Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Ephrat Bitton'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  


2002           Δ Signal
2009       Δ Igloo    
2010      Δ Shasta     
2011 Δ SchwaubΔ FreelΔ SplitΔ CleaverΔ WheelerΔ PrincetonΔ WhitneyΔ DanaΔ KearsargeΔ North Guardian AngelΔ Eagle
2012Δ GibbsΔ RoseΔ White MountainΔ GrayΔ IshincaΔ TocllarajuΔ North PalisadeΔ Tofana di RozesΔ Clyde MinaretΔ HumphreysΔ MartinezΔ Grizzly
2013Δ Red LakeΔ MorganΔ San AntonioΔ UniversityΔ DenaliΔ North GuardΔ CloudripperΔ LangleyΔ Black KaweahΔ ClarkΔ KumivaΔ Grappa
2014Δ SiegelΔ OrizabaΔ PyramidΔ EllisΔ OlanchaΔ Bear Creek Spire-XΔ Middle PalisadeΔ ArrowΔ CardinalΔ MorrisonΔ MummyΔ East Ord
2015Δ CastleΔ Jobs SisterΔ Little CrowfootΔ North Peak-SandstoneΔ TomΔ AbbotΔ GannettΔ BaldwinΔ LaurelΔ CamiacaΔ GlassΔ Mountain of the Sun
2016Δ HerlanΔ Chews RidgeΔ TamarackΔ EchoΔ BigΔ DadeΔ HumphreysΔ RoyceΔ MidwayΔ SmithΔ SlateΔ Hot Springs
2017Δ StevensΔ Trimmer-XΔ Nelson Range HPΔ HoodΔ Snow DomeΔ TuleΔ KernΔ North SisterΔ Three SistersΔ RoofΔ ComoΔ Teneriffe
2018Δ CougarΔ Stegosaurus ButteΔ Little SiΔ Madison Park HillΔ WashingtonΔ High RockΔ ForgottenΔ Observation RockΔ Cave RidgeΔ AltaΔ LemmonΔ Snoqualmie
2019Δ West Tiger Mountain #3Δ HolidayΔ Hurricane HillΔ Peak 3172Δ Saint HelensΔ UnicornΔ BlackΔ TrailΔ White ChuckΔ Tronsen HeadΔ Burch Mountain-S PkΔ Grand Ridge
2020Δ Cougar Mountain-Anti AircraftΔ Poo Poo PointΔ Ryan Δ TongueΔ Kelly ButteΔ PinnacleΔ ThomsonΔ HiboxΔ HawkinsΔ EarlΔ Arrowhead


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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