Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Dan Baxter'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  


1971       Δ Buttes    
1972       Δ Half Dome    
1973      Δ Lassen     
1974        Δ Whitney   
1987      Δ Hunter     
1992   Δ Mayon Volcano        
1993      Δ Whitney     
1995   Δ Loggerhead Key HP        
1997   Δ Bulusan Volcano        
1998         Δ Slide  
1999     Δ TableΔ Black Dome Δ SugarloafΔ Graham Δ Friday
2000Δ PantherΔ SlideΔ North Dome Δ Bearpen   Δ Kaaterskill High   
2001Δ LoneΔ Eagle         Δ Carpenter Benchmark
2002  Δ CopernicusΔ Pinos    Δ White MountainΔ Sonora Δ Bielawski
2003Δ DiabloΔ San Jacinto  Δ Big PineΔ Parsons Peak-Northwest RidgeΔ Granite ChiefΔ LyellΔ Ritter   
2004Δ StakesΔ Hunter Mountain-SW Pk  Δ BoundaryΔ RainierΔ Black Butte Δ MuirΔ Butt Δ Cobb
2005    Δ Junipero SerraΔ GreylockΔ Brokeoff   Δ Cone 
2006 Δ Ord Δ KingstonΔ KeynotΔ Slate Δ Scott Δ South Yolla Bolly  
2007Δ DoubleΔ ToroΔ Dry Δ Sentinel DomeΔ Russian Δ North PalisadeΔ Olympus Δ Spruce KnobΔ Clark-X
2008Δ QuailΔ Sheep Hole Mountains HP Δ Scofield RidgeΔ Santa YnezΔ Waucoba Δ GibbsΔ Humphreys Δ Wrightson 
2009 Δ PotosiΔ SpiritΔ Clark Δ Rose      
2010Δ Turtle Mountains HP Δ Nopah Range HP  Δ Marcy Δ KaiserΔ ThompsonΔ GrahamΔ Frazier 
2011Δ Whipple Mountains HPΔ Eagle   Δ Hayford  Δ Wheeler   
2012  Δ Towne BenchmarkΔ PulagΔ ApoΔ LangleyΔ AltaΔ WilliamsonΔ Tom  Δ Stewart Point
2013Δ PincushionΔ EagleΔ Last Chance Δ Salem CoHPΔ KaiserΔ OlanchaΔ MorganΔ Thurston PeaksΔ Whaleback Δ Buena Vista
2014Δ Blue DickΔ Kaiser-XΔ EdgarΔ Liberty CapΔ San JoaquinΔ FlorenceΔ White MountainΔ Red-XΔ DuboisΔ BearΔ PointΔ Big Baldy
2015Δ LagunaΔ Funeral Mountains Wilderness HPΔ Inspiration PointΔ Telegraph Δ DevilsΔ PinchotΔ Signal HillΔ TuleΔ Panum CraterΔ Buena VistaΔ Kelso Dunes HP
2016Δ ChuckwallaΔ Goat Mountain LookoutΔ Dewey Point Δ AmuyaoΔ Berryessa Δ Lassen Volcanic Wilderness HP Δ SamatΔ Clingmans DomeΔ Pincushion
2017Δ Panoramic Point      Δ Sandia CrestΔ Buck Rock Lookout   
2018       Δ South BaldyΔ Mitchell   
2019        Δ Pincushion   


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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