Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Hal Watrous's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters 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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1915Δ Rainier         
1916Δ Baker Δ EddyΔ Wheeler      
1920Δ Adams         
1921 Δ Hood        
1922Δ Glacier         
1923       Δ Kings  
1924 Δ Sacajawea        
1926  Δ Whitney       
1930  Δ San Jacinto       
1980Δ Fay         
1985Δ Constitution         
1989Δ Walker         
1996Δ Daniel         
1997Δ Three Fingers         
1999Δ Brothers         
2001Δ Dome         
2002Δ Saint Helens         
2003Δ Silver Star         
2004Δ Maude         
2005Δ Dragontail      Δ Brian Head  
2006Δ Lago         
2007 Δ AshlandΔ Lassen       
2008Δ Remmel         
2009Δ Rainier         
2010Δ Skokomish         
2011Δ Stuart         
2012Δ Cradle         
2013Δ OvalΔ McLoughlin        
2014Δ Shuksan   Δ Cache  Δ Nebo  
2015Δ Copper Δ San Antonio Δ BorahΔ CrazyΔ Cloud  Δ Graham
2016Δ Olympus Δ EddyΔ Wheeler Δ Kintla    
2017 Δ South Sister        
2018       Δ PealeΔ Elbert 


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.

Notes on Regions:

  • The "ND->TX" column includes 6 states: ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, and TX.

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