Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Kyle Atkins'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    


1961  Δ Tower         
1962  Δ Twin Peaks         
1963  Δ Excelsior         
1964  Δ North Palisade         
1965  Δ North         
1966  Δ Matterhorn         
1967  Δ Leavitt         
1968  Δ Olancha         
1969  Δ Muriel         
1970Δ Rainier Δ Ritter         
1971  Δ Lyell         
1972  Δ Humphreys     Δ Evans   
1973  Δ Starlight         
1974  Δ Matterhorn         
1975Δ Bear Δ Shasta         
1976  Δ Split         
1977  Δ White MountainΔ Boundary        
1978  Δ University         
1979  Δ Darwin         
1980  Δ SillΔ Arc Dome        
1981  Δ Whitney         
1982  Δ Whitney         
1983  Δ Cardinal         
1984  Δ North Palisade         
1985  Δ Bear Creek Spire         
1986  Δ Baldwin Δ Borah       
1987  Δ Whitney         
1988  Δ Goddard         
1989 Δ SacajaweaΔ Tom         
1990  Δ Stanford         
1991  Δ Feather         
1992  Δ Birch         
1993  Δ Kaweah         
1994  Δ Tower         
1995Δ Saint HelensΔ HoodΔ Whitney         
1996  Δ Sentinel Dome  Δ GraniteΔ GannettΔ Kings   Δ Black Elk
1997Δ Rainier Δ WhitneyΔ Boundary    Δ ElbertΔ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ Guadalupe
1998  Δ Hooper         
1999  Δ TowerΔ Boundary        
2000  Δ Whitney Δ Borah  Δ Timpanogos  Δ Wheeler 
2001  Δ Arrow    Δ Peak 10685    
2002  Δ Florence     Δ Thomas   
2003  Δ Whitney         
2004  Δ Triple DivideΔ Rose        
2005  Δ Stanislaus    Δ Kings    
2006  Δ Julius Caesar         
2007  Δ Whitney         
2008  Δ Silver      Δ Humphreys  
2009  Δ Whitney         
2010  Δ Gemini         
2011  Δ Parsons        Δ Guadalupe
2012  Δ Tower         
2013  Δ Whitney         
2014  Δ Whitney         
2015  Δ Tower         
2016  Δ Ritter         
2017  Δ Whitney         
2018  Δ Whitney         


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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