Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Prominent Peak

Dan Moore's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Point Reached    Highest 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    


1962       Δ Pikes Δ Capulin 
1963          Δ Black Elk
1973Δ Pinnacle          
1974Δ Pilchuck Δ Lassen        
1975Δ Pugh          
1976Δ Rainier          
1977Δ Glacier          
1980Δ Adams          
1981Δ AdamsΔ Hood   Δ Oberlin     
1982Δ Adams          
1983Δ Stuart          
1984Δ North Gardner     Δ Grand Teton    
1985Δ Shuksan          
1986Δ IronΔ South Sister         
1987Δ Phelps  Δ Wheeler  Δ WashburnΔ Elbert   
1988Δ Wahpenayo       Δ Humphreys  
1989Δ Vesper Δ Dana        
1990Δ Bearhead          
1991Δ Howard          
1992Δ Del Campo Δ Whitney        
1993Δ Labyrinth       Δ Camelback  
1994Δ CrystalΔ Sacajawea         
1995Δ Daniel Δ Shasta       Δ Terry
1996Δ Aix   Δ Borah      
1997Δ White Chuck          
1998Δ Gilbert          
1999Δ Catherine          
2000Δ Round          
2001Δ Pilchuck          
2002Δ Sunrise          
2003Δ Hidden Lake Peaks          
2004Δ Rock          
2005Δ Green          
2006Δ Hogback          
2007Δ Red Top          
2008Δ Koppen          
2009Δ Tiffany          
2010Δ Elk          
2011Δ Dock Butte          
2012Δ Kelly ButteΔ Tipsoo         
2013Δ Round          
2014Δ Pyramid          
2015Δ Little Si          
2017Δ Goat Mountain-M Pk          
2018Δ Silver          
2019Δ Tolmie          
2020Δ Elk          
2021Δ Crown Point          


Legend for Color Coding

10,000 feet or more
5,000 to 9,999 feet
3,000 to 4,499 feet
2,000 to 2,999 feet
1,000 to 1,999 feet
Below 1,000 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.

Copyright © 1987-2022 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service