Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Greg Slayden'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:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean
1969   Δ Cannon-X      
1970     Δ Tres Cruces    
1972     Δ (Monserrate)    
1974   Δ Field      
1975   Δ Washington      
1976   Δ Lafayette      
1977   Δ Carter Dome      
1978   Δ High Point      
1979   Δ Washington      
1980   Δ Clingmans Dome      
1981   Δ Lafayette      
1982   Δ WashingtonΔ Hooiberg     
1983   Δ Clingmans Dome      
1984   Δ Mitchell      
1985   Δ Colden - North  Δ Mönch-X   
1986   Δ (Killington)      
1987   Δ Washington      
1988   Δ Adams      
1989  Δ WhitneyΔ Magazine Mountain - Radio Area      
1990  Δ HarvardΔ Algonquin      
1991  Δ GraniteΔ Grandfather      
1992 Δ Wilcox-XΔ ShastaΔ Le Conte      
1993Δ Mauna Kea Δ (Bachelor)Δ OsceolaΔ Popocatépetl-X Δ BlancΔ Agung Δ Ruapehu
1994 Δ Jacques-CartierΔ RainierΔ Katahdin      
1995  Δ Peak 8Δ (Sugar)      
1996  Δ Hood   Δ (Aiguille du Midi)Δ Kinabalu  
1997Δ DenaliΔ Tremor-XΔ Massive       
1998Δ HaleakalaΔ BarbeauΔ (Rainier)       
1999  Δ Rainier-X       
2000  Δ AdamsΔ Connecticut Hill      
2001  Δ Mammoth-X       
2002  Δ (Rainier)Δ Sunrise      
2003 Δ TremblantΔ Glacier-XΔ Snowy      
2004 Δ CaubvickΔ Saint HelensΔ Tioga CoHP      
2005 Δ BaldyΔ (Rainier)Δ Roberts CoHP      
2006 Δ TowerΔ San GorgonioΔ Stony Tower Hill      
2007  Δ Washakie NeedlesΔ Sandwich      
2008Δ Fairweather-XΔ Fairweather-XΔ ClevelandΔ Bearfort      
2009 Δ WedgeΔ North PalisadeΔ Virgil      
2010 Δ TodΔ Blanca  Δ Chorolque    
2011 Δ Silvertip-XΔ White MountainΔ Sugar Hill Δ Aconcagua    
2012 Δ Columbia-XΔ WoodΔ BlackΔ Orizaba     
2013Δ TorbertΔ ColumbiaΔ Nebo       
2014Δ Fairweather-XΔ Fairweather-XΔ (Rainier)Δ Cayuga CoHPΔ Picacho del Diablo     
2015Δ Isto-XΔ MaichenΔ Diamond     Δ (Kilimanjaro) 
2016 Δ Glendowan-XΔ CastleΔ Seward  Δ Hvannadalshnúkur Δ Kilimanjaro 
2017Δ KawaikiniΔ AssiniboineΔ DavidΔ North Martin HillΔ Tajumulco     
2018Δ FairweatherΔ FairweatherΔ Delano       
2019Δ Peak 7700Δ SumasΔ Graham   Δ Beerenberg   
2020  Δ Moriah       
2021  Δ Douglas       
2022  Δ Ski Acres HillΔ Elk Hill  Δ Eyjafjallajökull   
YearAK-HICanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeAsia E+SEAfricaAust-Ocean


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 dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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