Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Nathan Ponder'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  


1995       Δ Camels Hump  Δ Camels Hump 
1996    Δ Camels Hump       
2005         Δ North Tripyramid  
2008Δ Rangitoto           
2009 Δ Camels Hump   Δ MoosilaukeΔ MoosilaukeΔ Moosilauke    
2010      Δ FleecerΔ WashingtonΔ Fleecer   
2011      Δ FleecerΔ BloomΔ Scott  Δ Observation Point
2012 Δ SignalΔ JelmΔ Greyrock     Δ TelescopeΔ Humphreys 
2013Δ EldenΔ Sunset Park   Δ Diamond Point    Δ MitchellΔ Old Rag
2014Δ HumphreysΔ PyramidΔ Observation PointΔ TV Hill    Δ WatchmanΔ PisgahΔ Guadalupe 
2015 Δ AgassizΔ Mitchell Δ Rocky Butte  Δ South SisterΔ Broken TopΔ McLoughlin  
2016 Δ TeutoniaΔ Gray Butte  Δ AdamsΔ South SisterΔ Middle SisterΔ DiamondΔ Wheeler  
2017 Δ Sugarloaf Δ Peak 4240Δ BachelorΔ TumaloΔ Broken Top - South  Δ Broken Hand  
2018Δ Tokomkaru / Mount RobertsonΔ IsobelΔ Armstrong Δ ShastaΔ LassenΔ Thielsen Δ PaulinaΔ Lembert DomeΔ Pilot Butte 
2019 Δ Avalanche Δ SentinelΔ WolfΔ Ball Butte  Δ WhitneyΔ Pilot ButteΔ ThielsenΔ Refrigerator
2020Δ Pilot ButteΔ Pilot ButteΔ HualapaiΔ LemmonΔ Kaibab Plateau HPΔ Salt RiverΔ BaldyΔ HumphreysΔ GrahamΔ KendrickΔ ChiricahuaΔ Miller
2021Δ ThimbleΔ Estrella HPΔ Bill WilliamsΔ SmithΔ Mohon Δ BangsΔ WatchmanΔ ElbertΔ NeboΔ Kaibab Plateau HPΔ Pinnacle Ridge
2022Δ TabernacleΔ SilverΔ BassettΔ Hyde  Δ Grand Wash Cliffs  Δ Dos Cabezas PeaksΔ TurtleΔ Courthouse Rock
2023 Δ Britton Hill          


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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