Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Dave Covill'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    


1979      Δ Grand Teton     
1981        Δ Elbert Δ WheelerΔ Black Mesa
1982        Δ BlancaΔ Humphreys-X Δ Guadalupe
1983        Δ Grays   
1984           Δ White Butte
1985        Δ Longs   
1988        Δ Evans   
1989        Δ Massive   
1990        Δ of the Holy Cross   
1991        Δ Evans   
1992        Δ Antero Δ CapulinΔ Black Elk
1993        Δ La Plata  Δ Black Mesa
1994        Δ Elbert Δ WheelerΔ Panorama Point
1995        Δ Hagues Δ TaylorΔ Black Elk
1996  Δ Copernicus   Δ Twin MountainsΔ KingsΔ HarvardΔ HumphreysΔ BanderaΔ Guadalupe
1997  Δ Whitney   Δ Medicine Bow Δ Uncompahgre Δ Mesa LeonΔ Dallam CoHP
1998      Δ PineΔ PealeΔ Quandary  Δ Weston CoHP
1999  Δ Thunder-X   Δ Gannett Δ Crestone  Δ Black Mesa
2000  Δ Long Ridge  Δ ElectricΔ Cloud Δ Bierstadt Δ BlancaΔ Baldy
2001  Δ Pinos Δ BorahΔ HilgardΔ FrancsΔ Brian HeadΔ ElbertΔ Lookout Tower Hill Δ Sunflower
2002  Δ Pinos  Δ GraniteΔ Washakie NeedlesΔ Eccentric BenchmarkΔ AnteroΔ GrahamΔ Sandia CrestΔ Crooks Tower
2003 Δ HoodΔ LassenΔ Boundary Δ ClevelandΔ WarbonnetΔ Rainbow PointΔ Lincoln  Δ Black Elk
2004Δ RainierΔ HoodΔ Telescope  Δ Triple Divide  Δ Crestone NeedleΔ Greenlee CoHPΔ TruchasΔ White Butte
2005  Δ Hot Springs    Δ Markagunt HillsΔ HarvardΔ ChiricahuaΔ Santa Fe BaldyΔ South Bluff
2006  Δ Caliente  Δ Granite Δ KingsΔ La PlataΔ LemmonΔ Little CostillaΔ Black Elk
2007Δ RainierΔ HoodΔ San Benito Δ Peters Gulch Hill Δ Bullpen Δ WilsonΔ BrownsΔ RedondoΔ Lithograph Canyon Hillside
2008  Δ Baldy-West RidgeΔ Baldy   Δ WaasΔ MassiveΔ HumphreysΔ Whitewater BaldyΔ North Franklin
2009Δ OlympusΔ Windy Point-S PkΔ North PalisadeΔ East    Δ Yale  Δ Sentinel Butte
2010  Δ FreelΔ Rose   Δ NeboΔ Elbert  Δ Bull Butte
2011 Δ ChinquapinΔ White MountainΔ Boundary   Δ DelanoΔ QuandaryΔ Skeleton Mesa-West Arm SlopeΔ Bandera-West SlopeΔ Boundary Butte
2012 Δ Hood-X      Δ Quandary Δ Mesa LeonΔ Panorama Point
2013Δ Rainier Δ RitterΔ Charleston   Δ San Rafael KnobΔ Massive Δ San Antonio 
2014Δ Baker Δ Whitney    Δ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ Evans Δ WheelerΔ Black Elk
2015Δ AdamsΔ HoodΔ LassenΔ Ruby Dome    Δ EvansΔ Grandview BenchmarkΔ Blanca-XΔ Hall CoHP
2016 Δ JeffersonΔ Starlight  Δ Granite Δ Cathedral ButteΔ Elbert Δ BlancaΔ Guadalupe
2017Δ Glacier Δ WhitneyΔ Bunker Hill    Δ ElbertΔ Grandview Benchmark Δ Panorama Point
2018  Δ SillΔ CharlestonΔ Borah Δ GannettΔ DelanoΔ Thunder PyramidΔ HumphreysΔ WheelerΔ Black Elk
2019  Δ WilliamsonΔ North Schell   Δ KingsΔ BierstadtΔ Kendrick Δ Panorama Point
2020   Δ Moriah  Δ Gannett Δ Elbert  Δ Guadalupe
2021       Δ Elephant ButteΔ SniktauΔ Grandview Benchmark  


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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