Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Steve Sheriff'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  
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  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1969Δ Erie          
1971Δ Manastash Ridge          
1972Δ Snoqualmie          
1973Δ Adams          
1974Δ Fromme       Δ Uncompahgre  
1975Δ Baker     Δ Medicine Bow Δ Richthofen  
1976Δ Shuksan   Δ Borah Δ GannettΔ Gobblers KnobΔ Longs  
1977Δ PughΔ Hood   Δ GraniteΔ SplitΔ KingsΔ of the Holy Cross  
1978Δ Stuart     Δ Darton Δ Grays Δ Wheeler
1979  Δ TyndallΔ Boundary  Δ War Bonnet Δ Elbert Δ Ship Rock
1980     Δ Old Baldy  Δ Massive  
1981Δ Liberty Bell    Δ CowenΔ Fremont Δ Lincoln  
1982Δ Forbidden    Δ El CapitanΔ Grand Teton Δ Petit GreponΔ Kitt 
1983   Δ MatterhornΔ HyndmanΔ SphinxΔ DisappointmentΔ Bald   
1984     Δ Warren     
1985Δ South Early Winter SpireΔ Smith Rock Δ Windy Δ HollandΔ Freds    
1986Δ Sherman    Δ ElkhornΔ MitchellΔ Lady   
1987    Δ Sky PilotΔ CastleΔ Moran    
1988Δ Goode  Δ Mescalito Δ Whitetail     
1989Δ Little Annapurna    Δ Blaze     
1991Δ Glacier   Δ FreemanΔ BlackΔ Musembeah    
1992Δ Spickard    Δ Peak 9486Δ Enclosure    
1993     Δ Rocky     
1994     Δ Bears ToothΔ Steeple    
1995Δ Rainier   Δ EighteenmileΔ Eighteenmile     
1996    Δ Goat PerchΔ Hilgard     
1997    Δ DiamondΔ KochΔ HarrowerΔ Castleton Tower   
1998Δ KlawattiΔ AneroidΔ Humphreys Δ ChurchΔ HogbackΔ Nez PerceΔ Cleopatras Chair   
1999Δ McMillan Spire Δ Daff Dome Δ LeathermanΔ Stark     
2000Δ Logan   Δ AltairΔ SweenyΔ Owen    
2001Δ Maude   Δ Standhope      
2002Δ Jack    Δ Glacier     
2003Δ Oval   Δ AjaxΔ Sunset     
2004    Δ Red RockΔ Powell     
2005     Δ AntoneΔ Dike    
2006     Δ Morrell Lookout     
2007Δ Warrior Peak-NW Pk   Δ Peak 11272Δ MorrellΔ Francs    
2008Δ Snowking    Δ Wood     
2009Δ Fernow    Δ Doug-less     
2010    Δ DonaldsonΔ WilseΔ Wind River    
2011Δ North Gardner  Δ WheelerΔ Lost RiverΔ TableΔ TroutΔ IbapahΔ Belford  
2012Δ Abercrombie   Δ BreitenbachΔ Evans Δ Ellen   
2013    Δ GraveΔ Tumble     
2014    Δ RyanΔ EmigrantΔ Sepulcher    
2015    Δ ScottΔ TorreyΔ Avalanche    
2016    Δ Buffalo HumpΔ Blackfoot     
2017    Δ Big CreekΔ LoneΔ Washburn    
2018Δ Calispell   Δ DickeyΔ Cleveland     
2019    Δ LemΔ Kintla     
2020     Δ Buck     
2021    Δ AllanΔ Stimson     


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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