Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Top Ascents in All Categories

Fred Newman's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Feet Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1985       Δ Enchanted Rock
1987       Δ Enchanted Rock
1988       Δ Enchanted Rock
1996      Δ (Sandia Crest) 
1999      Δ Vulcan Volcano 
2000      Δ Sandia Crest 
2002      Δ Wheeler
Δ Sandia Crest
Δ Taylor
2003    Δ Blanca Δ Jicarita
Δ Sandia Crest
Δ Emory
2004Δ Rainier   Δ Elbert Δ Wheeler
Δ Taylor
2005    Δ Shavano
Δ Windom
 Δ Wheeler
Δ Sandia Crest
2006    Δ Massive
Δ Lincoln
 Δ Truchas 
2007    Δ La Plata
Δ Culebra
 Δ Sandia Crest 
2008  Δ Keys View Δ Blanca
Δ Pikes
 Δ Wheeler 
2009  Δ ShastaΔ WheelerΔ Quandary
Δ Redcloud
 Δ Lake
Δ Taylor
2010    Δ Blanca Δ Truchas
Δ Sandia Crest
2011Δ Rainier-X
Δ Castle Rock
 Δ Misery Hill Δ Blanca Δ Sandia Crest 
2012    Δ CrestoneΔ HumphreysΔ Santa Fe Baldy 
2013  Δ Williamson
Δ Keith
  Δ Humphreys  
2014Δ RainierΔ HoodΔ Sill
Δ Robinson
Δ Doso DoyabiΔ LongsΔ Ironview  
2015Δ RainierΔ Hood      
2016Δ Rainier
Δ Glacier
Δ HoodΔ Gibson
Δ Seven Up
2017Δ Rainier
Δ Cardinal
Δ Logan
Δ Hood      
2018Δ Rainier
Δ Buck
2019Δ Rainier
Δ McMillan Spire
Δ Pilchuck-X
2020Δ Glacier       
2021Δ Stuart
Δ Olympus
2022Δ Spickard
Δ Saint Helens
Δ South SisterΔ WhitneyΔ Boundary
Δ Trail Canyon Saddle


Legend for Color Coding

6,000 meters or more
4,000 to 5,999 meters
3,000 to 3,999 meters
1,500 to 2,999 meters
600 to 1,499 meters
Below 600 meters

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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