Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Prominent Peak

Greg Slayden's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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    


1989 Δ HoodΔ WhitneyΔ BoundaryΔ SawtellΔ Mississippi Source Knoll Δ KingsΔ ElbertΔ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ Guadalupe
1990        Δ Pikes   
1991Δ Hurricane HillΔ Tabor  Δ BorahΔ GraniteΔ Rendezvous     
1992Δ BonaparteΔ ThielsenΔ ShastaΔ WheelerΔ HyndmanΔ HollandΔ Cloud Δ Red Benchmark   
1993Δ Crystal Mountain-Summit HouseΔ Pilot Butte          
1994Δ Rainier   Δ ScotchmanΔ HollowtopΔ Gannett Δ Longs   
1995Δ BakerΔ Marys      Δ Peak 8  Δ Scott
1996Δ BlackΔ Hood          
1997Δ Rainier       Δ Lincoln   
1998Δ Amabilis           
1999Δ Crystal           
2000Δ Adams           
2001Δ PinnacleΔ Spencer ButteΔ Pinos         
2002Δ Crystal           
2003Δ Daniel           
2004Δ Saint Helens           
2005Δ GoatΔ Cape Perpetua Summit         Δ Boundary Butte
2006Δ GlacierΔ JeffersonΔ San Jacinto         
2007Δ Olympus    Δ SnowshoeΔ Washakie Needles     
2008Δ White Chuck    Δ Cleveland      
2009Δ Saint Helens Δ RitterΔ RoseΔ Bonneville Δ Rendezvous     
2010Δ Stuart      Δ PealeΔ Pikes   
2011Δ Deception Δ White MountainΔ Grant        
2012Δ Big ChiwaukumΔ South Sister   Δ CrazyΔ Washburn     
2013Δ Goode Δ Aliso Δ IllinoisΔ McDonald Δ Deseret Δ Lemmon  
2014Δ Index Δ Cowles      Δ Baboquivari  
2015Δ Gilbert Δ Pinos Δ DiamondΔ Table      
2016Δ HanerΔ SacajaweaΔ Copernicus Δ She DevilΔ NorthwestΔ Big Horn CoHP     
2017Δ David           
2018Δ Buckner Δ South ButteΔ Charleston   Δ Ellen Δ Kaibab Plateau HP  
2019Δ Platts Lookout           


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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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