Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Brett Moffatt'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:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


0  Δ Boreal Ridge  
1981  Δ Stanford Rock  
1983  Δ Telegraph Hill  
1986  Δ Brokeoff  
1987  Δ Lassen  
1988  Δ Peak 7751  
1989  Δ Sand Ridge  
1990Δ Si    
1991  Δ Cinder Cone  
1992  Δ Sonora  
1993  Δ Dicks-X  
1994  Δ North Chalone  
1996  Δ Shasta  
1997  Δ Diablo  
1998  Δ Sentinel Dome  
2000  Δ Glacier Point  
2001  Δ Cinder Cone  
2002  Δ Helen  
2003  Δ California State Railroad Museum HP  
2004  Δ Panum Crater  
2006  Δ Picnic Rock  
2007  Δ Clouds Rest  
2008  Δ Lyell  
2009  Δ Whitney  
2010  Δ Buttes  
2012  Δ WhitneyΔ Boundary 
2013  Δ Sonora  
2014  Δ HoffmannΔ East 
2015  Δ Freel  
2016 Δ GraybackΔ RalstonΔ Rose Knob 
2017  Δ University  
2018  Δ WilliamsonΔ Rose 
2019  Δ LangleyΔ SiegelΔ Humphreys
2020 Δ StukelΔ EagleΔ Star 


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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