Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Isolated Peak

Steve Myers'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    


1990     Δ Signal     
1991    Δ LoloΔ Signal    Δ Crow
1992    Δ TrapperΔ Signal    Δ Crow
1993    Δ Ch-paa-qnΔ Cloud     
1994   Δ Borah Δ Washburn    Δ Bear Butte
1995 Δ Cuyamaca   Δ Signal     
1996  Δ Wheeler  Δ Signal     
1997     Δ Signal     
1998 Δ Cowles         
1999 Δ San Jacinto         
2000 Δ San Gorgonio        Δ Black Elk
2001 Δ White Mountain         
2002 Δ CuyamacaΔ Charleston        
2003 Δ San Antonio Δ Grays       
2004 Δ San Antonio Δ Inferno Cone    Δ Kendrick  
2005 Δ Cuyamaca    Δ WillardΔ Toll Memorial LookoutΔ Piestewa Δ Black Elk
2006 Δ Cuyamaca     Δ Longs   
2007       Δ North Arapaho   
2008       Δ South Boulder  Δ Panorama Point
2009       Δ Elbert  Δ Black Elk
2010 Δ Soledad Δ Hyndman   Δ Rabbit  Δ Black Mesa
2011     Δ Bald Δ Longmont HPΔ EldenΔ WheelerΔ Bear Butte
2012Δ Pilot Butte      Δ Longmont HP Δ Capulin 
2013       Δ Longmont HP  Δ Medicine Benchmark
2014       Δ Longmont HP  Δ Bear Butte
2015Δ Pilot Butte      Δ Longmont HP   
2016 Δ Lassen     Δ Longmont HP   
2017     Δ Laramie Δ Longmont HP   
2018   Δ Carbonate   Δ Ypsilon  Δ Guadalupe
2019       Δ Longmont HP   


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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