Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Joseph Hirniak'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  


1978         Δ Lackenkogel  
1979       Δ NockspitzeΔ Schartenkopf   
1980      Δ Mansfield     
1982       Δ Camels Hump    
1983    Δ Hawksbill  Δ Washington    
1984     Δ Elbert      
1985      Δ FeldkogelΔ Großglockner-X    
1986    Δ HafelekarspitzeΔ HumphreysΔ BierstadtΔ Moosilauke    
1987   Δ Stromboli-X  Δ WatsonΔ BaldΔ Medicine Bow   
1988    Δ AbrahamΔ Bald      
1989    Δ Kramerspitz Δ Mansfield     
1990      Δ Spread EagleΔ AgassizΔ Hayden   
1991  Δ Slide Δ HawksbillΔ A-1Δ Nebo-S PkΔ Clayton    
1992      Δ OsceolaΔ Lafayette    
1993       Δ Marcy    
1994      Δ Goverla     
1995    Δ Giant  Δ Jefferson    
1996      Δ Carter DomeΔ Fuji-san Δ Nasu-dake  
1997  Δ Kinabalu   Δ Hotaka-dakeΔ Waumbek    
1998      Δ Mitchell     
1999    Δ Hancock   Δ Adams   
2000  Δ Old Rag Δ Black DomeΔ BondΔ Le ConteΔ Katahdin    
2001      Δ Ben Nevis Δ Equinox   
2002    Δ Ascutney Δ South Twin     
2003      Δ MinsiΔ Greylock Δ Tammany  
2004       Δ Priest    
2005      Δ Anderson     
2006       Δ Kita-dake    
2007       Δ Whitney    
2008           Δ Woodson
2009    Δ San Gorgonio    Δ San Antonio  
2010       Δ Longs-X  Δ Palomar 
2011     Δ San Jacinto Δ Baden-Powell    
2012  Δ Santiago   Δ Telegraph   Δ Hot Springs 
2013     Δ Tahquitz Δ Dana    
2014 Δ Cahuilla     Δ Trail    
2015        Δ Cuyamaca Δ San Mateo 
2016 Δ Morena ButteΔ CowlesΔ GuatayΔ Los Pinos    Δ RyanΔ Wrightson 
2017    Δ Los Pinos  Δ East Pocket Knob    
2018       Δ High Point Δ StanleyΔ Progeny 
2019Δ Silverdome    Δ Thomas Δ Gillespie  Δ El Cajon 
2020  Δ Saddleback Butte  Δ Waterman Δ Gaylor Δ Reversed  
2021Δ GrapevineΔ Denk          


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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