Snapshot Year/Month Grid-Highest Point Reached

Ian McEleney'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  


1997     Δ Middle CarterΔ Washington  Δ Passaconaway  
1998    Δ LafayetteΔ Pierce    Δ Liberty 
1999  Δ Carter Dome Δ Tecumseh Δ JacksonΔ Adams Δ Carrigain  
2000  Δ FieldΔ South KinsmanΔ WildcatΔ Montalban Ridge - NorthΔ South Twin Δ LincolnΔ MoosilaukeΔ Hancock 
2001      Δ OsceolaΔ Bond    
2004      Δ Black ElkΔ Sharks Nose   Δ Ryan
2005   Δ Horse Pasture Plateau - South Δ Pilot ButteΔ HoodΔ South Sister    
2006Δ Tumalo Δ Pulpit  Δ Broken Top Δ Haystack Δ Three Fingered Jack  
2007  Δ WhiskeyΔ Deertrap Δ ShastaΔ Peak 11270 Δ Katahdin Δ Castleton Tower 
2008 Δ Quail  Δ PrusikΔ BakerΔ DragontailΔ Hadley Δ Conness  
2009  Δ North Guardian AngelΔ WhitneyΔ ShuksanΔ ForbiddenΔ Crystal CragΔ HumphreysΔ Lone PineΔ El CapitanΔ Lost Horse 
2010   Δ West TempleΔ BasinΔ RussellΔ Temple CragΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ North PalisadeΔ North  
2011Δ Earthquake Dome Δ Wilson  Δ GaylorΔ Middle PalisadeΔ Keeler NeedleΔ AbbotΔ Lady Δ Morrison
2012Δ Peak 9668 Δ Punta BardiniΔ PyramidΔ Petit GriffonΔ LaurelΔ North PalisadeΔ EmersonΔ BannerΔ Kinesava Δ Dade
2013Δ KransatΔ StarrΔ Panum Crater Δ Leaning TowerΔ OwenΔ MuirΔ LamarckΔ Two EagleΔ Titan Tower  
2014Δ Minaret SummitΔ BaldwinΔ JuniperΔ Mauna Kea  Δ CloudripperΔ Treasure Benchmark  Δ Knox 
2015 Δ Virginia  Δ GlassΔ DenaliΔ RoyceΔ Ken MinaretΔ Michael MinaretΔ Looking Glass RockΔ Evans 
2016  Δ Carl HellerΔ MorganΔ KudlichΔ DenaliΔ BlacksmithΔ Silver Star Δ WhorlΔ Warren 
2017   Δ LangleyΔ Peak 8852Δ SplitΔ KaweahΔ Edith CavellΔ McAdieΔ OrizabaΔ Resurgent Dome 
2018Δ Carson    Δ DenaliΔ Norman ClydeΔ WilliamsonΔ Bugaboo Spire Δ Olsen 
2019Δ Mammoth RockΔ Panorama DomeΔ Whitney  Δ North PalisadeΔ Lone PineΔ WhitneyΔ LyellΔ FeatherΔ Chocolate 
2020Δ Mammoth CrestΔ WhitneyΔ RoundΔ McGeeΔ HumphreysΔ North PalisadeΔ WhitneyΔ Bear Creek SpireΔ CharlestonΔ Daff Dome  
2021Δ Black Point Δ Carillon  Δ Radio Control TowerΔ WhitneyΔ WhitneyΔ JuggernautΔ Williamson  
2022 Δ Creag an Turic IIΔ WhitneyΔ WhitneyΔ DenaliΔ DenaliΔ WhitneyΔ Temple CragΔ StanfordΔ Lembert Dome  


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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