Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Josh Carlson'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  


1999       Δ Marmot Point    
2000       Δ Trail Ridge    
2001       Δ Longs-X    
2002Δ Guadalupe Δ Eagle Δ ElbertΔ Dents du MidiΔ Blanc-XΔ Matterhorn-X   Δ Storm
2003  Δ Pelée   Δ Taum Sauk Δ Uncompahgre   
2004    Δ Charles MoundΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Timms Hill Δ Uncompahgre   
2005    Δ Bierstadt Δ Wheeler   Δ Marcy 
2006     Δ MitchellΔ Longs  Δ Liamuiga  
2007        Δ Brasstown Bald   
2008      Δ Sheep     
2009  Δ Quandary-X   Δ WhitneyΔ Montgomery    
2010  Δ SniktauΔ GreylockΔ BaldyΔ Black ElkΔ EvansΔ CloudΔ Howard CoHPΔ Keokuk CoHP  
2011Δ Blue MoundsΔ HawksbillΔ Potato KnobΔ LookoutΔ Green CoHPΔ BlancaΔ Gasconade CoHPΔ Platte MoundsΔ Sheridan CoHPΔ WashingtonΔ Lawrence CoHPΔ Scott CoHP
2012Δ Calumet CoHPΔ Estes Cone-XΔ Chickasaw CoHPΔ Hickory BenchmarkΔ Fulton CoHPΔ LincolnΔ Stockaid BenchmarkΔ Sugarbush HillΔ Henry CoHPΔ Potter CoHPΔ Franklin CoHPΔ Knox-X
2013Δ North Holy HillΔ Williamsburg HillΔ South RangeΔ Fayette CoHPΔ Pipestone CoHPΔ Richland BalsamΔ GraysΔ Platte MoundsΔ Montana RidgeΔ Mauna KeaΔ Audubon CoHPΔ Putnam CoHP
2014Δ Marshall CoHPΔ Piatt CoHPΔ Jersey CoHPΔ EmoryΔ Monroe CoHPΔ Hendricks CoHPΔ Stockaid BenchmarkΔ Woodford CoHPΔ DelanoΔ Daviess CoHP Δ Dubuque CoHP
2015Δ Blue MoundsΔ JamesΔ TamarackΔ Monroe CoHPΔ Preble CoHPΔ LassenΔ of the Holy CrossΔ Owen CoHPΔ Tazewell CoHPΔ Grove HillΔ Bureau CoHPΔ Moniteau CoHP
2016Δ Knox CoHPΔ Taum SaukΔ Sarpy CoHPΔ Cooper Hill Δ South SisterΔ Apple OrchardΔ Clark Δ Champaign CoHP Δ Meteor Hill
2017  Δ Cookes  Δ PinosΔ Fish Lake HightopΔ Crestone   Δ Hillsdale CoHP
2018 Δ Lead Hill  Δ BlancaΔ GuyotΔ MonumentΔ Carroll CoHP Δ ParkerΔ Atchison CoHP-XΔ Parksville Knob
2019Δ Mercer CoHP Δ WhitneyΔ Tallahatchie CoHPΔ ThackerΔ Aiguille du MidiΔ Sacajawea  Δ Slatington Benchmark Δ Gadsden CoHP
2020Δ Lignumvitae Key HP-X Δ Grande  Δ (Wheeler)Δ Crooks Tower  Δ Saint ElmoΔ Smith CoHPΔ Cumberland Mountain-Chadwell Benchmark
2021  Δ Wrightson  Δ Charlie DomeΔ Cinnamon Peak South  Δ Terry  


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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