Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Beckie Covill'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  


1994     Δ Panorama PointΔ Wheeler     
1995    Δ Taylor       
1996       Δ Kings    
1997 Δ Indian Hill          
1998    Δ Peale Δ High Knob     
1999 Δ Britton Hill          
2001  Δ Forest Ridge   Δ Pocasset Hill     
2002        Δ Grande Δ Smoky Hill RidgeΔ Sandia Crest
2003     Δ Davidson Δ Boundary    
2004      Δ Rainier     
2005          Δ Santa Fe Baldy 
2006    Δ Little Costilla Δ Gilbert   Δ Manzano 
2008Δ Hobe Benchmark     Δ Waas Δ Whitewater Baldy   
2009        Δ East   
2010       Δ GalenaΔ Ellen   
2013Δ South Baldy     Δ East TurnerΔ CharlestonΔ San Antonio Δ Brevard CoHP 
2014     Δ Crum Hill   Δ SugarloafΔ Caballo Mountain-Southwest Slope 
2015    Δ Lafayette Δ Seward CoHP Δ EvansΔ Blanca-XΔ McKnight 
2016 Δ Saint John the Baptist Parish HPΔ Driskill   Δ Blanca  Δ Tamalpais-W Pk  
2017Δ Haleakala     Δ Bunker HillΔ Hazel Benchmark Δ Point Reno  
2018Δ Luciano Mesa-East Area    Δ Magazine  Δ Wheeler   
2019      Δ ArvonΔ Fish Lake HightopΔ Brian Head   


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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