Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Isolated Peak

Ronald Forbess's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent 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    


1960 Δ Russell   
1961 Δ Whitney   
1962 Δ Telescope   
1963 Δ San Gorgonio   
1964 Δ San Antonio Δ Longs 
1965 Δ RitterΔ Grand Teton  
1966 Δ Whitney   
1967 Δ San Gorgonio   
1968 Δ Telescope   
1978 Δ White Mountain   
1980 Δ Glacier Point   
1981 Δ Half Dome   
1982 Δ San Antonio   
1983 Δ San Jacinto   
1984 Δ San Gorgonio   
1985 Δ Waterman   
1986 Δ Ryan   
1987 Δ Cucamonga   
1988 Δ Whitney   
1989 Δ San Gorgonio   
1990 Δ San Antonio   
1991 Δ Quail   
1992 Δ Sandstone   
1993 Δ Sawmill   
1994 Δ San Gabriel   
1995 Δ Simi   
1996 Δ San Antonio   
1997 Δ Sandstone   
1998 Δ Baden-Powell   
1999 Δ Gleason   
2000 Δ Baden-Powell   
2001 Δ Simi   
2002 Δ Baden-Powell   
2003 Δ Burnt   
2004 Δ Sandstone   
2005 Δ Saddle Peak West   
2006 Δ Cahuenga  Δ Camelback
2007 Δ Saddle Peak West   
2008 Δ Simi  Δ Camelback
2009 Δ Sandstone   
2010 Δ Sandstone   
2011 Δ Baden-Powell   
2012 Δ Sandstone   
2013 Δ Strawberry   
2014 Δ Sandstone  Δ Vulture
2015 Δ Strawberry   
2016 Δ Sandstone   
2017 Δ Strawberry   
2018 Δ Waterman   
2019 Δ Temple Hill   


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 1000 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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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