Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

walt vennum's Ascents by Year/Place

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  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0  Δ Tamalpais-W Pk         
1955 Δ Eagle Cap          
1958Δ Adams           
1964      Δ Owen     
1965Δ Pinnacle Δ Zabriskie Point         
1967  Δ Lassen         
1968  Δ Whitney         
1969  Δ North Palisade         
1970  Δ White MountainΔ Wheeler        
1971 Δ ThielsenΔ Shastarama Point         
1972  Δ Clark       Δ Ship Rock 
1973Δ Rainier Δ El Capitan  Δ Wilbur     Δ Black Elk
1975  Δ Darwin         
1976 Δ JeffersonΔ Telescope         
1977  Δ Zinc Hill        Δ Emory
1978      Δ Grand Teton     
1979Δ Table Rock Δ Gayley         
1980 Δ North SisterΔ Bear Creek Spire         
1981  Δ Spanish         
1982 Δ South Sister          
1983  Δ Chloride Cliff         
1984 Δ Hood          
1985  Δ Table Rock         
1987  Δ Humphreys         
1989  Δ Lyell         
1990 Δ Wizard Island   Δ Cleveland  Δ Wilson   
1991  Δ Dade         
1992  Δ Farallon Islands HP Δ She DevilΔ Kintla      
1993 Δ SacajaweaΔ Fiske  Δ Granite      
1994  Δ Ryan         
1995  Δ Gould  Δ Siyeh      
1996 Δ McLoughlinΔ Conness         
1997 Δ Needle PointΔ North Δ BorahΔ Saint Nicholas      
1998Δ Colchuck Δ Panum Crater  Δ Whitetail      
1999  Δ Seven Gables   Δ Moran     
2000  Δ Langley   Δ Nez Perce  Δ Weavers Needle  
2001  Δ Shastina   Δ Fremont     
2002Δ PrusikΔ ScottΔ RussellΔ Turtlehead  Δ Pingora     
2003  Δ DunderbergΔ Rainbow  Δ Teewinot     
2004  Δ AnthonyΔ Bridge       Δ Guadalupe
2005Δ Constitution Δ Sheephead         
2006  Δ Freel  Δ Jackson Δ Brian Head   Δ White Butte
2007  Δ Wildrose         
2008  Δ LolaΔ Charleston     Δ HumphreysΔ Wheeler 
2009  Δ MontgomeryΔ Boundary   Δ North Guardian Angel    
2010  Δ Eagle         
2011  Δ San Antonio    Δ KingsΔ Elbert  Δ Panorama Point
2012  Δ CastleΔ Jefferson   Δ Deseret    
2013  Δ Parsons Peak-Northwest RidgeΔ Arc Dome        
2014  Δ New York Mountains HP         
2015  Δ Clouds Rest    Δ Pfeifferhorn    
2016  Δ QuailΔ Bunker Hill        
2017  Δ BerryessaΔ Grant        
2018  Δ Middle SisterΔ Pilot  Δ Gannett     
2019  Δ Stepladder MountainsΔ Grafton        
2020  Δ Patterson         
2021  Δ Martis         


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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