Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bob Wyka'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  


1972      Δ Whitney    Δ Rosa Point
1973       Δ BaldwinΔ LangleyΔ KennedyΔ MartinezΔ Rabbit
1974 Δ Signal          
1975      Δ Goddard Δ White MountainΔ South Guardian AngelΔ Whipple Mountains HP 
1976    Δ Telescope  Δ Twin Peaks    
1977Δ PyramidΔ GraniteΔ KingstonΔ Picacho del Diablo     Δ SmithΔ Weavers Needle 
1978  Δ Spirit     Δ Half DomeΔ Alta Δ Spanish Needle
1979   Δ Baboquivari   Δ Reinstein Δ Dicks  
1980    Δ Silver Δ RainierΔ TunemahΔ Finger   
1981     Δ CharlestonΔ Royce     
1985Δ Palen Mountains HP  Δ Sawtooth Δ Agassiz      
1986    Δ BirchΔ BlackΔ KilimanjaroΔ Middle PalisadeΔ FlorenceΔ Last Chance Δ Virgin
1987Δ PorterΔ Potosi  Δ WilliamsonΔ GardinerΔ FlorenceΔ DeerhornΔ Spanish Δ Island 
1988Δ IndianheadΔ Orocopia Mountains HPΔ EagleΔ New York Mountains HPΔ KearsargeΔ KaweahΔ Disappointment Δ DanaΔ Kern  
1989Δ Nopah Range HPΔ Pinto Δ OwensΔ BarnardΔ SirrettaΔ Triple DivideΔ DarwinΔ Matterhorn  Δ Tipton
1990Δ Turtle Mountains HP   Δ Sheep Hole Mountains HPΔ North MaggieΔ TomΔ CardinalΔ Palisade Crest   
1991  Δ Hayford    Δ RussellΔ HaeckelΔ SilverΔ Kino 
1992    Δ OlanchaΔ ColosseumΔ MalloryΔ Emerson Δ Mera  
1993Δ GraniteΔ SmithΔ ClarkΔ MaturangoΔ HumphreysΔ Banner Δ Center Δ GouldΔ WaucobaΔ Tucki
1994Δ Black ButteΔ RiscoΔ Pleasant PointΔ SentinelΔ HumphreysΔ CorcoranΔ RitterΔ Lion Rock    
1995       Δ DavisΔ WarrenΔ SillimanΔ Old Dad 
1996      Δ NewcombΔ WheelΔ Merced   
1997     Δ NorthΔ LeConte Δ Pyramid   
1998      Δ UniversityΔ MuirΔ Seven GablesΔ Pleasant Point  
1999      Δ TyndallΔ Four Gables    
2000      Δ Starr King     
2001       Δ Mendel    
2002     Δ KeithΔ PinchotΔ Goethe    
2004       Δ Observation    
2007        Δ Spirit   
2008        Δ Thompson   
2009       Δ MilestoneΔ Midway   
2010Δ Turtle Mountains HP  Δ Bridge    Δ Point Powell  Δ Pahrump Point
2011Δ Whipple Mountains HPΔ Black ButteΔ Rosa Point    Δ GayleyΔ Red KaweahΔ Last Chance  
2012Δ RiscoΔ Palen Mountains HPΔ Rosa Point  Δ WhitneyΔ North PalisadeΔ SillΔ Morgan   
2013     Δ RecessΔ WhitneyΔ StanfordΔ ExcelsiorΔ Disaster Δ Rosa Point
2014    Δ TinemahaΔ GlassΔ SplitΔ MorganΔ Muah  Δ Arrowhead
2015Δ Saddle Peak East    Δ Whitney Δ Whitney    
2016Δ Rosa PointΔ Keany Benchmark        Δ McKinleyΔ Monument
2017        Δ Whitney   
2020      Δ WhitneyΔ Whitney   Δ Harrison
2021Δ MortonΔ PotatoΔ Alto Δ CougarΔ RattlesnakeΔ ScoutersΔ Whitney Δ Mailbox  


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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