Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Rebecca Sowards-Emmerd'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  


2002    Δ RalstonΔ DanaΔ White Mountain  Δ Moro RockΔ Keys View 
2003   Δ Borel HillΔ WaterhouseΔ Black PointΔ North DomeΔ Scott  Δ Chloride Cliff 
2004 Δ Dewey PointΔ Echo Δ North ChaloneΔ Lembert Dome  Δ Chocolate Δ Wildrose 
2005  Δ Elephants Back Δ VasquezΔ Smith Δ Caroline Livermore  Δ Telescope 
2006   Δ CrescentΔ San Jacinto Δ Loomis Δ LangleyΔ Panum CraterΔ Monument 
2007  Δ Eagle RockΔ SizerΔ Phipps Δ HoffmannΔ Whitney  Δ Funeral 
2008    Δ Koosah  Δ Copper  Δ IbexΔ Queen
2009  Δ CoyoteΔ Schonchin Butte Δ Saint Helena Δ Sonora  Δ TurtleheadΔ Tamalpais-E Pk
2010Δ McAbee Overlook Δ MonumentΔ SizerΔ BlackΔ LamontΔ GaylorΔ RoyceΔ ConnessΔ WillsonΔ OphirΔ Haiwee Ridge
2011 Δ El SombrosoΔ Rose Δ SagehenΔ PotatoΔ LaurelΔ SplitΔ Wheeler Δ AndrewsΔ Conglomerate Mesa
2012Δ Whitecap  Δ WillsonΔ TrailmasterΔ Vagabond Δ TrailΔ TomΔ MorganΔ New York BenchmarkΔ Kelso
2013Δ WillsonΔ Saint HelenaΔ MorrisΔ Liberty CapΔ BoundaryΔ RaggedΔ ExcelsiorΔ Tyndall  Δ Mesquite Mountains HPΔ Black Butte
2014 Δ Sutter's MillΔ Nibbs KnobΔ DiscoveryΔ Burra BurraΔ Lembert DomeΔ StarrΔ Cloudripper  Δ Mescal Range HP 
2015 Δ CoyoteΔ SizerΔ Caliente Δ Signal Δ South GuardΔ CopperΔ MorenaΔ Striped 
2016Δ Pilot Butte   Δ Black Butte Δ Lassen   Δ Belknap Crater 
2017Δ Horse ButteΔ Lava ButteΔ Rocky ButteΔ GreenΔ LookoutΔ Inferno ConeΔ Tam McArthur RimΔ South SisterΔ TumaloΔ TwinsΔ Juniper ButteΔ Pine Ridge
2018Δ WildcatΔ Turtle Mound Δ Roman NoseΔ Black ButteΔ PaulinaΔ BachelorΔ StrawberryΔ South SisterΔ Four In One ConeΔ Steens 
2019Δ Pilot Butte  Δ Flatiron RockΔ IronΔ WarnerΔ South SisterΔ Cloud Cap    
2020     Δ East ButteΔ Hager Δ Eagle CapΔ Green  


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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