Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Scott Patterson'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    


1980       Δ Grandeur    
1981       Δ Timpanogos    
1982      Δ RendezvousΔ Deseret    
1983       Δ Bald-X    
1984       Δ Timpanogos Δ Bright Angel Point Lookout  
1985       Δ Delano    
1986Δ Panorama Point      Δ Bald    
1987   Δ Baker   Δ Kings    
1988      Δ RendezvousΔ Lovenia    
1989      Δ MitchellΔ Cascade    
1990       Δ South Allsop    
1991       Δ Bald    
1992       Δ Timpanogos    
1993      Δ RendezvousΔ Marsh    
1994       Δ Agassiz    
1995       Δ Cleve    
1996       Δ A-1    
1997       Δ Flat Top Benchmark    
1998       Δ Nebo-S Pk    
1999Δ Adams      Δ Cathedral    
2000       Δ Tokewanna    
2001       Δ PinyonΔ Grays   
2003        Δ Elbert   
2005       Δ MarshΔ Bross   
2006       Δ Meeks MesaΔ Quandary   
2007       Δ SunsetΔ La Plata   
2008      Δ Medicine BowΔ AireΔ Yale   
2009     Δ Whitetail  Δ Lincoln Δ Taylor 
2010  Δ Shasta    Δ KesslerΔ Princeton  Δ Guadalupe
2011   Δ Red  Δ CloudΔ Point SupremeΔ Harvard   
2012 Δ McLoughlin    Δ Medicine BowΔ UntermannΔ Antero   
2013Δ Rainier     Δ East TempleΔ MillvueΔ Massive   
2014      Δ WyomingΔ Red BaldyΔ Elbert   
2015  Δ WhitneyΔ WheelerΔ Borah Δ Medicine BowΔ ReynoldsΔ Quandary   
2016Δ Baker      Δ Yampa PlateauΔ Quandary   
2017   Δ Lava Butte  Δ BrownsΔ Diamond Cinder ConeΔ Torreys   
2018      Δ QuartziteΔ OgdenΔ Uncompahgre   
2019     Δ Silver Run Peak-E PkΔ BridgerΔ HaystackΔ Snowmass   


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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