Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Matthew Hengst'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  


2004           Δ Santiago
2007    Δ Boucher HillΔ San AntonioΔ Tahquitz Δ SugarloafΔ HarwoodΔ Twin Sisters Peaks 
2008Δ Granite Δ LukensΔ GrinnellΔ StrawberryΔ San JacintoΔ San GorgonioΔ Anderson  Δ CuyamacaΔ Islip
2009Δ Jean Δ BeautyΔ Iron SpringΔ Coyote PeaksΔ Sadie HawkinsΔ PickeringΔ WinchellΔ TomΔ Apache  
2010Δ San JacintoΔ RabbitΔ MartinezΔ San RafaelΔ SmithΔ Five FingersΔ BradleyΔ KeithΔ BirchΔ Starr KingΔ TelescopeΔ Edgar
2011Δ Superstition BenchmarkΔ SignalΔ East OrdΔ WhitneyΔ Lone PineΔ KeynotΔ StanfordΔ Kaweah Δ SirrettaΔ Rainbow PointΔ Potosi
2012Δ GriffithΔ TuckiΔ Sam FinkΔ ScodieΔ DiamondΔ ShastaΔ Spanish Δ RixfordΔ San GorgonioΔ HayfordΔ Prohibition
2013Δ TinΔ GrapevineΔ Last ChanceΔ LoweΔ Julius CaesarΔ SillΔ SplitΔ GardinerΔ Seven GablesΔ MormonΔ GuadalupeΔ Tipton
2014Δ VirginΔ SantiagoΔ Bighorn Δ Picacho del DiabloΔ Izaak WaltonΔ ThunderΔ LangleyΔ Hooper Δ PattersonΔ Valley of Fire
2015Δ Big Maria Mountains HP Δ Peak 10620'Δ DuboisΔ Kibbie RidgeΔ Twin PeaksΔ UniversityΔ Cirque    
2016 Δ Peak 4377Δ OnyxΔ Sheep Hole Mountains HPΔ DurrwoodΔ White MountainΔ CharlestonΔ WinchellΔ RoyceΔ Ian CampbellΔ Elsies NippleΔ Nelson Range HP
2017Δ TeutoniaΔ WilsonΔ Canyon PointΔ SillimanΔ CragΔ Crag (USGS) Δ WarrenΔ Red SlateΔ KunaΔ FlorenceΔ FiftymileΔ Baboquivari-X
2018Δ Providence BenchmarkΔ MartinezΔ Poopout HillΔ Spanish NeedleΔ Coyote PeaksΔ HilgardΔ MalloryΔ TrapezoidΔ Silliman Δ Nippletop 
2019Δ Whipple Mountains HPΔ SierraΔ WatermanΔ ScodieΔ Peak 9156Δ OlanchaΔ HopkinsΔ Whitney    
2020Δ El MontanonΔ MontecitoΔ Chaparrosa Δ Baden-Powell    Δ YMCA  
2021   Δ Cheaha        


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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