Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Bill Carpenter's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1981  Δ Needles       
1983  Δ Whitney       
1991  Δ San Jacinto       
1992  Δ Jordan
Δ Simi
1993  Δ San Bernardino East
Δ San Antonio
1994  Δ San Joaquin
Δ Reyes
   Δ Observation Point
Δ Angels Landing
1996  Δ Red Slate       
1997  Δ Black Giant       
1998  Δ Gaylor       
2000  Δ Camiaca
Δ San Gorgonio
2001  Δ Huntington
Δ Pointless
2002  Δ Stanton
Δ Half Dome
2003  Δ Conness       
2004  Δ Tuolumne       
2005  Δ Vogelsang       
2006  Δ Dana
Δ Sandstone
2007  Δ Starr       
2008  Δ Langley
Δ Thorn Point
2009  Δ Split Δ Heaven's Gate     
2010  Δ Spencer       
2011  Δ White Mountain       
2012  Δ Agassiz
Δ Hines
2013  Δ Williamson
Δ Ritter
2014  Δ Midway
Δ Pinos
     Δ Mica 
2015  Δ Sill
Δ Telescope
Δ Boundary
Δ Spirit
    Δ Baboquivari 
2016  Δ North Palisade
Δ Santiago
Δ GrapevineΔ Jughandle
Δ Brundage
2017Δ Panorama Point
Δ Alta Vista
 Δ ShastaΔ Ruby DomeΔ Borah   Δ Hualapai 
2018Δ AdamsΔ HoodΔ Darwin
Δ Avawatz
Δ CharlestonΔ Timber Ridge Δ Delano Δ Humphreys
Δ Graham
2019  Δ Morgan
Δ South Yolla Bolly
Δ HayfordΔ Snowbank Mountain-W Pk
Δ Snowbank
 Δ Navajo Point
Δ Rainbow Point
Δ ElbertΔ Apache
Δ Bassett
Δ Glenn
2020  Δ Kaweah
Δ Toro
Δ Orizaba
Δ WheelerΔ She Devil
Δ Hayden
 Δ Fish Lake Hightop
Δ Swasey
 Δ BaldyΔ Brushy
2021  Δ Hilgard
Δ Eddy
Δ Copernicus
Δ Sherman
Δ Virgin
 Δ GannettΔ Timpanogos
Δ Deseret
 Δ Bigelow
Δ Newman
Δ Hachita
2022  Δ LeConte
Δ New York Mountains HP
Δ Devils
 Δ Granite
Δ Shafer Butte


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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