Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Jim Baker'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:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAS AmericaEuropeAust-Ocean
1950  Δ Pikes    
1953  Δ BolanΔ Stone   
1955  Δ Si    
1962  Δ Pinnacle    
1963  Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens    
1964  Δ Yakima    
1965  Δ Tokaloo Rock    
1966  Δ Daniel-E Pk    
1967  Δ Stormy    
1970  Δ Alpine Lookout    
1971  Δ Diamond Head    
1972  Δ Round    
1973  Δ Rainier    
1974  Δ Dewey    
1975  Δ Enchantment    
1976  Δ Ingalls    
1977  Δ Ingalls Peak-S Pk    
1978  Δ Cristo    
1979  Δ Otter Point    
1980  Δ Seven Fingered Jack    
1981  Δ Adams    
1982  Δ Granite    
1983  Δ Lembert Dome    
1984  Δ Hood    
1985  Δ Glacier Δ Chacaltaya  
1986  Δ Evans    
1987  Δ FernowΔ Timms Hill   
1988Δ Mauna Kea Δ Tiffany    
1989  Δ Chopaka    
1990  Δ Windy    
1991  Δ Park Butte 6851Δ Washington   
1992  Δ Steamboat Prow   Δ Kosciuszko
1993  Δ WhitneyΔ Magazine Δ Ben Nevis 
1994  Δ ElbertΔ Mitchell   
1995 Δ Signal HillΔ CougarΔ Marcy   
1996  Δ Bearscout    
1997  Δ Meadow    
1998  Δ Glacier View    
1999  Δ Wheeler    
2000  Δ Toll Memorial Lookout    
2001  Δ Bear Creek    
2002  Δ Rock    
2003  Δ Frog    
2004  Δ Emory    
2005  Δ Steens    
2006  Δ Squak Mountain-SE Pk    
2007  Δ Hurricane Hill    
2008  Δ Zion    
2009  Δ Walker    
2010  Δ Antler    
2011 Δ SulphurΔ Squak Mountain-W Pk    
2012  Δ Taft Point    
2013  Δ Kelly Butte    
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAS AmericaEuropeAust-Ocean


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 dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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