Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

michael pelton's Ascents by Year/Month

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  


1984      Δ Baldy     
1985     Δ Phillips      
1988      Δ LongsΔ Blanca    
1989  Δ GuadalupeΔ BlancaΔ QuandaryΔ ElbertΔ MassiveΔ Bross    
1990       Δ Uncompahgre    
1991       Δ Lincoln    
1992     Δ Ouray Δ La Plata    
1993     Δ Wheeler      
1995 Δ Ruapehu    Δ Pyramid Δ WhitneyΔ Boundary  
1996   Δ Diablo Δ ShastaΔ SplitΔ Adams    
1997   Δ Cone        
1998      Δ HarvardΔ PrincetonΔ Charleston   
1999     Δ South Yolla BollyΔ AnteroΔ Missouri    
2000      Δ MorganΔ ShavanoΔ Griffith   
2001      Δ Hayford     
2002    Δ MummyΔ GassΔ Telescope Δ Barnard   
2003      Δ Kings     
2004      Δ Shafer ButteΔ Hyndman    
2005      Δ SmileyΔ Borah Δ Pilot  
2006    Δ Hood  Δ TempleΔ ThompsonΔ Trinity  
2007      Δ PealeΔ Fremont Δ Steel  
2008    Δ JicaritaΔ LakeΔ IshincaΔ Storm King    
2009Δ Pfeifferhorn Δ HarrisonΔ Bonneville Δ Southeast Doublespring PassΔ SnowmassΔ ThomasΔ Jones   
2010Δ AngellΔ CuddyΔ Black Pine Mountains HPΔ Mauna Kea  Δ RainierΔ Middle Teton Δ Smoky Dome  
2011 Δ Porter Δ San Jacinto  Δ North SchellΔ PiscoΔ Crestone   
2012Δ Matterhorn Δ Merritt Δ San AntonioΔ IbapahΔ El DienteΔ SacajaweaΔ LogΔ NaomiΔ JeffersonΔ Saddle
2013   Δ ScottΔ Peak 9820 Δ BuckΔ WilsonΔ Flat TopΔ South Lost River HPΔ Steamboat Benchmark 
2014Δ South  Δ SonomaΔ PilotΔ EllenΔ North LoonΔ ParinacotaΔ She DevilΔ GrahamΔ Miller 
2015 Δ Ellen DΔ Dickey Δ NotchΔ InvisibleΔ GarfieldΔ RaeΔ GraniteΔ CastleΔ Vinegar Hill 
2016 Δ Blue Δ LookoutΔ Big CreekΔ Peak 11161Δ GlacierΔ WilliamsonΔ BaldyΔ Black Top  
2017 Δ Copper Δ WilliamsΔ Peak 11005Δ FreelΔ HopeΔ GannettΔ Cabin Mountain-N Pk Δ OgdenΔ Spruce
2018Δ HaleakalaΔ McGowan Δ SheepheadΔ SedgwickΔ OklahomaΔ AdamsΔ CloudΔ Peak 11313Δ Bald  
2019Δ Kepros Δ Saint HelensΔ TaylorΔ Sunny BarΔ CroninΔ TwiningΔ Peak 11509Δ Bad RockΔ Schell Creek Peak 3587Δ Grouse Creek 
2020     Δ Peak 11367Δ USGSΔ Fin Δ Meade  
2021   Δ Grape Δ TurnerΔ Shoshoni     


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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