΔ NavajoΔ PiuteΔ Los PinosΔ Black KaweahΔ Morrison Δ Grapevine
2017 Δ Muddy Δ SillimanΔ Yuba CoHP Δ BarcroftΔ ThomasΔ BrewerΔ HarrisΔ MaturangoΔ Tin
2018Δ PotosiΔ LookoutΔ Palen Mountains HPΔ Bill Williams Δ Outlook HillΔ CirqueΔ Gateway HillΔ TassajaraΔ Mauna KeaΔ White TopΔ Rodman Mountains HP
2019Δ MonumentΔ Smith   Δ White Mountains Peak 10920 Δ Elbert Δ Mansfield  


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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