Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Ronald James'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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1983      Δ Black Elk
1985  Δ Moro Rock    
1988Δ Ellinor      
1989Δ Elk Mountain West
Δ Pilchuck
1990Δ Pugh      
1991Δ Sahale
Δ Aix
1992Δ Baker      
1993Δ Adams      
1994Δ Glacier
Δ Olympus
Δ HoodΔ Shasta    
1995Δ Shuksan
Δ Saint Helens
1996Δ Rainier  Δ Goat
Δ Bearhat
 Δ Sneffels 
1997Δ Buckner
Δ Brothers
1998Δ Dragontail
Δ Three Fingers
Δ Deception
Δ Constance
1999Δ Logan-X
Δ Larrabee
Δ Sloan
   Δ Beartooth Butte
Δ Washburn
2000Δ Stuart      
2001Δ Plummer      
2002Δ Hurricane Hill      
2005Δ Tolmie
Δ Tolmie Peak Lookout
2006Δ Plummer      
2007Δ Second Burroughs
Δ Snoqualmie
2008Δ Guye      
2009Δ Dege      
2010Δ Chutla      
2012Δ Poo Poo Point      
2014Δ Skyscraper
Δ Tahtlum
2015Δ McNeeley
Δ Catherine
2016Δ Wallaby
Δ Antler


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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