Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Austin D. Smith'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  


2003     Δ Lava Butte      
2009         Δ Beacon Rock  
2010   Δ Augspurger Δ Half DomeΔ Saint Helens Δ Devils Rest Δ Defiance 
2011   Δ Beacon RockΔ Augspurger Δ AdamsΔ Little TahomaΔ TalbertΔ Angels Rest  
2012    Δ LarchΔ Angels LandingΔ HoodΔ Middle SisterΔ Bachelor   
2013   Δ TalbertΔ Munra PointΔ Half DomeΔ GlacierΔ South Sister Δ Black Butte  
2014Δ Pajens ButteΔ Angels RestΔ AugspurgerΔ Angels RestΔ Munra PointΔ ShastaΔ Devils TowerΔ ElbertΔ Jefferson-X   
2015Δ Beacon RockΔ WindΔ Laurel HillΔ Blue Box PassΔ GaribaldiΔ BakerΔ RainierΔ North SisterΔ Broken TopΔ DevilsΔ High RockΔ Highland Butte
2016Δ Pistol ButteΔ Oak Grove ButteΔ DogΔ Haystack ButteΔ Saint HelensΔ PealeΔ SneffelsΔ SacajaweaΔ North Fork Umatilla Wilderness HPΔ (Blalock)Δ LoweΔ Scouters
2017Δ CornellΔ MultorporΔ San JacintoΔ Gray ButteΔ Peak 3600Δ Peak 4816-XΔ TempleΔ Grand TetonΔ Olallie ButteΔ Whitman Memorial HillΔ Pikes-XΔ Peak 902
2018Δ SylvaniaΔ Peak 3793Δ Portland HPΔ Oregon Butte-XΔ Demers RidgeΔ Puppy DomeΔ White MountainΔ Chief JosephΔ Table RockΔ Whitman Memorial HillΔ Frog Lake Buttes 
2019Δ Cooper Δ Juniper Dunes Wilderness HP   Δ HuckleberryΔ ClevelandΔ Table Rock Δ High Ridge 
2020Δ SaddleΔ LinctonΔ LinctonΔ Whitman Memorial HillΔ Black ButteΔ Whitman Memorial Hill      


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.

Copyright © 1987-2020 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service