Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Ira Rushwald'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  


1975  Δ Si Δ Polallie Ridge     Δ Si 
1976     Δ Polallie Ridge    Δ Si 
1979       Δ Alta    
1980       Δ Si    
1983Δ Amabilis           
1985 Δ Margaret          
1988         Δ Dragontail  
1993Δ Teanaway Butte    Δ Saint Helens      
1995       Δ West Tiger Mountain #3    
1996      Δ Watson-E Pk Δ Rampart RidgeΔ Rampart Ridge  
1997     Δ Dickerman Δ Three Fingers    
1998      Δ ChairΔ SilverΔ Washington   
1999 Δ Guye Δ RedΔ PilchuckΔ EllinorΔ Earl Δ WashingtonΔ Sahale  
2000    Δ Dickerman  Δ VesperΔ Forgotten   
2001  Δ Si Δ RedΔ BakerΔ IngallsΔ SkyscraperΔ Fremont   
2002  Δ Si Δ DickermanΔ BakerΔ VesperΔ Silver StarΔ Tomyhoi Δ Defiance 
2003 Δ Hex  Δ Tooth Δ TomyhoiΔ Shuksan-XΔ Ingalls Δ Rampart Ridge 
2004 Δ Pinnacle-X Δ Saint HelensΔ East Wilmans SpireΔ BakerΔ Elk Mountain WestΔ Cathedral RockΔ Kangaroo Temple   
2005Δ Forgotten Δ Washington Δ HoodΔ Stuart-XΔ DragontailΔ BlackΔ Liberty BellΔ Snoqualmie  
2006 Δ Diamond Head Δ ForgottenΔ BryantΔ Tooth Δ DragontailΔ Pugh   
2007 Δ Snoqualmie Δ BaringΔ South Early Winter SpireΔ MaudeΔ Sahale  Δ Bean  
2008Δ GuyeΔ Snoqualmie    Δ AdamsΔ StuartΔ SnowfieldΔ Index-X  
2009Δ Red   Δ ToothΔ Rainier-XΔ WedgeΔ Fortress   Δ Dickerman
2010Δ Snoqualmie Δ TownsendΔ DennyΔ WedgeΔ SiΔ Little TahomaΔ GlacierΔ ColchuckΔ CannonΔ BeanΔ Sasse
2011Δ GraniteΔ MailboxΔ GuyeΔ SiΔ ArrowheadΔ BakerΔ EldoradoΔ BucknerΔ SherpaΔ Big CraggyΔ HiboxΔ Lane-X
2012Δ StillaguamishΔ Lillian South Δ GraniteΔ ColchuckΔ HoodooΔ Grand TetonΔ BigelowΔ ShuksanΔ FortuneΔ Gardner 
2013 Δ CastleΔ BaldyΔ GraniteΔ EarlΔ Big SnagtoothΔ FormidableΔ TowerΔ Rampart Ridge   
2014Δ ForgottenΔ Snoqualmie Δ LaneΔ IngallsΔ AbernathyΔ GothicΔ ClarkΔ Kendall Δ EsmeraldaΔ Granite
2015Δ ForgottenΔ White Chuck-XΔ Klawatti Δ DarkΔ FernowΔ ChiwawaΔ RainierΔ Eldorado-XΔ North GardnerΔ Bills 
2016Δ ArrowheadΔ PilchuckΔ HoodΔ CorkscrewΔ StuartΔ WhitneyΔ South Early Winter SpireΔ CardinalΔ FortuneΔ TeanawayΔ Beckler Peak WestΔ Guye
2017Δ ExcelsiorΔ GraniteΔ Lichtenberg-XΔ MailboxΔ MastiffΔ ReynoldsΔ EldoradoΔ HorseshoeΔ Storm King   
2018Δ MailboxΔ West Tiger Mountain #3Δ HumpbackΔ Tusk O'GraniteΔ LundinΔ Silver StarΔ RedoubtΔ LagoΔ IngallsΔ ToothΔ TeanawayΔ Yellow Aster Butte-S Pk
2019Δ RedΔ SnoqualmieΔ Cowlitz RocksΔ Saint HelensΔ UnicornΔ SahaleΔ NeedleΔ BuckΔ Lagazuoi PiccoloΔ PicachoΔ Esmeralda Peaks-W PkΔ Townsend
2020 Δ West Tiger Mountain #3Δ GraniteΔ EvergreenΔ Ingalls Peak-S PkΔ St Helens - East Crater RimΔ PinnacleΔ Observation RockΔ Mesahchie   


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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