Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Most Isolated Peak

Mountain Climber's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:
  Highest Point Reached    Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent 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 Castle   
2006Δ Rainier       Δ Blanca   
2007Δ Rainier Δ Peak 6361Δ Tamarack  Δ Taylor Δ San Luis   
2008 Δ McLoughlinΔ LassenΔ Charleston  Δ Devils TowerΔ FraryΔ Piñon Mesa HP  Δ Black Elk
2009      Δ Gannett Δ Pikes   
2010      Δ Kennaday Δ Cedar Point  Δ South Bluff
2011  Δ Rincon Hill   Δ Bear Δ Mesa de Maya Δ Negro MesaΔ Stiver Butte
2012     Δ GraniteΔ Goshen CoHP Δ Pikes Δ Rabbit Ear 
2013      Δ Peak 5140Δ Peak 7128Δ Eagle Point South Δ Wheeler 
2014 Δ Jefferson    Δ Shirley Mountains HPΔ KingsΔ Flat Top Δ LaughlinΔ Hogback
2015 Δ Sacajawea  Δ CacheΔ ClevelandΔ CloudΔ NeboΔ ZirkelΔ HumphreysΔ Sandia Crest 
2016Δ Amabilis Δ San GorgonioΔ Jefferson Δ CrazyΔ SteamboatΔ WillardΔ North MammΔ HarquahalaΔ BlancaΔ Guadalupe
2017Δ BakerΔ HoodΔ ClarkΔ VirginΔ Borah Δ WyomingΔ DelanoΔ SummitΔ HualapaiΔ TruchasΔ White Butte
2018Δ Copper Butte Δ EagleΔ GraniteΔ HyndmanΔ Bearpaw BaldyΔ Mine BenchmarkΔ Cedar BenchmarkΔ ElbertΔ LemmonΔ Magdalena 
2019Δ Spokane Δ TinΔ PilotΔ Cottonwood ButteΔ West ButteΔ Wind RiverΔ Brian HeadΔ Long Branch BaldyΔ Kaibab Plateau HPΔ AlegresΔ Eagle
2020Δ StuartΔ SteensΔ San BenitoΔ Ruby DomeΔ CastleΔ HilgardΔ TroutΔ MessixΔ TowerΔ BaldyΔ Whitewater Baldy 
2021Δ OlympusΔ RogersΔ Old WomanΔ AdamΔ HaydenΔ Saint JosephΔ Oregon Buttes-North ButteΔ Howell BenchmarkΔ CedarΔ Middle CampΔ Gyp BenchmarkΔ Northeast Cicero
2022  Δ OrizabaΔ Saddle Benchmark  Δ Peak 7220 EastΔ Cresent BenchmarkΔ Cedar PointΔ MohonΔ Wagon MoundΔ Baldy


Legend for Color Coding

Isolation of 1000 km or more
Isolation of 500 to 1000 km
Isolation of 100 to 1000 km
Isolation of 40 to 100 km
Isolation of 10 to 40 km
Isolation of less than 10 km

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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