Snapshot Grid for Western USA - Highest Point Reached

Bob Wyka'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  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Eastern USA - States    North America/World Hybrid    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


1972  Δ Whitney   
1973  Δ Langley  Δ Whites Butte
1974  Δ Picacho  Δ Signal
1975  Δ White MountainΔ BoundaryΔ South Guardian Angel 
1976  Δ Twin Peaks  Δ Whites Butte
1977  Δ Smith  Δ Whites Butte
1978  Δ AltaΔ Spirit  
1979  Δ Reinstein  Δ Baboquivari
1980Δ Rainier Δ Finger   
1981  Δ RoyceΔ Charleston  
1985  Δ Agassiz   
1986  Δ Middle PalisadeΔ Virgin  
1987  Δ WilliamsonΔ Potosi  
1988  Δ DisappointmentΔ Jefferson  
1989  Δ BarnardΔ Spirit Δ Tipton
1990  Δ TomΔ Rose  
1991  Δ RussellΔ HayfordΔ North Guardian AngelΔ Kino
1992  Δ Mallory   
1993  Δ HumphreysΔ Grapevine Δ Ajo
1994  Δ CorcoranΔ WheelerΔ NavajoΔ Humphreys
1995  Δ Warren   
1996  Δ Newcomb   
1997  Δ LeConte   
1998  Δ Muir   
1999  Δ Tyndall   
2000  Δ Starr King   
2001  Δ Mendel   
2002  Δ Keith   
2004  Δ Observation   
2007   Δ Spirit  
2008  Δ Thompson   
2009  Δ Midway   
2010  Δ Point PowellΔ Bridge  
2011  Δ Red Kaweah   
2012  Δ Whitney   
2013  Δ Whitney   
2014  Δ Split   
2015  Δ Whitney   
2016  Δ Keany Benchmark   
2017  Δ Whitney   
2020  Δ Whitney   
2021Δ MailboxΔ ScoutersΔ Whitney   


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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