Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Isolated Peak

Laura Newman's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1984  Δ Diamond Head         
1987 Δ Whistler          
1993       Δ Rainbow Point    
2000 Δ Keys View    Δ Acropolis     
2004      Δ San GorgonioΔ Whitney Δ Half Dome  
2005      Δ Horse Pasture Plateau-S Pk     
2006 Δ Camelback  Δ WilsonΔ Yaki Point  Δ Whitney  Δ San Antonio
2007Δ Mammoth   Δ Shasta  Δ San Gorgonio    
2008 Δ EchoΔ Mammoth Δ Hood Δ Olive HillΔ WhitneyΔ Wilson Δ Vetter 
2009 Δ Guadalupe  Δ Castle RocksΔ WrightΔ Baden-PowellΔ Langley Δ MagazineΔ Calabasas 
2010Δ MammothΔ Miller   Δ HumphreysΔ Point 4668 Δ White MountainΔ Black ElkΔ Fernando 2 BenchmarkΔ Mauna Kea
2011Δ FrenchmanΔ BlackΔ PinosΔ Jump Off JoeΔ CraigΔ WahatisΔ ElkoΔ Oregon ButteΔ SantiagoΔ CopernicusΔ HualapaiΔ Bielawski
2012Δ QuailΔ WoodsonΔ PineΔ UnionΔ San BenitoΔ Point LomaΔ CucamongaΔ WheelerΔ ElbertΔ PalomarΔ ChiricahuaΔ Haleakala
2013Δ KaalaΔ Turtle Mountains HPΔ WhitakerΔ OrizabaΔ CharlestonΔ JeffersonΔ Ruby DomeΔ MorganΔ DelanoΔ Junipero SerraΔ RedΔ Harquahala
2014Δ AjoΔ SouthΔ PiuteΔ Picacho del DiabloΔ Odell BenchmarkΔ KeynotΔ MatterhornΔ LassenΔ Camano Island HPΔ PeakΔ MonroviaΔ Ord
2015Δ Mauna LoaΔ GrassΔ CrossmanΔ Tiefort Mountains HPΔ Walker CoHPΔ DiamondΔ Carroll CoHPΔ DogtoothΔ BabbittΔ Scrub BenchmarkΔ Las Tres VírgenesΔ Orizaba
2016Δ TolucaΔ VollmerΔ CosoΔ OregonΔ Point 4850Δ LyellΔ CheahaΔ LightnerΔ Jackson HillΔ Bunker HillΔ Big PineΔ Fremont
2017Δ BullionΔ Peak 3096Δ PuntaΔ Arrow Canyon Range HPΔ MitchellΔ KawaikiniΔ WashingtonΔ GraniteΔ OlanchaΔ BlancaΔ HazardΔ Keystone
2018Δ McCulloughΔ SheepΔ Hobe BenchmarkΔ Dos Cabezas PeaksΔ UmunhumΔ FrazierΔ KingsΔ McLoughlinΔ South Yolla BollyΔ Ben NevisΔ Estrella HPΔ Trumbull
2019Δ PescadoresΔ Porte d'AvalΔ Pinos         


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 600 mi or more
Isolation of 300 to 600 mi
Isolation of 60 to 300 mi
Isolation of 25 to 60 mi
Isolation of 5 to 25 mi
Isolation of less than 5 mi

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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