Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Most Prominent Peak

Steve Mueller's Ascents by Year/Month

Links for other Snapshot Grids:Use Metric Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1966      Δ LongsΔ Meeker    
1967       Δ Lincoln    
1968       Δ Ypsilon    
1969        Δ North Arapaho   
1972    Δ Cloud  Δ Rainier    
1973  Δ Wind River         
1979     Δ HorseshoeΔ ShermanΔ PikesΔ Yale   
1980      Δ PrincetonΔ Harvard    
1981      Δ Grays     
1982      Δ EvansΔ Elbert    
1983       Δ Snowmass    
1984       Δ La Plata    
1985       Δ HandiesΔ Huron   
1986       Δ Grand Teton    
1987      Δ SneffelsΔ of the Holy CrossΔ Blanca Δ James 
1988        Δ Uncompahgre   
1989      Δ CulebraΔ Windom    
1990      Δ CrestoneΔ MaroonΔ Wilson   
1991        Δ BuckskinΔ Fletcher  
1992  Δ Haleakala    Δ WhitneyΔ OurayΔ Clinton  
1993     Δ Charles Mound Δ PacificΔ Crystal   
1994      Δ GrizzlyΔ LackawannaΔ CaliforniaΔ Black Mesa Δ Panorama Point
1995       Δ GraniteΔ WheelerΔ French  
1996Δ Esprit Point   Δ Hawkeye PointΔ HoodΔ KingsΔ GannettΔ Redcloud Peak-NE PkΔ Magazine  
1997   Δ Guadalupe Δ Denali Δ Red Δ PhoenixΔ Campbell Hill 
1998    Δ Mitchell Δ GreenhornΔ HumphreysΔ WashingtonΔ High PointΔ Thunder ButteΔ Elbert CoHP
1999 Δ Mauna KeaΔ Smoky Hill Ridge Δ Adams CoHPΔ Ice Δ ScottΔ Stephenson CoHPΔ SummitΔ Shannon Benchmark 
2000     Δ ConstitutionΔ ClarkΔ Flat TopΔ ZirkelΔ Lamborn  
2001     Δ CathedralΔ HalfΔ Rio Grande PyramidΔ Turret Δ Broomfield CoHP 
2002    Δ North Apostle Δ HagermanΔ Vestal Δ Island  
2003     Δ Blue MoundsΔ TeakettleΔ Badger    
2004      Δ Medicine BowΔ ArrowΔ Pigeon   
2005      Δ McNamee Δ Dallas   
2007        Δ Pilot Knob   
2008     Δ Castle Peak-W PkΔ North StarΔ JaggedΔ MosquitoΔ Sheridan  
2009   Δ Elephant ButteΔ Half Dome Δ AetnaΔ Sayres BenchmarkΔ BaldΔ TwiningΔ Blaurock 
2010    Δ Horse RanchΔ WheelerΔ GoodeΔ Rito AltoΔ ElectricΔ Cottonwood  
2011  Δ Loggerhead Key HP Δ Rankin Ridge Δ OlympusΔ Peak 13722Δ SilexΔ Mica Δ Music
2012   Δ EmoryΔ Cuyahoga Valley National Park HPΔ PowellΔ JacksonΔ GriggsΔ White DomeΔ San Antonio  
2013    Δ Hawksbill Δ Pole CreekΔ LassenΔ CirqueΔ Crown  
2014    Δ El MontanonΔ FlutedΔ OsoΔ AngayukaqsraqΔ Wheeler   
2015     Δ EurekaΔ GrizzlyΔ GilpinΔ AnimasΔ Cadillac  
2016Δ Lata    Δ SpokaneΔ AdamsΔ OberlinΔ Broken HandΔ Mauna Loa  
2017      Δ GibbsΔ ClevelandΔ Peak Fifteen   
2018    Δ BoulderΔ GlacierΔ TrincheraΔ Peak 13510Δ Sandia Crest   
2019     Δ ShastaΔ MarysΔ White Rock Δ Indiana Dunes National Park HP  


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,999 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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