Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Brandon Nichalson'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    


0  Δ Misery HillΔ Ophir Hill   Δ GuardsmanΔ Gemini   
1987        Δ Vail   
1988        Δ Keystone Mountain - North   
1990       Δ HiddenΔ Keystone Outpost Peak 11661   
1991        Δ Grays   
1992        Δ Torreys   
1993        Δ Elbert   
1994        Δ Massive   
1995  Δ Alcatraz Island HP    Δ BaldyΔ La Plata   
1996        Δ Uncompahgre   
1997        Δ Blanca   
1998        Δ Harvard   
1999       Δ Delicate Arch Formation HPΔ Grays   
2000        Δ Massive   
2001  Δ Shasta     Δ PyramidΔ Humphreys  
2002  Δ Belvedere Island HP     Δ Crestone   
2003  Δ Lassen     Δ Pikes Δ Sandia Crest 
2004 Δ Pilot ButteΔ Shasta     Δ CrystalΔ Mars Hill  
2005  Δ ShastaΔ Peak 7642    Δ Goat Hill   
2006  Δ Shasta     Δ Culebra   
2007  Δ Whitney         
2008Δ Rainier-X Δ Black     Δ Vestal   
2009  Δ Langley     Δ Drift   
2010  Δ Half Dome     Δ Evans   
2011Δ Rainier Δ White Mountain         
2012  Δ WilliamsonΔ Rose        
2013  Δ SplitΔ Wheeler        
2014  Δ North PalisadeΔ Houghton     Δ Yaki Point  
2015  Δ RaggedΔ Boundary    Δ Smoky Hill Ridge   
2016  Δ HawkinsΔ Jefferson    Δ GrizzlyΔ Graham Δ Sunflower
2017  Δ SillΔ Charleston   Δ Angels LandingΔ Peak 8022Δ Baldy  
2018  Δ RitterΔ Peak 6410   Δ EllenΔ Devils HeadΔ Agassiz  
2019  Δ Mammoth    Δ NavajoΔ EvansΔ AubineauΔ TaylorΔ Black Elk
2020Δ Capitol Hill     Δ Medicine Bow Δ Ouray   
2021  Δ Thompson Hill Δ SawtellΔ Horse ButteΔ EllyΔ PealeΔ Capitol Δ Wheeler 
2022       Δ AbajoΔ EvansΔ Lukachukai Mountains HPΔ Powell 
2023        Δ Red Benchmark Δ Black Volcano 


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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