Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dean Molen'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  


1967    Δ Si       
1969       Δ Rainier    
1970    Δ Clingmans Dome       
1972    Δ Rampart Ridge  Δ Little Annapurna    
1973     Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens Δ McClellan    
1980       Δ Schaefer Point    
1986       Δ Cannon    
1988       Δ Enchantment    
1992  Δ Clayton    Δ Frazier    
1993   Δ Bachelor        
2000      Δ TimpanogosΔ Shriner    
2002 Δ Goose Hill Δ Stone        
2003 Δ Gilliam CoHPΔ LilienthalΔ EastΔ HoodΔ South SisterΔ AdamsΔ SteensΔ SacajaweaΔ WheelerΔ Rogers 
2004  Δ DogΔ Davis-Southwest SlopeΔ Middle SisterΔ BoundaryΔ ShastaΔ San JacintoΔ IbapahΔ Bunker HillΔ Oregon ButteΔ Diablo
2005 Δ Lake Mountains HP Δ HualapaiΔ WarnerΔ LookoutΔ PealeΔ WhitneyΔ Aneroid Mountain NorthΔ Bailey  
2006 Δ Wahatis Δ HuffakerΔ HumphreysΔ ThurstonΔ JeffersonΔ KingsΔ DiamondΔ StarΔ Graham 
2007 Δ HayfordΔ Taunton BenchmarkΔ TumwaterΔ RedΔ BonaparteΔ Spanish ForkΔ ScottΔ LoneΔ BoulterΔ Ogden 
2008  Δ MahoganyΔ NavajoΔ IndianΔ PattersonΔ ElbertΔ PikesΔ Box ElderΔ MoriahΔ Stansbury Island HPΔ Thorpe Hills HP
2009Δ Grass Benchmark Δ PinyonΔ PotosiΔ HillersΔ Flat TopΔ TimpanogosΔ Flat TopΔ Mill CanyonΔ PilotΔ Teat 
2010Δ View BenchmarkΔ Peak 6160Δ Little WaterΔ Mummy CliffΔ SwaseyΔ LoweΔ MurdockΔ BaldyΔ TerrillΔ Baldy  
2011Δ View BenchmarkΔ Muddy Benchmark Δ IrishΔ PilotΔ Beaver BenchmarkΔ Red CreekΔ MatterhornΔ Box Elder SouthΔ CallaghanΔ LittleΔ Wire
2012Δ Major Benchmark WestΔ SteepΔ RawhideΔ KendrickΔ Telegraph HillΔ Roberts HornΔ Medicine BowΔ KingsΔ SquawΔ Park Benchmark Δ Highland
2013 Δ OrdΔ LoneΔ Bill WilliamsΔ GoshuteΔ TroyΔ Ch-paa-qnΔ TimpanogosΔ Hole in the MountainΔ Quinn Canyon Range HPΔ PiperΔ Squaw
2014  Δ SilverΔ DutchΔ MoreyΔ TobinΔ CurrantΔ Bald Δ Toiyabe Dome Δ Harcuvar
2015 Δ CuyamacaΔ PeacockΔ Petersen Mountains HPΔ View BenchmarkΔ BabbittΔ AireΔ Sanpete 2 BenchmarkΔ Church ForkΔ Granite  
2016   Δ Wah Wah Mountains HPΔ SquawΔ Indian Δ ProvoΔ Pumphouse Hill   
2017  Δ SouthΔ Franklin CoHP-XΔ WireΔ Aire      
2018     Δ Buckley   Δ Wire  
2020    Δ Jones Canyon  Δ Clayton    


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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