Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Steve Walstra'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  


1996     Δ MissionΔ Half DomeΔ Montara    
1997        Δ Sizer  Δ Stone
1998 Δ WildcatΔ DiabloΔ SizerΔ EagleΔ RoseΔ Half Dome  Δ Black  
1999Δ Nibbs KnobΔ DiabloΔ Flag HillΔ Round TopΔ Pleasanton RidgeΔ Table   Δ TallacΔ Willson 
2000     Δ EurekaΔ Wittenberg    Δ Helen
2001  Δ Kinabalu   Δ Half Dome     
2002     Δ Capulin  Δ WhitneyΔ GuadalupeΔ MagazineΔ Red Hill
2003    Δ Black Elk   Δ LassenΔ MontgomeryΔ Campbell HillΔ North
2004   Δ O'Leary Peak LookoutΔ HumphreysΔ RoseΔ MitchellΔ Mauna LoaΔ KilimanjaroΔ Zugspitze  
2005Δ Discovery   Δ Junipero SerraΔ BielawskiΔ Black ButteΔ ElbertΔ Saint HelenaΔ San GorgonioΔ Butte CoHPΔ Long Ridge
2006Δ Stanford Point   Δ San Bruno Δ Fuji-sanΔ White MountainΔ Eagle Δ Tamalpais-E PkΔ Davidson
2007Δ Chalk   Δ Burra BurraΔ Point Reyes HillΔ Gossip RockΔ ScarperΔ HumphreysΔ Signal de BotrangeΔ Loma PrietaΔ Peak 2956
2008Δ MaguireΔ Peak 1041Δ North ChaloneΔ San Pablo RidgeΔ IronviewΔ CheahaΔ Bills HillΔ Rocky RidgeΔ GreylockΔ High PointΔ South ChaloneΔ Stanislaus
2009Δ Borel HillΔ Antler PointΔ RamageΔ RobisonΔ MansfieldΔ Willow RidgeΔ ThunderΔ FreelΔ The Δ MontaraΔ Prospect
2010Δ Black PointΔ Yerba BenchmarkΔ El ToroΔ Summit RockΔ Hot SpringsΔ Buffalo RidgeΔ Big Pine Δ ParsonsΔ UmunhumΔ Laveaga 
2011Δ CrystalΔ Masters HillΔ Rocky RidgeΔ Lowery BenchmarkΔ Teague HillΔ Nesbit RidgeΔ EddyΔ EagleΔ ScottΔ Washington Δ Barnabe
2012Δ Goat Rock  Δ Kelso Dunes HPΔ PineΔ ShastaΔ LongsΔ Peak 3312Δ Stratford HillΔ White ButteΔ Peak 2469Δ Oyster Point
2013Δ Main RidgeΔ IsabelΔ Castle RockΔ Table RockΔ LewisΔ Palo CoronaΔ YushanΔ VihrenΔ Hat Rock Δ Brushy 
2014Δ Langley HillΔ BlackΔ Peak 1585Δ Pine Ridge BenchmarkΔ HaleakalaΔ Mauna KeaΔ RoseΔ HoodΔ Windy Point Δ Sunol RidgeΔ Kosciuszko
2015Δ Summit RockΔ MiseryΔ SunnyvaleΔ GrizzlyΔ CopernicusΔ Tamalpais-W PkΔ Poverty RidgeΔ EastΔ Taylor RidgeΔ KatahdinΔ Telescope 
2016 Δ Pyramid RockΔ Santa RosaliaΔ RalstonΔ TwinΔ RobertsΔ FlattopΔ North PalisadeΔ Cave PointΔ BaldyΔ Ewing HillΔ Olofson
2017 Δ San Felipe Hills NorthΔ Duane BlissΔ CobbΔ Laurel HillΔ CathedralΔ Peak 2139Δ LyellΔ DicksΔ GenoaΔ Ransom PointΔ Wrightson
2018  Δ AllenΔ Pine Ridge HPΔ Twin PeaksΔ CharlestonΔ Tamalpais-M PkΔ GraysΔ PyramidΔ PoleΔ Rabun BaldΔ Huckleberry Knob
2019  Δ Peak 2676Δ Middle Ridge HP Δ Haskins BenchmarkΔ Grand View HillΔ South Yolla BollyΔ RitterΔ Lane HillΔ Black Mesa HPΔ Coal Mine Ridge
2020   Δ CopperΔ RedΔ Veeder Δ Basin   Δ Manzanita Point
2021Δ LagunaΔ Table Δ Zimba BenchmarkΔ Cow Hill       


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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