Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Bruce Craig'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  


2004Δ Hollywood      Δ HollywoodΔ Hollywood Δ HollywoodΔ Hollywood
2005      Δ WinstonΔ IslipΔ Waterman Δ TelegraphΔ Granite
2006Δ BareΔ StrawberryΔ ThomasΔ RattlesnakeΔ ReyesΔ San BernardinoΔ San GorgonioΔ AltaΔ SugarloafΔ Baden-PowellΔ KellerΔ Tehachapi
2007Δ CombsΔ PinosΔ HealdΔ PinyonΔ San GorgonioΔ HawkinsΔ GrinnellΔ San JacintoΔ Piute LookoutΔ WhiteΔ OwensΔ Skinner
2008Δ QueenΔ BaileyΔ Buck PointΔ TableΔ SugarloafΔ San Bernardino EastΔ San AntonioΔ GrinnellΔ CucamongaΔ Twin PeaksΔ Middle HawkinsΔ Red
2009Δ MeeksΔ WhaleΔ QuailΔ JenkinsΔ OwensΔ IslipΔ San AntonioΔ JepsonΔ CornellΔ Crafts Δ Ken Point
2010Δ RussellΔ McDillΔ MayanΔ Suicide RockΔ Granite PeaksΔ Baden-PowellΔ WysupΔ AndersonΔ WysupΔ PinyonΔ SugarloafΔ Hines
2011Δ ScodieΔ RattlesnakeΔ RabbitΔ IronΔ ButterflyΔ ButlerΔ WatermanΔ Little San GorgonioΔ PinosΔ San JacintoΔ CuyamaΔ Granite
2012Δ HillyerΔ Granite PeaksΔ IronΔ WatermanΔ Red TahquitzΔ PineΔ San GorgonioΔ BighornΔ GoodeΔ PineΔ San JacintoΔ Delamar
2013Δ South Mount HawkinsΔ RabbitΔ PacificoΔ OwensΔ SugarloafΔ AndersonΔ JepsonΔ JepsonΔ PineΔ JeanΔ Castle RocksΔ Tehachapi
2014Δ Peak 8350Δ RussellΔ San EmigdioΔ ButlerΔ CharltonΔ BighornΔ San GorgonioΔ TahquitzΔ AndersonΔ SugarloafΔ Middle HawkinsΔ Meeks
2015Δ Buck PointΔ PineΔ CombsΔ JapachaΔ Twin PeaksΔ Baden-PowellΔ JeanΔ WhitneyΔ San AntonioΔ Little San GorgonioΔ GoldΔ Little Berdoo
2016Δ WilsonΔ ColverΔ Tip TopΔ BaileyΔ East LamontΔ ThroopΔ San AntonioΔ MillerΔ Arctic PointΔ ButlerΔ Buck PointΔ Black Butte
2017Δ PinosΔ Blue AngelsΔ SuggΔ Peak 6629Δ PinosΔ San AntonioΔ San AntonioΔ HawkinsΔ San AntonioΔ TehachapiΔ LewisΔ Winston
2018Δ PinosΔ Cloudburst SummitΔ PinosΔ LewisΔ Baden-PowellΔ ThroopΔ TelegraphΔ PineΔ Baden-PowellΔ Baden-PowellΔ IslipΔ Winston
2019Δ AkawieΔ Benchmark 5911Δ San GabrielΔ WatermanΔ IslipΔ ThroopΔ Baden-PowellΔ ThroopΔ ThunderΔ IslipΔ WinstonΔ Peak 6350
2020Δ Benchmark 5911Δ WinstonΔ Benchmark 5911Δ WinstonΔ WatermanΔ ThroopΔ TelegraphΔ San AntonioΔ VetterΔ PacificoΔ Benchmark 7588Δ Islip
2021Δ Deane Dana Park HP           


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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