Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Ken Oeser'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  


1987     Δ Cadillac      
1989      Δ Half Dome     
1991Δ Guadalupe        Δ Taum SaukΔ WoodallΔ Cheaha
1992Δ Driskill  Δ MagazineΔ EagleΔ White ButteΔ Black ElkΔ MitchellΔ Spruce KnobΔ Brasstown BaldΔ RogersΔ Black Mesa
1993       Δ Washington    
1994      Δ Panorama Point Δ Whitney   
1995       Δ Kings    
1996       Δ Elbert    
1997       Δ Boundary    
1998     Δ Rainier      
1999 Δ RooseveltΔ HouseΔ Haw KnobΔ Jay CoHPΔ Greenlee CoHPΔ Holston HPΔ GraniteΔ Perry CoHPΔ Big FrogΔ Gravel KnobΔ Dickson CoHP
2000Δ Hardin CoHPΔ Chimneytop-SW PkΔ Big BaldΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ Holloway RidgeΔ GuyotΔ Mauna KeaΔ GannettΔ McCook CoHPΔ EnglishΔ High KnobΔ Putnam CoHP
2001Δ CowpenΔ Pilot KnobΔ WhitetopΔ GrandfatherΔ Cumberland Mountain-Chadwell BenchmarkΔ Grassy Ridge BaldΔ Weiss KnobΔ Sequatchie CoHPΔ Signal PointΔ LookoutΔ PinnacleΔ Gwinnett CoHP
2002Δ Cumberland CoHPΔ Limestone CoHPΔ Black Mountain-Northeast HighΔ Green River KnobΔ Meade CoHPΔ HorsepenΔ Grays Δ SteensΔ Backbone Mountain-Preston CoHPΔ Comers Rock 
2003  Δ FoxΔ SawneeΔ Nicholas CoHPΔ Ryans CreekΔ Williamsburg HillΔ Blue Mounds Δ Limestone Knob  
2004Δ Williamson CoHPΔ Dowdell KnobΔ JohnsΔ PuntaΔ RichΔ SugarloafΔ Crooks TowerΔ BlancaΔ Chestnut RidgeΔ Thorny Flat  
2005Δ Pine Log  Δ Lemmon  Δ Apple Orchard    Δ Tryon
2006Δ Clarendon CoHP   Δ Laurel CoHP Δ KillingtonΔ Sandymush Bald Δ Bell Knob Δ Becks Mountain Northeast
2007Δ Carmel Δ Chickasaw CoHPΔ Barganier LookoutΔ Floyd CoHP Δ Wheeler Δ Wilson   
2008  Δ Graveyard Hill Δ Fairfax CoHPΔ Amelia CoHPΔ Pinos  Δ Keeney Knob  
2009   Δ Washington CoHP  Δ Tuscarora Δ LincolnΔ Myles Knob  
2010      Δ ThickettyΔ LafayetteΔ EastΔ Lamar CoHP  
2011  Δ Carson CoHPΔ Buzzard Ridge Δ ShastaΔ Gurnsey Benchmark Δ Lead HillΔ Henry Knob  
2012  Δ Saint Louis CoHP Δ TheΔ Knox CoHPΔ LatourΔ HarvardΔ LongsΔ County Corner Point Δ Kittatiny Mountain-Warren CoHP
2013Δ Bald Δ Preble CoHP  Δ Indian Springs LookoutΔ Sugarloaf  Δ Meteor Hill  
2014Δ McLean CoHPΔ Thacker Δ Jones CoHPΔ Kaala Δ GuyotΔ WrightsonΔ Baldy  Δ Moores Knob
2015Δ Washington CoHPΔ Ashley CoHPΔ McHenry CoHP Δ Myrtle PointΔ EmoryΔ Whetstone ButtesΔ Windom    
2016  Δ Mower CoHP Δ Big JayΔ Sawmill   Δ Monument  
2017Δ SignalΔ Britton HillΔ Union CoHPΔ Big BaldΔ Putnam CoHPΔ AnvilΔ BraceΔ QuadnaΔ Delano   
2018  Δ Baker  Δ Theodore RooseveltΔ Huayna PicchuΔ ColdbranchΔ WaasΔ Lassen  
2019Δ Morton Benchmark     Δ SummitΔ Medicine BowΔ Taylor   
2020Δ Carpenter Benchmark Δ West Carroll Parish HP  Δ Hopkins CoHP  Δ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ Constitution  
2021     Δ Langihryggur      


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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