Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Curt Baxstrom'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  


1985           Δ Diamond Head
1992Δ BlackΔ Fence Meadow Lookout  Δ Half DomeΔ MitchellΔ Red LakeΔ LolaΔ Crane Flat LookoutΔ ShermanΔ BaldΔ Sunday
1993       Δ Bogachiel    
1994   Δ Musick  Δ Tiger     
1995 Δ Green          
1996    Δ SiΔ Earl Δ Sunset BenchmarkΔ Ingalls Peak-S Pk   
1997  Δ PinnacleΔ Peak 5539 Δ WashingtonΔ AdamsΔ OlympusΔ DragontailΔ BurroughsΔ KendallΔ Bandera
1998 Δ Arthur Δ SugarloafΔ StuartΔ BakerΔ Steamboat ProwΔ EldoradoΔ BlackΔ EsmeraldaΔ Anvil RockΔ Lane
1999Δ Saint HelensΔ CrystalΔ RoseΔ PinnacleΔ BrothersΔ GlacierΔ Little TahomaΔ SahaleΔ DomeΔ HadleyΔ LookoutΔ Copper
2000Δ South Tiger #2 Δ FlorenceΔ GraniteΔ MerchantΔ RuthΔ RainierΔ ChikaminΔ North GardnerΔ Goat Island  
2001Δ ArrowheadΔ Kent  Δ IngallsΔ Big JimΔ FernowΔ ShuksanΔ Kangaroo TempleΔ Cradle  
2002Δ Middle TigerΔ West TigerΔ LaneΔ LightningΔ DragontailΔ GlacierΔ ForbiddenΔ CraterΔ MaudeΔ Stevens  
2003Δ Crystal Mountain-GrubstakeΔ Persis  Δ ToothΔ ClarkΔ JackΔ SpickardΔ Sharkfin TowerΔ Jefferson  
2004  Δ GreenΔ SquakΔ AixΔ Big ChiwaukumΔ BakerΔ CadetΔ Big Craggy   
2005   Δ SquakΔ CruiserΔ IngallsΔ SewardΔ TowerΔ Fifes PeaksΔ Ingalls Peak-S Pk  
2006   Δ KosciuszkoΔ BarometerΔ Little TahomaΔ Three Fingered JackΔ Black ButteΔ LarrabeeΔ Cardinal  
2007    Δ BlumΔ TeanawayΔ McLoughlinΔ AntlerΔ DiamondΔ Round  
2008     Δ HoodΔ OvalΔ Jefferson  Δ DickermanΔ Sauk
2009Δ Humpback   Δ GaribaldiΔ ShastaΔ North SisterΔ South SisterΔ Fort McHenry HP   
2010Δ Little Saint Helens  Δ MailboxΔ Saint HelensΔ ChimneyΔ OlympusΔ ReynoldsΔ GrouseΔ Granite  
2011   Δ Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument HP - Ingram Park  Δ AndersonΔ Elk  Δ Petes 
2012Δ Killington   Δ Stonewall National Monument HP Δ FremontΔ Crystal Mountain-Silver QueenΔ DeerΔ Merrimack NH highpoint  
2013Δ MargaretΔ Cowlitz RocksΔ SatulickΔ HaleakalaΔ DoubleΔ SnowfieldΔ BakerΔ SkyscraperΔ Andrew BenchmarkΔ PigeonΔ Whitman CrestΔ Wallace
2014 Δ Pinnacle  Δ Wake CoHPΔ Freemans ViewΔ ArgonautΔ CashmereΔ PilchuckΔ Robinson  
2015 Δ Stratton Δ ChehalemΔ PikesΔ PinnacleΔ BuckΔ BigelowΔ Hidden Lake PeaksΔ Cannon  
2016Δ Anderson HillΔ Green Δ ClevelandΔ Big SnagtoothΔ HinmanΔ PrimusΔ Broken Top-S PkΔ RattlesnakeΔ South Point  
2017  Δ Fisher CreekΔ LarchΔ ShastinaΔ TumwaterΔ MesahchieΔ CopperΔ RemmelΔ LowΔ Clingmans Dome 
2018 Δ GalesΔ BaldΔ LummiΔ Icicle RidgeΔ MissionΔ LagoΔ LuahnaΔ AbercrombieΔ Hal FossΔ BrokeoffΔ Morgan Butte
2019Δ Peak 5113Δ HamiltonΔ Peak 3235Δ Peak 5480Δ MysteryΔ WarriorΔ MonumentΔ BonaparteΔ liberationΔ HamiltonΔ Alpine LookoutΔ Burnt Hill
2020Δ King BenchmarkΔ FirebreakΔ WashingtonΔ Tusk O'GraniteΔ DirtyfaceΔ HardingΔ West     


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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