Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Peak Climbed

Kadee Smith's Ascents by Year/Place

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


2005      Δ Hayden    
2006  Δ Wheeler  Δ WyomingΔ Peale    
2007 Δ White MountainΔ Boundary Δ TrapperΔ NystromΔ MellenthinΔ Uncompahgre   
2008Δ ScottΔ LassenΔ CharlestonΔ HyndmanΔ Homer YoungsΔ Medicine BowΔ MarshΔ ElbertΔ BangsΔ Wheeler 
2009 Δ San JacintoΔ Bunker HillΔ RedbirdΔ Bloody Dick Δ Bald Δ Kaibab Plateau HP  
2010 Δ HoffmanΔ Quinn Canyon Range HPΔ Harrison  Δ Spanish ForkΔ Flat TopΔ Trumbull  
2011  Δ Ellen DΔ Old Tom  Δ Grandeur Δ EscudillaΔ Taylor 
2012  Δ HamiltonΔ JeffersonΔ JeffersonΔ SignalΔ LewisΔ Piñon Mesa HPΔ PastoraΔ Vista 
2013      Δ Red Creek    
2014  Δ LewisΔ Twin Peaks-S Pk  Δ Peak 11071Δ Crested Butte   
2015Δ Big Lookout Δ Long  Δ Owl Creek Mountains HPΔ TimpanogosΔ Castle   
2016  Δ Fairview  Δ BridgerΔ Ellen    
2017  Δ McCann CreekΔ Chinese Δ Medicine ButteΔ Bridger    
2018  Δ Black   Δ Venture    
2019 Δ San Pedro         
2020      Δ Diamond Cinder ConeΔ PikesΔ Union Δ Black Elk
2021  Δ Pisgah  Δ Bald Knoll   Δ Tortugas 


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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