Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Steve Stampfli'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  


1970      Δ Yale     
1971      Δ ShavanoΔ AnteroΔ Pikes   
1972      Δ Grays     
1973      Δ of the Holy Cross     
1974      Δ Capitol     
1975      Δ Edwards     
1984      Δ Bald     
1985      Δ Terry     
1986      Δ Black Elk     
1987         Δ TauharaΔ Ollivier 
1988      Δ Saint Helens     
1989         Δ Adams  
1990          Δ Dog 
1991Δ Burdoin     Δ Defiance   Δ Hood River Mountain - radio tower summitΔ Emory
1992        Δ Augspurger   
1993Δ Arenal-XΔ Haystack Butte      Δ Nester   
1994      Δ Constitution     
1995         Δ Sleeping Beauty  
1996     Δ Three Fingered Jack   Δ Scott  
1999Δ King      Δ Wind    
2000      Δ 1829' Bald Mountain Ridge SummitΔ Lookout Δ Quandary  
2001          Δ Stacker Butte 
2003       Δ Uncompahgre    
2004       Δ Cooper Spur    
2005 Δ 2825' Summit on Columbia Hills RidgeΔ Grizzly         
2006      Δ Diamond Gap Lookout     
2009         Δ Little BaldΔ Pack Monadnock 
2010        Δ Simcoe ButteΔ Indian Rock  
2011        Δ Steamboat   
2012   Δ Findley Buttes       Δ Hood River
2013     Δ 1886' Rattlesnake / Indian Creek Divide Summit Δ ChinidereΔ Saint Helens Ridge 8281'Δ RedΔ Lost Lake ButteΔ 2322' Columbia Hills Ridge Summit
2014Δ Cristo Benchmark    Δ Observation Δ Humbug Δ GarfieldΔ Tomlike 
2015 Δ CarloΔ Guler Δ Mann Butte Δ Lemei RockΔ Head BenchmarkΔ BirdΔ Sawtooth  
2016      Δ Grassy HillΔ GiffordΔ Little Indian Δ Table 
2017      Δ Shellrock     
2019        Δ Postage Stamp Butte   


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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