Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

David Carmody'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    


1957  Δ Taco       
1974  Δ Red       
1978  Δ Vista Point       
1979  Δ Point Reyes       
1983  Δ Point Loma       
1984Δ Pass Island HP Δ Valencia       
1985  Δ Whalers Knoll   Δ Bryce Point   
1986  Δ Panoramic Point       
1988Δ Yellow Aster Butte         
1989Δ Winchester         
1991Δ Peak 5930         
1992Δ Keep Kool ButteΔ Humbug        
1994Δ Crater Mountain East         
1995Δ Hidden Lake Lookout         
1998Δ Highmark Hill         
2002      Δ Dead Horse Point   
2003Δ Copper Mountain Lookout         
2005Δ Skyline Divide         
2006Δ Old Snowy         
2007Δ SheepΔ Tam McArthur Rim        
2008Δ Amphitheater Mountain-N PkΔ MatterhornΔ Castro   Δ Cable Mountain Viewpoint   
2009Δ HoodooΔ Scott   Δ Swiftcurrent    
2010Δ OsceolaΔ TumaloΔ Ragged    Δ Park Point Lookout  
2011Δ RobinsonΔ Black ButteΔ Reyes Δ Snowyside Δ Yellow Rock   
2012Δ BlackΔ South SisterΔ Eddy Δ She Devil Δ Whale Rock   
2013Δ Seven Fingered Jack Δ Santa Ynez   Δ Sunrise Point Δ Bill Williams 
2014Δ Oval   Δ Graham Δ Cathedral Butte Northwest   
2015Δ Saska  Δ Wheeler  Δ Bears Ears East   
2016Δ RockΔ SacajaweaΔ Ranger Δ Peak 7138 Δ Bears Ears West   
2017Δ PasaytenΔ KingΔ GraniteΔ PotosiΔ Deep Creek Δ KingsΔ Quandary Δ Pajarito
2018Δ Big LouΔ LookoutΔ LassenΔ High  Δ Delano   
2019Δ North GardnerΔ AshlandΔ ChinaΔ Blue DickΔ Scotchman Δ Signal Δ Willow Beach 
2020Δ WhiteΔ SteensΔ KingstonΔ ProspectΔ Hoodoo     
2021Δ East FayΔ Diamond Δ Toano Range HPΔ Southeast Doublespring PassΔ WardΔ Bald   


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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