Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Jim Langdon'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:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearCanadaWest USAEast USA
0 Δ Point Defiance Park HP 
1962 Δ Observation Rock 
1963 Δ Sugarloaf 
1964 Δ Pre-eruption Mount Saint Helens 
1965 Δ Rainier 
1966 Δ Rainier 
1967 Δ Grand Teton 
1968Δ Bellygood Ledge-XΔ Rainier 
1969Δ Crescent Spire-XΔ Liberty Cap 
1970Δ Bellygood LedgeΔ Rainier 
1971 Δ Grand TetonΔ Old Rag
1972 Δ SnowbankΔ Spruce Knob
1973 Δ Stuart-XΔ Seneca Rocks-S Pk
1974 Δ Timpanogos 
1975 Δ Rainier-X 
1976 Δ Longs 
1977 Δ East Temple 
1978 Δ Shasta 
1979 Δ Point Success 
1980Δ TempleΔ Rainier 
1981Δ Sir DonaldΔ Rainier 
1982 Δ Rainier 
1983Δ TrinityΔ Rainier 
1984Δ Bivouac TowerΔ Rainier 
1985Δ MayeΔ Rainier 
1986 Δ Rainier 
1987Δ Pigeon SpireΔ RainierΔ Buck Hill
1988 Δ Rainier 
1989 Δ Rainier 
1990Δ Snowpatch SpireΔ Buckner 
1991 Δ Jack-X 
1992 Δ Sunset 
1993 Δ Little Bear Point 
1994 Δ Heaven's Gate 
1995 Δ Trapper 
1996 Δ Logan 
1997 Δ Bald 
1998 Δ Blue Lake 
1999 Δ Lexington Tower 
2000 Δ Graham 
2001Δ Assiniboine-XΔ Saint Helens 
2002 Δ Clay Butte Lookout 
2003Δ Pigeon Spire-XΔ Fremont 
2004 Δ Borah-X 
2005 Δ Adams 
2006 Δ Rainier 
2007 Δ Granite-X 
2008 Δ Hole in the Mountain 
2009 Δ Stuart 
2010 Δ Fremont 
2011 Δ Baker 
2012 Δ Eldorado 
2013 Δ Sloan 
2014 Δ East Temple 
2015 Δ Peak 12122 
2016 Δ Scott 
2017 Δ Pikes 
2018 Δ Cache 
2019 Δ Diamond 
2020 Δ Black Butte 
2021 Δ Gannett 
2022 Δ Peak 3866 
YearCanadaWest USAEast USA


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 dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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