Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Sean Phillips'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  


2012Δ Wasson     Δ Wheeler     
2013    Δ Golden GateΔ Arlington National Cemetery HP    Δ Wrightson 
2014    Δ Blackett's RidgeΔ Lemmon Rock Lookout      
2015      Δ Yosemite Falls OverlookΔ ElbertΔ NeedlesΔ Summit Rock Δ Brown
2016Δ Goat RockΔ Keys ViewΔ BielawskiΔ Manure Pile ButtressΔ Half DomeΔ Hunters PointΔ Puppy DomeΔ Roberta Δ Monterey State Historic Park HPΔ SheepsheadΔ Turtlehead
2017Δ Peak 10932 Δ Union PointΔ Five Open BooksΔ Rampart RidgeΔ Telegraph HillΔ Sandia CrestΔ Davenport LookoutΔ HumphreysΔ Lovers LeapΔ Twin Lakes State Beach HPΔ Red Crater
2018Δ RyanΔ Rainbow PointΔ ThimbleΔ Hampstead HillΔ Santa Fe BaldyΔ Sandia Mountain Wilderness HPΔ MassiveΔ WhitneyΔ Diamond Head  Δ El Cerro de Las Lunas
2019  Δ Campbell HillΔ Desert View WatchtowerΔ Orient Heights Δ BackboneΔ CathedralΔ Dozier DomeΔ ThunderbirdΔ Tent Rocks 6,381Δ Puget
2020  Δ CabezonΔ Peak 7657Δ Whitewater Baldy  Δ LassenΔ Lincoln   
2021Δ Peak 7960 Δ Devisadero         


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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