Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Peak Climbed

Mountain Climber's Ascents by Year/Place

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


0        Δ Peak 5934   
1984        Δ Pikes   
2001        Δ Highland   
2002        Δ Audubon   
2003        Δ Evans   
2004        Δ Elbert   
2005  Δ WhitneyΔ Boundary    Δ Antero   
2006Δ Rainier       Δ Blanca   
2007Δ Rainier Δ Peak 6361Δ Tamarack  Δ Buck Δ Shavano   
2008 Δ McLoughlinΔ BarnardΔ Charleston  Δ Devils TowerΔ Stansbury Island HPΔ Castle  Δ Black Elk
2009      Δ Gannett Δ Torreys   
2010      Δ Kennaday Δ Evans  Δ Panorama Point
2011  Δ Sunset Heights   Δ Blackhall Δ Evans Δ Negro MesaΔ Black Mesa
2012     Δ GraniteΔ Beartooth Plateau-Peak 11095 Δ Grays Δ Towndrow 
2013      Δ SummitΔ Peak 7128Δ Homestake Δ Wheeler 
2014 Δ Jefferson    Δ Shirley Mountains HPΔ KingsΔ Drift Δ BighornΔ Hogback
2015 Δ Sacajawea  Δ CacheΔ ClevelandΔ CloudΔ PealeΔ Father DyerΔ HumphreysΔ Picuris 
2016Δ Amabilis Δ San GorgonioΔ Jefferson Δ CrazyΔ PineΔ American Fork Twin PeaksΔ TwiningΔ HarquahalaΔ BlancaΔ Guadalupe
2017Δ AdamsΔ HoodΔ DicksΔ MoriahΔ Borah Δ FrancsΔ DelanoΔ SummitΔ Roof ButteΔ TruchasΔ Blanca
2018Δ Copper Butte Δ EagleΔ SpruceΔ HyndmanΔ TableΔ StaticΔ BaldΔ ElbertΔ LemmonΔ Gold Hill 
2019Δ Spokane Δ TinΔ WardΔ BaldyΔ GarfieldΔ Wind RiverΔ MarvineΔ Chalk BenchmarkΔ Kaibab Plateau HPΔ AlegresΔ Emory
2020Δ StuartΔ SteensΔ DuboisΔ CurrantΔ CastleΔ CastleΔ MoranΔ Goose Creek Mountains HPΔ TowerΔ BaldyΔ Whitewater Baldy 
2021Δ GlacierΔ DiamondΔ WhalebackΔ King LearΔ WhiteΔ Homer YoungsΔ DisappointmentΔ TempleΔ BlackΔ Middle CampΔ BosqueΔ Zimmer Ridge
2022  Δ EdgarΔ Pisgah  Δ Arlington BenchmarkΔ Jessen ButteΔ WeberΔ MohonΔ Wagon MoundΔ Baldy


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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