Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Don Raether'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  


1962      Δ Observation Point     
1966     Δ Cadillac      
1970   Δ Lookout        
1971 Δ Lukens          
1972    Δ San Antonio Δ Telescope Δ Cathedral   
1973 Δ Santiago    Δ Rainier Δ CockscombΔ Ryan  
1974Δ San Jacinto     Δ Temple Crag Δ Tresidder   
1975      Δ IndependenceΔ MarionΔ Candlelight Δ Lone Pine 
1976       Δ University    
1977 Δ Orizaba-X          
1978 Δ Orizaba-X          
1980      Δ Airplane Ridge  Δ Olancha  
1981       Δ Black Giant    
1982      Δ CathedralΔ Junction Δ Gayley  
1983        Δ Striped   
1984       Δ Gould    
1985 Δ San Antonio  Δ San Gorgonio Δ Tyndall     
1986      Δ GoodeΔ Goddard    
1987        Δ Split   
1988     Δ Langley Δ Middle Palisade    
1989  Δ Peak 2141   Δ Midway     
1990     Δ CirqueΔ Gayley     
1991  Δ Combs         
1993     Δ ApertureΔ Whitney Δ Discovery Pinnacle   
1994      Δ Peak 3862     
1995       Δ San Gorgonio    
1996   Δ Rass Benchmark        
1998        Δ San Jacinto  Δ Granite
1999 Δ Quail  Δ Antsell Rock      Δ Whale
2000Δ SunsetΔ PinyonΔ MonumentΔ QuailΔ San Gorgonio Δ LakeΔ White Mountain    
2001  Δ QueenΔ Bernard Δ San GorgonioΔ Starr   Δ PintoΔ Lela Benchmark
2002 Δ Little Berdoo      Δ Volunteer   
2003 Δ Eagle Δ Rego Benchmark    Δ Julius Caesar   
2004   Δ Mastodon        
2005Δ RabbitΔ Indianhead     Δ GuyotΔ GrinnellΔ Agassiz Δ Palm View
2006Δ ConeΔ Rosa PointΔ Mile High Δ Ten Thousand Foot RidgeΔ Olancha    Δ WrightΔ Peak 6582
2007Δ ThimbleΔ JacumbaΔ MartinezΔ Sam FinkΔ SkinnerΔ LassenΔ San Gorgonio Δ Merriam Δ GraniteΔ Peak 3640
2008 Δ Collins Benchmark Δ SawtoothΔ Toro    Δ Wheeler Δ Iron Spring
2009Δ Ken PointΔ Morena ButteΔ ThomasΔ Bear Mountain-FalseΔ San JacintoΔ CharlestonΔ White MountainΔ DanaΔ TableΔ RoseΔ San JacintoΔ Lookout
2010Δ Peak 4155Δ East OrdΔ MeeksΔ BlackΔ SmithΔ San JacintoΔ Humphreys Δ PassΔ GuadalupeΔ CucamongaΔ Quail
2011Δ PalomarΔ Elder BenchmarkΔ South CombsΔ MonumentΔ San AntonioΔ San JacintoΔ San GorgonioΔ ChamberlinΔ GibbsΔ Silver MounatinΔ WhitecapΔ Cuyamaca
2012Δ Boucher HillΔ Hot SpringsΔ Palm Mesa HPΔ Keys ViewΔ Wooded HillΔ Great DuneΔ SummitΔ KatahdinΔ Jerimoth HillΔ TaylorΔ Rouse HillΔ San Ysidro Mountain-E Pk
2013Δ ModjeskaΔ Old WomanΔ GraniteΔ Providence BenchmarkΔ ButtesΔ San JacintoΔ KoipΔ South SisterΔ GaylorΔ SugarloafΔ LewisΔ Bald Benchmark
2014Δ HawesΔ Peak 4458 (Buck Ridge)Δ AvawatzΔ Last ChanceΔ East Mesa-Peak 5178Δ DelamarΔ San JacintoΔ Four Gables-SW PkΔ StanislausΔ MummyΔ WildroseΔ Bald
2015Δ Table TopΔ FuneralΔ SmithΔ PalomarΔ KellerΔ WashburnΔ Maple Hill Δ MitchellΔ LemmonΔ Turtle Mountains HPΔ Peak 4822
2016Δ PyramidΔ Bat Mountain NorthΔ WintersΔ GrapevineΔ Peak 6930Δ Peak 9070Δ SheepΔ BucksΔ TiogaΔ EldenΔ Superstition BenchmarkΔ Russell
2017Δ Peak 3831Δ SignalΔ TinΔ PotosiΔ Nelson Range HPΔ VedderΔ Peak 4300Δ Payette Lake Ski HillΔ ReversedΔ Pine Mountain RidgeΔ MooneyΔ Woodchute
2018Δ Peak 3878Δ Peak 3300Δ Towne BenchmarkΔ TiptonΔ StrawberryΔ North PaulinaΔ TiffanyΔ Spruce KnobΔ Huffers HillΔ OphirΔ Bear Mountain-FalseΔ Peak 4960
2019Δ EpauletΔ Peak 2997Δ CalicoΔ ClarkΔ RinconΔ Sheep-XΔ TahquitzΔ Clouds RestΔ GlassΔ North Peak-LimestoneΔ BurntΔ Copia Benchmark
2020Δ ShadowΔ DaylightΔ Prom 2674 Δ Lightning Gulch PointΔ SugarlumpΔ Point 9123Δ KeltyΔ (Hayford)Δ Biedeman-W PkΔ HickeyΔ Toga Benchmark
2021Δ Valjean Hills HPΔ TitanothereΔ Peak 5011Δ QuartziteΔ Monserate       


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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