Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Paul Michelson'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  


1983  Δ LogeΔ Little Tahoma-XΔ Sloan-XΔ BrothersΔ Rainier-XΔ AdamsΔ RainierΔ Mildred Point  
1984   Δ BecklerΔ Shasta-XΔ PinnacleΔ Observation RockΔ UnicornΔ Guye Δ Ellinor 
1985Δ Crystal Mountain-Summit House Δ Castle RockΔ ConstanceΔ RainierΔ GlacierΔ ForbiddenΔ RainierΔ MaudeΔ ChutlaΔ Alpine Baldy 
1986Δ SiΔ WhitehorseΔ Brothers-N Pk Δ SnowfieldΔ WarriorΔ ThomsonΔ Summit ChiefΔ GilbertΔ Pugh Δ Granite
1987  Δ C-141Δ RainierΔ Eldorado Δ BostonΔ CristoΔ Liberty BellΔ Little AnnapurnaΔ Devils 
1988  Δ Jupiter Δ MonumentΔ StuartΔ FortressΔ Fernow Δ Gunn Δ Merchant-X
1989Δ HumpbackΔ Inner Constance Δ Big KangarooΔ GarfieldΔ DragontailΔ Argonaut  Δ Pratt Δ Luna
1990   Δ HardyΔ Silver StarΔ RainierΔ ColchuckΔ BlackΔ Buckner   
1991Δ Stone  Δ Robinson Δ CashmereΔ North Gardner Δ MesahchieΔ West Craggy Δ Jolly
1992  Δ McMillan Spire Δ Clark Δ Cardinal Δ Cannon   
1993Δ McClellan Butte-X   Δ MartinΔ Abernathy Δ Seven Fingered JackΔ BigelowΔ Big SnagtoothΔ Snoqualmie 
1994    Δ ReynoldsΔ Golden Horn Δ FormidableΔ SiΔ Windy  
1995    Δ ShuksanΔ Point 6951Δ Huffers HillΔ OvalΔ Devore   
1996     Δ EsmeraldaΔ BonanzaΔ Defiance    
1997    Δ Merchant Δ Kimtah Δ Courtney   
1998Δ Washington   Δ Baker-XΔ BakerΔ BuckΔ (Rachel Lake)Δ StarΔ Grass  
1999     Δ Twin Peaks-XΔ AzuriteΔ CathedralΔ Luahna   
2000 Δ Schweitzer Basin   Δ Primus Δ Carru  Δ Ellinor 
2001       Δ AdamsΔ Remmel   
2002   Δ MailboxΔ TahtlumΔ Rainier-XΔ GothicΔ HinmanΔ AltaΔ Bare  
2003 Δ Red Δ Goat-XΔ ThomasΔ DarkΔ LoganΔ StuartΔ McClellan ButteΔ Kaleetan  
2004 Δ WhitetoothΔ ChangeΔ ClevelandΔ Saint HelensΔ PtarmiganΔ SpickardΔ KyesΔ Big CraggyΔ IndependenceΔ ChinookΔ Bandera Mountain-W Pk
2005Δ Cedar ButteΔ DickermanΔ Jim HillΔ HuckleberryΔ Raven Ridge-XΔ Raven RidgeΔ LagoΔ Dorado NeedleΔ JackΔ Quiemuth  
2006Δ Taum SaukΔ BachelorΔ PulpitΔ CowboyΔ TownsendΔ DomeΔ HaleakalaΔ GoodeΔ Silver Star   
2008   Δ Hoosier HillΔ Ebright Azimuth Δ Campbell HillΔ Clingmans Dome  Δ Cheaha 
2009 Δ Muskegon CoHPΔ Shenanigans FarmΔ Timms HillΔ Black ElkΔ Shiawassee CoHPΔ Arvon Δ Black MesaΔ ElbertΔ Pacific CoHPΔ Kosciuszko
2010Δ Rattlesnake Hills LookoutΔ BadgerΔ Twin PeaksΔ MitchellΔ GoatΔ RedΔ Mauna KeaΔ Adams-West SlopeΔ HuckleberryΔ AixΔ Bukhan-sanΔ Squak
2011Δ CatherineΔ KentΔ Weihenstephan HillΔ Fools DayΔ FrigidΔ Stone-XΔ Andrew Δ PurcellΔ GoatΔ Yeongchuk-san - SouthΔ Squak Mountain-SE Pk
2012Δ AndersonΔ Crystal Mountain-GrubstakeΔ HawksbillΔ MissionΔ TiffanyΔ LennoxΔ ProphetΔ Big ChiwaukumΔ WowΔ TomyhoiΔ Mudbog HillΔ Hyak
2013Δ BoistfortΔ Lyman HillΔ HogbackΔ MonumentalΔ BuckΔ DeceptionΔ Fremont NorthΔ HafelekarspitzeΔ McGregorΔ Table RockΔ SiloΔ Tolmie Peak Lookout
2014Δ Mitchell HillΔ Monument HillΔ King BenchmarkΔ Sourdough Mountain-Peak 6107Δ ColumbiaΔ SlateΔ Mebee Pass LookoutΔ HaleakalaΔ Hidden Lake PeaksΔ WinchesterΔ GreenΔ Dillard Point Lookout Site
2015Δ Jefferson Ridge-Lookout SiteΔ ColdwaterΔ Sawmill RidgeΔ North TwentymileΔ Monument 83Δ PlummerΔ Christoff LookoutΔ Chikamin Δ Tatoosh  
2016 Δ ScottΔ Red BenchmarkΔ Briar HillΔ Indian Springs LookoutΔ Reddish KnobΔ MonumentalΔ RubyΔ Fifes RidgeΔ Little KachessΔ Cole Butte BenchmarkΔ Gray CoHP
2017Δ PleasantΔ Sandia CrestΔ Rattlesnake Middle LedgeΔ ArrowheadΔ WhitneyΔ MichelsonΔ Raven RoostΔ BlumΔ GuadalupeΔ Bayne Existence  
2018Δ Novelty HillΔ MonahanΔ Skinner HillΔ Burch Mountain-N PkΔ FawnΔ HozomeenΔ Three FoolsΔ BaconΔ TogoΔ AngelesΔ DixonΔ Arbuckle
2019Δ Siete Hermanos-XΔ Ojos del Salado-XΔ Old Baldy Δ StormyΔ AdamsΔ SheepΔ High Dalles Point 6176Δ BorahΔ SteamboatΔ Heather RidgeΔ Fairfax Lookout Site
2020Δ BlueΔ CabinΔ Kosmos LookoutΔ Little BuckΔ Midnight Mountain South SummitΔ ScotchmanΔ NorseΔ CircleΔ FricabaΔ South PointΔ McCoyΔ Hull Creek Lookout site
2021Δ Higgins Lookout Site Δ Pecks Lake RidgeΔ Krell HillΔ Cypress Island HP       


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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