Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Peak Climbed

Scott Kruis'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    


1991Δ Stuart          
1992Δ Rainier          
1993Δ Stuart Δ Whitney        
1994Δ Stuart          
1995Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281 Δ Half Dome        
1996         Δ Wheeler 
1998Δ StuartΔ HoodΔ Half Dome        
1999   Δ Boundary       
2000  Δ TelescopeΔ Wheeler    Δ Humphreys  
2001Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281Δ ThielsenΔ Half DomeΔ North Peak-Sandstone       
2002Δ AdamsΔ North SisterΔ ShastaΔ Charleston       
2003Δ AdamsΔ Larch         
2004Δ AdamsΔ Middle SisterΔ LassenΔ Turtlehead Junior       
2005Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281Δ Middle Sister Δ Turtlehead Junior  Δ Angels Landing    
2006Δ Beacon RockΔ Middle SisterΔ TelescopeΔ Turtlehead Junior   Δ Evans   
2007Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281Δ Black ButteΔ TelescopeΔ Bridge       
2008Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281Δ South Sister         
2009Δ AdamsΔ Middle SisterΔ Castle Dome        
2010Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281Δ SteensΔ Fairview DomeΔ Ruby Dome       
2011Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281Δ McLoughlinΔ LassenΔ Turtlehead Junior       
2012Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281Δ Acker RockΔ Shastina   Δ Angels Landing    
2013Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281Δ Three Fingered JackΔ MontgomeryΔ Boundary       
2014Δ MargaretΔ Broken HandΔ Dana        
2015Δ StuartΔ Middle Sister Δ Pyramid       
2016Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281Δ Middle Sister   Δ Avalanche Δ Coney Benchmark   
2017Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281Δ Pilot RockΔ Washington Column        
2018Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281Δ JeffersonΔ Mariuolumne Dome Δ Borah Δ Kings    
2019Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281Δ McLoughlinΔ Half Dome        
2020Δ StuartΔ South SisterΔ Shasta        
2021Δ Saint Helens-Point 8281Δ Hillman Δ North Peak-Limestone Δ Pilot Butte  Δ Elden Δ Black Elk


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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