Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

James Kucera'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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1988      Δ Aire   
1989      Δ Van Cott   
1991      Δ Brian Head   
1992      Δ Bald   
1996        Δ Crazy Jug Point 
1999      Δ Deseret Δ Bright Angel Point 
2000        Δ Trumbull 
2001      Δ Peak 10009 Δ Monument Point 
2002      Δ Point Supreme   
2003      Δ Sugarloaf   
2004         Δ Guadalupe
2005      Δ Kings   
2006        Δ Peak 8881 
2007  Δ Wheeler     Δ Wasson 
2008      Δ Sunset   
2009      Δ Baldy Δ Humphreys 
2010      Δ Pfeifferhorn   
2011Δ Garfield     Δ Cristo   
2012     Δ WashburnΔ Nebo   
2013  Δ MatterhornΔ BorahΔ Apgar Lookout Δ South Thunder   
2014     Δ SepulcherΔ Peale   
2015     Δ TableΔ White BaldyΔ LeonΔ Point Imperial 
2016     Δ ElkΔ Watson   
2017     Δ WyomingΔ UntermannΔ Elbert  
2018   Δ Bloomington Δ AntoinetteΔ HaydenΔ Black  
2019 Δ WhitneyΔ Virgin   Δ MarsellΔ Uncompahgre  
2020 Δ ShastaΔ MoapaΔ Diamond  Δ TokewannaΔ Lincoln  
2021  Δ Billy Goat   Δ Nebo-S PkΔ Harvard  


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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