Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Jim Wick'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 Pikes    
1977      Δ Andrew Benchmark     
1980     Δ Mill Creek Barrier      
1981      Δ Manassas Park City HP     
1982       Δ Fairfax City HPΔ Poquoson City HP   
1983           Δ Victoria
1986     Δ Chenuis      
1990   Δ Humphreys        
1998     Δ Henrico CoHPΔ Grand Cayman HP     
2003   Δ Haleakala        
2008     Δ Fairfax CoHP      
2010  Δ Black  Δ Rainier-X Δ Fredericksburg City HP    
2011           Δ Diamond Head
2012 Δ Kilimanjaro Δ Mauna Kea   Δ Iron    
2013  Δ Humphreys-XΔ Morena ButteΔ CuyamacaΔ San Gorgonio Δ OnyxΔ Cowles  Δ False Gower
2014Δ MonumentΔ White BenchmarkΔ PinosΔ Los PinosΔ AndersonΔ FollyΔ Rainier-XΔ San JacintoΔ JapachaΔ GarnetΔ CombsΔ Sombrero
2015Δ San YsidroΔ Hot SpringsΔ Sawtooth Mountains HPΔ GrapevineΔ GuatayΔ CucamongaΔ Point 6773Δ Peak 5960 Δ Ontario Δ Vallecito Mountains HP
2016Δ Jacumba Δ Red Top-X Δ Hot Springs Δ Peak 5444 ft.Δ Morton Δ Wild HorseΔ Peak 4695Δ Palm Benchmark
2017Δ Red TopΔ Palm Mesa HP-XΔ SierraΔ Palm ViewΔ PineΔ Pine Δ White MountainΔ Whitney  Δ Coyote
2018Δ GraniteΔ Elder BenchmarkΔ MonumentΔ Gower Δ Little Dobbs Δ Throop Δ ThroopΔ MartinezΔ Split
2019Δ PinyonΔ VillagerΔ Rabbit Δ DelamarΔ Peak 7898Δ CienagaΔ BernardoΔ BighornΔ Diablo Benchmark  
2020Δ VillagerΔ El Cajon  Δ TuleΔ Gasp Benchmark Δ Telescope Δ East Mesa-Peak 5178Δ OriflammeΔ Pyramid
2021Δ Peak 3640           


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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