Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Prominent Peak

Mountain Climber'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    


0        Δ Peak 5934   
1984        Δ Pikes   
2001        Δ Highland   
2002        Δ Audubon   
2003        Δ Longs   
2004        Δ Elbert   
2005  Δ WhitneyΔ Wheeler    Δ Antero   
2006Δ Rainier       Δ Blanca   
2007Δ Rainier Δ Peak 6361Δ Tamarack  Δ Taylor Δ San Luis   
2008 Δ McLoughlinΔ LassenΔ Charleston  Δ Devils TowerΔ Stansbury Island HPΔ Piñon Mesa HP  Δ Black Elk
2009      Δ Gannett Δ Pikes   
2010      Δ Jelm Δ Evans  Δ South Bluff
2011  Δ Sunset Heights   Δ Blackhall Δ Evans Δ Peak 5500Δ Stiver Butte
2012     Δ GraniteΔ Hunt Δ Pikes Δ Capulin 
2013      Δ North Cooney HillsΔ Peak 7128Δ Mestas Δ Wheeler 
2014 Δ Jefferson    Δ Shirley Mountains HPΔ KingsΔ Flat Top Δ LaughlinΔ Hogback
2015 Δ Sacajawea  Δ CacheΔ SnowshoeΔ CloudΔ PealeΔ UteΔ GrahamΔ Sandia Crest 
2016Δ Amabilis Δ San JacintoΔ Jefferson Δ CrazyΔ CedarΔ OgdenΔ GunnisonΔ HarquahalaΔ BlancaΔ Guadalupe
2017Δ BakerΔ HoodΔ ClarkΔ MoriahΔ Borah Δ FrancsΔ DelanoΔ HesperusΔ HualapaiΔ TruchasΔ Blanca
2018Δ Copper Butte Δ South Yolla BollyΔ MormonΔ HyndmanΔ TableΔ ObservationΔ Loafer Mountain-CentralΔ ElbertΔ LemmonΔ West Blue 
2019Δ Spokane Δ TinΔ QuinnΔ Shafer ButteΔ McDonaldΔ Wind RiverΔ Brian HeadΔ Chalk BenchmarkΔ TiptonΔ Big HatchetΔ Emory
2020Δ StuartΔ Rock Creek ButteΔ PattersonΔ Ruby DomeΔ CastleΔ NorthwestΔ TroutΔ MessixΔ Twin Sisters PeaksΔ BaldyΔ Whitewater Baldy 
2021Δ OlympusΔ GearhartΔ CobbΔ AdamΔ WhiteΔ TrapperΔ Oregon Buttes-North ButteΔ Howell BenchmarkΔ BlackΔ Middle CampΔ Gyp BenchmarkΔ Warner
2022  Δ KingΔ Saddle Benchmark  Δ Arlington BenchmarkΔ Jessen ButteΔ WeberΔ MohawkΔ Wagon MoundΔ Baldy


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.

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