Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bryan Royer'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  


1973       Δ Rendezvous    
1976       Δ Tooth of Time    
1989           Δ Camelback
1991           Δ Diamond Head
1992        Δ Clingmans Dome   
1994     Δ Taum Sauk      
1996           Δ Stone
1999       Δ Bald Knob    
2005  Δ Pass Mountain South   Δ Taum Sauk     
2006      Δ Massive     
2009     Δ GraysΔ Elbert   Δ Hawn State Park HP 
2010      Δ Magazine Δ Taum Sauk   
2011    Δ Bond CoHP Δ Union CoHPΔ MitchellΔ Taum Sauk  Δ Buford
2012Δ Taum Sauk  Δ Peak 890 Δ BrownΔ Bollinger CoHP     
2013Δ Franklin CoHP  Δ Sublette Park Hill   Δ HughesΔ Clark Δ Saint Louis CoHP 
2014   Δ BufordΔ Lead HillΔ BellΔ Dallas CoHPΔ WashingtonΔ Saint Louis CoHPΔ Williams HillΔ Castlewood State Park HPΔ Brasstown Bald
2015  Δ Lindsey   Δ CheahaΔ Vail Δ Taum Sauk  
2016Δ Goggins Δ TracklerΔ KetchersideΔ Spruce Knob Δ Oak Δ Lawrence CoHPΔ Taum SaukΔ Frenchman HillΔ Johnston
2017Δ High TopΔ ChurchΔ Williams HillΔ Pilot Knob Δ Middle Δ Little Pilot KnobΔ CottonerΔ Grassy Δ Wildcat
2018Δ Mercer CoHPΔ Middlebrook HillΔ Cedar Δ Richland Balsam Δ Barry CoHP Δ BuckΔ Grassy Δ Bald Knob
2019    Δ Pinnacle   Δ Anne Arundel CoHPΔ Crowley Hill Δ Black


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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